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Gallit Shaltiel is a Sussex based artist and educator who has travelled and lived in many places. Art training includes Cyprus and Limerick Collages of Art, Fine Art BA in Exeter and Professional photography training in Bristol. She moved to Brighton for her MA sequential design and illustration course, where she gained a distinction.
Inspiration for work comes from many sources. At times the inner world, expressing state of mind and the subconscious and other times from observational drawings from museums or anatomical diagrams.Recently, work has been inspired by rudimentary, expressive shapes and figures from her toddler’s drawings.
Silhouette has become a consistent motif. Directness of visual language is important to the nature of the work and often starts with hand cut card silhouettes, magically transformed through photographing on a light box. The work is later digitalised and presented as giclee print.
She loves participatory project/ workshops and community arts and welcomes a chance to work collaboratively.