HOTA GALLERY ANNOUNCES COMPLEMENTARY EVENTS PROGRAM TO MAJOR PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION

The coveted Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award 2022 exhibition will open for the first time at HOTA Gallery on September 17.

The major new exhibition will showcase the works of 40 award-winning artists, with their diverse and respective practice at the forefront of photographic media.

HOTA has developed a program of events inspired by the exhibition, allowing Gold Coasters and visitors to the City to immerse themselves in the themes of the exhibition, the technical process of photography, and to meet the finalists through conferences and workshops.

“At HOTA, we pride ourselves on our rich community relationships. There’s something about this program that’s right for everyone, it’s the perfect excuse to make art a part of your life and create, enjoy and discover a wealth of stories at HOTA,” said Tracy Cooper-Lavery, Director of HOTA, Gallery and Visual Arts.

Free and paid events within the HOTA gallery begin on Saturday, September 17 when the exhibition officially opens to the public, through November.

SEPTEMBER

Sunday, September 18, free Artist talks at sunset will be presented on the concert lawn featuring Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Prize 2022 finalist artists Abdul Abdullah and Darren Sylvester, who will discuss their work featured in the HOTA Collection and the contemporary Australian stories they portray.

For children under 5 years old, Small ARTLAB is Wednesday, September 21 with PolaroidPlay. small can enjoy posing and dressing up among a set of glittering photos, taking home a series of Polaroids to treasure.

OCTOBER

In October, the Pacific Center for the Photographic Arts (PCPA) organizes events and activations in collaboration with HOTA to to facilitate positive and practical experiences in the arts for people in regional, rural and remote parts of Australia and the Pacific.

From October 10 to 23, HOTA will host artists in residence from PCPA. Sean Davey and Aishah Kentonwho will spend two weeks creating photography workshops and community storytelling projects.

Public photo booth will take place on October 12, 19 and Sunday October 23 in the studio of the HOTA Gallery. Participants will create a written or visual piece in response to the theme “belonging”. They are then photographed with their piece and given a copy of the photo.

Artists in ResidenceARTLAB the workshop for 5-12 year olds is on Saturday October 15th. In collaboration with Sean Davey and Aishah Kenton, participants will create an artwork that will be included in a self-portrait while learning how to use light props and staging. The following weekend, Saturday October 22, the teenagers have their turn for the same experience. Parents are encouraged to come with tickets for one child and one supervising adult.

Participate in the Yarning Circle – Home Truth with Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Prize 2022 finalists Naomi Hobson & Jo-Anne Driessens and the PCPA on Sunday, October 26, to talk about our homes and the cultures that define them.

Finally, as part of their residency, PCPA will participate in Artist interviews in Gallery 1, the team will discuss socially engaged art practice with Craftivist and HOTA Artist Educator, Tal Fitzpatrick Friday October 14 and 21.

The monthly Rainbow Storytime returns on Friday, October 21 with Idin Azami. Idin is a trans-experienced young woman from the Gold Coast who advocates for inclusion and safety for people of diverse genders.

In Small ARTLAB this month transform ‘your’ adult into an alfoil alien sculpture and pose them in our photo set, this workshop takes place on the morning of Wednesday 26th October.

On Thursday, October 27, Draw for life will welcome special guest Julia Rose. With a international reputation for its wearable organic creations. Julia is the epitome of artistry and glamor when it comes to her floral couture.

NOVEMBER

On Friday, November 4, join artists Tony Albert and Karla Dickens in conversation with Jo-Anne Driessens for Art Talks. They are three of the best and brightest artists in Australian contemporary photography. On Sunday, November 27, Aaron Chapman and Lyle Duncan join HOTA for Art Talks with CJ Anderson as moderator. These artists are finalists of the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Awards 2022.

Enjoy a High Tea experience like no other at Pallet Restaurant on Sunday 6 November with Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Prize finalists, The Huxleys as your dynamic and magical hosts. Will and Garrett Huxley are a duo of cataclysmic proportions who present camp commentary and spectacle in the visual arts, performance and entertainment industries, working together as The Huxleys.

Guy Ritani is the host of the monthly Rainbow story time Friday, November 18. Guy Ritani is an activist, designer and co-founder of PermaQueer, an ecological education project that focuses on accessibility for LGBTQIA and BIPOC folx.

ARTLAB is joined by Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Awards 2022 runner-up Aaron Chapman for a Parkland Photo Walk on Saturday, Nov. 19. Discover everyday beauty and learn directly from Aaron himself.

Small ARTLAB Sun Photos Wednesday, November 23, the little ones will work with natural materials and light-sensitive paper to harness the ability of suns to create an image.

To complete the program for Thursday 24 November, Draw for life will welcome special guest Julia Rose.

For more information on 2022 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Prize Exhibition and programs offered, visit the HOTA website.

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