Untitled, Gloria Kelly

Spinifex Hill Studio artist Gloria has won the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Award for the 2017 ‘As We Are’ Art Awards.

The awards recognise Western Australian artists with an intellectual disability and is a significant achievement for the emerging abstract artist.  Gloria has begun to experience some critical success for her joyous colours, quick application, and her growing confidence working on larger canvas.

Gloria spent much of her life in Jigalong before moving to Port Hedland in recent years.  She started painting with the Spinifex Hill Artists in 2016.

Gloria’s work will be featured this weekend at the 11th Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair.  To see more of Gloria’s work, drop by the studio (18 Hedditch Street, South Hedland) from Tuesday to Friday from 9am to 5pm, and on Saturday from 10am to 2pm.