The Patterdale Project
Colonial artist John Glover's paintings display exquisite detail and glorious mastery. They also depict colonial heritage, the history of landscape art and an Aboriginal presence. It is all these things that see people making the pilgrimage to Glover's former land grant, Patterdale Farm. The house at Patterdale, itself a subject of Glover paintings, still stands today and the landscape is remarkably unchanged.
2017 marks the 250th anniversary of Glover's birth. In preparation for this occasion, four Tasmanian artists, Amanda Davies, Josh Foley, Liam James and Megan Walch, spent time at Patterdale exploring the landscape and creating installations in response to the site, to Glover himself and to the landscape that inspired him.
Saturday 11th - Monday 13th of March
Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th of March
Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th of March
The Curator's Guided Tour - Saturday the 25th of March at 2:00pm
* Due to an unprecedented number of registrations, bookings for the Curator's Guided Tour are now closed, however you are still welcome to visit Patterdale on any of the three open weekends listed above.
John Richardson Glover, Mill's Plains, Morven District, Van Diemen's Land [Patterdale Farm] - 1835
Ink and wash on paper ; 25.1 x 20.4 cm
Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts, Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office.