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Hidden Faces - The 2016 Victorian Salon des Refuses Exhibition

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Until 6 Oct 2016

Portraits by Victorian artists, originally submitted for a number of national portrait prize, including the Doug Moran, Portia Geach, Archibald, Black Swan, Mortimore and Percival, which were either not hung in the official exhibitions or have not been shown in Melbourne, are on show - a diverse array of exciting, diverse, witty and experimental artworks by Victorian artists whose talent deserves to be seen and appreciated.

Now well established in Melbourne's arts calendar, Hidden Faces unveils a broad spectrum of entertaining, challenging and insightful paintings of well-known sports Icons; performers, artists, writers and public figures.

Hidden Faces follows in the long tradition of the French Impressionists of the 1860s who held a breakaway exhibition from the French Academy. The inaugural Salon des Refuses, held in 1863 by command of Napoleon III, included works by acclaimed artists Edmund Manet, Camille Pissarro and Paul Cezanne.

The People's Choice Award is a visitor's favourite with prizes provided by the Hilton Melbourne South Wharf.

'There is something new and different each year and , now in its 15th year, Hidden Faces continues to reveal the amazing portraiture talent in Victoria', says Jacqueline Taylor OAM, Curator and manager.

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