Seventeen Tasmanian artists are among the 42 Glover Prize finalists this year, in the running to take home $50,000 and the recognition of Australia's most prestigious landscape prize.
Finalists from Northern Tasmania include Eleanor Austin, Richard Dunlop, and Keith Lane.
Four time-Glover finalist Richard Dunlop said it was "a feather in the cap" to be recognised through the prize, which he called the Archibald Prize of the landscape world.
His painting, Fly Fisher, Meander Valley, Near Deloraine, is an effort to promote his home.
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"It seems to be me that a suitable landscape entry for the Glover would focus on something that's not so conspicuous as, say, Cradle Mountain," he said.
"The Great Western Tiers, sitting behind Deloraine, unfold almost like sharks teeth - one valley into the next and the next and the next. So it's about the experience of an individual in a vast, infinite landscape."
A record 563 entries were submitted to this year's Glover Prize, with the finalists to be exhibited at the Falls Parks Pavilion, Evandale, from Friday, March 6, to Sunday, March 16.
The winner will be selected by Queensland Art Gallery and Museum of Modern Art director Chris Saines, Sydney artist Fiona Lowry, and Mona senior curator Jarrod Rawlins.
GLOVER PRIZE 2020 FINALISTS
- Jenny Ahmad for 'Rocks, middens and Tasmanian tiger'
- Margaret Ambridge for 'Looking glass'
- James Andrew for 'Barnaby's Reverie'
- Raymond Arnold for 'And the Land was washed clean!
- Eleanor Austin for 'Tea Trees at Weymouth'
- Paul Becker for 'Creeping darkness, the pyre of political correctness'
- Alexander Beech for 'Periphery V, Tasman Peninsula'
- Filippa Buttitta for 'Re-imagination'
- Gabrielle Courtenay for 'Tasmanie et la Mer'
- Janette Cumming for 'The Cycle of Life'
- Stephanie Dean for 'Glovers Dream'
- Richard Dunlop for 'Fly Fisher, Meander Valley, Near Deloraine'
- Josef Felber for 'A short view of a vast landscape over time (2019)'
- Frederick Fullerton for 'Whaler's Hill'
- Elaine Green for' Views From Here'
- Piers Greville for 'Moonlit Night, Rock Island Bend'
- Andrew Hagar for 'The Black Line'
- Amber Hearn for 'Bay of Fires - Every Pebble was a Mountain, Every Mountain becomes a Pebble'
- Timothy Heazlewood for 'Takayna Symphony'
- Ileigh Hellier for 'Without the other'
- Chris Howlett for 'The Concilation'
- Christobel Kelly for 'Portal to a Dark Contemplation'
- Keith Lane for 'The Hunting Party'
- Belem Lettfor for 'Burn Baby Burn'
- Lisa Moroney for 'The old trees, Conara'
- Russel Newman for 'Sheffield Fields'
- Robert O'Connor for 'Somewhere on the midlands'
- Susan O'Doherty for 'Mathinna and Lady Jane Franklin at Ancanthe in the Foothills of Mount Wellington'
- Veronica O'leary for 'Our land is burning - Tasmanian fires 2019'
- Laura Patterson for '2020 Pteridomania'
- Stephen Pleban for 'Cradle 1'
- Rodney Pople for 'TAS-IN-FIDELITAS'
- Chrystal Rimmer for 'Stability In Entropy'
- Tim Silver for 'Untitled (there's a flower thief in my backyard again)'
- Melissa Smith for 'Without a Sound - Lake Sorell'
- Leah Thiessen for 'A place of magic'
- Carol Thomson for 'Nature's Entanglement'
- Telly Tu'u for 'Stratocumulus'
- Luke Wagner for 'The Chaplin's Garden, Wybalena, Flinders Island'
- Deborah Walker for 'Cypress Isle (Maria)'
- James Walker for 'Four Pines'
- Stephen Yates for 'Changing of the Guard'