Hawkesbury One had works by over 25 artists (with sets or multiple works by some taking the number of individual works to almost 40), including Adam Cullen, Patricia Piccinini, Neal Smith, Dorothy Napangardi, Michael Bell, Lucas Grogan, Callum Morton, Shaun Gladwell, David Rosetzky and Destiny Deacon.
The works included paintings, drawings, videos, photography, sculpture and installation.
The brief for the group was to collect contemporary Australian art from the first decade of the twenty-first century. With such a brief, we realised there was a lot to choose from, and the choices became even more complicated with the booming art market and with the emergence of new art forms including video. In the early days we did a lot of the research ourselves, but sometimes found ourselves overwhelmed and conflicted about which works to buy when we all have quite different tastes. Later, we employed an independant art advisor (part-time), Lisa Corsi from Art Cell (previously Sherman Galleries and Safari) who has a specialisation in emerging artists. In a practical sense, we operated on a majority voting system, especially when it comes to larger purchases.