Ikuntji Artist are proud to have works by Artists Anne Dixon and Eunice Napanangka Jack in this years Salon des Refusés Exhibition.
Every August the Salon des Refusés, held at Charles Darwin University Art Gallery, exhibits works submitted but not accepted into NATSIAA (National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards). Its quality demonstrates the superb standard of art being created by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, nationwide.
The name Salon des Refusés generally describes a group of works rejected by the jury of official awards but the term is most famously used to refer to the Salon des Refusés of 1863. As early as the 1830s, Paris art galleries had mounted small-scale, private exhibitions of works rejected by the Salon jurors. The glamorous event of 1863 was actually sponsored by the French government. In that year, artists protested the Salon jury’s rejection of more than 3,000 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.
August 7th – 6pm
Location & Contact
Charles Darwin University Art Gallery
Building Orange 12, Casuarina campus, Brinkin NT 0810, Australia