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.

Unfortunately, given the 2020 exhibition will be via an online catalogue and sale, art prizes for the Best Artwork and Emerging Artist Award will not be awarded for 2020.

Best Artwork Award – Cancelled for 2020

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

Sponsored by Fine Art @ Hale, $4000.

Best Emerging Artist Award – Cancelled for 2020

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

Voters in the People’s Choice Competition will go in the draw to win a stunning ceramic piece from the 2019 FA@H Exhibition, Swoop, by Sandra Black. We hope that visitors to the website will take the time to view the catalogue and vote for their favourite artwork here.

Sponsored by Fine Art @ Hale, the successful artist of the People’s Choice vote will win $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 2019

The judging panel for the 2019 exhibition consisted 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 took place at Memorial Hall, Hale School on Friday 2nd August at 8.30am and winners were announced at the Cocktail Preview Evening.

Votes for The People’s Choice Award were collated at the conclusion of the 2019 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.