2017 Salon des Refusés  - Art Collector

Lee Wise, Katie Noonan (singer) oil on canvas 68 x 120cm. Courtesy of the artist and S.H. Ervin Gallery, Watson Road, Observatory Hill, The Rocks.

Each year our panel of guest selectors goes behind the scenes of 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 who 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 Refusés included 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.

Exhibition opens: Saturday 29 July 2017
Exhibition closes: Sunday 15 October 2017
Location: S.H. Ervin Gallery, Watson Road, Observatory Hill, The Rocks, NSW.
Contact: 02 9258 0173
Email: shervingallery@nationatrust.com.au
Website: www.shervingallery.com.au
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