18 March – 23 April 2000
At the start of a new century the Salon des Refusés remains of the highlights of the S.H. Ervin Gallery exhibition program.
The background to the show has a rich history. In 1863, the Royal French Academy rejected Manet’s Dejeuner sur l’Herbe and Whistler’s white on white portrait of a young girl. The Impressionists squared off against the traditionalists. They broke away and, a year later, they held their first exhibition and formed their own Société Anonyme des Artistes, Peintres, Sculpteurs, Graveures.
The rest is history.
It is in this spirit that the S.H. Ervin Gallery exhibits an alternative selection of art works from the annual Archibald and Wynne Prize entries at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
We initiated our Salon in 1992. The idea caught on. The fiercely contested rival selection from the Archibald and Wynne exhibitions, is always bold and packed with tomorrow’s talent! This annual exhibition attracts considerable media and popular attention – with the Holding Redlich Peoples’ Choice Award being a major feature of the show.
The Salon des Refusés 2000 exhibition was selected by Elsa Atkin, Executive Director, National Trust of Australia (NSW), Dinah Dysart, Arts Writer, Editor and Curator, Deborah Hart, acting Director, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Barry Pearce, Head Curator of Australian Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales & Jane Watters, Assistant Curator, S.H. Ervin Gallery.
2000 Salon exhibitors included Robert Juniper, Robert Barnes, Sally Robinson, Sam Fullbrook, Euan Macleod, Kate Dorrough, Martine Emdur, Noel McKenna, Jiawei Shen, Evert Ploeg, Tom Risley, Hong Fu and others…
Sunday 19 March 2000 – Talk by artist, Kate Dorrough, on her ‘Paris’ exhibition in the National Trust Café
Sunday 26 March 2000 – Tim Kyle, John Montefiore & Marion Kramer
Sunday 2 April 2000 – Ruth Stone, Peter Kingston, Greg Warburton, Paul Newton and Father Brian Byron, Les Quick
Sunday 9 April 2000 – Peter Rudd, artist and Fine Arts lecturer at Sydney University, will deliver a lecture on 19th century French art.
Sunday 16 April 2000 – Geoff Harvey, Euan Macleod, Tom Carment & Jacqueline Stockdale.
image:EVERT PLOEG Richard Roxburgh 2000 oil on faux fur 122 x 183 cm