Kate Ballis, ‘2350’, 2017. Archival pigment ink on cotton rag, 103 x 153 x 4 cm. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Lost in Palm Springs

Lost in Palm Springs is a multidisciplinary exhibition bringing together fourteen creative minds—artists, photographers and thinkers from America and Australia—who respond to, capture, or re-imagine the magical qualities of the landscape and the celebrated mid-century modern architecture of the desert city of Palm Springs, California.

About the exhibition

Curated by Dr Greer Honeywill, this exhibition examines the connection between Palm Springs and Australia, and how contemporary artists engage with and respond to modernism’s aesthetic and influence. Place and home, landscapes (real and imagined), and Bauhaus sensibilities inform the exceptional works in this exhibition.

Lost in Palm Springs is the result of three artist-residencies Greer undertook in Palm Springs, California, USA, between 2017-2019 researching the world’s largest collection of domestic mid-century modern architecture and connecting with artists who share her passion. In doing so, she discovered architectural and aesthetic sensibilities with surprisingly strong connections to Australia, particularly the Gold Coast.


Kate Ballis (AUS), Tom Blachford (AUS), Darren Bradley (USA), Anna Carey (AUS), Sam Cranstoun (AUS), Paul Davies (AUS), Rosi Griffin (AUS), Jim Isermann (USA), Troy Kudlac (USA), Lance O’Donnell (USA), Kim Stringfellow (USA), Vicki Stravrou (AUS), Robyn Sweaney (AUS), Gosia Wlodarczak (AUS).

Tour dates

11 March 202321 May 2023
18 August 202324 September 2023
08 December 202325 February 2024
08 March 202421 April 2024
04 May 202421 July 2024
September 2024November 2024
10 February 202520 March 2025
4 April 202529 June 2025
10 July 202528 September 2025
18 October 20257 December 2025
13 February 202619 April 2026
1 May 2026July 2026


Curated by Dr Greer Honeywill, Lost in Palm Springs is a touring initiative developed by HOTA, Home of the Arts, Gold Coast in partnership with Museums & Galleries Queensland. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through its Visions of Australia program and through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.  It is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and proudly sponsored by IAS Fine Art Logistics and o2 Architecture.

Museums & Galleries Queensland is also supported by the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation and receives funds from Creative Australia through the Australian Cultural Fund.


Exhibition Development & Touring

Museums & Galleries Queensland

Paul Davies, 'Built Landscape III', vinyl acrylic copolymer on canvas
Paul Davies, Built Landscape III (detail), 2015
Vinyl acrylic copolymer on canvas, 180 x 147 cm
Collection: Patrick Corrigan Collection
Photo courtesy of the artist and the Patrick Corrigan Collection
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