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Photography Award

Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award

An initiative of the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Foundation, the award honours the philanthropy of Win Schubert AO (1937-2017) and her extraordinary generosity as a lifelong custodian of Australian photography, art and creativity. It is now also the biggest award in photography for Queensland and second in Australia, acting as a touchstone for contemporary photographic practice nationwide. The award is intentionally left open and not narrowed by theme, encouraging entries from both emerging and established photographers and artists.

The award was first introduced in 2002 and has enabled HOTA Gallery to support artists and acquire more than 150 works for the City collection.

In 2015, HOTA, Home of the Arts gained administration of a one-million-dollar trust fund bestowed by Mrs Win Schubert AO (1937-2017). Thanks to this generous benefactor support, the HOTA Gallery will to continue to host the award for generations to come.

With development well under way for our purpose-built HOTA Gallery, scheduled to open in early 2021, our rich photography collection will feature prominently in the new gallery program.

Following the completion of construction of the new HOTA Gallery, the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award will recommence in 2022 and move to a biennial presentation.

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Image credits:

David Stephenson, Great Synagogue, Szeged, Hungary 2002, type C photograph. Winner, 2002 Inaugural Gold Coast Ulrick Schubert Photographic Art Award
Tamara Dean, Sacred Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) in Autumn from the series In our Nature 2017, Inkjet print. Winner 2018 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award

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