web analytics

Christine Druitt Preston | Finalist | 2023 Naked & Nude Art Prize

Christine Druitt Preston: 'Home Alone', selected as finalist Manning Regional Gallery's 2023 Naked & Nude Art Prize. 
Catalogue-Christine Druitt Preston: 'Home Alone', selected as finalist Manning Regional Gallery's 2023 Naked & Nude Art Prize. 

Congratulations to our wonderful Artist, Christine Druitt Preston, whose work ‘Home Alone’, has been selected as finalist in the Manning Regional Gallery’s 2023 Naked & Nude Art Prize.

“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 33 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 winning entry is acquired by the Friends and donated to the Manning Regional Art Gallery’s permanent collection.

Guest Judge, Lauretta Morton OAM (Director of Newcastle Art Gallery) had the challenging task of awarding the prize from 61 finalists in his year’s Manning Regional Art Gallery $35,000 Naked & Nude Art Prize. Congratulations to the award winner and finalists in this years prize.

View the exhibition catalogue here.

Exhibition Dates: 02 September – 15 October 2023
Manning Regional Art Gallery, 12 Macquarie St, Taree NSW 2430.

Christine Druitt Preston Profile & available work