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.
Art Prize winner 2019 – Liss Finney
The winner of the 2019 Hall & Wilcox Art Prize is Liss Finney with her work, 'Island'.
Liss Finney creates works across a variety of mediums, including painting scientific illustration, video installation, sculpture and photography. Exhibiting in Tasmania, Newcastle, Sydney, Iceland and the Hunter Valley, she currently lives and works in Newcastle. Her winning artwork is part of a culmination of her 2D responses to Iceland’s vast and mesmerising foreign shapes and forms that make up its extraordinary landscape.
Art Prize finalists 2019
Congratulations to all the finalists for the 2019 Hall & Wilcox Art Prize.
Art Prize winner 2017 – Ilone Art (Sheldon Brown)
Sheldon discusses his winning piece and his work since in this video.