Whereabouts: Printmakers Respond – Group Exhibition Curated by Rona Green

Image above: Rona Green  Petal  2023  hand coloured linocut  edition 57   38 x 28 cm
Photography by Tim Gresham

Printmaker Rona Green has curated a group exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ballarat,
Whereabouts: Printmakers Respond, inviting 56 emerging and established artists from across Victoria to submit a work that responds to their relationship to place, country and home. 

Australian Galleries artists Sue Anderson, David Frazer, Rona Green, Kyoko Imazu, Glenn Morgan, Heather Shimmen and Deborah Williams all have works in the exhibition.

Whereabouts: Printmakers Respond
Now Open
Art Gallery of Ballarat
40 Lydiard Street, Ballarat VIC

Exhibition Launch
Saturday 16 December 2023

Free entry. All welcome!
Exhibition current until 4 February 2024

For further information on this exhibition, visit The Art Gallery of Ballarat’s website here


Sue Anderson  Cygnet Boats  2023  drypoint  edition 57  20 x 30 cm
printed by Bill Young Photography by Tim Gresham

David Frazer walking home  2023 wood engraving  11.5 x 15.5 irregular edition 57
Photography by Tim Gresham

Kyoko Imazu  Horseshoe Bend  2023  etching and aquatint  edition 57  17.5 x 29.5 cm
Photography by Tim Gresham

Glenn Morgan  Cats  2023  linocut  edition 57   26 x 28 cm
Photography by Tim Gresham

Heather Shimmen  Chaos  2022  hand coloured linocut  edition 57  38 x 28 cm
Photography by Tim Gresham

Deborah Williams  celestial movement  2023  screenprint  edition 57  28 x 38 cm
Photography by Tim Gresham

2023 Salon des Refusés at S.H. Ervin Gallery

Image above: Mary Tonkin  The shimmer of Spring’s mellowing, Kalorama  2022-23  oil on linen  183 x 248 cm. Photographed by Matthew Stanton.

Congratulations to Graeme Drendel, Paul S. Miller, Jennifer Keeler-Milne, Glenn Morgan, Rodney Pople, Jenny Rodgerson, and Mary Tonkin, whose works are included in the 2023 Salon des Refusés at S.H. Ervin Gallery.

The Salon des Refusés is the S.H. Ervin Gallery’s ‘alternative’ selection from works entered into the annual Archibald Prize for portraiture and Wynne Prize for landscape painting and figure sculpture. Initiated in 1992, this exhibition responds to the large number of works entered into the Archibald Prize, held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, which were not selected for display in the official exhibition.

Each year, the panel is invited to go behind the scenes of the judging process for the Archibald and Wynne Prizes to select an exhibition from the many hundreds of works entered in both prizes but not chosen for the official award exhibition.

Congratulations to our represented artists who were included in this year’s Salon des Refusés for the following works:

Mary Tonkin – The shimmer of Spring’s mellowing, Kalorama

Graeme Drendel – Portrait of Hertha (Hertha Kluge-Pott, artist)

Paul S. Miller  –  Cut to the Bone (self-portrait)

Glenn Morgan – The talented photographer Mr Rod McNicol (photographer)

Rodney Pople – FF descending a staircase (Felicity Fenner, curator)

Jenny Rodgerson – Self Portrait – Stumble

Jennifer Keeler-Milne – Golden Beech


The Archibald Prize is one of Australia’s most well-known and respected awards which attracts hundreds of entries each year. The Salon des Refusés has similarly established an excellent reputation rivalling 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.

2023 Salon des Refuses
National Trust S.H. Ervin Gallery
Watson Road, Millers Point (The Rocks), Sydney
6 May – 23 July 2023

 Of her work The shimmer of Spring’s mellowing, Kalorama, (pictured at top) Mary Tonkin says: “Made in a tree fern gully, this painting began in the first glorious trumpet blast of Spring, when the ferns were plump, vertical and verdant. Then it rained, and rained and rained. The painting continued, between new creeks, and into high Summer as the ferns sagged and shrivelled. It felt as though I was painting with a new awareness of the frailty and brevity of life, the shimmer of its Being.”


