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The alternative Archibald and Wynne Prize selection. The irreverent and playful rabble-rouser.

The prized selection of the humorous, innovative, mad, bad and dangerous entries includes portraits of arts and entertainment personalities such as Osher Gunsberg, David Walsh AO, Jean Kittson, Paul Capsis, Katie Noonan, Maria Venuti and indigenous film maker Warwick Thornton.

A portrait of politician Penny Wong is among the 40 works selected from the Archibald Prize and 24 works from the Wynne Prize entries that will be shown exclusively at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery of the Archibald, the Salon des Refusés showcases ’the ones that got away’.

The Salon des Refusés follows the tradition made famous by Napoleon lll in Paris in 1863, when he insisted that the huge number of works which had been rejected by the Academy for that year’s Salon be displayed for the public to view and judge.

The very first Salon des Refusés included works by Edouard Manet and Camille Pissarro.

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