The John Glover Society Inc, based in Evandale, Tasmania, was established in 2002 to highlight the innovative work of the legendary colonial painter and local resident, John Glover [1767-1849]. The Society promotes cultural projects to keep the memory of John Glover alive.
The Society’s first project was commissioning a life-size statue of John Glover by sculptor, Peter Corlett. It was unveiled in Evandale by the Governor of Tasmania the Honourable Sir Guy Green on 18 February 2003, the date both Glover’s birthday and the date he arrived in Tasmania in 1831. This was followed in 2004 with the instigation of the Glover Prize, the annual acquisitive award about landscape painting and Tasmania. The annual Glover Concert was launched at the same time.
The Society is working towards establishing a gallery to house the Glover Prize collection, engaging visitors with the Prize, landscape painting and the Tasmanian landscape.