Salon des Refuses

Various Artists - Salon des Refuses

23rd MARCH 2012: The opening night and celebration for the

Salon des Refuses

at the Serpentine Community Gallery on Friday from 7pm.

Opening by Lismore City Deputy Mayor Isaac Smith.

For the second year running,

the Serpentine gallery is pleased and proud to host an exhibition

showcasing unselected entrants to the Northern Rivers Portrait Prize.

Everyone is welcome to attend the opening event.

Light refreshments will be available.

The opening

Lismore City Deputy Mayor Isaac Smith (left) officially opens the exhibition.

The Artworks

Click on the image above to view

larger images and for information on the artists,

the portraits and the sitters

Historically, the Salon des Refuses

is an exhibition of the works rejected

by the jury of the official Paris Salon.

Amongst the artists at the first exhibition,

held in 1863 by command of Napoleon III,

were Camille Pissarro, Henri Fantin-Latour,

James M. Whistler and Edouard Manet, whose work

'Le Dejeuner sur l'herbe'

was officially regarded as "an affront to taste".

Follow this link to Salon des Refuses 2011.

The Northern Rivers Portrait Prize 2012

131 Molesworth Street, Lismore

(02) 6622 2209

artgallery@lismore.nsw.gov.au

www.lismoregallery.org

SERPENTINE COMMUNITY GALLERY

17 Bridge St, North Lismore, NSW, 2480.

Contact (02) 6621 6845 or serpentineartsgall