In 2017 the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award holds special significance as the Gold Coast honours the memory of Win Schubert AO (1937-2017) and her extraordinary generosity as a lifelong custodian of Australian photography, art and creativity.
35 finalists have been selected for what is Queensland's richest prize for contemporary photography. ‘We were really impressed with the outstanding quality and quantity of entries in this year’s award. There’s also a great representation of local and national artists in the mix of finalists,’ said Gold Coast City Gallery Director, Tracy Cooper-Lavery. Tracy judged the Award along with Chris Saines, CNZM, Director of Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA).
The finalists for 2017 are 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 McCullock, Danie Mellor, Helen Okey, Camille Serisier, Darren Sylvester, Hiromi Tango, Linda Wachtel and Emma Wright.
All finalists artwork will be displayed in The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award 2017 exhibition at Gold Coast City Gallery from 9 September to 22 October, with the winner to be announced at the official exhibition opening on Friday 8 September 2017.
The winner of the acquisitive art prize will receive a $25,000 cash prize and the Gallery will also award up to $25,000 in acquisitions to a selection of finalists.
Tickets are available for the opening event. See full details of the event and exhibition at theartscentregc.com.au/gallery
Darren Sylvester, Broken Model, 2016. LightJet print.