Congratulations to Graeme Drendel, Michelle Hiscock, Martin King, Glenn Morgan, Mary Tonkin and Christine Wrest-Smith who are included in the 2022 Salon des Refusés – the alternative Archibald and Wynne Prize Selection.
In 1992, as a response to the overwhelming number of entries to the Archibald and Wynne Prize’s that were not selected for display, S H Ervin Gallery initiated The Salon des Refusés.
Since its launch the alternative display has gained momentum on par with The Archibald Prize and is fast becoming one of the most anticipated art prizes in the Sydney scene.
The Salon des Refusés exhibition at the S.H. Ervin Gallery has established an excellent reputation that rivals the selections in the ‘official’ exhibition, with works selected for quality, diversity, humour and experimentation, and which examine contemporary art practices, different approaches to portraiture and responses to the landscape.
In 2022, 55 works have been selected for the ‘alternative’ exhibition, with 38 from the Archibald Prize & 17 from the Wynne Prize by selectors Kon Gouriotis, editor Artist Profile magazine; Michael Hedger, director, Manly Art Gallery & Museum & Jane Watters, director, S.H. Ervin Gallery.
2022 Salon des Refusés
S H Ervin Gallery
May 14 – July 24
For more information and to see the complete list of selected artists click here.
ARCHIBALD PRIZE SELECTIONS
Graeme Drendel The Gardener- Portrait of Wendy (Wendy Horsburgh) oil on canvas 26 x 31 cm
Michelle Hiscock The Critic in Lockdown (Christopher Allen, art critic) oil on canvas 50 x 40 cm
Glenn Morgan Stuart @ Australian Galleries (Stuart Purves, gallerist) acrylic on board 98 x 74 cm
Christine Wrest-Smith Self Portrait black t-Shirt oil on linen 91 x 71 cm
WYNNE PRIZE SELECTIONS
Martin King the moment between sleeping and waking, double cross in the cosmos watercolour, pastel and oilstick on drafting film and paper 120 x 258 cm
Mary Tonkin Hot kiss, Kalorama oil on linen 183 x 213 cm