About silvi Glattauer

Silvi Glattauer is a practicing photomedia artist from Melbourne, Australia
A founding member of The Baldessin Press & Studio, Silvi is recognised as an authority on the Photopolymer Photogravure process as well as working with a range of other photographic processes.
The central themes in Silvis work relate to nature, and narratives. There is a connecting thread about materiality, about object, and about preciousness.
Her images are about beauty as felt by the sense of sight and touch. Silvis approach is to collect, to archive, to classify and to record. Her narratives are strongly related to storyboards of time and places.
Silvi has exhibited through out Australia and abroad, most recently at the Museum of Victoria and three times Boweness shortlisted finalist. Major achievements also include winning the prestigious Nillumbik Prize and commissioned by the Victorian government to create a documentary series for bushfire recovery and memorials in 2014 and 2016. Selected artist in residence for Print Residence, Barcelona and Inkmasters, Cairns.
Silvi’s work is held in many private and public collections, including the Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA) and Geelong Regional Galleries, Melbourne Museum, State Library Victoria, Monash Gallery of Art and Nillumbik Shire council.


• Bachelor of Arts – Romance languages / Linguistics - La Trobe University • Advanced Diploma of Illustrative Photography – Photography Studies College • Bachelor of Arts Photography with Distinction - RMIT University Diploma in VET Practice & Cert 1V in Training and Assessment (TAE40110) - NMIT TAFE


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS 2017 Port Jackson Press – ‘Tracing the Line’ 2017 Nillumbik Prize Finalist 2017 Head On Photography Festival – Landscape catergory Finalist 2017 Tranzizione Internationsl Photo Festival, Multimedia, Bergamo Italy. 2017 130 years of RMIT Photography, Melbourne 2016 Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop – Print Exchange “Chroma” 2016 Metropolis Gallery, Geelong – Print Exchange “Panopply” 2016 Backspace Gallery, Ballarat – ‘Rare Trades’ 2016 Inkmasters, Cairns - Finalist 2016 Editions Show – tacit Art Gallery 2015 Monash Gallery of Art – Bowness Prize - Finalist 2015 Ballarat International Foto Biennale – Solo Show ‘Organic Balance’ 2015 Nillumbik Prize – Peoples Choice Winner 2015 Head On Photo Festival - Feature Solo Show – ‘Archiving Nature’ 2015 Monash Gallery of Art – ‘Earth Matters’ 2015 Tacit Gallery – ‘Editions 2015’ 2014 Tanks Art Centre Cairns – Inkmasters Print Making show 2014 Nillumbik Prize – Overall Winner 2014 Melbourne Museum – Bushfire Memorial Solo Show 2013 Map Group show - Mapping Wonthaggi 2012 Domain House – Curated by Oz Link Entertainment 2012 & 2013 Nillumbik Prize – Finalist 2012 Deakin University – ‘Shadowlands’ 2011 Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery- Outback prize - Finalist 2011 New North Gallery, Melbourne ‘Alison’s Daughters 2011 PhotoSpace, Canberra – ‘Re-Imaging the Classic Print’ 2010 Symbols of Loss & Recovery’ – Montsalvat, Melbourne 2010 MAMA – National Photography Prize 2010 - Finalist 2009 Albury Art Gallery – The history of the National Photography Prize 2009 Natural Variances – Field 36 Gallery. RMIT University Solo Show 2008 Cont. Art at St Francis Pastoral Centre – Melbourne Solo Show 2008 Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts – Townsville Compact Prints 2008 Fawkner Gallery – Castlemaine - Art & Science of Photography 2008 Centre for Contemporary Photography - Melbourne 2007 Wall Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand photogravures. Solo Show 2007 Geelong Gallery ‘50’ – A print exchange portfolio 2007 Bridges Gallery ‘Made In Hurstbridge’ – Solo Show 2007 Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery 2006 Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts - Townsville 2006 Monash Gallery of Art – Bowness Prize - Finalist 2006 Penny School Art Gallery – Maldon 2005 The Atrium – Federation Square 2005 The Bundoora Homestead Art Gallery 2005 Montsalvat – Long Gallery 2005 Albury Regional Art Gallery 2005 Centre for Contemporary Photography 2005 Affordable Art Show – Melbourne 2005 80 Gold Street / Institute of Photographic Technologies