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2018 Glover Prize independent judging panel announced.

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Preparations for the 2018 Glover Prize are near completion ahead of Australia’s most prestigious landscape art prize™ opening in March 2018. Today, Glover Prize Curator, Megan Dick, announced the names of the three independent judges tasked with the role of deciding the next Glover Prize winner.

Speaking about the 2018 Glover Prize judging panel, Ms Dick said that in keeping with an established precedent, the three judges will be eminent and respected members of the arts sector; and independent.

“As the new Curator for the Glover Prize, I am thrilled with next year’s judges, who are all eminently well qualified. The 2018 Glover Prize judges are ArtBank Director, Tony Stephens; art curator, advisor, and advocate, Natalie Ottolenghi Bradshaw, and immediate past Glover Prize Curator and Director, New Audiences for Art, Dr Jane Deeth,” Megan said.

“It is important to artists and the integrity of the Glover Prize itself that the judges are completely independent. So, it is vital that they are leading art professionals who are well qualified and experienced in the visual arts. The judges bring a level of objectivity to the evaluating process, based on their knowledge and experience.

“The three judges are given the often-difficult task of selecting the 42 finalists works from the 300 and 400 entries received each year from all over the world. Once they have achieved this gargantuan task, they then have to choose the Glover Prize winner from the exhibition finalists, which is always and exciting and accomplished collection of landscape artworks,” Megan added.

Tony Stephens

Director, ArtBank

Tony joined Artbank as Director in 2012. Tony has been an active part of Australia’s contemporary art community for over ten years. Working as a curator, administrator, writer and facilitator, he began his arts career in Brisbane working for a small not-for-profit publisher. From there he went on to be the Chief Executive Officer of Artworkers Alliance – working concurrently as the Festival Director of the Arc Biennial. In 2007 he moved south to take up the role of Director, Grantpirrie Gallery in Sydney where he led the development of exhibitions and projects nationally and internationally. Tony has also provided consultancies for governments and institutions internationally – providing technical advice on the development of collection management, business development and audience engagement strategies.

Natalia Ottolenghi Bradshaw

Art Curator, Advisor and Advocate

Natalia is a Trustee of the Australian Museum Foundation; Member of UNSW Art & Design Advisory Council; Named as one of ‘The most powerful people in the Australian art world’ in 2016; Immediate past Chair and Director of the Australian Art Events Foundation; 2015 Venice Biennale Champion; Australia Council Peer sitting on the first six year funding review; past Director Glenorchy Art and Sculpture Park (GASP!); 350.org Steering Committee; Advisory Board member of the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize for five years; Member AGNSW CCB Committee for 13 years.

Natalia has also chaired a major arts festival, been on the boards of several leading arts and cultural bodies, was Curatorial Manager of Australia’s first ever group exhibition in Latin America in 2016.

Dr Jane Deeth

Director, New Audiences for Art

Dr Jane Deeth has over twenty years experience in the visual arts as a curator, educator and writer. Her work revolves around engaging new audiences with contemporary art through her consultancy New Audences for Art; and the life and art of colonial landscape painter John Glover, in her capacity as Director of Glover Country Experiences, at Patterdale, Glover’s land grant of the northern plains, as well as in her past role as Curator of the Glover Prize.

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Established in 2004, The Glover Prize is Australia’s most prestigious landscape art prize™. It is awarded for the work judged the best contemporary landscape painting of Tasmania completed in the previous 12 months. The winner receives $50,000 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 Prize is open to artists from anywhere in the world. The exhibition commences on the March long-weekend, March 10-13, 2018 and continues the following weekend, March 17-18, 2018, at the historic Falls Park Pavilion in Evandale; a village on the beautiful northern plains of Tasmania. For further information and interview requests, please contact Media Director, Mark Wells, on 0414 015 966.

Glover Prize announces $50,000 prize money from 2018.

The Chairman of the John Glover Society, Mr Andrew Heap, announced today that the prize money for Australia’s most prestigious landscape art prize, the Glover Prize, will increase to $50,000 from 2018. Speaking about the announcement, Mr Heap said that following consultation with the Federal Group, the Principal Partner for the Glover Prize, it has been agreed to increase the prize money for the Glover Prize from $40,000 to $50,000, in line with Wynne Prize.

“The Glover Prize has grown in stature since 2004 when the inaugural winner, Michael McWilliams, received the $20,000 prize. The John Glover Society aligned the prize money to reflect the status of the Archibald, Wynne, and Sulman art prizes in the hope that the Glover Prize would rise to the challenge of being acknowledged as Australia’s most prestigious landscape art prize,” Mr Heap said. “Over the past 14 years, the John Glover Society has worked tirelessly to present a high-quality art prize that has the respect of artists and the wider arts community. One of the ways we achieved that goal was to grow the number of entries year-on-year and to steadily increase our prize money in line with the Wynne Prize. It is a strategy that has worked well for the Glover Prize; and one we will continue to revisit in the future,” he added. “It would be presumptuous of the John Glover Society to disrespect our place in Australia’s arts community. We think it is important to be aspirational, however one should always honour and respect that which has earned its place in Australian arts heritage. “$50,000 along with the honour of winning Australia’s most prestigious landscape art prize, is a strong incentive to attract and encourage quality artists from around the world to paint a new landscape of Tasmania in all its diversity. The winner also receives a bronze Maquette of the colonial artist John Glover (1767–1849) by Peter Corlett, valued at $5,000,”.

