Prizing Diversity

The Josephine Ulrick Prizes, 1998-2014


A collection of prize-winning entries to the Josephine Ulrick Awards 1998-2014.


ISBN: 9780500500552 Category:


This publication celebrates the generosity of two Gold Coast arts identities – Win Schubert and the late Josephine Ulrick – who have, since 1992, sponsored short story, poetry and photography awards administered by the Gold Coast City Gallery and Griffith University.

Here the dichotomy of ‘word and image’ is addressed in a volume that brings visual and literary forms of expression together in an exciting and unusual way. It presents, in chronological order, the prize-winning entries of each year. The photography now forms part of the Gold Coast City Gallery’s notable contemporary photography collection while the winning short stories and poems have frequently gone on to be published in literary journals and anthologies. Of great significance are the judges, who have included major Australian literary figures and leading art photographers and collectors. Their names and comments are included in the book, giving it additional interest to a wide readership. The book has been designed in a way that captures the particular spirit and ambience of the Gold Coast and conveys the characteristics of the special range of talents that these awards attract.

Additional information

Weight 1630 g
Dimensions 24.7 x 24.9 cm
Publisher name Thames & Hudson Australia Pty Ltd
Publication date 1 May 2015
Number of pages 272
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Edited by Virginia Rigney and Nigel Krauth
Dimensions 24.7 x 24.9 cm
Weight 1630 g


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Virginia Rigney is a senior curator at Gold Coast City Gallery, where she has worked since 2003 on a range of projects including a number that have sought to investigate the visual culture of that city. Projects have included Sold: The Gold Coast Real Estate Dream, Sexualising the City: Imaging Desire and Gold Coast Identity, Learning from Surfers Paradise: The John Gollings Rephotography project and Fibro Coast. Prior to coming to the Gold Coast, she worked in curatorial departments at the Powerhouse Museum, Art Gallery of NSW, the Victoria and Albert Museum and Glasgow Museums.

Nigel Krauth is a professor and head of the writing program at Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia. He has published novels, stories, essays, articles and reviews. His research investigates creative writing processes and the teaching of creative writing practice. He is the editor of Text: Journal of Writing and Writing Courses.