Earthlines

National Exhibition Register

  • Remembrance
    Nathalie Hartog-Gautier Remembrance, 2010-14
    Medium
    Relief print with clay, frottage and collage
    Dimensions
    75 x 114 cm

About the exhibition

'During my residency in Hill End, in New South Wales, I developed a series of works representing its very specific landscape and its stratification: Picket fences framing empty blocks of land, the calligraphy of the wires, the different colours of clay in the landscape, the remnants and left over traces of the gold mines. All these elements were my inspiration to draw, print and photograph.'  Nathalie Hartog-Gautier

As an artist-in-residence at Hill End, Hartog-Gautier’s work cannot help but respond to such a historical and contemporary context. The rotten wooden picket fence posts, the tarnished iron pickets, the names of forgotten mining claims, the thick iron bolts, screws and nuts – most probably from stamper batteries used to crush the ore, or from other mining machinery, or mine support structures – become resilient in their resonance of what once was – and also of what remains. The eerie majesty of her twilight landscapes or early morning cloud formations, reinforces the sentiment of what was and that which is awaiting potential renewal. The spectre of an abandoned pickup harks to a later, more contemporary presence. Yes, ghosts arise from these images, but also a reminder of the link between past, present and future – the earth itself.

Hartog-Gautier has extensively used local clay as a print medium, and gold leaf as a refined result of that which was exhumed from the earth during the mad scramble for instantaneous wealth. The artist’s Earthlines draws in time, space and human experience to remind us that all things are connect – as is the viewer to and through these works.

Artists and Curator

Curator
Leonard Janiszewski and Andrew Simpson
Artists

Nathalie Hartog-Gautier

Available Dates and
Exhibition Details

Available dates
01/02/2016 - 31/12/2018
Exhibition size
Between 50-75 sq or running metres
Originating state
NSW
Price
$1,800 (exc. freight) - Contact to discuss
Web Site
http://www.nathaliehartog.com.au/
Accompanying materials available
Digital Catalogue, Public Program Opportunities
Primary contact
Leonard Janiszewski
Position
Curator
Organisation
Macquarie University
Phone
(02) 9850 7437
E-mail
hartog7@bigpond.com
Secondary contact
Nathalie Hartog-Gautier
Phone
0415208945
E-mail
hartog7@bigpond.com
Acknowledgement
Macquarie University and Bathurst Regional Art Gallery