Gloria“’s father, Claude Pannka was one of the original “˜Hermannsburg School“’ watercolour artists. Alongside Albert Namatjira, Claude developed an interest in painting when artists Rex Battarbee visited Hermannsburg in 1934. By 1950 Claude was painting full time and became a highly sought after artists.

Gloria“’s work has featured in a number of exhibitions throughout her career, including the honor of receiving a “˜highly commended“’ title for her painting in the NATSIAA 2008 which was then acquired by the NT Museum and Art Gallery. Gloria has also had the privilege of having her painting “˜West MacDonnell Ranges“’ acquired by the Parliament House Art Collection Canberra.