EXHIBITIONS AND MEDIA
1 February - 30 March 2023
ECU Galleries, Spectrum Project Space,
Mount Lawley WA 6050
A curated exhibition featuring 10 culturally diverse artists responding to their experiences of living in a multicultural, yet tension filled, contemporary Western Australia. These artists, who collectively draw on lived experiences spanning five continents, have explored their relationship between land and culture through the materialities of paint, print, sculpture, performance, installation, video and photography.
This exhibition has been made possible through funding provided by the ‘Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries’ grant, as well as support by ‘ECU Galleries’.
Patricia Amorim, Kelsey Ashe, Yvette Dunn-Moses, Marcia Espinosa, Shanti Gelmi, Sue Leeming, Desmond Mah, Leonie Ngahuia Mansbridge, Matthew McAlpine and Lea Taylor.
Curator: Dr Harrison See
Curatorial floor talk:
Wednesday (12:30pm), March 1, 2023
Artists Floor talks:
Saturdays (1:00pm–2:00pm), February 18 and February 25, 2023
MUNDARING ARTS CENTRE, WESTERN AUSTRALIA.
1 July - 12 September 2022
Through transformative processes, this group of emerging artists take the printmakers craft beyond tradition. While maintaining the physical presence of the artist's hand in the work, the artists reveal outcomes using non-traditional materials, scale and form, following chance revelations and surprising serendipities into an expanded practice.
Artists: Jane Button, Shanti Gelmi, Louise Grimshaw, Isaac Huggins, Eveline Ruys and Kristy Scaddan.
Image: The Money Trap, Louise Grimshaw, 2022.
HERENOW22: OUTSIDE IN
2 February - 3 March 2022
Spectrum Project Space, Edith Cowan University Galleries, Mount Lawley, Western Australia.
HERENOW22: Outside In, curated by Isaac Huggins, will investigate local artists' use of recycled, repurposed, and discarded materials, surfaces, and mediums. This exhibition aims to raise awareness about sustainability and the environmental impact of consumerism in today’s society and subvert the idea of the traditional 'white wall' gallery model.
There is a distinctive difference in attitude between what is done outside, what is done inside. By providing a collaborative space for both contemporary and public art to co-exist in the same setting, Isaac asks what better way to challenge this than to bring the OUTSIDE IN?
Featuring artists: Andy Quilty, Ariel Katzir, Conor Macgrath, Jack Richards, Jordan Botello, Luke O'Donohoe, Rob Douglas, Shanti Gelmi and Straker
Image: Idle Hands, Luke O'Dononoe, 2021
COOL CHANGE CONTEMPORARY, BON MARCHE ARCADE, BARRACK STREET, PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
1 - 23 October 2021
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.
FINE ART AT HALE INVITATIONAL
22 July - 24 July 2022
Photograph by Royce Gelmi.
ALL THAT REMAINS
ELLENBROOK ARTS, 34 MAIN STREET, ELLENBROOK, WA
4 June - 3 July 2021
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
HATCHED 2021: NATIONAL GRADUATE SHOW 2021
PICA, PERTH INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS, 51 JAMES STREET, NORTHBRIDGE, WA
7 May - 11 July 2021
Photo: Bo Wong, PICA
FUTURE PROOF GRADUATE EXHIBITION
MEGALO PRINT STUDIO
25 March - 2 July 2021
This curated online exhibition will showcase the work of twenty-four emerging printmedia graduates from across Australia and New Zealand.
Mundaring Arts Centre, 7190 Great Eastern Highway, Mundaring
Mundaring Arts Centre
Contact for commissions or available artwork: email@example.com
ART CUP Project
The Art Cup Project is a collaboration between Karvan Coffee and local artists. You can find some of my art on Coffee Cups around Perth! Read about my artwork and inspirations here:
Art Cup Project x Shanti Gelmi
The quarterly journal of the Print Council of Australia Inc.
Summer 2021 Vol 56 No.04
Emerging Artist, p31
Print pioneers push the art form to new places
Out of the Shadows
HERENOW22-Outside In, Gems in our own backyard
Busselton Art Award 2021
Shanti chats with Keith from ArtGeo Gallery, Busselton about her work 'Flay'.