The Clarendon Exhibition
An exhibition devoted to the founder of Australian landscape Painting, set within the elegant dining room at Clarendon, Tasmania’s grandest rural estate.
The National Trust Tasmania has long been an admirer of Glover’s works and gratefully received the gift of AH Weedon’s magisterial Swilker Oak, painted by John Glover in Tasmania in 1840 (illustrated).
The Clarendon exhibition includes a dozen works by Glover: Tasmanian, English and Italian, mostly in their original frames. These have been placed in context with provenance objects such as the first old Master painting to come to Tasmania, Glover’s Salvatore Rosa Tondo, as well as his own prayer book and snuff box.
Set in 7 hectares of parkland on the banks of the South Esk River, Clarendon is a fitting setting for this highly significant and quintessentially Tasmanian exhibition.
Opening hours: Thursday to Sunday 10am to 4pm