Join us for a very special on-country truth and listening day.
When: Friday December 1, 11-2:30pm
Where: Glover Country, Patterdale.
John Glover is often referred to as the father of Australian landscape painting. Born in England, he left his successful career to arrive in Van Diemen’s Land in 1831 where he lived up until his death in 1849. Glover was enthusiastic about the light and the strange plants found in Tasmania; particularly at Patterdale and the Nile River at Deddington. He was also very aware of Aboriginal presence on this land, creating a number of imagined scenes of peaceful pre-colonial times.
On Glover Country we will hear from current owner Carol Westmore who has painstakingly restored the residence, studio and garden. She will provide a tour with author and art expert Jane Deeth, the inaugural curator of the Glover Prize, who carried out that role for 14 years. The famous Tasmanian art prize is now in its 21st year.
Lunch, tea and coffee will follow.
Special guest and one of Tasmania’s most well-known art historians, curators, essayists and commentators on Indigenous identity and place, Pro Vice Chancellor, Aboriginal Leadership UTAS, Greg Lehman will guide part of the day. Greg is a descendent of the trawulwuy people of north east Tasmania, and a supporter of Reconciliation Tasmania.
Collective Members $60 | non-members $70 | First Nations $45
Wear sturdy shoes for walking, and appropriate clothing.