The alternative Archibald and Wynne Prize selection
29 July – 15 October 2017
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.
The winner of the Holding Redlich People’s Choice Award for 2017 was Luke Cornish, with his portrait Ben of artist Ben Quilty.
Sunday afternoons @ the Gallery
Sunday 30 July, 3pm – Tom Alberts will be in the Gallery discussing his Salon work ‘PlantMan.’
Sunday 13 August, 3pm – Exhibiting artists Sinead Davies, Tom Carment & Yvonne East discuss their portraits in the Archibald selection
Sunday 20 August, 3pm – Join artist Tianli Zu with her sitter Steve Peters, retiring head packer at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Sunday 10 September, 3pm Artists selected from Wynne Prize entries Ross Laurie, Peter Stevens & Stuart Watters talk on interpreting the notion of landscape in contemporary painting.
Sunday 17 September, 3pm – Mertim Goklap & Dale Rhodes have depicted chef Manu Feildel & actor Susie Porter respectively and share their experiences of working with well-known identities.
Sunday 24 September, 3pm – Tamara Armstrong & Guy Morgan discuss their differing approach to portraiture.
Sunday 8 October, 3pm – Wendy Sharpe & Bernard Ollis, join us to discuss their paintings in the Salon
Public programs are FREE with exhibition entry
* talks are subject to change without notice
ARCHIBALD PRIZE SELECTION
TOM ALBERTS PlantMan (Paul McCluskey -architect, painter, and actor) oil paint on Belgian linen 132 x 106.5 cm
TAMARA ARMSTRONG The Power of Vulnerability and Surrender (Faustina Agolley broadcaster, actor, producer writer and DJ) acrylic on canvas 100 x 150cm
SOPHIE CAPE Scoring the Divide (self portrait) acrylic and charcoal on canvas 206 x 210cm
TOM CARMENT Nirmal Reading (Dr Nirmal Patel – ear surgeon) oil on wood panel 30 x 24cm
MATT CHUN Abdul (Abdul Abdullah – artist) gouache, pencil and acrylic on plywood 120 x 100cm
LUKE CORNISH Ben (Ben Quilty – artist) aerosol enamel on canvas 190 x 130cm
DAVID DARCY Nelson & Phoenix – Producer and the star (Nelson Woss & Phoenix – producer and canine actor) oil on canvas 200 x 150cm
SINEAD DAVIES Carla Zampatti (Carla Zampatti – fashion designer) oil on canvas 100cm x 90cm
YVONNE EAST Baritone (Teddy Tahu Rhodes – operatic baritone) oil on Belgian linen 66 x 66cm
MARTIN EDGE Neil Evans (Neil Evans – artist) acrylic on canvas 50 x 50cm
JOHN EDWARDS Self Portrait with Elise (self portrait) oil on canvas 183 x 152 cm
HUGH EDWARDS Bob Brown, Up Over, Down Under (Bob Brown – conservationist) acrylic 120 x 150cm
DAVID FAIRBAIRN Large Head G.E. No 2 (Gillian Elphick – former gilder and restorer) acrylic, gouache, pastel, charcoal & ink on paper on board 130x120cm
MERTIM GOKALP Bon Appétit (Manu Feildel – chef)oil on wood panel 110 x 160cm
DONALD KEYS The Captain and Paul (Paul Ryan – artist) synthetic polymer 152 x 101cm
JANIS LANDER Kempson (Michael Kempson – artist, curator, master printer and academic) oil on canvas 93 x 61cm
BELEM LETT I got home from work and sat on the toilet scrolling then remembered i needed to paint a self portrait for the Archibald so i took a selfie and continued to scroll. (self portrait) oil on aluminium composite panel 31 x 22 cm
MICHAEL LODGE Bruce Petty (Bruce Petty – cartoonist) acrylic 90×90 cm
MATHEW LYNN Franchesca Cubillo (Franchesca Cubillo – curator) oil on linen 198 x 137cm
GUY MAESTRI Self portrait as a still life (self portrait) oil on linen 61cm x 51cm
DEAN MANNING Costa in honey (Costa Georgiadis – landscape architect and TV presenter) oil on wood 71.2 x 60cm
MARIE MANSFIELD Garth (Film Director – Lion) oil on canvas 91cm x 76cm
CHRISTOPHER McVINISH Portrait of the Actor, Colin Friels (actor) oil on linen 132 x 122 cm
MATILDA MICHELL Steve (Steve Hunter – musician/composer) oil on paper 38 x 28 cm
GUY MORGAN Marc Etherington in his studio… “My head’s so big, it hurts my neck.” (Artist) oil on canvas 104.5 x 79cm
BERNARD OLLIS Self portrait after Matisse oil on canvas 178 x 122cms
GEORGE RAFTOPOULOS Artist as puppeteer watch my magic grow (self portrait) Oil on canvas 55 x 45cm
DALE RHODES Susie (Susie Porter – actor) Oil on canvas 121 x 183 cm
SALLY ROBINSON Head in a box (self portrait) acrylic on canvas 152 x 106cm
SALLY ROSS Albert Wiggan (Musician, Bardi, Nyul Nyul, and Kija man, Traditional owner, Ranger, Environmental/ Indigenous Activist) oil on wood panel 100 x 80cm
EVAN SALMON Portrait of Hendrick Kolenberg (artist) oil on linen 46.3 x 46.3cm
WENDY SHARPE The Witching Hour – Elena Kats – Chernin (Composer) oil on Canvas 150 x 150cm
ANDREW SULLIVAN Jeremy Walker (academic) oil on linen 92 x 122cm
ZOE YOUNG Lucy eating sushi in Montmartre (Lucy O’Doherty – Artist) Acrylic on Linen 160×130
TIANLI ZU This is it. (Steven Peters – Head of the Packing Room at AGNSW) Acrylic on linen 198.5 x 152.5
WYNNE PRIZE SELECTION
ELISABETH CUMMINGS Lake Hayes ink on paper 38 x 112 cm
TONY COSTA Watamolla Waterfall mixed media on paper 152 x 112cm
LYNDA DRAPER Melancholic boy with ball ceramic, various glazes h 76cm x w 63cm x d 80cm
CRAIG HANDLEY Mary’s off to Bunnings (cause she’s got an excellent fixer upperra!) oil on linen 139 x 145cm
MARK HOWSON One Misty Morning oil on Linen 112 x 137cm
JOYCE HUDDLESTON My Mother’s Country acrylic on canvas 92 x 125cm
LAURA JONES Nothing’s More Important Than A Hole In The Ground oil on linen 152 x 183cm
PETER JONES Junctions reefs Oil on board 24.5 x 20cm
ROSS LAURIE Moonlight and Shadow oil on canvas 152 x 200cm
FELICITY ROBERTSON NAMPITJINPA Puyurru acrylic on linen 150 x 148cm
MANTUA NANGALA Untitled acrylic on linen 244 x 183cm
PETER PINSON Still life, wild landscape watercolour on perspex 95cm x 76cm
KATHERINE ROONEY That certain area, this is Australia acrylic on canvas panel – white boxed frame 13 x 18cm
KATHRYN RYAN South West Twilight oil on linen 137 x 183cm
PETER SHARP Eucalypt oil and Acrylic on Linen 152 x 130cm
PETER STEVENS Solitary Island oil on board 122 x 180
NERIDAH STOCKLEY Shadow on a Hill oil on Board 40 x 40cm
GEORGE TJUNGARRAYI Untitled acrylic on linen 153 x 122cm
STUART WATTERS Tree Lines oil on canvas 183 x 198cms