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Les Sculptures Refusees 2020

Having long been a supporter of the arts, Q Station in Manly is thrilled to be the host of the inaugural Les Sculptures Refusées, an outdoor sculpture exhibition modelled on The Archibald Prize’s Salon de Refusés, exhibiting works which missed out on the Archibald and attracting a cult-like following of its own.

The open-air exhibition is an exciting new opportunity for the local community to experience creations by some of Australia’s best sculptors, with most situated at the property’s iconic Pier and Quarantine Beach. From 15 October – 19 November 2020, Les Sculptures Refusées will be open to all with free entry.

Artists for this exhibition include revered Orest Keywan, Lucy Barker,  Simon Hodgson, Anthony Battaglia, Paul Selwood, Ellenore Griffith and founder Tania McMurtry.

The sculptures will be judged by Katherine Roberts, Senior Curator at Manly Art Gallery & Museum Jo Neville, Q Station’s current Artist in Residence and Brian Tunks, Director at Bisonhome.

During Les Sculptures Refusées 2020 a free 40 minute tour will run each weekend day giving insights into the poignant stories of the immigrants and quarantine staff who spent time at the Quarantine Station. The “If Walls could Talk” Tour will commence at 2pm from A9 Lawn in Wharf Precinct, Q Station on
Saturdays and Sundays 17th October- 15th November 2020. To book your free place, click HERE.  Please arrive at the start location  by 1.45pm to register your contact details before the tour. If you arrive later, you could lose your place due to expected high demand.

All guests must wear a mask for the duration of the tour.​




16th October 2020 9:00am — 19th November 2020 5:00pm
Q Station Sydney Harbour National Park, North Head Scenic Drive, Manly NSW, Australia
9466 1500
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