Naked & Nude Art Prize
Laura Matthews wins the
Naked & Nude Art Prize 2019
Congratulations to Laura Matthews winner of the $30,000 Naked & Nude Art Prize® 2019, with her work ‘Sea Creatures’.
Judge Denise Mimmocchi, Senior Curator Australian Art at the Art Gallery of NSW made these comments about the winning work:
“This beautifully composed painting may be a landscape (or seascape) but it is one that pivots around the formation of the two female figures. Their connection to each other and to their beach setting is the true subject of the work. Despite the agitated surface texture of this painting; one that encapsulates the perpetual motion of the ocean setting, the work exudes a great sense of calm and intimacy. The figures here do indeed appear as ‘sea creatures’ as they are drawn into their environment, and lead us, as viewers, in with them. What small detail, we wonder, that has caught their attention on the shore?
The painting is ultimately such a successful one as it is charged with a strong sense of the physicality of the figures and the human connection between them and their environment.”
Finalists Announced Naked & Nude 2019
The shortlist has been revealed for Naked & Nude Art Prize 2019 with 58 artists selected from a record number of entries from artists all over Australia.
The artworks include sculpture, painting, ceramics, drawing, photography, installation and video – highlighting the diversity of approaches to the representation of the human form by contemporary artists in Australia.
The 2019 Finalists are:
Laura Badertscher, Eva Beltran, Matteo Bernasconi, Satu Bushell, Daniel Butterworth, Jodi Clark, Robbie Crane, Gemma Cross, Cam Crossley , Dagmar Cyrulla, Ryan William Daffurn, Jackson Davies, Beverley Davies, Jesse Dayan, Tamara Dean, Jesse Dolman, Ken Done, Olivier Duhamel, Rory Fink, Stefano Flonta, Todd Fuller, Caroline Gibbes, Jessica Guthrie, Rachel Hannan, Lyn Harrison, Geoff Harvey, Michelle Hawkins, Sally Hook, Vanessa Howells, Julie Hutchings, Zai Kuang, Elena Larkin, Kim Leutwyler, Laura Matthews, Jocelyn Maughan, Joanne Mulcahy-Zubani, Nathan Paddison, Freyja Palmer, Alice Palmer, Tom Phillips, Anton Piche, Jenny Pollak, James Price, Kate Rae, Jenny Rodgerson, Bruce Rowland, Ben Ryan, Michael Simms, Roger Skinner, Gary Smith, Mark Thompson, John van der Kolk, Jan Hendrik (Hans) van Weerd, Peter Wegner, Nicole Welch, Leigha White, Ainslie Wright, Caroline Zilinsky
The winner of the prize will receive $30,000 prize money and the winning artwork becomes part of the Gallery’s collection. The judge for the 2019 award is Denise Mimmocchi, Senior Curator Australian Art at the Art Gallery NSW, with the winner announced at the Gala Opening event Saturday 7 September 6.30pm.
The popular People’s Choice voting will take place from September 7, 2019, until October 13, 2019, giving locals the chance to vote for their favourite artwork. The People’s Choice Award of $1000 will be announced on 15 October 2019.
Manning Art Prize: Naked & Nude 2017
Major Acquisitive Prize $16,000 - Dagmar Cyrulla 'The phone call IV' oil on linen 122cm x 91cm
Second Prize $3,000 - Peter Churcher 'Kaue' oil on canvas 101cm x 74cm
The Robin Norling Bequest Prize $1,000 - Nick Mourtzakis 'Cadmium Green' oil on linen 44cm x 34cm
People's Choice Award $1,000 - Vicki Sullivan 'Back Study of Brianna' oil on linen 93cm x 80cm
View the 2017 catalogue here.
Manning Art Prize 2017 sponsors:
The Friends of the Manning Regional Art gallery Inc extend sincere thanks to Dr Philip and Mrs Dusty Walkom OAM, Gallery Patrons and sponsors of the $10,000 2015 Major Prize “Naked a& Nude.” Their continuing commitment and support of the arts is very much appreciated.
“STRINGYBARK” – Barry & Helen Schlenker
HAWORTH HOLDINGS PTY LTD – in memory of Deborah Scargill
DR GARY SCHILLER
NORMAN SHAPRO & ALANA PARKINS OAM
YOUR HERITAGE PLANNING
JOCELYN MAUGHAN ART FOUNDATION
DR CHARLES AND MRS JAN EVERINGHAM
GREAT LAKES PADDOCKS
DR COLIN ROSE OAM AND MRS DIANE ROSE OAM
MICHAEL AND JENNY KENT – MID NORTH COAST SLEEP CLINIC
MAYO PRIVATE HOSPITAL – MR GREG GIBSON
| DR ALAN & MRS KIMBELL HOPCROFT
||COMBOYNE CULTURES – Peter Jeffrey & Anke Peeters
| DRS PETER BRAUDE
|| FISH FISH FISH RESTAURANT
| JOHNSON & THOMPSON CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS
|| EXCHANGE HOTEL – Gary Rollings
| SAXBY’S PHARMACY – Ian Carr
|| CAR PARK DELI
| PATON HOOKE LAWYERS – Mr James Paton
|| BENT ON FOOD
| MR JOHN & MRS MAY AMBOUR
|| SOLOMONS FRUIT MARKET
|| RAW SUGAR CAFE
|| BEAN BAR CAFE
Conditions of entry and entry form can be found online.
The winner of the 2017 major $16,000 Acquisitive Prize for most outstanding work in the exhibition was Dagmar Cyrulla for her oil painting ‘the phone call IV"