If you’d love some new art for your wall – for free, or you have some unwanted art you’d love to pass on, head to the Coal Loader at Waverton for the ‘Salon de Refuse’ – or le swap n go!
In the 1800s, the Salon des Refusés was an art exhibition held in Paris, to show paintings that had been rejected by the selection committee of the “Paris Salon” – the official annual showcase of French art. In 2021, it’s the best way to swap your own unwanted wall art for something else! And it’s happening at the wonderful Coal Loader in Waverton from now until November 17.
Says North Sydney Council, “Salon de Refuse is an environmental sharing art-event, created by Street Bounty, presented by The Coal Loader, and curated by YOU!
A wordplay on the iconic Salon des Refusés, this free art exhibition/shop aims to promote the recycling and rehoming of artistic assets, keeping curbs cleaner, landfill emptier and wallets fuller. Salon de Refuse will be taking up residence for two weeks in The Old Workshop at The Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability during November 2021.”
With it now being more important than ever to keep items out of landfill, the swap economy is the way forward, and what better way to change up your home interior than with a striking new piece or two for your wall.
Taking part in “Salon de Refuse” is easy…
-You can hang something up – Paintings, Photos, a Picasso, Posters, the Portrait of Dorian Gray – whatever… there is even room for some small 3-D works too.
-You can take something you like and give it a happy new home!
– You can just go and take a look.
But… you don’t need to bring anything to take something…
So grab ALL the kerbside art treasures you can find and we will see you there!
Open from 7am to 7pm daily.
For up-to date community posts on new artwork available click here to: follow the event page on Facebook.