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Salon des Refusés 2024

8 August 2024 - 1 September 2024


8 August 2024
1 September 2024
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Join the celebration of Brisbane portrait artists and their sitters at the 2024 Brisbane Portrait Prize Salon des Refusés.

This annual event aims to encourage public engagement with the arts while showcasing the talents of local portrait artists.

The Salon des Refusés is a partnership between the Brisbane Portrait Prize and the Royal Queensland Art Society, and features works selected by Salon Judges. The exhibition provides excellent exposure for the artists who have entered the Brisbane Portrait Prize but were not selected as finalists.

The exhibition is set to be a memorable experience for both artists and visitors to the gallery. Entry to the exhibition is free, except for ticketed events.

Don’t miss this exciting event that celebrates our homegrown portrait artists and personalities.

For more information on the Brisbane Portrait Prize visit https://brisbaneportraitprize.org/2024-prize/

The Royal Queensland Art Society is proudly supported by

Brisbane City Council

Click on the buttons below to view prizes, event dates, entry fees and terms and conditions:


Event ActivityDate
1Entry forms submitted to BPP by:Wednesday 22nd May https://brisbaneportraitprize.org/2024-prize/
2Finalists Announced to the public:Thursday 18th July
2Bring in day-Artwork to be delivered to RQAS:Saturday 3rd August, 10:30am - 3:00pm
3Exhibition Opens to Public:Thursday 8th August, 10:00am
4Gala Event & Awards NightSaturday 10th August, 6:00pm
5Wine and Cheese EventSaturday 24th August, 2:00pm
6Exhibition closes:Sunday 1st September, 3:30pm
7Bump out Day - pickup your work:Monday 2nd September, 10:00am to 12:00pm


Refer to Brisbane Portrait Prize website https://www.brisbaneportraitprize.org/2023-prize/info-for-artists/


Selectors Award$500 - each of the three selectors will award a prize to an artwork of their choice
Peoples Choice12 Months free RQAS Brisbane Branch Membership

As per Brisbane Portrait Prize. 

Click the link below for further information

Info for artists

Please refer to Brisbane Portrait Prize Terms Also

Finishing and Professionalism for Artwork Entered into RQAS Exhibitions


When entering artwork into RQAS exhibitions, the artworks need to be presented and finished in a professional manner. This helps the gallery to create a cohesive exhibition with a professional look, as well as ensuring the hanging process is easy and safe for our staff and volunteers.


Artworks must be clean, dry and professionally finished before being delivered to the gallery. This includes cleaning the glass and wiping off any dust that may have accumulated while in storage.

To download guidelines and view images please click here

Painted Edges & Framed Works

If works on stretched canvas are not framed the edges of the canvas must be cleanly finished. Artists may choose to paint the edge a single colour such as grey or a colour that complements the artwork, see  Figure 1, or you may complete the artwork in the “round” as in Figure 2. In the “round” means to extend the painting around the edge of the canvas. Essentially, the edges should not have random marks, such as fingerprints or paint drips.

D Rings

Framed artworks and works on canvas (or otherwise mounted) must be ready to hang on the wall using medium or large sized “D” rings placed approximately 5-10cm from the top of the frame. Attach hooks facing upwards and on the outside of the canvas frame, as pictured in Figure 3. Wire or string is not required. However, if you would like to add wire or string, please see Figure 3. As you can see the wire is further down the canvas and is not attached to the top “D” ring.

Squaring Up

To determine if a rectangular or square canvas is “square” or “squared up”, measure the diagonal of the canvas/artwork, and it should be the same length both ways. Please refer to Figure 4.

Foxing & Mould

Foxing is an age-related process of deterioration that causes spots and browning and can appear as brown, yellow, or red stains on the paper or canvas. If it appears on an artwork mat, the work must be reframed with a new mat. If it appears on the canvas or paper, it must be treated and repainted, so it is not visible.

Artwork Labels

Clearly mark the artist’s name, contact details, the title of work, and price on an artwork label, to be placed on the back of the work. We need this information to easily identify your artwork before the exhibition labels (didactics) and catalogue are printed for the exhibition. Some artists choose to write this information on the back of the frame/canvas directly. You may also choose to include this on a removable/temporary label, or on a permanent label or “Certificate of Authenticity”.