TopArts salon des refuses

Way back on 9 December 2011, we put a call out to all art students in VCE whose work wasn’t accepted into TopArts.

Unfortunately, the response wasn’t strong enough so we won’t be proceeding with an exhibition in 2012 .

We still believe it is a good idea and would love to run the exhibition in 2013, so please help us get the word out!

TopArts2013 Salon des Refuses

Are you an art student in VCE whose work wasn’t accepted into TopArts? Or do you know an art student in VCE whose work didn’t make the cut?

If there is enough interest, one hundredth gallery would like to hold a TopArts 2013 Salon des Refuses in late February 2013.

Salon des Refusés is a French for ‘exhibition of rejects’. It was generally used to describe an exhibition of works rejected by the jury of the official Paris Salon, but the term is now used widely to describe works that they may be too avant-garde for the mainstream exhibition (regardless of the venue). one hundredth gallery will sponsor this exhibition and is now calling for submissions from interested artists.

Submissions need to be no more than a page and should include a photo of the artwork along with its dimensions, details, medium etc. Submissions can be emailed to by 5 January 2013. If you would prefer to have a chat, please call on 0413 00 1234 or come into the gallery during any of our opening hours.

We will exhibit as many works as we can and may rotate works to provide as many new artists with an exhibition opportunity as possible.


The image below is of Le déjeuner sur l’herbe (The Luncheon on the Grass) by Édouard Manet. It was rejected by the Paris Salon in 1863. It now hangs in the Musée d’Orsay in Paris.