Between 1897 and 1928 there was no Wynne Prize exhibition at the Art Gallery. The trustees selected the works from local art society shows or from those brought into the Gallery for assessment or, on occasion, viewed by the trustees in other circumstances.
- Portia Geach - Foreshores, Sydney Harbour - Night
- Elioth Gruner - Clearing mists
- W B McInnes - The grey road (Winner: Wynne Prize 1918)