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.


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

Debbie moved from the UK to Taree with her ophthalmologist husband Sam in 1975. She became an active supporter of the visual and performing arts in our community from 1986 and was a key part of the establishment of the Manning Regional Art Gallery. Her son, Tim and his wife Julie, continue to honour the memory of Debbie by supporting our biennial Art Prize. The Friends of the Gallery and the Manning Regional Art Gallery are grateful for this continued support.


Barry Schlenker—in memory of Helen Schlenker

Helen discovered the Gallery early in 2000, came home very excited and informed Barry that she had signed on as a volunteer. Subsequently, Barry and Helen both joined the Friends of the Gallery and Barry also became a volunteer. Val Clark was President and convinced Barry to join the Committee and he much later became President. They both really enjoyed the Gallery, became very involved as volunteers, sponsored the first and second Friends of the Gallery websites and later held the Liquor Licence for the Bar. When Helen showed the first signs of the neurological illness Barry resigned as President and left the Committee to focus on her care. They have always supported the Manning Regional Art Gallery and the Manning Art Prize (now Naked & Nude Art Prize) and have followed its growth and evolution with great interest. Barry proudly sponsors this year’s prize in Helen’s memory. The Manning Regional Art Gallery and Friends are appreciative of the contribution both Barry and Helen have made to the arts.


Paula Lowndes and Matthew Anlezark

“We moved to the Manning Valley, realising a long-held dream to be a part of this vibrant community. We believe the Arts are a cornerstone of any community, hence we feel it is our obligation to support the amazing work the Gallery does.”


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

key partner

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