Graeme Drendel  Portrait of Hertha (Hertha Kluge-Pott, artist)  oil on canvas  30 x 26 cm.

“Yesterday I had the pleasure of painting and talking with Hertha Kluge-Pott, brilliant printmaker and mentor to so many students over her long life.” – Graeme Drendel

Paul S. Miller  –  Cut to the Bone (self-portrait)  2023  dry brush watercolour and pencil on paper  102 x 132 cm.

Paul S. Millers unique visual language is utterly uncontrived and unobtrusive, his works are profoundly relatable and inspire a poignant emotional response.


Glenn Morgan  The talented photographer Mr Rod McNicol (photographer)  acrylic on board  59 x 121 cm.

Glenn Morgan’s sense of humour, integrity and masterful skill as a storyteller are always present in his works. The honesty and openness in his bright, bustling sculptures immediately engage the viewer and draw us in for a closer look.

Jenny Rodgerson  Self Portrait – Stumble  oil on linen  107 x 168 cm.

Jenny Rodgerson’s figurative paintings are powerful. They embody both a stillness and a potent sense of inhabited presence. In her distinctive self-portraits, the contrast between nuanced light and shade combines with a bold sense of colour to arrive at an arresting resolve that captures the essence, or what Wittgenstein would call, the “whatness” of the subject.

Jennifer Keeler-Milne  Golden Beech (Mt Wilson)  2023  oil on linen canvas  76 x 184 cm.

Golden Beech (Mt Wilson) is a painted response to the overwhelming beauty of the autumn foliage I witnessed last May when I spent a month as artist-in-residence in the Blue Mountains village of Mt Wilson. Beach trees lined many of the streets and captivated my imagination as they literally shone out!” – Jennifer Keeler-Milne

Rodney Pople  FF descending a staircase (Felicity Fenner, curator)  oil on linen  207 x 141 cm.

Rodney Pople is an interdisciplinary artist that works across various mediums such as painting, photography and sculpture. Pople  is a multi-award winning artist who received the 2016 Paddington Art Prize, the 2012 Glover Prize, 2014 Fishers Ghost Prize, 2009 NSW Parliament Art Prize and 2008 Sulman Prize. He was recently a finalist in the Gallipoli Art Prize, the Muswellbrook Art Prize and the Glover Prize in 2020, as well as the 65th Blake Prize and the Mosman Art Prize in 2018, and has been selected for the Archibald and Wynne Prize over 12 times since 2000.

Glenn Morgan and Terry Matassoni in North West City News

Terry Matassoni  Neighbourhood  2022  oil on linen 122 x 168 cm

Terry Matassoni’s recent exhibition Neighbourhood and Beyond Glenn Morgan’s exhibition Covid Madness were reviewed in Issue 16 of the North West City News.





Click here to read more about Terry Matassoni and view available works.

Click here to read more about Glenn Morgan and view available works.

Glenn Morgan and Jenny Rodgerson – Finalists in the Darling Portrait Prize 2022.

Jenny Rodgerson  Vegan in a leather coat  2022  oil on linen

Congratulations to Glenn Morgan and Jenny Rodgerson, who have been announced as finalists in the Darling Portrait Prize 2022.

The Darling Portrait Prize is a national prize for Australian portrait painting honouring the legacy of Mr L Gordon Darling AC CMG (1921-2015), who was instrumental in establishing the National Portrait Gallery of Australia.

The judges have selected 39 paintings from a field of hundreds. To view all finalists, visit the the National Portrait Gallery website here.

The winner will be announced when the exhibition opens on Saturday 25 June 2022. All finalists will be exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery alongside the National Photographic Portrait Prize from 25 June to 9 October 2022.

Bookings essential – click here to book.
Tickets grant entry to both the Darling Portrait Prize and National Photographic Portrait Prize.

Glenn Morgan  COVID self portrait 2  2020  acrylic on board  47 x 37.5 cm

2022 Salon des Refusés – Selection announced

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 Gouriotiseditor 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.


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 




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