Silvi Glattauer

Silvi Glattauer is a practicing photomedia artist from Melbourne, Australia. She 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 Glattauer’s practice are underpinned by a love of nature and a deep concern for the environment, narrated through her personal references. Her approach is to collect, to archive, to classify and to record.

Combining multiple photographic techniques and a handmade aesthetic, Glattauer aims to create images that render time, place and beauty palpable. In the process, her work invokes notions of materiality, object and preciousness. 

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Exhibitions include:
In the Shade of a Cactus, Ballarat Biennale of Photography 2018La Puna De Atacama, Head On Festival, Sydney 2015: Organic Balance
Ballarat Biennale of Photography; Archiving NatureHead On Festival 2014: Bushfire Memorial, Melbourne Museum 2009: Natural Variances, Field 36 Gallery, RMIT, Melbourne 2008: Art at St Francis, Melbourne 2007New Zealand Photogravures, Wall Gallery, Auckland, NZ; Made In Hurstbridge, Bridges Gallery, Melbourne

Bowness Photography Prize, Melbourne; Inkmasters, Cairns; Editions, Tacit Galleries, Melbourne 2020: On Paper, Tinta Invisible, Barcelona, Spain; From All Points of the Southern SkySoutheast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, Florida, US; Libris Awards, McKay Regional Art Gallery, NSW; Editions, Tacit Galleries 2019: Peebles Print Prize, Queenscliff Gallery; Nillumbik Prize, Melbourne; Megalo Print Prize, Canberra; Beyond the Veil, Venice Biennale; Historia, Queenscliff Gallery; Bgravura, Montsalvat, Melbourne 2018: Masterworks, Eltham College, Melbourne [best in show]; El Mar y Los FarosSantander, Spain; Summer Salon, Collins Place Gallery, Melbourne; Anna’s GardenMonash Gallery of Art, Melbourne: Nillumbik Prize; Concepta, Magnet Gallery, Melbourne; Beauty or Beast, Queenscliff Gallery; Editions, Tacit Galleries 2017Tracing the Line, Port Jackson Press, Melbourne; Nillumbik Prize; Tranzizione Internationsl Photo Festival, Bergamo, Italy 2016ChromaQueenscliff Gallery; Panoply, Metropolis Gallery, Geelong; Rare Trades, Backspace Gallery, Ballarat; Inkmasters, Cairns; Editions, Tacit Galleries 2015Bowness Photography Prize; Nillumbik Prize [Peoples Choice Winner]; Earth Matters, Monash Gallery of Art; Editions, Tacit Galleries 2014Inkmasters, Cairns; Nillumbik Prize [overall winner] 2013: Nillumbik Prize 2012Shadowlands, Deakin University Gallery; Nillumbik Prize 2011Outback Prize, Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, NSW; Alison’s DaughtersNew North Gallery, Melbourne; Re-Imaging the Classic Print, PhotoSpace, Canberra