The Royal Qld Art Society Petrie Terrace Gallery hosted the opening for the inaugural Salon des Refuse Exhibition for the Brisbane Portrait Prize in October. It was a fantastic night, opened by the Lord Mayor, overflowing with art, artists, celebrations and social distancing. The exhibition ran concurrently to the BPP and displayed another 65 stunning portraits selected from unsuccessful entries to the BPP. Considering there were 600 odd entries initially, it was a wonderful opportunity for more artists to exhibit their work. The exhibition closed on November 1 and was met with overwhelmingly positive feedback.

Readers also enjoyed our socials from Portrait Prize/Fashion Month