• Bruce Marquis, Boating Party Disconnect (detail)
  • Rebecca Read, Storm Over Clare (detail)

Wilson Vineyard Label Acquisition

The Helpmann Academy is delighted to partner with the Wilson Vineyard to offer the Wilson Vineyard Label Acquisition.

Since 2012, the Wilson Vineyard in the Clare Valley has worked with Helpmann Academy to acquire an artwork by a South Australian emerging artist for the label of their Wilson Vineyard Polish Hill River Riesling. This top of the range wine is widely distributed nationally and internationally.

The selected artist receives full credit on the wine label, and their work is acquired for display at the winery’s popular Cellar Door. The artist also receives a cash component of $1,100 and 1 dozen 2018 Polish Hill River Riesling (valued at $348) for the acquisition of the piece and the rights for future reproduction.

Eligible artists are final year students or graduates (within 5 years since the final year of study) from Adelaide College of the Arts (TAFE SA/Flinders University) or the University of South Australia.

Artists practising in different mediums are encouraged to submit works for this opportunity. A wide variety of works will be considered, using the following guidelines:

  • Works with bright contrasting colours or images
  • Landscape or portrait orientation
  • Strong feature elements
  • Works don’t need to directly reference wine or the Clare region

For examples of winning labels from previous years, visit The Wilson Vineyard website.

Presented in partnership with Wilson Vineyards



2018 | Carolyn Corletto
2017 | Bruce Marquis
2016 | Rebecca Read
2015 | Juliette Rajak
2014 | Clare Vaughan
2013 | Kristian Mumford
2012 | Kelly Jade King