“The Glover Prize, has developed a strong relationship with the Federal Group and we are honoured and grateful for its continued involvement with a major Australian arts event that brings so much positive focus to Tasmania and what the state has to offer. From tourism and education, stimulation for the local economy, offering a challenge to landscape artists across the world, and bringing so much joy to the thousands of art lovers who visit the exhibition each year, The Federal Group has been instrumental in the exponentially success of the Glover Prize since 2004,” Mr Heap said.

Federal Group Director, Miss Julia Farrell, said that the company is delighted to continue its long association with such an important Australian art prize. “As Principal Partner to the Glover Prize, Federal Group has been proud to be part of an event that brings so much positive focus to Tasmania and its artists. The Glover Prize is an outstanding example of a local event that has, in just 14 years, built an outstanding state-wide and national reputation,” Miss Farrell said. Entries for the 2018 Glover Prize will open at the end of July 2017 and must be lodged by 5pm on Friday January 26, 2018 to be considered for finalist selection. The three independent judges for the 2018 Glover Prize will be announced before the end of July 2017.

MEDIA NOTES: Established in 2004, The Glover Prize is Australia’s most prestigious landscape art prize™. It is awarded for the work judged the best contemporary landscape painting of Tasmania completed in the previous 12 months. The winner receives $50,000 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 Prize is open to artists from anywhere in the world. The exhibition commences on the March long-weekend, March 10-13, 2018 and continues the following weekend, March 17-18, 2018, at the historic Falls Park Pavilion in Evandale; a village on the beautiful northern plains of Tasmania.

Glover Prize 2017 MEDIA RELEASE Victorian artist, Jennifer Riddle, wins People’s Choice & Children’s Choice Award.

Victorian-based artist, Jennifer Riddle, has won the 2017 Glover Prize People’s Choice Award. Selected from the 43-works submitted as 2017 Glover Prize finalists, Riddle’s acrylic on canvas, titled No Man’s Land – Bathurst Harbour, was a firm favourite with visitors to the exhibition. The People Choice Award winner receives $3,000. Media Director for the John Glover Society, Mr Mark Wells, said that No Man’s Land – Bathurst Harbour, was a clear winner with the public.

“The Glover Prize People’s Choice Award attracted strong support this year with over 77 percent of those attending the annual art event recording their vote to award the prize. It was a record turnout for voting this year, which is very pleasing,” Wells said. “The number of people voting in the People’s Choice Award has grown year on year. We believe this is due to visitors being more aware of landscape art after 14 years of presenting the Glover Prize. Visitors to the annual event are staying longer and studying the artworks more intensely; which suggests they are engaging with the works for self-education as well as their entertainment value.

 

 

Launceston Airport Corporation General Manager, Paul Hodgen with People’s Choice and Children’s Choice Award winner, Jennifer Riddle

 

The Glover Prize is unique in its format of offering a diverse range of landscape paintings in one place,” he added “No Man’s Land – Bathurst Harbour is undoubtedly a stunning work that has captured the imagination of the public. Its serene ambiance and inviting cool waters, suggest a restful vista that many find calming and aesthetically pleasing,” Wells said.

Speaking about her work, Jennifer said I am excited that my work has influenced people who have connected with a place of such primal importance. The landscape depicted in my painting is unique in its presentation of backdrop, forests, and water. “No Man’s Land – Bathurst Harbour evoked a sense of place that really moved me.

What I found astounding, was the untouched beauty of the place. It is haunting and timeless. I discovered an emotional connection that is difficult to put into words, and almost too difficult to place on the canvas. “The work started with a series of photographs of Celery Top Islands and is one of series of nine works; one of which hangs in Australia’s Parliament House. No Man’s Land – Bathurst Harbour, reflects my continual interest in the environment, how it is changing, but how this particular landscape has endured and remains untouched. Through this painting, I’m trying to capture our natural heritage, which might only be accessible to future generations through photographs and artwork,” Jennifer said.

Launceston Airport Corporation General Manager, Paul Hodgen, said that his organisation was proud to be an inaugural partner of the Glover Prize and had seen its sponsorship of the People’s Choice Award attract more interest from the public each year. “In 2017, we have once again been excited to watch the public consider the collection of 43 Glover Prize finalists and decide on the work, they believe is worthy of the People’s Choice Award. The public always choose well, and they always select a work that is exceptional in its subject matter and execution.

We extend special congratulations to Jennifer Riddle for her recognition toady, as this year’s overwhelming winner of the People’s Choice Award,” Mr Hodgen said. Mr Wells thanked the Launceston Airport Corporation for its long-standing partnership with the Glover Prize and added that the organisation’s support was vital to the success of the People’s Choice and Children’s Choice awards each year.

MEDIA NOTES: Established in 2004, The Glover Prize is Australia’s most prestigious landscape art prize™. It is awarded for the work judged the best contemporary landscape painting of Tasmania completed in the previous 12 months. 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 Glover Prize is open to artists from anywhere in the world.

