Entries are now open for the 20th anniversary of the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award, presenting the best of contemporary Australian photography at HOTA, Home of the Arts on the Gold Coast.
As the richest prize for photography in Queensland, the $25,000 acquisitive award is open to artists working in the broad medium of contemporary photography. Visitors to the exhibition will also get to choose their favourite artwork with the inclusion for the first time of a $5,000 People’s Choice Award.
Since the Award’s inception, 60 works have been acquired by HOTA, resulting in a celebrated collection that reflects shifts in the cultural and social landscape over two decades. Previous winners include Tamara Dean, Shaun Gladwell, Darren Sylvester, Lynne Roberts-Goodwin, Polixeni Papapetrou, Polly Borland and Cherine Fahd.
Image 1 – Tamara Dean, Sacred Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) in Autumn from the series ‘In our Nature’ 2017, Collection, HOTA Gallery. Winner, Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award 2018; © Image courtesy of the artist and Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney; Photograph courtesy of Tamara Dean and Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney.
Support image – HOTA, Home of the Arts. Photo by John Gollings