The Glover Prize has become one of Australia's most significant awards for landscape painting. It is awarded annually for the work judged the best contemporary landscape painting of Tasmania. The winner receives $50,000 and a bronze maquette of colonial artist John Glover, whose legacy is celebrated through the Prize.
Landscape painting is defined in its broadest sense. The aim is to stimulate conversations about the meaning and possibilities expressed in the words landscape, painting and Tasmania. The Glover is open to artists from anywhere in the world. The exhibition is held over the March long-weekend in the historic Falls Park pavilion in Evandale, a village on the beautiful northern plains of Tasmania.
The winner of the Glover is selected from around 40 works chosen by a panel of eminent judges.
The exhibition of finalists' paintings is held at the Falls Park Pavilion in Evandale, Tasmania. A picture of the Glover Prize Gallery is below:
Glover Prize Information
Please visit the Glover Prize website for detailed information.
Who was John Glover?
John Glover was the most important early 19th century landscape artist to work in Australia. In 1832, he settled at Mills Plains (Deddington, near Evandale) on a property that he called 'Patterdale'.
Here, he farmed and painted, commissioned works for the proud landowners of the Colony, and landscapes for sale in London. Many of these now grace public galleries throughout Australia, as well as overseas.
His last major work was completed on his 79th birthday. He died on the 9th December in 1849.
For full details, please visit the John Glover Prize website.