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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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Glover Prize 2017 Media Advisory – Thursday March 16, 2017

All media outlets are invited to attend a media call for tomorrow, Thursday March 16, 2017 to experience the Glover Prize Arts in Education program. Talent for interviews and photo opportunities will be available at 11:00am (1100hrs) and 1:00pm (1300hrs). GLOVER PRIZE ARTS IN EDUCATION PROGRAM Each year, the Glover Prize invites schools from across Tasmania to visit the exhibition and to learn first-hand about the diversity of landscape art. Students from primary, high school, and community colleges attend the sessions and The Glover Arts in Education program as part of their individual arts curriculums. The Glover Arts in Education program has grown year-on-year and is now recognised as an integral part of the Glover Prize offering.

DATE: Thursday March 16, 2017
TIME: 11:00am (1100hrs) or 1:00pm (1300hrs).
VENUE: Falls Park Pavilion, Evandale.
EVENT: Glover Arts in Education program
TALENT: Students will be available (with permission) to contribute to or appear in broadcast materials; Glover Prize Curator, Jane Deeth and John Glover Society representative(s), name TBA, will also be available.

For further information, interviews, and photo opportunities, please call Mark Wells on 0476 070 947 or 0414 015 966

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Glover Prize 2017 MEDIA ALERT

More than 250 junior art critics have cast their votes (so far) for the Children’s Choice Award at the Glover Prize 2017. If any media outlets are looking for a fun story on this Monday long weekend, there is a steady stream of children coming through the Glover Prize exhibition all deciding which of the 43 finalists’ works are worthy of their vote. Photo, print, and news broadcast opportunities will continue throughout the day. The Glover prize can also supply photos if required.

EVENT: Glover Prize
VENUE: Falls Pavilion, Evandale
DATE: Today, Monday March 13, 2017
TIME: Until 4pm (1600hrs) today
TALENT: Children casting a vote as available. Glover Prize spokesperson.

The Children’s Choice award will be announced at 3pm (1500hrs) On Sunday March 19, 2017, at the same time as the People’s Choice Award. The People’s Choice Award is worth $3,000 to the winner. The Children’s Choice Award is worth $500 to the winner. For more information, interviews, and photo opportunities, please call Mark Wells on 0476 070 947 or 0414 015 966

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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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