August 09

SALON DES REFUSES DARWIN STYLE

David Broker, Matt Ward and Paul Johnstone

David Broker, Matt Ward and Paul Johnstone

Dusting ourselves off after the unfortunate CDU experience faith was quickly and decisively restored with a warm Darwin welcome at the Old Bank, host to  Salon des Refuses. There is an old tradition in the arts where works not selected for a major exhibition like the prestigious National Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Art Awards are exhibited so that us punters can make up our own minds and see what’s on the selection panel’s (mind that is). This was the brilliant idea of Matt Ward of Outstation Gallery  and Paul Johnstone of Paul Johnstone Gallery. Local arts luminary Frank Gohier produced the t shirts and poster. All up a fantastic high-spirited opening and a wonderful opportunity to get way from stuffy museums. There is a lot of images from this opening … may have got carried away with the social action in a classic case of overcompensation ! Salon de refuses at The Old Bank corner of Smith and Bennett Sts Darwin until 20 August.

Brian

Brian

Leanne, Tarzan and Bry

Leanne, Tarzan and Bry

Terry and Timothy Cook (winner of last years NATSIAA)

Terry and Timothy Cook (winner of last years NATSIAA)

Rob and Deb

Rob and Deb

Kathy and Therese

Kathy and Therese

Lisa, Lucille and Leon

Lisa, Lucille and Leon

Therese Ritchie

Therese Ritchie

Ross, Ursula and Ian

Ross, Ursula and Ian

Suzanne and Graham

Suzanne and Graham

http://www.suzanneoconnell.com

Pip and Kathy

Pip and Kathy

David

David

Simon and Peter

Simon and Peter

Pip and Steve

Catherine and Steve

Lisette, Marina, Robin and Jax

Lisette, Marina, Robin and Jax

stunning work by Gary Lee

for the record : stunning work by Gary Lee