Win Schubert and Pat Corrigan awarded Key to City

2 June 2015

Long-time philanthropic contributors to the arts and cultural sectors of the Gold Coast, Win Schubert AO and Pat Corrigan AM were granted the Key to the City today.  

Mayor Tom Tate presented the awards during today’s Council meeting.  

“Both Mrs Schubert and Mr Corrigan have provided outstanding services to the city. They are significant benefactors who have devoted time as well as money towards the cultural betterment of our city,” Cr Tate said.  

“The Key to the City is reserved for the city's highest achievers and is the greatest honour a community can bestow.  This award is well deserved; they have made an enormous contribution to arts and culture in our city.  

“Mrs Schubert and Pat Corrigan have been pioneering arts and culture development in the city for many years.  Long before they received the Key to the City they were unlocking the significance of the sector and highlighting its potential here on the Gold Coast.  

“We are seeing a huge acceleration in the development of arts and culture on the Gold Coast. It is people like Win Schubert and Pat Corrigan whose support will help achieve our cultural vision to elevate the sector and lead the way nationally by supporting artists and generating outstanding cultural product,” he said.

Underway for more than a year, the roll out of the City’s Culture Strategy 2023 has included increased arts funding, an elevation of Indigenous culture, development of contemporary music and public art plans and new approaches to professional development and funding models.


Win Schubert, one of Australia’s most generous arts philanthropists, recently bestowed a $1,000,000 dollar commitment for the administration of the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Foundation for the Arts Trust.  The commitment will ensure the continued presentation of the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award, a signature art prize on the art calendar, for future generations.  

Businessman Pat Corrigan has been a Board Director with the Arts Centre Gold Coast since 1996.  He has been an art collector and philanthropist for more than four decades. The Pat Corrigan Artists' Grant scheme, which ran between 1990 and 2004, helped more than 1000 emerging artists with small grants. His many generous gifts to institutions have included the most significant collection of pictorial bookplates ever assembled in Australia, given to the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 1995 and a collection of 81 valuable Australian Indigenous artworks donated to Bond University in 2007. He also actively supports the University of Queensland Art Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, the National Gallery of Australia and the National Gallery of Victoria.

Win Schubert and Pat Corrigan awarded Key to City photo