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Real Refuse Exhibition

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

Every day, 12pm to 6pm Monday 18 May to Sunday 31 May Except Saturday 23 May

Cost

Free

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.

Not everyone can win an Archibald but here everyone can exhibit along side their peers. (You’ll find past winners of Australia’s biggest art prizes here as well!)

In the past an extraordinary range of subjects have been shown, from musicians, actors, politicians including the NSW Premier, Mayor of Willoughby, Anthony Mundeen, Tony Abbott, Leo Sawyer, the then Prime Minister John Howard, Madame Lash, Elizabeth Cummings, Professor Bruce James Brew, and Jaiwei, (a winner of the Sulman.)

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

Saturday 23 May marks the 24th Anniversary of Australia’s largest Art Event – Real Refuses – where artists not selected for the Archibald, Wynne, Sulman, and Doug Moran art prizes exhibit their work at Tap Gallery in Surry Hills to win the popular “People’s Choice Award”, selected by the public on the night.

Real Refuses has become firmly established as part of the “Archibald Season”.

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