Art exhibition and acquisition program


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.

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Hall & Wilcox's emerging artists exhibition

For any information about upcoming exhibitions, please contact our events team.

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Hall & Wilcox Art Prize

Art Prize winner 2020

There was no Hall & Wilcox art prize winner for 2020, due to COVID-19.

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.

Liss Finney with winning artwork

Art Prize finalists 2021

Congratulations to all the finalists for the 2021 Hall & Wilcox Art Prize.

Artwork by Ruby Yeh named ‘Once in a blue moon’
Ruby Yeh, ‘Once in a blue moon’
Artwork by Adriana Smith named ‘Electric Womb’
Adriana Smith, ‘Electric Womb’
THE Y2K CAT, 2021 artwork by Yuchen Xin
'The Y2K Cat' by Yuchen Xin

Art Prize finalists 2019

Congratulations to all the finalists for the 2019 Hall & Wilcox Art Prize.

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.

Kirpy shares some of his thoughts about art, his inspiration and what he has coming up next.

Read here.

Art Prize winner 2017 – Ilone Art (Sheldon Brown)

Sheldon discusses his winning piece and his work since in this video.