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Les Sculptures Refusees 2021

For the second consecutive year, Q Station Manly is thrilled to play host once again to Les Sculptures Refusées, an outdoor fringe sculpture exhibition that has attracted a cult-like following of its own.

This annual sculpture exhibition builds on the legacy of other renowned Salon des Refusés exhibitions, which support the creation and exhibition of new work by artists that were refused entry into major exhibitions. Les Sculptures Refusées supports artists that missed out on Bondi’s famed Sculpture by the Sea.

Les Sculptures Refusées will be one of the few outdoor sculpture exhibitions opening in NSW this year, and brings with it experienced, well-respected artists together with emerging artists to support the realisation of high quality sculptural work.

From 20 October 2021 through to 27 January 2022, the public will be able to walk the historic Q Station site and view up to 24 large scale contemporary art works by some of Australia’s best sculptors, doubling the number of works displayed in 2020. The sculptures will be displayed across the vast grounds of Q Station, with many highlighted over the rolling hills around the historic Glasshouse and with Sydney Harbour and CBD in the background.

The Artists for 2021 include the award-winning Akira Kamada and Orest Keywan, as well as the renowned Rosanna Goslett-King and Sarah FitzGerald. See the full list on the Les Sculptures Refusées website.

This year’s judges include renowned Art Critic, John McDonald, Art Historian Dr. Michael Hill and Manager of Arts and Culture for the Northern Beaches Council, Josephine Bennett. There will be two prizes, First Prize and the People’s Choice award.

During the course of the exhibition, Q Station will be keeping guests well fed and hydrated, with food and beverage offerings from its multiple onsite cafe, bar and restaurant venues including G&Tea House.

The exhibition is open to the public and entry is free.

A series of workshops and artist tours will also take place during October and November, pending changing restrictions and health advice. Check the Les Sculptures Refusées website regularly for up-to-date information.



20th October 2021 9:00am — 27th January 2022 5:00pm
Q Station Sydney Harbour National Park, North Head Scenic Drive, Manly NSW, Australia
9466 1500
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