The 2021 Victorian Salon des Refusés
This portrait was submitted to the 2021 Archibald Prize.
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Cat #15 John Mandich
MAN BEHIND THE SCENES, John D'Alesssandro
Oil on Canvas
183 cm high x 137 cm wide
I’ve known John D’Alessandro for many years. John owns and runs the Evelyn Hotel. It is one of the longest running seven nights a week original band venues.
He also runs Workers Club.
A very modest man who helped many struggling musicians, John has done so much for Melbourne’s music scene in the past thirty years as he stands ‘Behind the Scenes’. Some of the musicians who had regular gigs at the Evelyn are: Jack Jones, Eddie Perfect, Ezekeil Ok, with his bands Mammal, Nai Palm, Hiatus Kaiyote, 30 - 70 and many more and many more in years to come.
Its been great painting John’s portrait and expose the man ‘Behind the Scenes’ who is a true supporter of Melbourne’s music scene.