In the Footsteps of John Glover
Discover the determining influence of John Glover, celebrated colonial painter, whose paintings were integral in forming the image of Australian landscapes in the early 19th century.
Journey through the still untouched and sublime beauty of rural Tasmania that provided the settings of the remarkably naturalistic paintings that captured the life and beauty of the young colony.
Enjoy a day in the picturesque Meander Valley exploring colonial houses and visit Glover’s home of Patterdale, with fertile valleys and rolling hills surrounding the Nile River.
In Launceston take a guided tour of the Tasmanian colonial art collection at the Queen Victoria Art Gallery at Royal Park and a private guided tour of the historic Woolmers Estate.
In Hobart, visit the Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly exhibition at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and enjoy a tour of the Museum of Old and New Art (Mona).
This tour is part of the World Art Tours program organised by the Art Gallery Society of NSW in partnership with Renaissance Tours.