EXHIBITIONS AND NEWS
COOL CHANGE CONTEMPORARY, BON MARCHE ARCADE, BARRACK STREET, PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Shadow is used as a metaphor for invisible societal, psychological and environmental forces by giving them an impermanent material expression through abstraction, incorporating movement of lighting to create dynamic shadow play on the ceiling and walls in an immersive sculptural installation. I also celebrate my cultural heritage by creating a series of laser cut drawings in colours synonymous with Indian culture.
This work was developed during my residency at Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts and has been supported by a grant from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.
Photograph by Royce Gelmi.
ALL THAT REMAINS
ELLENBROOK ARTS, 34 MAIN STREET, ELLENBROOK, WA
Curated by Robyn Bernadt, All That Remains is a contemporary exhibition exploring the theme of memory in a variety of mediums and materials from a group of emerging and established artists, all current students or alumni of Edith Cowan University.
Featuring works by: Robyn Bernadt, Olivia Colja, Chris De Sira, Shanti Gelmi, Louise Grimshaw, Kristy Scaddan, Cim Sears, Laura Sikes, Deborah Worthy Collins and Jane Ziemons.
Photograph by Laura Sikes.
REMIDA PERTH RESIDENCY
This residency will be used to engage with REmida's materials, repurposing waste and developing a more sustainable approach to my work.
PICA RESIDENCY 2021
Gelmi is using her residency at PICA to build on the metaphor of the shadow as a hidden influential force, drawing attention to them by concentrating on the absence of the material removed. Her aim is to give an impermanent material expression to the invisible societal and environmental forces through abstraction by incorporating movement of lighting to create dynamic shadow play on the ceiling and walls in an immersive sculptural installation. She will also examine the impact of the work’s grounding to the heritage structure of PICA itself, a symbol of colonisation and the cultural compromises often felt by migrants to a new land.
Photograph by Royce Gelmi
FUTURE PROOF GRADUATE EXHIBITION
MEGALO PRINT STUDIO
This curated online exhibition will showcase the work of twenty-four emerging printmedia graduates from across Australia and New Zealand.
Mundaring Arts Centre
34 Main Street, Ellenbrook, 6069 Western Australia
Contact for commissions or available artwork: email@example.com
Busselton Art Award 2021
Shanti chats with Keith from ArtGeo Gallery, Busselton about her work 'Flay'.