Janet Laurence wins 2013 Glover Prize - Art Collector

Janet Laurence, Plants Eye View (in the Tarkine, Tasmania), 2013. Duraclear, acrylic and dibond mirror, 173 x 120cm. Courtesy: the artist and the Glover Prize, Tasmania

13 March 2013 | Sydney based artist Janet Laurence has won the 2013 Glover Prize for landscape painting with her work Plants Eye View, pictured above.

The decision to award Laurence the main prize was unanimous. The work celebrates the unique and unprotected Tarkine Rainforest in north west Tasmania.

The judges for this year were Frances Lindsay, curator and deputy director at the National Gallery of Victoria; Peter Hill, artist and academic; and Jasmin Stephens, independent curator.

The Glover Prize is awarded to the best contemporary landscape painting of Tasmania. It is Australia's most generous prize for landscape painting with the winner receiving $40,000.

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