Image above: Rodney Pople ‘I did it my way’ (self portrait) 2020 oil and watercolour on linen (Archibald Prize)
Congratulations to Glenn Morgan, Rodney Pople, Peter Stevens and Christine Wrest Smith who have been selected for the 2020 Salon des Refusés exhibition.
The Salon des Refusés, the alternative Archibald and Wynne Prize selection, was initiated by the S.H. Ervin Gallery in 1992 in response to the large number of works entered into the Archibald Prize which were not selected for display in the official exhibition. The Archibald Prize is one of Australia’s most high profile and respected awards which attracts hundreds of entries each year and the S.H. Ervin Gallery’s ‘alternative’ selection has become a much anticipated feature of the Sydney scene.
The Salon des Refusés 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.
The exhibition runs until until 29 November 2020. Click here for more information.
Image above: Glenn Morgan Covid self portrait 2020 acrylic on board with wood and nails 27 x 27 cm (Archibald Prize)
Image above: Peter Stevens Gorge-falling water 2020 oil on board 88 x 84cm (Wynne Prize)
Image above: Christine Wrest-Smith Bruce Shillingsworth (First Nations activist) 2020 (Archibald Prize)