The Glover Prize is the richest annual prize for landscape painting in Australia. It is awarded for the work judged the best contemporary landscape painting of Tasmania. The winner receives $40,000 and a bronze marquette 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 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. Previous judges have included Imants TIllers, John Wolesley, David Hansen, Janet Laurence, John McDonald, Tony Bond and Doug Hall.
Judges for 2013 are:
- Dr Frances Lindsay – Curator, arts administrator and Deputy Director at the National Gallery of Victoria (2000-2012)
- Dr Peter Hill – Scottish-born Australian artist, writer, independent curator and Coordinator of Postgraduate Programs at Melbourne’s RMIT University
- Jasmin Stephens – independent curator based in Perth, Western Australia