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Record Entries For 2017 Glover Prize



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Tuesday January 31, 2017 Record Entries For 2017 Glover Prize - Click to view as PDF The 2017 Glover Prize has received a record number of entries. The 336 artworks include entries from every state and territory of Australia. Overseas entries include submissions from the United Kingdom and Singapore.

Speaking about the record number of submissions, Glover Prize Media Director, Mark Wells, said that the number of entries had been growing each year as awareness of the prestigious annual landscape art prize reached more artists. “The inaugural Glover Prize in 2004 attracted 75 entries and was perceived as a Tasmanian art prize.

Today, the Glover Prize is recognised world-wide as one of the most prestigious landscape art prizes offered in any country,” Mr Wells said. “Receiving a record number of entries is always pleasing, as it is to see the standard of the artworks entering the Glover Prize improve each year. The John Glover Society Board is always looking for ways to improve the Glover Prize and what it offers to the Tasmanian community, artists, and visitors. In 2016, the Glover Prize extended the exhibition opening days, which exposes the exhibited finalists to a greater audience.

This resulted in more paintings being sold, which makes entering the Glover Prize attractive to more artists,” he added. The 336 entries will be considered by three independent judges who will have the difficult task of selecting just 42 paintings to make up the 2017 Glover Prize finalists. “The judges for the 2017 Glover Prize are acclaimed artist and winner of the Archibald prize in 2011, Ben Quilty; Director of ARTAND, Eleonora Triguboff; and Senior Curator of Art at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Dr Mary Knights.

“The 42 finalists selected by the judges will be exhibited at Falls Park Pavilion in Evanale for the duration of the Glover Prize and will be contenders for the $40,000 cash prize. The winner of the 2017 Glover Prize will also receive a limited edition bronze Marquette of colonial artist John Glover. “This year, 2017, is a particularly special year for the John Glover Society. We recognise the birth of John Glover 250 years ago and celebrate his legacy as the father of landscape art in Australia,” Mr Wells said. MEDIA NOTES: Established in 2004,

The Glover Prize is Australia’s most prestigious landscape art prize. It is awarded for the work judged the best contemporary landscape painting of Tasmania completed in the previous 12 months.

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 Glover Prize is open to artists from anywhere in the world. The exhibition commences on the March long-weekend, March 11-14, 2017 and continues the following weekend, March 18-19, 2017, at the historic Falls Park Pavilion in Evandale; a colonial village on the beautiful northern plains of Tasmania Circa 1811.

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Airport art project celebrates Glover anniversary and Ten Days



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Photo/Vision – Local identities drawing large Glover painting Interview with Artistic Director, David Malacari Ten Days on the Island, Launceston Airport Corporation and The John Glover Society have combined to create a unique installation in the airport’s arrival lounge, which celebrates the colonial artist’s connection to the local Northern Midlands landscape which inspired much of his work. Local arts identities and festival partners including Launceston Mayor, Albert Van Zetten, will be trying their hand at contributing to the picture at its launch today.

John Glover’s My Harvest Home: 1835, is being used as the basis of an artwork, which will be redrawn by many members of the public who move through the airport during February and March; and will promote The Patterdale Project curated by the John Glover Society at nearby Deddington. Ten Days on the Island Artistic Director, David Malacari, said the relationship between the three organisations makes it the perfect way to engage with people about John Glover, the local landscape, and Ten Days on the Island. “To have members of the public draw a small piece of My Harvest Home: 1835 and combine them to eventually have a finished product, made by many, will be a lot of fun and is something I will be coming back to check on as it develops,” Mr Malacari said.

“We have an extensive Tasmanian visual arts program in our 2017 Festival, most of it free of charge and scattered all around the state from Zeehan to St Helens. I encourage all Tasmanian’s get out and experience some amazing arts experiences,” Mr Malacari said. The John Glover Society Media Director, Mark Wells, said the long-term relationship with the Launceston Airport Corporation is highly valued and important to the success of the Glover Prize. “The Launceston Airport Corporation has been involved with the Glover Prize since its inception in 2004.

Over the past 14 years, the corporation’s generous support of the People’s Choice Award, has encouraged the community to be intimately involved with the finalists’ works and to reward the artist they feel is most deserving of the $3,000 People’s Choice Award prize,” Mr Wells said. “Each year, the Glover Prize brings an element of creativity to the Launceston Airport. In 2017, as part of Glover 250, we are pleased to partner with Ten Days on the Island to bring this community art project to life,” he added.

The public artwork is open from now until the end of March and will be updated regularly on social media through the Ten Days and Launceston Airport Corporation Facebook pages. The Patterdale Project is located at 183 Uplands Road, Deddington and will be open during March on Saturday 11th - Monday 13th, Saturday 18th, and Sunday 19th To purchase tickets simply head to tendays.org.au, phone 6210 5777. Ends: Picture opportunity at 11.30am in the arrivals area of the Launceston Airport For further information, please contact Tanya Hussey on 0434 359 818 or tanya.hussey@tendays.org.au

 

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