Spinifex Hill Studios

Born in the Pilbara in 1975, Gloria is a Martu woman working within a powerful matriarchal tradition that emerged from Australia’s Western Desert in the early 2000s. Her loose brushwork and pastel palettes have attracted critical attention for their highly affecting presence. Gloria is an emerging artist, only learning to paint in late 2015. Since then she has exhibited her work broadly across Western Australia, winning major prizes in the As We Are Art Awards (2017), the Hedland Art Awards (2017) and the prize for Best Overall Artwork in the Cossack Art Award (2019). Her first, self-titled solo exhibition took place at The Goods Shed in Perth in 2018. This catalogue has been produced in conjunction with her first international solo exhibition with ReDot Fine Art Gallery, in Singapore in April, 2020.