Postcards from the Edge @ HOTA

Event: Postcards from the Edge @ HOTA
Date: 11/06/2022 - 10/07/2022
Location: HOTA Home of the Arts

Holiday adventure inspires this brand new Children’s Gallery Exhibition at HOTA

From Saturday 11 June, HOTA Children’s Gallery presents a delightful, immersive and interactive exhibition – Postcards from the Edge.
The exhibition shares Brisbane-based artist Martin Edge’s joyful view of the world – in particular, his travel adventures documented in his colourful paintings.

“I love to travel, and I think of every day as a new adventure,” said Martin. “I make paintings about the places I have visited. Or the places I dream about visiting.”

Postcards from the Edge welcomes families to make their own memories during their visit and reflect on travel and holiday experiences they’ve had (or dream of having), evoking memories and inspiring creative play.

“The exhibition is underpinned by Martin’s philosophy that you can create holiday memories anywhere. You don’t have to leave home to travel; simply use your imagination.”

Martin began painting in 2007 and describes himself as a naïve artist who depicts the world according to his everyday life, including adventures that he has been on or aspires to undertake.

Holiday vibes abound in Martin’s beach scenes, where you can climb a giant sandcastle, visit his souvenir shop and create your own holiday mementos to take home.

Postcards from the Edge opens at HOTA, Home of the Arts from Saturday 11th June and will be open 7 days a week.

Entry to the exhibition is FREE.


A message from Martin

Hi, I’m Martin. I love to travel and I think of every day as a new adventure. I make paintings about the places I have visited. Or the places I dream about visiting.

My artworks are like a ‘memory jog’ of each adventure, but I also like to use my own imagination and creativity to paint the scene how I see or remember it.

I love my trips to the Gold Coast. I love to look at its famous skyscraper skyline, beaches, canals, the backdrop of the mountains – and now HOTA!

What do you love about the Gold Coast?

Let’s create some holiday memories here today. You don’t have to leave home to travel. You can use your imagination or a ‘memory jog’, like I do.


A collaborative project developed by the artist and HOTA for the Children’s Gallery 2022

Written by Kids on the Coast/Kids in the City

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