Salon des Refusés 2021

In News June 4, 2021

Image above: Rodney Pople  Monkey Man  2021  portrait of Euan Macleod  oil on linen  201 x 134 cm.


Australian Galleries are pleased to announce the following artists have been selected for Salon des Refusés 2021:

Salon Archibald – Dean Brown, Lewis Miller, Rodney Pople

Salon Wynne – Jennifer Keeler-Milne, Peter Stevens

Salon des Refusés 2021 | S.H. Ervin Gallery | 5 June – 15 August 2021

The Salon des Refusés 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.

Each year our panel is invited to go behind the scenes of the judging process for the annual Archibald Prize for portraiture and Wynne Prize for landscape painting and figure sculpture at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, to select an exhibition from the many hundreds of works entered in both prizes but not chosen for the official award exhibition.

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.

The Holding Redlich People’s Choice Award is valued at $3000 to the artist whose work receives the most votes.

Jennifer Keeler-Milne  Spring Wattle III  oil on linen canvas  2021  121 x 228 cm


Dean Brown  Otis Carey  oil on aluminium  75 x 60 cm