'Conversations with Gloria on the Verandah' - exhibition at Jubilee Community Centre, Mackay
Scenes from the opening ceremony, 31 May 2019.

"Conversations with Gloria on the verandah" is an exhibition about Gloria Arrow's life at Greenmount Homestead, near Mackay. Gloria spent 61 years living with the Cook family as their housekeeper.

Janet and photographer Kealie Frerichs created portraits and photographs of Gloria and Greenmount Homestead. Accompanying the portraits and photographs is a story, a conversation which Gloria most generously shared with us. Each image matched a conversation about her childhood, life with the Cooks, and life in Mackay.

The portraits were rendered in charcoal, in a gestural sense to engage the audience into feeling as though they are having a conversation with Gloria as she is telling the story.