Silvi Glattauer is a practicing photomedia artist from Melbourne, Australia. A founding member of the Baldessin Press Printmaking Studio, Silvi is recognised as an authority on the Photogravure process as well as working with a range of other photographic processes.
The central themes in Silvis work relate to nature, unique forms and precious beauty. 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, evident is her fascinations with patterns, sculptural structures, textures and forms in nature. Silvi’s approach is to collect, to archive, to classify and to record. Her natural objects represent narratives and archives and evolve to become storyboards of time and places.
After graduating from RMIT university with high class honours, Silvi has continued to developed her art practice and has exhibited throught out Australia and abroad, most recently at the Museum of Victoria. Major acheivements include winning the prestigious Nillumbik Prize, finalist in the 2006 & 2015 Bowness Prize, selected artist in residence for Inkmasters, Cairns, and commissioned by state government to create a documenetary series for bushfire recovery celebrations in 2014.
Silvi’s work is held in many private as well as public collections, including the Albury and Geelong Regional Galleries, Melbourne Museum, Monash Gallery of Art and Nillumbik Shire council.