Over the nine days of the Glover Prize 2020 exhibition, we received a total of 7,500 visitors through the iconic Falls Park Pavilion in Evandale, where they came to view the 42 finalists of this year’s Prize. This number falls just short of the record number of 9,000 visitors that went through the Glover Prize Exhibition in 2019. We have attributed this largely to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus limiting the public’s ability to travel and desire to attend mass gathering events. With this in mind, we are pleased with the success of the 2020 Glover Prize Exhibition, and glad to have been able to provide the local community with a chance to experience culture and art during a difficult and challenging time. The John Glover Society would like to thank the sponsors, judges, curator, artists, volunteer guides, hangers, the Glover committee, and definitely all of the public who attended this year’s exhibition. Without all of these people involved, the Glover Prize 2020 would not have been possible.
Glover Prize Exhibition School Visit
Included in the visitors to the Glover exhibition in 2020 were over 1,500 school students, who took in the range of fantastic artworks as part of their art education. The students were able to take a hands-on approach to their education, with their votes during the exhibition helping to select the 2020 Children’s Choice Winner. This number of students visiting the exhibition increased from last year, as the Glover Prize’s commitment to bringing the arts to the next generation continues to grow. This year, the Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society (ADFAS) sponsored schools to allow students to attend the Glover Prize Exhibition. We thank ADFAS for this wonderful sponsorship, without which several schools would otherwise not have been able to attend.