The Best of Undressed; Ipswich Hosts Exhibition of Acclaimed Nude Art from across Australia

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Byline: JOSEPHINE GILLESPIE josephine.gillespie@qt.com.au

DISPLAYED in all its physical glory, a celebration of the human form has gone on show in Ipswich.

The Just Nudes exhibition will take over the Old Ipswich Courthouse on the corner of East and Roderick Sts today from 12.30pm.

It was co-ordinated by the Ipswich Art Society (IAS).

Entry was opened to artists across the country, with advertisements placed in national art magazines calling for artists to submit works.

IAS president Helen Derry said there had been a two-year break since the previous Just Nudes was last held, with the exhibition brought back due to popular demand.

C[pounds sterling]It is an important part of the arts practice the drawing of nudes and life drawing,C[yen] Mrs Derry said.

C[pounds sterling]It was something that needed to be brought back.

C[pounds sterling]The artists missed it.C[yen]

More than 150 entries have been received for the exhibition, with established and emerging artists from across Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia contributing works. …