Les Sculptures Refusees at Q Station
It’s a big deal for any artist to get their work exhibited in Sculpture by the Sea, the much-loved annual outdoor exhibition along the coastal walk between Bondi and Tamarama. But there are also plenty of artists whose work doesn't get featured, but still deserve to be seen and commended.
That’s what Les Sculptures Refusees is for. The sculpture exhibition first debuted in 2020 to support artists who didn’t make the cut for Sculpture by the Sea, and instead dots their pieces around Manly’s historic Q Station. It’s inspired by Salon des Refuses (French for “exhibition of rejects”), which showcases works not accepted into the official Paris salon, and other similar alternative exhibitions around the world.
This year’s featured artists include award-winners Akira Kamada and Orest Keywan, alongside Rosanna Goslett-King, Anna Dudek, Sarah Fitzgerald and more – a total of 20.
Walk around Q Station to view 24 large-scale contemporary artworks and sculptures, set against Manly’s rolling hills and historic glasshouse, with Sydney harbour and the city skyline in the background.
Entry and parking are free.