Salon des Refuses – 14 September to 7 October

Salon des Refuses – 14 September to 7 October

For the first time ever, Rotorua Museum is delighted to host a Salon des Refusés exhibition in conjunction with the 2017 exhibition of finalists.

All works not selected for the finalist exhibition are given the opportunity to be displayed in the Salon des Refusés exhibition, on show at Rotorua Library (1238 Pukuatua St) from 14 September until 7 October 2017 (during normal library opening hours).

Salon des Refusés is a French term for an exhibition of works not selected and originates back in 1863 when works by now-famous artists like Manet, Whistler, Pissarro and Jongkind were not selected for the annual Paris Salon. The Salon des Refusés enables Rotorua Museum to showcase even more of the region’s artistic talent, and gives all the entered artists the opportunity to profile and sell their work.

The Rotorua Museum Art Awards 2017 exhibition of finalists will be on display at Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre from 9 September until 6 October 2017, 10am – 4pm.

Entry to both exhibitions is free with all artworks for sale to the public throughout the exhibition period.

The 2017 awards are sponsored by Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust, the Friends of Rotorua Museum, Toi Ohomai and More FM.

For further information please contact Rotorua Museum, phone 07 350 1814 or email rotorua.museum@rotorualc.nz