Artist Talk @ Manning Regional Art Gallery

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Come along for a special insight into the work of Laura Matthews, Sea Creatures, the winning work of the Naked & Nude Art Prize 2019. Learn about the passion behind her work, techniques used and processes developed, with this informative floor talk.  

Laura Matthews

Sea Creatures, oil on canvas, 2019.

'I spent most of my youth voluntarily incarcerated in the life room at the Slade. It has taken me over thirty years to address the subject of ‘The Nude’ to find a reason to paint it once again.

The fabulously raw and unselfconscious cavorting of my niece and her friend on a local beach gave me the inspiration I needed to reinvent the subject as “figure in the landscape”. These Sea Creatures are at ease with both their nudity and physicality and at one with their environment. The work represents a rare and special moment.'


  • Saturday, 12 October 2019 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Manning Regional Art Gallery, 12 Macquarie Street, TAREE 2430  View Map

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