THE LESTER PRIZE 2019/20 SJOGHC TOURING OUTDOOR EXHIBITION
A digitally printed exhibition of The Lester Prize Salon des Refusés (Semi-Finalists) on Outdoor Exhibition Boxes.
The idea of the Salon des Refusés originated in Paris in the nineteenth century when works by avant-garde artists were not accepted into exhibitions organised by the establishment. This led to artists mounting their own exhibitions, where they achieved great success.
The Lester Prize initiated the Salon as part of our Exhibition Season in 2007 and our On The Big Screen collection in 2017 in response to the high number of entries submitted to the Prize that were not selected as finalists for the Main Awards at Art Gallery WA. This alternative collection of works are selected for their quality, diversity, or exciting or witty approach to portraiture.
Our 2019 Lester Prize Semi-Finalists, have been given an opportunity to showcase their work in a similar spirit in this Outdoor Exhibition. As a result, members of the public can experience the full variety of works submitted, and the talents of the artists who submitted them.
Dates: Fri 13 Dec 2019 to Wed 5 Feb 2020
Time: 8.30am – 8pm | Open daily
Location: Outside the Main Entrance | St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals
1 Clayton Street, Midland WA 6056
This exhibition is proudly supported by St John of God Health Care.