People’s Choice and Children’s Choice Award Winners 2020

The winner of the 2020 Glover Prize People’s Choice Award was awarded to NSW artist Veronica O’Leary, taking out the popular vote for her entry: ‘Our land is burning – Tasmanian fires 2019’ (above). Veronica’s artwork was also awarded this year’s Glover Prize Hanger’s Choice Award.  Veronica O’Leary describes her artwork: “This painting is a response to surviving the fires first in Tathra 2018 where I work in my garden/ bush studio and then in Dec 2019 when we once again evacuated. Working on King Island Tasmania I was made acutely aware of the fires in Tasmania. I have worked on this painting to suggest the fierce intensity and devouring strength of those unprecedented fires which have destroyed precious habitat…

Hobart-Based artist, Robert O’Connor, wins 2020 Glover Prize.

Hobart-based artist, Robert O’Connor has been announced as the winner of the 2020 Glover Prize for his entry entitled ‘Somewhere on the midlands’. Having completed a Bachelor of Fine Art with Honours at the University of Tasmania in 2007, O’Connor has displayed work at numerous solo and group exhibitions across Australia, as well as in China, the USA, and Chile, since 2008. This is the fourth time that Robert O’Connor has been selected as a Glover Prize finalist, with his artworks being on display in 2014, 2017, and again in 2018 (see: https://www.johnglover.com.au/artists/robert-oconnor). O’Connor’s paintings are known to question ideas of authorship and originality in art with direct references to image reproduction. O’Connor says of his work: “Armed with the postmodern…

Discover Glover Country

In 2016, Carol and Rodney Westmore began restoring John Glover’s early colonial homestead at Patterdale – an extensive land grant on the Nile River south of Evandale. Patterdale’s sandstone façade has now been restored, its crumbling walls repaired, its exhibition room reinstated, and the recreation of the flower garden has begun. You are invited to walk in John Glover’s footsteps and explore the place he lived in and loved during the final eighteen years of his life. You can tour the house, or take a self-guided walk to locations from which Glover painted some of his most important works. For more information, visit the Glover Country website: Discover Glover Country