Naked & Nude Art Prize 2023

N&N winners image.jpg  


Online entries only

Entry form here Naked & Nude Art Prize - Friends of the Gallery (

“Naked & Nude refers to two things: firstly the great tradition of the Nude: a person who is bare with no covering or decoration. Secondly, a wider definition: something that is revealed, laid bare, unmasked or vulnerable”.

The biennial Naked & Nude Art Prize (previously the Manning Art Prize: Naked & Nude) commenced in 1990 with entries open to Australian artists. The Art Prize is a partnership between Friends of the Manning Regional Art Gallery and the Manning Regional Art Gallery. After 29 years, the Naked & Nude Art Prize has become a prestigious national event on the Australian Arts Calendar and is open to artists in a variety of mediums. The lucrative event in 2017 carried a $21,000 prize pool, which has been increased to $31,000 for 2019 and now $32,000 for 2021.  The winning entry is acquired by the Friends and donated to the Manning Regional Art Gallery’s permanent collection.

Without the generous gifts from all our supporters, the Friends of the Manning Regional Art Gallery could not present the Naked & Nude Art Prize to the community of the Mid North Coast. For more information and to enter, please go to the Friends of the Manning Regional Art Gallery Website, here


key partner 

MidCoast Council in Partnership with the Friends of the Manning Regional Art Gallery  

principal sponsor

The Friends of the Manning Regional Art Gallery Inc extend sincere thanks to Dr Philip and Mrs Dusty Walkom OAM, Gallery Patrons and principal sponsors of the Naked & Nude Art Prize. Their continuing commitment and support of the arts is greatly appreciated.

platinum sponsors 2021

Harworth Holdings Pty Ltd– in memory of Deborah Scargill

Barry Schlenker––in memory of Helen Schlenker

Paula Lowndes and Matthew Anlezark

gold sponsors 2021

Val Good Bequest

Norman Shapro and Alana Parkins OAM

Dr Charles and Mrs Jan Everingham

Mr Alan and Ms Mary-Ann Tickle

Susie Carlon and Neil Gibson––Mansfield on the Manning

Paul Stack––Stacks Finance

John and Carolyn Smith

Carlie Burke and Alex Cosway––Laing & Simmons Real Estate

Ashley and Kylie Cleaver––Cleavers Tyres

Mayo Private Hospital

valued sponsors 2021

Maurie and Deidre Stack––Nundoobah Retreat

Dr Alan and Mrs Kimbell Hopcroft

Mr James Paton

Jenny Kent

Dr Colin and Mrs Diana Rose OAM

Dr Peter Braude

Adam Johnson––Johnson & Mongan


Winner Announced 28 August 2021

The Manning Regional Art Gallery is delighted to announce the accomplished artist Wendy Sharpe will judge the 2021 Naked & Nude Art Prize.

“Wendy Sharpe is one of Australia’s most awarded artists, and as a former finalist and winner of the Naked & Nude Art Prize, we’re very pleased to be welcoming her back in 2021 to judge the competition,” said Gallery Director, Rachel Piercy.

Manning Regional Art Gallery throws open the virtual doors to its biennial art prize, Naked & Nude Art Prize 2021, on Saturday 28 August 4pm 2021

For the first time, the winner for the Naked & Nude Art Prize 2021 will be announced via our social media channels and website on Saturday 28th August 4pm. 

Visit our Facebook, Instagram or the link below this Saturday 28 August at 4pm to hear from Director Rachel Piercy and Judge Wendy Sharpe to announce the winner.


Pricelist(PDF, 45KB)

Congratulations to the 60 finalists for the Naked & Nude Art Prize 2021…

Tyler Arnold, Maree Azzopardi, Lili Bird, Stephen Bird, Lew Brennan, Daniel Butterworth, Richard Byrnes, Ann Cape, Amber Carbury, Ming How Chan, Lori Cicchini, Robbie Crane, Gemma Lee Cross, Cam Crossley, Dagmar Cyrulla, Monika Diak, Ken Done, Graeme Drendel, Jo Ernst, Joanna Gambotto, Peter Gardiner, Stephen Glassborow, Jessica Guthrie, Patrick Heath, Sally Hook, Jules Irving, Nicole Kelly, Zai Kuang, Tatyana Kulida, Marco Lavielle, Ryan Lee, Georgie Lucock, Mark Marin, Deborah Marks, Lauren McCartney, Matilda Michell, Freyja Moon, Ingrid V. Morley, Nathan Paddison, Alice Palmer, Mica Pillemer, Rachel Pinel, Honey Long Prue Stent, Richard Reynolds, Gwen Roberts, Bruce Rowland, Michael Simms, Peter Smeeth, Loribelle Spirovski, Nick Stathopoulos, Vicki Sullivan, Alex Thorby, Seabastion Toast, Julie Vinci, Lilli Waters, Christina Waterson, Oliver Watts, Cathy Weiszmann, Vicki White, Christine Wrest-Smith.