Tracy Cooper-Lavery

Director, Gallery & Visual Arts ∙ HOTA Home of the Arts Gold Coast

Tracey Cooper-Lavery
GOLLINGS John - photographer - opening night - HOTA
Opening night at HOTA. Photo by John Gollings

Tracy Cooper-Lavery is Director, Gallery & Visual Arts at HOTA Home of the Arts Gold Coast.

HOTA Gallery (opened May 2021) is the largest public gallery outside a capital city in Australia with the ability and ambition to present exhibitions and projects of national and international scale that focus on art and design. In her previous role as Director of Rockhampton Art Gallery, Tracy was responsible for transforming the Gallery’s profile on a local, state and national level. 
She has curated numerous exhibitions on Australian and international art and was instrumental in presenting high-profile international exhibitions at Bendigo Art Gallery including The Golden Age of Couture: Paris and London 1947-1957 (Victoria and Albert Museum, London) and Cecil Beaton: Portraits (National Portrait Gallery, London). Other recent projects have included the national touring exhibition Cream: Four decades of Australian art and The Prince | Michael Zavros. She is the curator of the forthcoming international exhibition Contemporary Masters: Art from the Mugrabi Collection, New York.
Tracy has been awarded numerous professional development grants including the Australia Council Art Basel Hong Kong Curator’s Program 2017, the Gordon Darling Foundation International Travel Grant and was a participant in the Museums Australia Museum Leadership Program in 2012