March 21, 2019
You can now read a number of news articles that celebrate Piers Greville winning the 2019 Glover Prize with his artwork ‘Pedder Prime Cuts’, including write-ups by ABC News, Art Guide Australia, Art Almanac and The Advocate. Piers’ work depicts Tasmania’s Lake Pedder, referencing a combination of digital mapping, photography, and memory. In this work he reflects on his experience kayaking on the lake, describing how “a feeling of being absent from human clutter and noise settled on me, but the sudden recollection that this lake is a dam, tipped everything on its side. … The voids [in the painting] reveal a constructed concrete infinity, the diagonal checkerboard slices follow a top-down grid, prime cuts of a country cut up and sliced for consumption.”
The ABC talked to Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery director and judge Janet Carding, who said that the winning work, “felt like a very 21st century way of looking at landscape.” Also on the judging panel with Janet Carding and artist Joan Ross, Barry Keldoulis stated that “the work has a very dramatic sense of almost looking at the landscape from space, which captures the silliness of the notion that we can escape this planet to somewhere else. So for me there’s an element of the love of the landscape, but a desperation and a fear that we are not treating it in the manner we should – with respect.” Please click on the links below to continue reading.
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