Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award 2017
Since 2002 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award (JUWSPA) has been one of the most important surveys of contemporary Australian photographic practice.
The exhibition showcases a variety of established artists alongside emerging talent. The result is a strong diversity of contemporary photographic practice, themes, and approaches.
In 2015 the Arts Centre was bestowed with a trust of one million dollars by Mrs Win Schubert AO (1937-2017), a gesture that will ensure the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award will continue for generations to come.
In 2017 the award holds special significance as the Gold Coast honours the memory of Win Schubert and her extraordinary generosity, a lifelong custodian of Australian photography, art and creativity.
In this year’s exhibition, audiences can expect a diverse range of themes including portraiture, landscape, abstract and fashion, along with a strong representation of contemporary topics affecting twenty-first century Australians such as climate change, gender representation and shifting economic and technological landscapes.
Congratulations to Polly Borland who has been awarded the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award 2017 for her photograph Two Heads A.
Of her work Borland says she ‘wants things to be difficult to look at’. Her photographs are contradictorily beautiful and disturbing – reminiscent of traditional portraiture with a nod to the surreal.
Works by Darren Sylvester, Broken Model and Danie Mellor, The distance (envisioning Girrugarr) were also selected as acquisitions and will join the Gallery’s impressive collection of contemporary Australian photography.
Melissa Anderson, Dane Beesley, Scott Belzner, Fabrice Bigot, Polly Borland, Tammy Boyce, Aaron Bradbrook, Madeleine Burke, Anna Carey, David Chatfield, Dale Collier, Sean Coyle, Gerwyn Davies, Donna Davis, Shoufay Derz, Jeremy Drape, Merilyn Fairskye, Liss Fenwick, George Fetting, Ursula Frederick & Katie Hayne, Natalie Grono, Nina Hanley, Lee Harrop, Petrina Hicks, Jon Lewis, Tim Levy, Abbey McCulloch, Danie Mellor, Helen Okey, Camille Serisier, Darren Sylvester, Hiromi Tango, Linda Wachtel and Emma Wright.
Gallery Nights | Passion and Pop | Live draw session with burlesque star Magnolia Knife
19 Oct | 6pm | Main Gallery | $15 | Bookings essential | 18 years +