Featured Studio Artists
Gloria Florez was awarded the 2019 Northern Beaches Council Artist-in-Residence at Eramboo.
Gloria is an Australian/Colombian artist, her practice focuses on science and art, specifically sustainability and natural phenomena. Living on the steep sandstone cliffs among the spotted gums of the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Gloria’s life develops around native flora and fauna, tidal systems and weather cycles.
These circumstances made her aware of our interconnectivity with nature and the cause and effect of our actions. With this vision, Gloria aims to create an ethos to develop techniques using non-toxic material, connect with science and scientists to enhance her understanding of Nature’s processes and to closely work in artistic and environmental collaborations to develop projects that bring nature’s power and ephemeral beauty to the centre of our life.
Working in traditional watercolour and contemporary
mixed media techniques, Ingrid’s practice centres around exploring intrinsic
responses to landscape.
Described as both nostalgic and whimsical, her work draws details in and out of focus from observations and recollections of places both lost and yearned for. Her narrative examines innate connections to terrain and storylines, largely informed by responses to her surroundings and her own history.
Predominantly self-taught, Ingrid works in a studio space at Eramboo, surrounded by National Park and with an abundance of lively wildlife neighbours. This quintessentially Australian location presses into her studio and her artworks, mingling with the collected memories and inspiration from her travels and her connection to rural Australia.
Michelle Perrett works in the medium of porcelain sculpture and installation. Michelle was awarded the Northern Beaches Council and Eramboo Artist Environment six month residency in 2018. During her time as artist in residence Michelle researched threatened plant species and created a series of sculptural works in porcelain. Her larger than life flower sculptures symbolize the importance of the plant species and aim to express their mysticism or spirituality.
Michelle is interested in threatened species and researches native plants and eco systems. The porcelain flowers and their grand structures are oversized to evoke their alchemical qualities of escape and metamorphosis. Having a background as a registered nurse Michelle has previously made work about hospitals, maternity and women’s histories.