…the language of
with Silvi Glattauer

25 September – 9 October 2017

Travel Morocco with fine art printmaker and photographer, SILVI GLATTAUER and gain insights for creating imagery that extends beyond the snapshot.

This 14 day tour traverses a lot of Morocco from Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains and Sahara.

Fine tune your vision with a view to understanding and producing sophisticated images, that blend both concept and technique. Keeping within the cultural sensitivities and limitations of photography in Morocco, the focus of this tour will be on Landscape, architecture and street photography.

  • Using the language of Black and White photography. In camera pre-visualisation tools to compose rich and dynamic b/w images.
  • Editing and processing images to maximise quality for a fine print result.
  • Creative camera controls for successful technical and conceptual image-making.
  • Finding advanced levels of depth through storytelling & sequencing imagery.
  • Materiality options – Explore the fine art print and photographic printmaking.

plus Barcelona Extension Tour…

optional follow up Photogravure workshop with Silvi


9-12 October 2017

Fly straight to Barcelona for 3 nights to learn the Photogravure (Photo-etching)  process and extend your Moroccan images from camera to precious objects!


A practicing photomedia artist from Melbourne, Australia and 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 Silvi’s 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 fascination 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 throughout Australia and abroad, most recently at the Museum of Victoria. Major achievements 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 documentary 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.

ABOUT the tour

This 14 day tour traverses a large part of southern Morocco from the ancient city of Marrakech, over the spectacular landscape of the Atlas Mountains to the northern edge of the vast Sahara.

Traveling with Silvi we will experience the wonderful world of the indigenous Amazigh (Berber) people. Time is given to taking photographs en route to explore the wealth and beauty of the Moroccan landscape and culture, interspersed with lively discussion on the topics of conceptual image-making and storytelling.

Accommodation is provided in the most comfortable traditional guesthouses, and we enjoy the extraordinary delights of Amazigh food and hospitality including traditional music performance. The warmth and good humour of the people is immense and the insights into the Islamic world and Amazigh spirituality and contemporary life fascinating.

Traveling with a small group of like-minded people and an experienced team of co-hosts including Australian artist Rita Lazauskas and professional Amazigh Guide Abdenabi Imelouane, the program offers an innovative and creative way to explore a new place that is stimulating, supportive and safe.

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