2017 Salon des Refusés

 29 July - 15 October 2017

Since 1992 our panel of guest selectors has been alloed behind the scenes after the judging process to select an ‘alternative’ exhibition from the many works not chosen as finalists for the official exhibition.  The criteria for works selected are quality, diversity, humour and experimentation.  

The Salon des Refusés exhibition at the S.H. Ervin Gallery has established an excellent reputation that rivals the selections of the ‘official’ exhibition with works which examine contemporary art practices, different approaches to portraiture and responses to the landscape.

The Salon des Refusés follows the tradition made famous by Napoleon lll in Paris. He insisted that the huge number of works which had been rejected by the Academy for that year’s Salon, be displayed for the public to view and judge.  The very first Salon des Refusésincluded works by Manet and Pissarro.  Visitors to the annual Salon des Refusés exhibition can vote for their favourite artwork in the Holding Redlich People’s Choice Award.

                                                                                        Image: LEE WISE  Katie Noonan (Katie Noonan, singer) oil on canvas  68 x 120cm 


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