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2019 Glover Prize Judging Panel Announced

The three judges who will be responsible for selecting the finalists and eventual winner of the Glover Prize 2019 are Barry Keldoulis, Joan Ross, and Janet Carding. Please find below a brief bio on each of these judges.

 BARRY KELDOULIS | SYDNEY
CEO AND GROUP FAIRS DIRECTOR, ART FAIRS AUSTRALIA PTY LTD

 

Barry Keldoulis has had more than three decades experience in the world of contemporary art. Barry started his career in New York where he worked as the Private Secretary and Chief of Staff for the Honorable Henry Geldzahler, Commissioner of Cultural Affairs for the City of New York, and the first Curator of 20th Century Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. After 15 years in America and Europe, Barry returned to Australia where he worked at Djamu, a branch of the Australian Museum, dedicated to exhibiting their Indigenous collections alongside contemporary Indigenous art. Barry then entered the commercial world as a Senior Manager, Collections Development for Sherman Galleries.

In 2003, he opened his own gallery to fill a gap in opportunity for young artists to exhibit between artist-run spaces and the major commercial galleries. Artists from his stable are represented in all the state galleries and the National Gallery of Australia, and now exhibit in museums and private galleries around the world. In 2013 Barry was appointed the CEO and Director of Sydney Contemporary, Australasia’s international art fair. Barry was also the Chairman of the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA), resigning in 2016 to run as a Senate candidate for the world’s first Arts Party, and is now its Federal Leader.

JOAN ROSS | SYDNEY
ARTIST

Joan Ross is one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists. Her work reconfigures the Colonial Australian Landscape, drawing specific attention to first contact and the complex issues surrounding this that still are evident in Australia today.

Joan Ross has received numerous awards including the 2018 Mordant Family VR Commission for Australian Centre for the Moving Image. Her proposed work, titled “Did you ask the river?” will allow participants to explore an unsettling colonial landscape from the embodied perspective of an 18th century colonial woman.

Other recent prizes and grants include: winning the Sir John Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales (2017) and being a finalist again in 2018; winning the inaugural Ravenswood Women’s Art Prize, Sydney (2017); Visual Arts Board, Australia Council for the Arts, New Work Grant (2017); and Glenfiddich Artists Residency Prize (2016).

Ross’ work is represented in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia and Parliament House; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; and the City of Sydney as well as numerous regional galleries and museums.

JANET CARDING | HOBART
DIRECTOR, TASMANIAN MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY (TMAG)

A museum professional for three decades, Janet is originally from England where she obtained her degree from Cambridge University in History and Philosophy of Science, and a Masters from the University of London in History of Science and Medicine.

Her career in museums began with London’s Science Museum as a curator in the Medical History department. In 2004 Janet moved to Australia to take up the position of Assistant Director, Public Programs & Operations with the Australian Museum, Sydney. In 2010 Janet was appointed Director and CEO of the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), one of Canada’s leading museums with encyclopedic collections in natural history and world cultures.

In April 2015 Janet returned to Australia to take up her current role as Director of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) in Hobart.

Janet is also Vice-Chair of the Council of Australasian Museum Directors; President of the Tasmanian branch of Museums Galleries Australia; and Board member of the Festival of Voices.

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, running from Saturday the 9th of March, 2019 and continuing until the end of the following weekend on Sunday the 17th of March, 2019, at the historic Falls Park Pavilion in Evandale.

For all media enquires – both planned and immediate – please email 
Nathan Woodland, at+m integrated marketing: media@atmmarketing.com.au or Freecall 1800 356 164 

Entries for the Glover Prize 2019 Are Officially Open

10th August, 2018 

Marking the beginning of the 16th year of the prestigious landscape art award, entries for the Glover Prize 2019 have officially opened. Entries are open to artists from anywhere in the world, who are invited to submit a titled landscape painting of Tasmania that stimulates conversation about the meaning and possibilities expressed in the words ‘landscape’, ‘painting’, and ‘Tasmania’.

For the first year ever, entries for the Glover Prize 2019 will be submitted entirely online. After successfully trialling the option of electronic submission last year, artists will now be required to submit an image of their artwork via the website. As, prior to last year, entry involved mailing submissions in; this updated system is expected to make the process smoother for artists and the John Glover Society alike.

