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11 March 2016 - 20 March 2016
The Glover Prize for Landscape Painting
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 $40,000 and a bronze maquette of colonial artist John Glover, whose legacy is celebrated though 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.
2016 GLOVER PRIZE JUDGES
Maudie Palmer AO
Independent curator and Professorial Fellow, Monash University
Fiona Hall AO
Artist and Australian representative at Venice Biennale 2015
Arts Officer, Moonah Arts Centre
Each year, starting the long weekend in March, Evandale turns on a celebration of fine art and fine music. The show is held in the historic Falls Park pavilion, a building of rustic charm ? its rural market-hall architecture a contrast to the contemporary work on show. On the Friday evening the gallery is converted into a concert hall. The recital is a unique and memorable experience ? listening to world-class music while looking at fine art in an authentic heritage setting.