TASMANIA'S annual $40,000 Glover Prize for landscape celebrates its 10th anniversary next month and to mark the milestone Launceston's QVMAG Royal Park is hosting an exhibition of the competition's previous nine winning works.
Entitled Looking at Landscape: Through the Lens of the Glover Prize , the exhibition includes the 2004 inaugural prize-winning work by Michael McWilliams, Bandicoot on a Log , through to Josh Foley's vibrant 2011 work Gee's Lookout , and Rodney Pople's Port Arthur .
QVMAG director Richard Mulvaney said the idea of holding such a retrospective came through recognition of the Glover art prize being the richest competition for landscape painting in Australia.
``That it happens right here at our doorstep in Evandale every year makes it even more special,'' Mr Mulvaney said.
Curator Jane Deeth has set up the exhibition in a way that invites viewers to select a ``people's choice''.
``Visitors can post on a wall their pick of the nine paintings and why they have chosen that particular work as their favourite,'' explained Mr Mulvaney, before last night's official opening.
Finalists for this year's $40,000 acquisitive Glover Prize for landscape will be announced tomorrow.
WHAT: Looking at Landscape: Through the Lens of the Glover Prize.
WHERE: QVMAG Royal Park, 2 Wellington Street, Launceston.
WHEN: Until March 24; open 10am to 5pm.