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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.

Review by SeeSaw Magazine

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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

Review by SeeSaw Magazine

Image: Idle Hands, Luke O'Dononoe,  2021

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SHADOWED

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.

Further information:

https://coolchange.net.au/2021/09/25/g2-shanti-gelmi-shadowed/

Photograph by Royce Gelmi.

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FINE ART AT HALE INVITATIONAL

22 July - 24 July 2022

https://www.fineartathale.org/artists/

Photograph by Royce Gelmi.

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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.

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REMIDA PERTH RESIDENCY

July 2021

This residency will be used to engage with REmida's materials, repurposing waste and developing a more sustainable approach to my work.

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PICA RESIDENCY 2021

May-June 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.

https://pica.org.au/show/shanti-gelmi/

Photograph by Royce Gelmi

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HATCHED 2021: NATIONAL GRADUATE SHOW 2021

PICA, PERTH INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS, 51 JAMES STREET, NORTHBRIDGE, WA

7 May - 11 July 2021

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FUTURE PROOF GRADUATE EXHIBITION

MEGALO PRINT STUDIO

Online
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.

https://www.megalo.org/exhibitions-1/future-proof

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STOCKISTS

Mundaring Arts Centre, 7190 Great Eastern Highway, Mundaring 

https://mundaringartscentre.com.au/

Art/Edit

https://artedit.com.au/ones-to-watch-shanti-gelmi/

Bluethumb

https://bluethumb.com.au/my/artworks

Mundaring Arts Centre

https://macmjac.com.au/collections/art

Contact for commissions or available artwork: shantigelmi@gmail.com

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MEDIA

03/12/2023

IMPRINT

The quarterly journal of the Print Council of Australia Inc.

Summer 2021 Vol 56 No.04

Emerging Artist, p31

Shadowed

Exhibition Footage

Art/Edit

https://artedit.com.au/ones-to-watch-shanti-gelmi/

seesaw Magazine

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'.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuOLJPBK6cU

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