The winner of the Glover Prize will receive $50,000 plus a bronze maquette of colonial artist and prize namesake, John Glover, by Peter Corlett valued at $5,000.

Artists have until Friday the 25th of January, 2019 to enter their artworks.

In an effort to keep fans updated with news in the lead-up to the 2019 event, the Glover Prize will begin sending out ongoing email newsletters. A great way to stay connected with the Prize’s devoted community; these newsletters will contain important announcements, key dates, and exciting stories as the Glover Prize 2019 approaches.

Anyone interested in staying up-to-date with the 2019 Prize can join the mailing list by signing up on the Glover Prize website: https://www.johnglover.com.au/#SubscriptionForm

Guests lining up to enter the Glover Prize Art Exhibition
Guests lining up to enter the Glover Prize Art Exhibition

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, running from Saturday the 9th of March, 2019 and continuing until the end of the following weekend on Sunday the 17th of March, 2019, at the historic Falls Park Pavilion in Evandale.

For all media enquires – both planned and immediate – please email 
Nathan Woodland, at+m integrated marketing: media@atmmarketing.com.au or Freecall 1800 356 164 

2018 Glover Prize

Glover Prize Curator, Megan Dick, with Nick Blowers’ winning artwork, ‘Savage Entropy’. Glover Prize Curator, Megan Dick, with Nick Blowers’ winning artwork, ‘Savage Entropy’.

Nicholas Blowers wins second Glover Prize People’s Choice Award and the Children’s Choice Award with Savage Entropy.

Southern Tasmanian artist, Nicholas Blowers, has won both the 2018 Glover Prize People’s Choice Award and the Children’s Choice Award with his oil on canvas, titled ‘Savage Entropy’. This is the second time in three years that Nicholas has won the People’s Choice Award. Nicholas wins a cash prize of $3,000 supplied by long-term Glover Prize corporate partner, Launceston Airport Corporation.

Speaking about his winning artwork, ‘Savage Entropy’, Nicholas said that often the places he is most drawn to are those one might consider in a state of collapse. In their damaged or vulnerable state, there is a feeling of impermanence.

“I have an on-going engagement with certain places and Savage River is one of them. It is a way of forming a physical connection with a subject over time in an attempt to express what might be universally understood through the locale. In its most simple terms, ‘Savage Entropy’ is based on observation, scrutiny, and feeling.

“Being in these places evokes personal revelation. Sometimes there is something difficult or complicated going on; as in the case of the mine tailing ponds at Savage River, which are in both a physically and metaphysically unstable place. There is degree if disorder and chaos within this landscape, which is a gift for a painter,” Nicholas said.

“Each thing - branch, twig, clod of mud - has its own presence and is distinct – relying upon a sense of contingency with its fellow ‘things.’ It is this sheer multitude of events and relationships, each with their own presence, which overwhelm me in nature; and I wish to make observers of my work aware of time. Time experienced through the subject. Time experienced in shades and textures. Time felt through the painterly marks and the slow process of the hand. Concentration, scrutiny, slow-time”, Nicholas said.

Mr Paul Hodgen, the General Manager of the Launceston Airport, a corporate partner with the Glover Prize and sponsor of the People’s Choice Award, said that Launceston Airport has partnered the Glover Prize since its inception in 2004.

“We are once again proud to be a major supporter of Australia’s most prestigious landscape art prize. As Launceston Airport prepares to celebrate our own milestone of 20 successful years since privatisation, we are pleased to congratulate the organisers on reaching the important milestone of 15 years dedication to landscape art and a significant cultural event for Tasmania,” Mr Hodgen said.

“It is also a great pleasure to, once again, congratulate Nicholas Blowers on winning the People’s Choice Award with his work, ‘Savage Entropy’; and to congratulate Nicholas, again, for winning the Children’s Choice Award with the same painting. A clear favourite for the Children’s Choice Award, ‘Savage Entropy’, wins a $500 cash prize.

“Launceston Airport is the gateway to Tasmania’s diverse and beautiful landscapes; some of which have been captured by the wide range of artworks that form the finalist for the 2018 Glover Prize. In welcoming visitors at Launceston Airport, it is pleasing to know that events such as the Glover Prize await them. For the airport’s visitors, the location of the exhibition in the nearby town of Evandale provides a perfect platform to discover this year’s collection.

