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In 2006 and 2007, Nathalie Hartog-Gautier undertook residencies at the Cite Internationale des Arts, and the Castle of Versailles, France. During these residencies, she undertook research and completed a series of works exploring the theme of man-shaped landscapes and garden design as being reflective of cultural and historical values and events. In Hill End, Hartog-Gautier will explore the same themes in the dramatically contrasting topography and history of Hill End. Hartog-Gautier plans to exhibit her interpretations of these two continents (representing her dual homelands) and establish dialectic from the contrasting sets of images resulting from these residencies.

Nathalie Hartog-Gautier completed a Masters of Fine Art in Print Media at College of Fine art, University of New South Wales in 2004 and has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions since 1995. She has received a number of prestigious awards, including residencies at the Cite Internationale des Arts, and a research residency at the castle of Versailles, France. Her work is included in public and private collections in Australia and France.