About Shanti Gelmi

Shanti Gelmi focuses on the concealed, intangible elements which direct, manipulate and normalise behaviour in diverse societal structures.  Driven by the issues she faced early in her life, where a pressured denial of her own cultural heritage was considered a ‘normal’ way of fitting in to Australian culture, Shanti seeks to understand what it means to be different and questions the importance of denying one’s true self in order to fit securely within predetermined constructs.

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Shanti Gelmi
, 2019
Ink drawing on Hahnemuhle paper
Image © Courtesy of Artist