“More students from across the state visited the 2018 Glover Prize exhibition. Of particular significance, it is very pleasing to see so many students from primary school pupils to college students engaging with and enjoying landscape art in all its diversity. Launceston Airport is proud to be a conduit to such an important aspect of the Glover Prize, its Arts in Education program, which has grown exponentially, year on year,” Mr Hodgen said.

A spokesman for the John Glover Society said that the committee is delighted with the People’s and Children’s choice and that the awards, judging by the number of visitors who elect to vote, is a popular and important aspect of the Glover Prize.

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.

The 2018 Glover Prize MEDIA INFORMATION & SCHEDULED DIARY DATES

Media Contact – Nathan Woodland, at+m integrated marketing
Freecall: 1800 356 164  Email: media@atmmarketing.com.au

View Schedule Diary Dates

The organisers of Australia’s most prestigious landscape art prize™, the 2018 Glover Prize, are pleased to invite all media representatives and organisations to cover the event for their respective publications and broadcasts. From fixed announcements to daily opportunities, the 2018 Glover Prize offers a range of newsworthy stories to appeal to all programs, online channels, and publications. We are also committed to coordinating specific media opportunities for news directors, journalists, and producers on request.

Please see attached a list of media calls that are currently scheduled to occur over the next two weeks. This list will be updated and distributed as required and individual media alerts will be issued 48-24 hours before each event. The attached is for pre-planning purposes only.

The Glover Prize, will open to the public on Saturday March 10 until Tuesday March 13, 2018; and continues the following weekend, March 18 &19, 2018 at the historic Falls Park Pavilion in Evandale. As always, the exhibition promises a collection of artworks that present the Tasmanian landscape in its broadest sense. Always informative and sometimes controversial, the 42 finalist artworks – selected from a record 405 entries – it is anticipated that the 2018 Glover Prize will attract more than 10,000 visitors over the duration of the exhibition.

The judges for the 2018 Glover Prize are ArtBank Director, Tony Stephens; arts curator, adviser, and advocate, Natalia Ottolenghi Bradshaw; and Director, New Audiences for Art, Dr Jane Deeth. The 42 finalists selected by the judges will be contenders for the $50,000 cash prize and a limited-edition bronze maquette of colonial artist, John Glover. The John Glover Society Inc. will acquire the winning artwork for its collection.

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. 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.

For all media enquires – both planned and immediate – please email 
Nathan Woodland, at+m integrated marketing: media@atmmarketing.com.au or Freecall 1800 356 164 

42 Finalists view Tasmania’s landscape through different eyes.

The John Glover Society has announced the 42 finalists who will contest the 2018 Glover Prize. Artists from across Australia and an ex-pat Australian living in Paris, France have been shortlisted from 405 entries received this year.

Glover Prize Media Director, Mark Wells said that the organisers of Australia’s most prestigious landscape art Prize, are very pleased with the selection of artworks put forward by the three independent judges.

“The 2018 Glover Prize will be an exciting and eclectic synthesis of landscape art depicting the seemingly endless facets of Tasmania as a state,” Mr Wells said.

“The Glover Prize is now in its 15th year and it seems that every year the exhibition offers visitors a totally new spectrum of artworks of Tasmania as viewed through the eyes of the various artists,” Mr Wells added.

“The aim of the Glover Prize has always been to stimulate conversations about the meaning and possibilities expressed in the words landscape, painting, and Tasmania. When you give artists a blank canvas and ask them to tell us how they see Tasmania, it always courts contemporary to controversial works. The 2018 Glover Prize is no exception.

“Some of this year’s finalists will challenge visitors to consider the Tasmanian landscape differently to how they have done so in the past; while others will reinforce their ideas of how Tasmania is, or how they perceive it to be.

“The three independent judges, Tony Stephens, Natalia Ottolenghi Bradshaw, and Dr Jane Deeth have diligently worked to select 42 finalists that defy predictability and whose works will definitely stimulate debate and conversation about what constitutes landscape art. They will collectively face a difficult decision deciding which one of the 42 outstanding finalists will win the prestigious $50,000 2018 Glover Prize,” Mr Wells said.

The 2018 Glover Prize received a record 405 entries, which is up by more than 20 percent on last year and five times as many entries than it received in 2004, when the inaugural Glover Prize received 75 entries. The break-down of finalists includes 26 from Tasmania, six from New South Wales, five from Victoria, three from Queensland, one from South Australia, and one from Paris, France. The independent judging will take place on Thursday March 8, 2018 and announced on Friday March 9, 2018.

