Hilton Adelaide Launches $25,000 Emerging Artist Commission With Helpmann Academy

This information originated in Australian English.

June 20, 2017

ADELAIDE, Australia - Hilton Adelaide, as part of Hilton Hotels & Resorts portfolio of more than 570 properties worldwide, today announced the commissioning of an emerging local artist to create and have their art displayed in the hotel.

The commission, in conjunction with the Helpmann Academy, is valued at up to $25,000 and will be an opportunity for a local emerging artist to have their work displayed in a high profile, high traffic location. The artwork will be displayed behind the reception desk at Hilton Adelaide.

 "The commission is an investment in the South Australian arts community. We are a great supporter of local artists, and wanted to work with a trusted organisation that supports and nurtures artists," said Peer Norsell, general manager, Hilton Adelaide.

"Hilton Adelaide may be an international brand, but we do business in South Australia and ensure everything we do has a local focus. We are committed to ensuring that our programs give back to the local community and state."

Norsell also added that he would like the commissioned piece to have a welcoming "South Australian message".

 "An opportunity like this so early in the career of an emerging artist will have a huge impact," said Jane MacFarlane, chief executive officer, Helpmann Academy. "As well as the exposure it offers, it is also a significant project that requires planning, budgeting and working with a corporate client."

"The partnership with Hilton Adelaide is such a wonderful chance for an emerging South Australian artist to gain experience in private and public art commissions, as well as have their work shown in such a prominent place.

"This is an experience that even established artists don't often have access to."

It is open to final year students and graduates from Adelaide College of the Arts (TAFE SA/Flinders University) and the University of South Australia, with submissions open to individuals or teams.

Visit helpmannacademy.com.au for the full application details. 

The commission will be shortlisted in September.

Hilton Adelaide is located at 233 Victoria Square, Adelaide, South Australia, 5000.  For more information about the hotel, please visit adelaide.hilton.com or call +61 8 8217 2000.


Laura Ursino
Hilton Adelaide
+61 8 8237 0729

Michele D’Aloia
Grays Public Relations (For Hilton Adelaide)
+61 417 837 896

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