Current exhibition

Salon de Refusés, 2016

4 August – 30 September 2016.

The Salon des Refusés, a companion exhibition to the prestigious National and Torres Strait Islander Art Award (NATSIAA), showcases artworks that are submitted but not accepted into NATSIAA.

This year is the first time the exhibition is hosted by the CDU Art Gallery. It is being presented by Paul Johnstone Gallery and Outstation – art from art centres.

The Salon des Refusés is generally an exhibition of works rejected by the jury of official awards but it is most famously used to refer to the Salon des Refusés of 1863, which was sponsored by the French Government and saw artists protesting the Salon jury’s rejection of more than 3000 works, far more than usual.

“Wishing to let the public judge the legitimacy of these complaints,” said an official notice, Emperor Napoléon III decreed that the rejected artists could exhibit their works in an annex to the regular Salon.

The CDU Art Gallery is open 10am to 4pm Wednesday to Friday and 10am to 2pm Saturday, and located in building Orange 12 on Casuarina campus.

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