Jenny Rodgerson – Highly Commended in 2023 Naked & Nude Art Prize

In News September 7, 2023

Jenny Rodgerson  Languid line 2  oil on linen  110 x 220 cm.

Congratulations to Jenny Rodgerson, who has been highly commended in the 2023 Naked & Nude Art Prize at Manning Regional Art Gallery, by judge Lauretta Morton, for her painting Languid line 2.

Presented in partnership with the Friends of the Manning Regional Art Gallery, the biennial ‘Naked & Nude Art Prize’ is the only art award of its kind in Australia and has attracted entries from artists at all stages of their careers and working in all mediums since commencing in 1990.

“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.”

Naked & Nude Art Prize
Manning Regional Art Gallery
12 Macquarie Street, Taree, NSW 2430
2 September – 15 October 2023

 “I have for many years worked from life, painting the life size figure works. I originally painted this pose about 10 years ago when the model brought a fluorescent green cloth to the studio as a backdrop. I liked the contrast of the orange in her tanned skin against the green. The idea of the painting was one long line created by the figure. As she stretched out full length, a fluidity was evident and hence the title languid line. I enjoy revisiting poses with different models and with the progression of time to see what has changed in my interpretation and method. This is the second of the languid line series painted with a local Castlemaine model, Pippa. Pippa is a tall, athletic model who was in the human circus, and the pose worked well with her.” – Jenny Rogerson, 2023