The alternative Archibald and Wynne Prize selection
11 May – 28 July 2019
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. Of the 978 entries to the Archibald Prize the AGNSW Trustees selected 52 works, and from 734 entries to the Wynne Prize the Trustees selected 29 works.
From the remaining submission our selectors have chosen 30 works from the Archibald Prize entries and 23 works from the Wynne Prize entries for this alternative exhibition. The 2019 selectors were Brian Langer, director, Cowra Regional Art Gallery 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 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 valued at $3000, was awarded to Kerry McInnis, for her portait of sculptor Harrie Fasher Drawn in Steel.
John McDonald Prize Cast-Offs: Works that missed out on the Archibald make for fine viewing, The Sydney Morning Herald 8-9 June.
Sunday afternoons @ the Gallery
Sunday June 16 at 3pm – Jane Guthleben and Yvonne East will discuss their portrait paintings selected for this year’s Salon exhibition.
Sunday 23 June at 3pm – Craig Handley and Marina Finlay incorporate imagery in their works which reveals as much about the sitter and themselves as their portraits do.
Sunday 30 June at 3pm – Ross Laurie and Stuart Watters explore the language of abstraction in their landscapes and will share how they approach painting.
Sunday 21 July – Join artist Kerry McInnis, with her sitter and fellow artist Harrie Fasher for a discussion on artist’s portraits of other artists.
Sunday 28 July at 3pm – Robert Malherbe joins us to discuss portraiture and will create a finished portrait on paper of one lucky audience member. As an Archibald finalist in 2017 & 2018 and winner of the Naked and Nude painting prize, Robert is one of Australia’s leading figurative painters,so this is an incredible opportunity to win a work on paper. Tickets available now via Eventbrite.
ARCHIBALD PRIZE SELECTIONS
TOBY ANSELL Justice Anthony North with Hat (retired Judge)
L. BÂGU BATSON Elliot Goblet (Jack Levi, comedian)
KATE BEYNON Hybrid self with kindred spirits
WANDA BRABENEC K1P1 (self-portrait, artist and teacher)
EMILY CROCKFORD Funky Jungle Rosie in her Pom Pom Zoo (Rosie Deacon, artist)
MARK DOBER Liz reading (Haefliger’s Cottage) (Elizabeth Nelson, artist)
YVONNE EAST Dr Mehreen Faruqi and Cosmo (Greens Senator for NSW)
JOHN EDWARDS Self portrait with Elsie
McLEAN EDWARDS Mr Parker meets the Painter (Portrait of Derek Parker)
MARINA FINLAY Tim Schultz with de Chirico’s ‘The Divine Horses of Achilles’ (Tim Schultz, artist)
MERTIM GOKLAP Wendy’s Wonderland (Wendy Sharpe, artist)
HELENE GROVE The sum of us (Self portrait)
JANE GUTHLEBEN The dog walker (Self portrait as an ornament)
CRAIG HANDLEY Some Assembly Required
SOPHIA HEWSON Sex worker activist Tilly Lawless seen through bars
ANDREW LLOYD GREENSMITH Two Lives One Soul- Annetta Able and Stephanie Heller identical twin survivors of Auschwitz and the last witnesses to a fragmenting memory (Annetta Able and Stephanie Heller)
ALISON MACKAY Under Her Eye (Charlotte Wood after Otto Dix) (Charlotte Wood, writer)
ROBERT MALHERBE Steven Alderton (director of the National Art School NSW)
MARIE MANSFIELD Kate Smith, artist patron (Kate Smith)
KERRY McINNIS Drawn in steel (Harrie Fasher) (sculptor)
JOANNE MORRIS Lister (Anthony Lister, artist)
NATIKA NEWING-STERN High Priestess of Silly Scribbles and Patron Saint of Wobbly Wibbles sending inter-dimensional blessings of Creative Reverie and Utopian Dreams (Self Portrait with Love)
RODNEY POPLE Anya and Ken (Ken Unsworth, artist)
CAMERON POTTS The Moment (Kevin Parker, Songwriter, Musician, Tame Impala)
NIGEL SENSE Self Portrait
WENDY SHARPE Megan Wilding as Blackie Blackie Brown, Traditional Owner of Death
LILLI STROMLAND Derek (Derek Parker)
ANDREW SULLIVAN Roger Covell and the Song of the Magpie (Roger Covell, musicologist, critic
MADELEINE WINCH Homage to Edmund Capon (Self Portrait)
CAROLINE ZILINSKY Sir Fragrance (Jai Evans, fragrancer/lifestyle publicist)
WYNNE PRIZE SELECTIONS
NOLA YURNANGURNU CAMPBELL Ngayuku Ngurra
TONY COSTA Hacking River Audley R N P
ELISABETH CUMMINGS Yellow interior
NEIL EVANS Mallee
RENEE FRENCH Hills Hoist On Flood Gums
PETER GARDINER Et in arcadia ego (Inherited landscape)
JUNKO HAGIWARA Bronte
MARK HOWSON View to the east from a Mountain Pass
TIM JOHNSON Thredbo River
PETER JONES Carcoar
SALLY JOUBERT The Caravan Crawl
NICOLE KELLY The last of the day runs red
ROSS LAURIE Dry Red Rams Gully
MARIE MANSFIELD Lunch hour in the city
NAPUWARRI MARAWILI Tsunami site at Yathikpa
NOEL MCKENNA Brisbane Backyard
ANGUS NIVISON Strategy
LOUIS PRATT Regret
PETER SHARP White Mallee
PETER STEVENS River
MATTHEW TUMBERS Until under the evening
STUART WATTERS Hinterland
DAWEI XU On the way home