Just announced - Artists selected in 2017 Salon des Refusés: The "alternative" Archibald & Wynne Prize selection at the S.H. Ervin Gallery

Published by: S.H. Ervin Gallery | 25-Jul-2017
This year 53 artists have been selected for the Salon des Refusés: The "alternative" Archibald & Wynne Prize selection at the S.H. Ervin Gallery which starts on Saturday 29 July.
Venue: S.H. Ervin Gallery
Address: Watson Road, Observatory Hill,, The Rocks
Ticket: $12 general, $7 concession, $4 member, children under 12 free
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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 art 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 criteria for works selected in the Salon are quality, diversity, humour and innovation. Of the 822 Archibald Prize entries the AGNSW Trustees selected 43 and from 753 Wynne Prize entries AGNSW Trustees selected 42 works. From the remaining submission at the Art Gallery of New South Wales our selectors have chosen the 53 works for this alternative exhibition.

The 2017 selection panel comprised James Dorahy art advisor, Michael Reid Galleries; Elisabeth Hastings curator & author, Kevin Connor monograph; and Jane Watters, director, S.H. Ervin Gallery.

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 selected for quality, diversity, humour and experimentation which examine contemporary art practices, different approaches to portraiture and responses to the landscape.

Visitors to the annual Salon des Refusés exhibition can vote for their favourite artwork in the Holding Redlich People"s Choice Award, the winner of this much anticipated award will be announced on 12 October 2017.

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