25 May – 7 July 2019 Paper and Place Gosford Regional Gallery
For centuries paper has been used as a medium for keeping record and holding memory. In this exhibition contemporary artists Nathalie Hartog-Gautier and Beverly Smith each use paper to respond to the unique character of significant places.
Nathalie Hartog-Gautier’s work focuses on the concept of the voyage, its transformations, attachments and associations. Her large scale paper installations for this exhibition represent her reflections on the environment and history of Hill End, the Blue Mountains and the Central Coast.
Beverly Smith uses natural dyes from Indigenous trees, earth pigments of ochre, sand, earth and binders on paper to tell visual stories connected to her Aboriginal identity, culture and Country. With rich personal iconography she presents a series of works on paper that explore sites of personal and cultural significance in the Brewarrina area.
Nathalie Hartog-Gautier, Colours of the landscape, natural pigments on hand made paper.