Forest Ambassadors Q and A with Gloria Florez
and Greg Stonehouse
Sunday 9 September, 2.00pm
Hosted by Eramboo Director, Greg Stonehouse, artist Gloria Florez discusses the body of work she created for her collaborative exhibition, Forest Ambassadors, research that she undertook and her experiences during the six month artist residency award at Eramboo, sponsored by Northern Beaches Council.
Gloria Florez is a Northern Beaches visual artist focusing on fibre art, printmaking, hand-made paper techniques and installation. Gloria's artistic practice has a continuing interest in the connection between science and art with particular reference to sustainability and natural phenomena.
Nature has imbued Gloria's life, from a childhood in the cordilleras of Colombia to adulthood among the spotted gum forest of the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Australia. Gloria sees her work being allied with First Nations, children, scientists, artists and writers from diverse communities to develop projects that connect us to the natural world.
Gloria won the prize for works on paper at the North Sydney Art prize 2017. She was invited to exhibit her work at the International Biennial Paper - Fibre - Art at the National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute 2018.
Recent exhibitions include Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability Waverton, Bega Valley Regional Gallery and Australia National University (ANU).