NICHOLAS BLOWERS WINS THE 2024 GLOVER PRIZE FOR LANDSCAPE PAINTING

11 March 2024

Nicholas Blowers' winning entry was chosen from a record breaking 740 entries. 'Lake Bed' celebrates the chaotic beauty in a collapsed, decaying forest on the cracked clay floor of Tasmania's Lake Gordon.

"I find beauty in unconventional places; it's like asking whether a fungal bloom can be as beautiful as a vase of flowers - it can be," he said."And Tasmania I think that is present, because for me it holds so many strange wonders, so many so many forms. Lake Bed is "brutal but also beautiful', and was inspired by the apocalyptic World War I battlefield paintings of Paul Nash.

The judges commended the artist for his technical manipulation of light and tone and his compelling story of the Tasmanian landscape.

Blowers has been a finalist in the Glover Prize eight times, winning highly commended and people's choice categories twice. 

The Glover Prize exhibition is open to the public at Evandale's Falls Park Pavilion, near Launceston, Tasmania, from March 9 to March 17.

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