You are invited to the launch of our next art exhibition, showcasing artworks by eight artists who are all Hall & Wilcox people, or the friends and family of Hall & Wilcox people.
Hall & Wilcox’s Art Prize and Exhibition Program aims to support emerging Australian artists who embrace a variety of materials and technologies and respond to different cultural contexts through their works and artistic expression.
Each year Hall & Wilcox hosts a number of exhibitions in its offices, allowing featured artists to share their works with clients and friends of Hall & Wilcox who, as potential buyers of the artworks, wish to support the development of the emerging artists.
All artworks displayed are being offered for sale by the artist, with the entire purchase price going to the artist. It would be great if you could join us in supporting the artists that will be exhibiting with us.
Amanda Surrey self-publishes an autobiographical comic book, The Life and Times of a Sri Lankan Panda Bear, or, Panda for short. The selection exhibited here spans 12 years of exploring different styles and themes. Panda, like Amanda, evolves always. Amanda is the Hall & Wilcox senior librarian.
Tayla Crump has been dabbling in observational and portrait photography for a number of years. Her work seeks to celebrate cultural difference, by presenting and personifying diverse ways of life. Tayla is a paralegal in our Melbourne general insurance team.
Stephanie Crowe makes sculptures and intaglio prints, with a focus on creating weird little characters in her work. She is the sister of Elise Crowe, senior associate in the Victorian statutory insurance team.
Mariella McKinley is an artist, designer and craftsperson who specialises in the techniques of hand blown and cold worked glass. Working from her studio at Montsalvat in Eltham, Mariella is inspired by the natural world and her work explores the infinite possibilities of colour, pattern, texture and form. Mariella is the sister-in-law of Melbourne corporate and commercial special counsel Matthew Bridges.
Richard Payne is an Australian contemporary and Virtual Reality artist known for working with intellectual themes and his belief that art should be beautiful and aspire to the sublime. His energetic, vibrant, pioneering work distinguishes the line between high and low art. He lives and works in Daylesford, Victoria. Richard is the father of Katherine Payne, special counsel in our Melbourne commercial dispute resolution team.
Dom Krapski is a photographer and installation artist dealing with audience psychology through cues to experiences that are happening and can be reasonably expected to happen. He is particularly interested in audience participation over extended periods of time. Dom is a friend of Carla Thomas, Melbourne practice support lawyer.
Emma Currie is a painter and illustrator based in Melbourne. Her works in oil utilise bold shapes and blocks of colour to depict the female body. Simultaneously delicate and strong, the paintings focus on themes of femininity while questioning and recalling traditional male-centric depictions of the female body in art. Emma is a friend of lawyer Lauren Separovich from our Melbourne commercial dispute resolution team.
Leonie Varisco paints and sketches with an equestrian focus. Her style captivates the energetic spirit and form of the horse with expressive lines and bold colour. Leonie is the sister-in-law of Joanne Millard, the firm’s Finance Systems Manager.