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Glover Prize 2017

I'm absolutely thrilled that one of my paintings has been chosen as one of 42 finalists for the Glover Prize 2017 which is open to artists worldwide for a painting inspired by the Tasmanian landscape. Being part of the Glover Prize Exhibition is particularly wonderful given that 2017 marks artist John Glover's 250th birthday.

The Exhibition of finalists will be launched with a cocktail party on Friday March 10 2017 (ticketed event) when the winner will be announced. It will then be open for viewing on Sat March 11 - Tues March 14, and again Sat March 18 - Sun March 19 2017.

The Glover Prize Exhibition is hung in the Falls Park Pavilion at Evandale, Tasmania, a charming old building with a wonderful statue of John Glover on site. I am very fond of the statue by Peter Corlett, which portrays the artist with delightful folds in the material of his clothing as he is caught in a very natural and ungainly posture, in mid flight as a painter.

My own painting is all packed up and will shortly wend its way to Evandale; I'm looking forward to seeing it hanging in context with the complete range of finalists selected by the three judges. Can't wait!