We are delighted to introduce to you our selectors, who have the unenviable job of choosing the finalists for the Salon des Refusés.
With so much talent on offer it isn’t easy and we appreciate their professionalism and expertise when faced with the daunting task of selecting approximately 60 works out of over 300.
Lizzie Riek is the Collections and Curatorial Officer at Redland Art Gallery and has experience working in public and university galleries. Beginning her arts career with a Bachelor of Fine Art (Printmaking) at Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Lizzie has gone on to recently complete a Master of Museum Studies at University of Queensland (UQ), and is currently undertaking a PhD (UQ) on contemporary archival art practices.
Dr Kay Kane
RQAS Fellow and former President, Kay completed a fine art degree at Central School of Art, London, in 1981, and has thereafter exhibited in international and local galleries, including solo exhibitions. She has long been active in the art world, conducting many workshops and has extensive experience judging art awards, including one in New York in 2017. Kay is an experienced portrait painter and her work is represented in art collections in Australia and internationally, and has been hung in many major Australian exhibitions. She has been twice winner of the Harold and Agnes Richardson Art award and received several first prizes including the prestigious Queensland Figurative in 2016, and was a Salon Des Refusés winner in 2021.
Laura Brinin is a Brisbane-based curator of contemporary art. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) in 2012 and continued her visual art practice overseas in 2013 in Canada with a Visual Art residency. Upon returning home, Laura has since pursued professional curatorial practice at QUT and Side Gallery in Red Hill. Laura has exhibited her own work both in Australia and overseas and as an independent freelance curator across Brisbane. This primarily focussed on engagement and activation of public spaces, as well as consulting for private interior collections. You can find her most days reading, playing with her sausage dogs, and visiting art galleries.
Congratulations to all the artists selected in the 2022 Salon des Refusés, run in conjunction with the Brisbane Portrait Prize.
Exhibition on show at Petrie Terrace Gallery from Thursday 6th October – Sunday 6th November 2022