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The John Glover Aquisitive Prize

Celebrating the legacy of John Glover, The John Glover Art Prize (Glover Prize) has become one of Australia's most significant awards for landscape painting, open to artists from anywhere in the world.

It is awarded annually by The John Glover Society Inc. for the work judged the best contemporary landscape painting of Tasmania. 

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 winner receives $50,000 plus a bronze maquette of colonial artist John Glover, designed by Peter Corlett and valued at $5000.

The Glover Prize is acquisitive, selected from around 40 works chosen by a panel of eminent judges. All other exhibitied entries are eligible for the (non-acquisitive) People’s Choice Award of $3000, the Children’s Choice Award of $500 and the Hanger’s Choice Award of $500.


The Exhibition

The exhibition of finalists' paintings is held over the March long-weekend in the historic Falls Park pavilion in Evandale, a village on the beautiful northern plains of Tasmania.

2021 Glover Prize Key Dates:
  • Monday 3 August 2020 – Entries Open at 10.00am (AEST)

  • Friday 22 January 2021  Entries Close at 6.00pm (AEST)

  • Friday 5 February 2021  Finalists announced online (Selected artists also notified by email)

  • Friday 5 March 2021  Official opening & Glover Prize winner announced

  • Saturday 6 – Sunday 14 March 2021  Exhibition open to the public. Monday – Saturday:  10:00am – 4:00pm, Sundays: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

  • Sunday 14 March 2021 – People’s Choice & Children’s Choice Awards announced

  • Wednesday 10 – Friday 12 March 2021  College Students Days

Glover Prize Virtual Exhibition Tour

Experience the Glover Prize 2021 Exhibition from right inside your web browser with our Virtual Tour.

2021 Finalists

Congratulations to the Finalists from 2021 Glover Prize:

Admission Prices

All entry prices include a printed catalogue.

Adults (18+)


Children (<18)


Opening Hours

The 2021 Glover Prize Exhibition is open to the public Saturday 6 March through to Sunday 14 March 2021.

Monday – Saturday

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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