Gloria was born at Mosquito Bore at Utopia 1945c. She is an Anmatyarre speaker and her country is Atnankere.
Gloria has had a successful career as an artist. She has painted silk batiks and acrylic paint on canvas, linen and paper. The traditional inherited stories that she paints are ; Mountain Devil Lizard, Ceremonial Body Paint, Wildflowers, Grasses and Leaves.
Gloria has exhibited in group and individual exhibitions since the late 1970’s. Gloria first gained recognition in silk batik with exhibitions held nationally and internationally. She participated in the Summer Project exhibition for painting and has continued to work in this medium.
Gloria and her sisters Ada, Kathleen, Nancy, Myrtle and Violet have participated in exhibitions and are well represented in public and private collections.
Gloria was named as one of Australia’s 50 most collectable artists in Australian Art Collector magazine in, 1999 and 2000.
Collections Held :
~ National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
~ National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
~ The Holmes a Court Collection, Perth
~ Campbelltown City Art Gallery
~ Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Surfers Paradise, Qld.
~ Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin
~ Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Solo Exhibitions :
~ 1991, Utopia Art, Sydney
~ 1991, Australia Gallery, New York, USA
~ 1999, ‘Wildflowers’, Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs
~ 1999, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
~ 1999, Redback Gallery, Brisbane
~ 2003, Red Desert Gallery
~ 2004, Red Desert Gallery
Group Exhibitions ( Cont . ) :
~ 1999, Hogarth Galleries ‘Utopia: Traditions and Innovation, Recent work by the artists of Utopia, NT’
~ 1999, Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
~ 2000, “Utopia”, Red Desert Gallery, Eumundi, Q Noosa Blue Resort, Noosa Heads, Qld Sunshine Coast University, Qld.
Acquisitions / Prizes:
~ 1999 - Wynne Prize, Best Australian Landscape
~ 2000 - Listed in Australian Art Collector Magazine’s, “Australia’s 50 Most Collectable Artists”
~ 2004- Runner up Wynne Prize