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Naked & Nude Art Prize 2019
September 7 - October 13

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Naked & Nude Art Prize’ is the only art award of its kind in Australia and will attract entries from across Australia from artists at all stages of their careers and working in all mediums.

The theme ‘Naked & Nude’ is an evocative platform for creative inspiration, and artists delve into representations of the human form. With a history dating back to ancient times across many cultures, the exposed human figure is one the most enduring themes in the visual arts, and remains relevant to artists across all disciplines.

The lucrative event this year carries a $30,000 Acquisitive prize, with the winning entry acquired by the Friends of the Gallery and donated to the Manning Regional Art Gallery permanent collection. A special people’s choice award of $1000 will be awarded by the visiting public at the conclusion of the exhibition.
The Biennial Manning Art Prize commenced in 1990, with entries open to Australasian artists.

The Art Prize highlights the unique partnership between the Friends of the Manning Regional Art Gallery, which funds the Art Prize through the Friends Art Fund Trust, and the Manning Regional Art Gallery. After 27 years, the Manning Art Prize has become a prestigious national event on the Australian Arts calendar, with previous winners including Rick Reynolds, Wendy Sharpe, Robert Malherbe, and Dagmar Cyrulla.

Special thanks are extended to Dr Philip Walkom and Mrs Dusty Walkom OAM, Gallery Patrons and major sponsors of the prize since its inception.
Image Credit: Dagmar Cyrulla The Phone Call IV 2017, oil on linen, Winner of the 2017 Naked & Nude Art Prize. Image courtesy of the Artist


September 7, 2019
October 13, 2019
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Manning Regional Art Gallery
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430 Australia


Manning Regional Art Gallery
6592 5455