2022 Salon des Refusés: The ‘alternative’ Archibald & Wynne Prize selection

The Salon des Refusés is the S.H. Ervin Gallery’s ‘alternative’ selection from works entered into the annual Archibald and Wynne Prizes.

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.

 

   

(L-R)
SINEAD DAVIES
The Multipotentialite (Sonya Eliopulos)
oil on canvas 120 x 102cm

 

GRAEME DRENDEL
The Gardener- Portrait of Wendy (Wendy Horsburgh)
oil on canvas  26 x 30.5cm

 

HEATHER MILLER
Here we still are II (Self portrait)
oil on board 40.6 x 30.5cm

 

 

Exhibition details

Exhibition open 11am – 5pm, Tuesday – Sunday from 14 May – 24 July 2022.

 

How to book your tickets

Exhibition entry is included in a valid S.H. Ervin Gallery entry ticket.

Book via Eventbrite where possible, to guarantee a spot, unless you are redeeming a Service NSW $25 Discover voucher. You are welcome to use your voucher at this National Trust Property when you purchase your tickets upon arrival.

Partners

Principal Sponsor: Holding Redlich.

Presented with the assistance of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Location Details

S.H. Ervin Gallery

Address:

National Trust S.H. Ervin Gallery, Watson Road, Millers Point (The Rocks)

Open:

Tuesday – Sunday, 11am – 5pm, last entry 4pm.

Closed:

21 - 25 March 2022
15 April 2022 (Good Friday)
9 - 13 May 2022

Phone:
(02) 9258 0173
Email:
shervingallery@nationaltrust.com.au
Entry Fees:

$12.00 – General
$10.00 – Seniors and Concessions*
$4.00 – National Trust members
Free – Children under 5
Selected exhibitions may incur special prices
(* Concession applies for full-time students, seniors, pensioners and children aged 5-15 years)
Booking fees apply.

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