About Us

History

The Fine Art @ Hale Exhibition was the brainchild of Headmaster, John Inverarity who, in 1993, was looking for an event that welcomed Old Boys back to the school and which would simultaneously work to enrich the life of the school.  You can read more about the origins of Fine Art @ Hale and its inaugural Director, Garry Zeck in our BLOG.

Since its inception, the annual exhibition has showcased the work of emerging and established Western Australian artists across a range of creative media. The exhibition has become a highly anticipated annual event on the Hale School calendar that provides current Hale students, Old Haleians, Hale families and the wider community, an engagement with the visual arts and professional artists in an educational environment.

Beyond the exhibition, Fine Art @ Hale directs all its proceeds towards a programme of scholarships, prizes, activities and visual art purchases at Hale School which provide opportunities for on-campus engagement with the visual arts, artists and the creative process.

A notable development of the exhibition was the introduction of Artist Awards, as part of our 25th Anniversary celebrations in 2017.  Unique in a Western Australian school based art exhibition, the committee acknowledges the tremendous work bought to the exhibition by our selected artists, and hopes that these awards continue to encourage excellence in visual arts.

Fine Art @ Hale Committee

The Fine Art @ Hale Committee is an entirely volunteer group, currently comprised of Hale School parents with an interest in the arts generally, and a desire to continue building on the traditions of fine art at Hale School.

Each committee member brings a different skill set to our operations to help plan and stage the annual exhibition, as well as implement the wider objectives of Fine Art @ Hale’s mission statement.  From time to time, there are vacancies in the committee, which are advertised in the Hale School newsletter.

The 2018 Fine Art @ Hale Committee, celebrating after another
successful Cocktail Preview Evening.

(L-R)
Dee Jaeger, Helen Cooper, Danielle Benda, Lee Kinsella, Andrine Terry, Cynthia Poh, Rebecca McCarthy, Simon and Julianne Gepp (retired), Kate Radley-Smith, Di Hassell, Brennan Chan (IT, Hale School), Claire Ireland (retired), Mary Ashe-Winton

New Committee members for 2019 – Marie Bray, Kristine O’Sullivan, Zora Vinci

Past Committees

In its 27 year history, over 100 volunteers have sat on the Fine Art @ Hale Committee, and many more volunteers have joined our ranks to help set up and deliver the annual exhibition.  Every one of them has contributed to make Fine Art @ Hale such an integral part of the Hale School calendar and campus, and a wonderful community celebration of the visual arts.

Special acknowledgement and thanks goes to those committee members who have served on the Fine Art @ Hale Committee for 5 or more years:

10 YearsIleana Ashforth
9 YearsMeg Berney
Heather Varley
8 YearsDi Hassell
Garry Zeck
7 YearsJill Anderson
Kate Radley-Smith
6 YearsAmy Cowley
Julie Hoad
Debbie Thornton
5 YearsErrol Considine
Stephanie Harper
Karen Hayward
John Hogg
Beverley Jones
Sandra Murray
Lori Peoples
Chris Rtshiladze
Lynley Thomas

Check out our FA@H catalogue archive to discover all past committee members.

Click to see our full Mission & Values Statement.