Glover Prize prepares for 2019 event

READY: Glover Prize is gearing up for next year's event. Entries opened at the start of August. Picture: supplied.
READY: Glover Prize is gearing up for next year's event. Entries opened at the start of August. Picture: supplied.

Entries for the 16th instalment of the Glover Art Prize have been open for less than two weeks and already has a number of entrants.

The prize is open to artists from anywhere in the world. 

They are invited to submit a titled landscape painting of Tasmania which starts a conversation about the meaning and possibilities expressed in the words ‘landscape’,‘painting’, and ‘Tasmania’.

In 2018, for the first time ever all entries will be submitted online, Glover Prize marketing director Nathan Woodland said. 

“Last year we trialled electronic entry. the process before that was a bit ardours with having to physically mail in the photo of the piece,” he said.

“The online entry allows the artist to quite simply upload a high resolution photo of their art work and do everything by the website.” 

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.

Entries for the award are open until January 25 next year. 

The John Glover Society has also launched a newsletter to keep people up to date with the art prize. The newsletters will contain important announcements, key dates, and stories as the Glover Prize 2019 approaches.

The 2018 Glover Prize was the biggest one yet, with the prize money being increased to $50,000 for the first time.

record number of entrants also entered in this year’s prize, which organisers hope keeps growing. 

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