HIDDEN FACES – The 2016 Victorian Salon des Refuses?is an exhibition of portraits by Victorian artists, originally submitted for a number of national portrait prizes, including the Doug Moran, Portia Geach, Archibald, Black Swan, Mortimore & Glendora Percival, which were either not hung in the ?official? exhibitions or have not been shown in Melbourne.

Now well established in Melbourne?s arts calendar, HIDDEN FACES unveils a broad spectrum of entertaining, challenging & insightful paintings of well-known? sports Icons; performers, artists, writers and public figures.

Hidden Faces follows in the long tradition of the French Impressionists of the 1860s who held a breakaway exhibition from the French Academy.? The inaugural Salon des Refuses, held in 1863 by command of Napoleon III, included works by acclaimed artists Edmund Manet, Camille Pissarro & Paul Cezanne.

The People’s Choice Award is a visitor’s favourite with prizes provided by the Hilton Melbourne South Wharf.

“There is something new and different each year and , now in its 15th year, Hidden Faces continues to reveal the amazing portraiture talent in Victoria through these 45 impressive artworks”, says Jacqueline Taylor OAM, Curator/manager.

The Exhibition is on now at the Hilton, Melbourne South Wharf and runs through to October 6.


Credit: Raelene Sharp