Term Two at Hale saw the historical Roundhouse return to its past role as an art studio on campus. The building that once saw Robert Juniper seated behind his easel, sharing his love of art with Hale students including Leon Pericles in the 1960s, became the home of Hale’s Artist in Residence.
In 2015, Greg Barr was commissioned by the Nulsen Group to paint an artwork commemorating the ten year anniversary of the Nulsen Youth Patron Program at Hale. This year marks 15 years of that relationship and the first time Greg is exhibiting with Fine Art@Hale.
Leon Pericles, one of Australia’s most prominent and prolific artists, is the only person to have exhibited with Fine Art@Hale every year since 1993. In the lead up to this year’s exhibition, we caught up with Leon to discuss his continued connection to Hale and the humour that both drives his creativity and serves as his greatest reward.
Exhibiting at Fine Art@Hale for the first time in 2019, Sam Hopkins was thrilled to have his sculpture En Masse purchased by the Year 6 class as a parting gift to the Junior School. The talk he gave to the class provided him with some extra inspiration for a sculpture that will be exhibited at Fine Art@Hale 2020.
With the United Nations declaring 2020 the year of global plant health, Fine Art@Hale met with Jude Willis. Focusing on macroscopic and microscopic ecologies, Jude’s detailed paintings of her environment help raise awareness of the incredible life that exists and grows all around us.
In recent years Hale School’s art-loving community has become accustomed to shivering in the rain and wind, gathering around the outdoor heaters at the doors of Memorial Hall, waiting to be among the first to see the artworks on display at the Opening Night of Fine Art @ Hale.