We support emerging Australian artists through our Art Exhibition and Acquisition Program, established in 2014. The program includes an annual exhibition across our national offices and the Hall & Wilcox Art Prize, which is awarded to one exhibiting artist each year.
The annual exhibition showcases the work of many emerging artists who use a variety of materials and technologies and respond to different cultural contexts through their works and artistic expression. At each exhibition launch – and for the following six to eight weeks – the work is enjoyed and often purchased by our clients, friends and staff. We also acquire an artwork from each exhibition and permanently display those works in our offices nationally.
Expressions of interest invited
We call for expressions of interest from emerging artists to enter the exhibition. Submissions will be reviewed and assessed by Hall & Wilcox’s Art Committee. All artists exhibited are automatically entered into the Art Prize competition.
Hall & Wilcox Art Prize
Art Prize winner 2022 – Siarn Staley
Art Prize winner 2021 – Adriana Smith
Adriana talks about her prize winning piece, Electric Womb. She also delves into what inspired her to create Electric Womb, her favourite medium of art, what she is currently working and her favourite artists.
Art Prize winner 2020
There was no Hall & Wilcox art prize winner for 2020, due to COVID-19.
Art Prize winner 2019 – Liss Finney
Liss talks about her prize winning piece, Island, which was inspired by her artist residency in Iceland. She also shares her thoughts on her preferred artistic medium, her favourite artists and what she’s currently working on.
Art Prize winner 2017 – Ilone Art (Sheldon Brown)
Sheldon discusses his winning piece and his work since in this video.