Caley Hall

Caley J. Hall (born 1975) is a listed New Zealand artist who currently works from a Tay Street studio in Invercargill. 

Hall specializes in oil painting, and is well known for his landscapes and expressionist abstracts. A largely self-taught artist, he has learned techniques and takes inspiration from other New Zealand artists, including renowned Queenstown based painter Tim Wilson and Central Otago-based painter Peter Beadle.

Caley had a successful exhibition of large abstracts at the Peppers Bluewater Resort in Tekapo in 2012.

 Seascape by Caley Hall, a New Zealand Landscape artist

Caley is the artist formerly known as DJ Biggles, having worked in the club scene for many years. He also got himself in the news throughout Australasia in 1999 for giving then New Zealand Prime Minister Jenny Shipley a few "cheeky" kisses during a visit to the Earnslaw. Hall has written a book, “Jackson and the Plum Tree”, about his Highland cow Maggie and his Kunekune Jackson.

He has been featured in the New Zealand media numerous times, particularly for the generous support he has given to schools in the region both raising funds and introducing the pupils to landscape art. Caley was also in the January / February 2016 edition of The New Zealand Artist for his distinctive landscape style. In November 2016, it was announced that he would be the first artist in residence on a new ship dedicated to international wildlife and marine conservation. An artwork donated to the help fund the Earthrace Conservation’s new vessel Earthrace-2 is due to be auctioned at the prestigious Mossgreen-Webbs on February 28 with a guide price of $12,000 - $18,000 In May 2017 while working in his studio, Hall noticed the neighbouring Loss and Grief Centre were fundraising and donated a large landscape piece for their raffle.