Tarli Glover

Tarli is a professional visual artist based in Ballarat,Central Victoria and has exhibited widely throughout Australia in numerous group exhibitions and solo shows for nearly 4 decades.


Over this period, Tarli’s art practice has covered a broad range of subject matter within the landscape and figurative genre’s. Her drawing, painting and mixed media work have all reflected the familiar environments she has lived and worked in for most of her life. The regional landscapes of the central and western plains of Victoria feature prominently, [even in earlier figurative work], and continue to inspire the narratives of her compositions.


Tarli’s current work focuses on the volcanic hills that dot the landscape and the division and scarring of the land by fences, roads and farming practices. Predominantly semi abstract in nature, Tarli’s acrylic paintings depict a worked and altered environment with nods to the familiar. Her interpretations of space and colour speak of the powerful and lasting Impression of her surrounds on the aesthetics of her work.


During her career, Tarli has been short listed for several nationally recognised awards and prizes including the Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize, the Rick Amor Drawing Prize, Paul Guest Prize, National Works on Paper, Norvill and Kilgour Art Prizes, the Eutick Still Life Memorial Award, Redland prizes and the Hutchins Art Prize. She was awarded the 2013 Eyre Art Prize, 2010 Flanagan Prize, 2012 Flanagan ‘Affordable’ Art Prize and the 2010 She Competition and highly commended in the 2010 Norvill art prize.


Tarli holds a BA in Fine Art painting from the University of Ballarat [now Federation University] and her work is held in private and public collections nationally including the Gurguis collection, Riddock Regional Art Gallery, the University of Ballarat Art collection and the Epworth Hospital.