Entries are open to artists from anywhere in the world, who are invited to submit a titled landscape painting of Tasmania that stimulates conversation about the meaning and possibilities expressed in the words landscape, painting and Tasmania.
The winner of the Glover Prize will receive $50,000 plus a bronze maquette of colonial artist and prize namesake, John Glover, by Peter Corlett valued at $5,000.
This year, the 2020 Glover Prize received a record 563 entries, which were then narrowed down to just 42 finalists. They came from artists all across Australia and the world – with artists from every Australian state and territory, as well as from New Zealand, England, France, Italy, Poland, the USA, and Japan, all submitting works.
Next year’s 42 finalists will be announced on Friday 5 February 2021. As the Glover Prize’s reputation continues to grow as a truly national art prize, the John Glover Society is hoping for another strong year for entries. The 2021 Glover Prize winner will follow in the footsteps of this year’s winner, Robert O’Connor – who took out the prize in March with his artwork, Somewhere on the midlands.
The opening of entries for the 2021 Prize coincides with the launch of the Glover Prize’s new website. The updated website is designed to provide artists with an easy-to-use portal on which to upload artwork images and enter the Prize. The entire entry process takes place within the website portal.
The new website has also been developed to increase engagement with previous Glover Prize artworks, housing a rich library of previous finalists that can be explored by website visitors.
An exhibition of finalists opens on Saturday 6 Match, and continues to Sunday 14 March at the historic Falls Park Pavilion in Evandale. For more information, including entry guidelines, visit: www.johnglover.com.au for details. Entries close Friday 22 January 2021.
Image: 2020 Glover Prize Winner, Robert O’Connor with his winning work, Somewhere on the midlands (supplied)