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.

For further information and interviews, please contact Mark Wells on 0414 015 966.

2018 GLOVER PRIZE FINALISTS

Diane Allison — Body of Water
Matthew Armstrong — Quotidian Drive
David Beaumont — Nightfall - Walls of Jerusalem National Park, Tasmania
Elizabeth Beaumont — Descending into Lake Oberon
Paul Becker — In the realm of perennial darkness, last light Campbell Town
Eva Beltran — Wondering at Bay of Fires
Ashley D — Bird New Shapes
Nicholas Blowers — Savage Entropy
Dr Wayne Brookes — Clarendon Catharsis
Tim Burns — Warren
Meg Collidge — The Farm Bike
Alex Davern — My Fantasy Book Collection: Twelve overcast days
James Drinkwater — View to The Mystery Forest (Central Highlands, TAS)
Leoni Duff — Horizon Line - Falmouth
Richard Noel — Dunlop Ghost Nets (Time After Time)
Kylie Elkington — Correa Alba (White Correa)
Shannon Field — Michael Howe: Bushranger, Outlaw, and Motocross champion (1814- 1817)
Josh Foley — Blackwood Creek
Peter Gouldthorpe — Blue Day Walking
Robert Habel — A Large Oil Painting of a Tasmanian Landcape Discovered in the Attic of an Abbey in South-West France
Neil Haddon — A Rocky Shore
Bill Handbury — Takayne
Craig Handley — An unmistakable geology
Jacob Leary — New topographies of nature (diptych)
David Marsden — Tip Trip
Michael Muruste — Neo Agria-Mills Plain
Grant Nimmo and Barron Franklin — Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, Forest between Lake Vera
Robert O'Connor — Map of Hobart [for a Tourist]
Halinka Orszulok — Ponies
Joanna Pinkiewicz — The Deeds Registry
Rodney Pople — Early morning north west Tasmania
Monica Rohan — Cold hands
Erin Rachelle — Smith Mount Anne
Paul Snell — Mute # 201701
Dore Stockhausen — Hobart, 3rd sighting
Liz Sullivan — TAS 1948 Xing FRANKLIN
Craig Waddell — On The Shore Of Silience
Luke Wagner — On Tasman Island, The Haulage
Meg Walch — Metamorphique: Frenchman's Cap, Vera and Tahune
Anthony White — The Landscape is never Innocent- (After Mannalargenna)
Heidi Yardley — Without your love
Chee Yong — Journey to the West: Camping Stories

Technology pushes 2018 Glover Prize entries to over 400.

For the fifteenth year in succession, the Glover Prize has received a record number of entries. The 2018 Glover Prize has attracted 405 entries, up from 336 in 2017 and up from 75 entries received for the inaugural Glover Prize in 2004. The entries from every Australian state and the ACT, as well as submissions from France, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, and the United Kingdom, will be considered by three independent judges to determine which of the 405 artworks will be exhibited as the 42 finalists at Falls Park Pavilion in March.

Speaking about the record number of submissions, 2018 Glover Prize Curator, Megan Dick, said that the number of entries has grown each year as more artists acknowledged the competition as Australia’s most prestigious landscape art prize.

“Receiving a record number of entries is always pleasing, as it is to see the standard of the artworks improve each year. The Glover Prize gives artists licence to push the boundaries on what constitutes landscape art because the competition itself views the concept of landscape in its broadest terms. Consequently, artists have the confidence to interpret the Tasmanian landscape as it appears to them. Such freedom encourages more artists, who might not usually paint traditional landscapes, to enter the Glover Prize,” Megan said.

“We have also initiated online entries as the way we interact with artists. This has clearly encouraged more artists to enter their work. Artist are more involved with the creative process than paperwork so offering them an opportunity to engage with the Glover Prize online makes it easier. Entering online means less paperwork, no more costly prints to produce, no more trips to the post office, and no more worrying about whether their entry will arrive before the deadline,” she added.

The innovative online presence was created by long-term Glover Prize corporate partner, AT+M Integrated Marketing, whose Managing Director, David Peck, said his company could not be more pleased that their online strategy has had such a positive impact on the 2018 Glover Prize; as is evident by a rise of over 20 per cent in entries this year.

