THE JOHN GLOVER SOCIETY
The John Glover Society Inc, based in Evandale, Tasmania, was established to highlight the innovative work of the legendary colonial painter and local resident, John Glover [1767-1849].
The Society promotes cultural projects to keep the memory of Glover alive.
A life-size statue of Glover commissioned by the Society from sculptor, Peter Corlett was unveiled by the Governor of Tasmania, the Honorable Sir Guy Green on Tuesday 18 February 2003, the anniversary of Glover's birthday and coincidently the date he arrived in Tasmania in 1831.
The Society launched the acquisitive Glover Prize for a landscape painting of Tasmania and the Glover Concert in 2004.
In 2011, the Society published the book "Looking at Landscape" by Dr Jane Deeth as part of its mandate to educate and engage the community about the art of landscape.
The Society is working towards establishing an interpretative gallery to house the Glover Prize collection and to engage visitors with the Prize and the Tasmanian landscape. The Society is also working on the establishment of the “Glover Trail”, a self-guided tour of Glover Country.
A major project for 2012 has been upgrading our website. The Society is very grateful to the WD Booth Charitable Trust for their generous support towards cataloguing our exhibitions and transforming the Glover Prize website into a useful and relevant teaching, learning and research tool.
BECOME A SUPPORTER!
Love the Glover? Become an Associate Member.
Joining Fee – $50 for the first year, which includes a complimentary copy of Looking at Landscape, by curator of the Glover, Dr Jane Deeth.
Subsequent Annual Membership – $20
- Priority opportunity to buy tickets to the sell-out opening of the Glover Prize cocktail party and concert.
- Unlimited free entry to the exhibition throughout the Glover weekend.
- 10% discount on official Glover Prize merchandise.
All funds go to the Society to enable further initiatives to be implemented.
Any additional donations over $2 are fully tax-deductable.