TOP 12 Artworks of Salon des Refusés 2018

As voted by all visitors to the exhibition, here are the TOP 12 Artworks of this year’s Salon des Refusés Exhibition.

#1 Fern Boy by Cristina Schek

50x60cm, Photograph, 2017.

Cristina Schek 2:2 - 'Fern Boy', 2017 by Cristina Schek

#2 Brexit Gin Lane by Demitri The Krah

61x86cm, Etching/Engraving on panel/Board, 2018.

Demitri The Krah

#3 Krater by Celia Macpherson

23x843x43cm, Clay, 2017.



#4 Stream in a Freezing Misty Dawn by Claud Money

85x85cm, Acrylic on Board.

Claud Money

#5 The Chavs Progress by Isaac McKenzie

80x110cm, Hard ground etching, 2017.

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#6 English Breakfast, with Mail by Kevin Raftery

100x100cm, printed dibond panel, tablecloth, tableware, 2018.

Kevin Raftery

#7 ‘Eleven Years Under’ by Jacky Chapman – 732 children shot in 2017 in the USA

65x68x88cm, Plaster casting with air dried clay (painted) and metal, 2018.

732 children (age 0-11) killed or injured in the USA in 2017. Source:  Gun Violence Archives/Guardian

#8 Moonlight by Marina Emphietzi 

83x63cm, Acrylic on canvas, 2017.

Marina Emphietzi

#9 ’24 54′ by Sharon Harvey

91x91cm, Acrylic and resin on board, 2018.

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#10 Blueprint / Boobprint by Sophia Gravina

87x87cm, Acrylic on card, 2018

Sophia Gravina

#11 Stairway to Heaven by Errol Robertson

185x215x215cm, Wood, metal, vinyl, plastic & fabric on MDF base layer, 2018

Errol Robertson - Stairway - Front View

#12 Danse Macabre by Jill Desborough

20x85x26cm, Sculpture / Mixed Media, 2018

Jill Desbo - Danse Macabre


Salon des Refusés 2018 on LondonLive

Independent pop-up gallery put on their annual exhibition

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Independent pop-up gallery Happenstance Art and Framing have put on their annual exhibition.

Salon Des Refuses celebrates the misunderstood and overlooked work by the Royal Academy Summer exhibition and includes sculpture, installation and paintings by over 150 different artists.

Salon des Refusés 2018

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In the tradition of the 19th century Parisian Salon des Refusés, Happenstance Art & Framing Gallery presents the 7th Salon des Refusés: Exhibition of Artworks Refused from the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.

Our annual extravaganza of artworks missed, unappreciated, misunderstood or sacrificed at the last minute by the Royal Academy Selection Commitee will this year feature over 100 UK and international creators across a range of art forms. This is a unique chance to appreciate non-establishment and democratic art.

Exhibition open to the public:
7 June – 6pm-9pm – RSVP
8 June – 10am-9pm*
9 June – 10am-9pm
10 June – 10am-5pm

7th of June is the First Thursdays event with live DJs.
The evening of Friday the 8th of June is for the Opening Reception with complimentary drinks and late opening.
*Ticket only 6pm-9pm

Artist Submissions 2018 Open Now

Salon des Refusés Summer Exhibition

Annual Exhibition of Artworks Rejected by the RA Summer Exhibition

7 – 10 June 2018

at Candid Arts Trust, 3-5 Torrens Street, Islington, London EC1V 1NQ

Organised by Happenstance Art & Framing Gallery

Artist Submissions Open Now

All artists who have submitted their artworks to the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and were not selected are welcome to exhibit those artworks at Salon des Refusés 2018.

To submit your artworks please email the Salon des Refusés Team on with details of not selected artworks. 

To avoid disappointment, please get in touch asap, as we will stop taking submissions once the gallery is full.


#1 of TOP 12 Artworks of Salon des Refusés 2017

Based on general public votes.

#1 – ‘The Imaginary Iceberg’ by Yufei Li.

Digital print, 50x70cm, 2017.

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#1 of TOP 12 Artworks of Salon des Refusés 2017 – ‘The Imaginary Iceberg’ by Yufei Li.

The title is adopted from Elizabeth Bishop’s poem. A fragile iceberg is reconstructed in the fictional construction drawing, with our emotional attachment to the vanished physical landscapes. It is the virtual representation in this digital era of our aesthetic desire of nature.
About the Artist:
Yufei is a graphic and architectural designer. Flitting between China, Singapore and the United Kingdom for the past twelve years, her interests fall into narrative cartography and line drawing as a form of revealing remote and imaginary landscapes. She studied architecture at the Architectural Association and is currently based in London.