“We wanted to build the same level of awareness about the Glover Prize with interstate and international artists as there is with Tasmanian artists. The reach of the internet makes this possible. The online registration process also makes it simple for artists to enter the Glover Prize, regardless of where they live,” David said.

“Ultimately, removing geographic boundaries, and being able to extend the marketing reach for the Glover Prize to a global market, will build the competition into a truly international art prize. An art prize with a high profile based on the quality of the entries and a great reputation based on the professionalism of the organisation, attracts more artists and builds awareness of the competition and Tasmania as a centre for arts excellence,” he added.

“From the organisers point of view, the system intuitively captures all the information required for the artist entering the Glover Prize. This ensures the artists’ details are represented correctly. It also streamlines the production of the exhibition catalogue because all the relevant information is already captured, updated in real time, and stored electronically. As is updating the website gallery following the exhibition and the announcement of the winner.

“Working with the Glover Prize team has been a great experience and the outcome of attracting 405 entries as a result of the planning process is a very pleasing result,” David said.

The judges for the 2018 Glover Prize are ArtBank Director, Tony Stephens; arts curator, adviser, and advocate, Natalia Ottolenghi Bradshaw; and Director, New Audiences for Art, Dr Jane Deeth. The 42 finalists selected by the judges will be contenders for the $50,000 cash prize and a limited-edition bronze maquette of colonial artist, John Glover. The John Glover Society Inc. will acquire the winning artwork for its collection.

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.

2018 Glover Prize attracts three new corporate partners.

The John Glover Society is proud to announce the acquisition of three new corporate partners. Buckby Motors Jaguar, The Sebel Launceston, and Anthony Loone & Associates have joined a loyal group of existing corporate partners to present the 2018 Glover Prize.

The Chairman of the John Glover Society, Mr Andrew Heap, said that the success of Australia’s most prestigious landscape art prize is primarily due to three contributing factors – the excellent standard of artworks submitted each year to win the $50,000 prize, a dedicated committee and volunteers that strive to expand and improve the Glover Prize, and the commitment of 16 very loyal corporate partners who contribute so generously to make the Glover Prize possible.

“The Glover Prize is now celebrating its 15th year. We were able to reach this milestone because almost every corporate partner has supported the Glover prize on its successful journey from day one. Our Principal Partner, The Federal Group, and our Major Partners, Launceston Airport Corporation, and AT+M Integrated Marketing have been involved with the Glover Prize in some capacity since 2004. Today, we welcome three new corporate partners, who complement those sponsors with whom we have worked over the past 15 years to present the Glover Prize to circa 10,000 visitors,” Mr Heap said.

“We – and I am sure lovers of art everywhere – are extremely indebted to the Glover Prize corporate partners for their very generous and vital support. Without them, potentially, ticket prices would be higher, our Arts in Education program, which attracts hundreds of students each year, would not exist, and the prize money would not have increased from $20,000 to $50,000 since 2004,” he added.

“The Glover Prize does not rely on government funding to be successful; and according to a recent Australian Major Performing Arts Group survey, corporate support for the arts is experiencing a resurgence across Australia. Last year, a total of $95.7m of national arts funding came from the business sector, fundraising efforts, and donors – an increase of 12.5 per cent, or $12.6m over 2015.

This is a great outcome for arts organisations, patrons who enjoy the arts, and taxpayers. Governments at all levels are required to achieve more with smaller budgets. When arts organisations create exciting and diverse programs for their audiences, and develop relevant opportunities to attract corporate partners, there is less strain on government budgets to fund the arts.

“Government will always have a role to play in the arts, but if arts organisations can develop a sustainable funding model and a commitment to improvement and excellence, then the business sector will say this fits with our business ethic, which is something we want to support,” Mr Heap said.

A Director of the Sebel Launceston, Susan Richman, said that businesses are looking for opportunities to partner with like-minded arts organisations to fulfil their social charter.

“Businesses commit to partner with successful arts organisations to give back to the community and because they share an interest in the arts with their customers,” Susan said.

“The Glover Prize is more than Australia’s most prestigious landscape art prize, it is also a strong economic driver for Tasmania. More tourists are attracted to the region each year because the Glover Prize is a draw-card, which is good news for the tourism industry and brand Tasmania,” Susan added.

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.

2018 Glover Prize independent judging panel announced.

Click here to view the 2018 Glover Prize Judging Panel Press Release

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.

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. 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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