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24th Archibald Real Refuses art show

Where
TAP Gallery
TAP Gallery
259 Riley Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010
When

Every day, 12pm to 6pm Saturday 3 October to Sunday 18 October

We can’t wait to see the works not selected this year!

Real Refuses has become firmly established as part of the “Archibald Season”. Not everyone can win an Archibald but here everyone can exhibit along side their peers.

While it is an exhibition of rejected artwork, it is much more than that. It is about giving a fair go to all the artists involved in Australia’s largest art events. For the past 24 years TAP Gallery has hosted the Real Refuses where we guarantee to hang all work not shortlisted for the Archibald.

In the past an extraordinary range of subjects from musicians, actors, politicians including:-

  • NSW Premier

  • Mayor of Willoughby

  • Anthony Mundeen

  • Tony Abbott

  • Leo Sawyer

  • Former Prime Minister John Howard

  • Madame Lash

  • Elizabeth Cummings

  • Professor Bruce James Brew

  • Jaiwei, (a winner of the Sulman.)

You’ll find past winners of Australia’s biggest art prizes here as well!

If we encourage each other every year to enter, one of us will get hung at some time in our artistic career.

Here is the address to apply

Contact event organiser

Lesley Dimmick Gallery Manager

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