Salon des Refusés 2015
11 Jun - 14 Jun 2015
Fri 12 Jun - Sun 14th Jun 2015
Opening Night Vernissage: Thursday 11 June, 5-9pm
Music from Happenstance Radio Crew 
Complementary wine sponsored by I Heart Wine - 
Advanced Ticket: FREE - book here
On The Door: £3
Happenstance Art & Framing Gallery in association with London Art Events brings you Salon des Refusés 2015, the annual exhibition of artwork 'refusés' from the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Inspired by the 1870s Paris Salon that championed Impressionists such as Monet, Degas and Manet after their rejection from their national academy this exhibition is, for the fourth year, promoting the artists and genres of the future.
This year Salon des Refusés will take place at the original creative pioneer of the Hackney art scene - [Space] Gallery. SPACE is a gallery steeped in its own history. It was founded by artists Bridget Riley, who actually rejected the Royal Academy and whose Optical Art genre initially suffered the same rejection as Impressionism - Peter Sedgley and Peter Townsend in 1968, at the height of the global creative peak that was the 1960s.
SPACE has lots of it (!) so we are expecting even more RA Refusés than in previous years. We have also invited Street Artists who want to exhibit their work in a gallery to participate in a special Salon d' Art Urbain - this will be the only exhibition to have street/urban art and 'fine' art hanging side by side.
As usual there will be Public Voting to find the people's favourite art work at the Salon, with a prize worth £300 for 1st place donated by Happenstance Framing in association with London Art Events. There will also be a program of Sound Art events curated by Sonica Found Music™ / Sonica FM running for 3 days in the wonderful [Space] Gallery annex.
All in all, it's going to be a truly awesome show that brings art back to the people where it belongs!