Fine Art @ Hale Art Awards

Unique in a Western Australian school-based exhibition, the Fine Art @ Hale Awards are an acknowledgement of the incredible work brought to the exhibition by the many talented artists in our community.

Best Artwork Award

This is an award for an outstanding artwork as deemed by the judging panel. 

Sponsored by Fine Art @ Hale, $4000.

Best Emerging Artist Award

An encouragement award for an outstanding artwork by an emerging artist, as deemed by the judging panel. Artists must declare their eligibility for this award on application by confirming that they are in the early stages of their artistic career (less than 10 years).

Sponsored by Fine Art @ Hale, $1000.

People’s Choice Award

This award is voted for by the visiting public during the exhibition period.

Sponsored by Fine Art @ Hale, $500.

Brine House Award

In addition to these awards, the annual Brine House purchase has been coined the FA@H “Packing Room Prize”. Selected by the Year 7 and 8 boarders from Hale School’s Brine House, an artwork is bought using a kitty of the boys’ pocket money combined with a matching contribution by the Head of the Boarding House. The work then forms part of the significant art collection of Brine House for future boarders to enjoy.  Hats off to Head of Brine House, TJ Steenkamp for starting this great initiative.

Judging Panel

The judging panel for the 2019 exhibition consists of the following four judges:

– Mr Dean Dell’Oro, Headmaster of Hale School

– Mr Haydn Jackson, Head of Art Department, Hale School

– Ms Lee Kinsella, Curator, Special Projects LWAG UWA and Curator, FA@H

– Helen Carroll-Fairhall, Manager, Wesfarmers Arts


Judging will take place at Memorial Hall, Hale School on Friday 2nd August at 8.30am.

Announcement of Winners

The winners of the Fine Art @ Hale Best Artwork Award and the Fine Art @ Hale Emerging Artist Award will be announced at the Cocktail Preview (Friday 2nd August 2019), which all artists are encouraged to attend.

Winners who are not present at the Cocktail Preview will be notified by the Fine Art @ Hale Committee.

Votes for The People’s Choice Award will be collated at the conclusion of the exhibition and the winner notified by the Fine Art @ Hale Committee.

In all awarded prizes, the judges’ decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.