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THE WHITSUNDAYS Arts Festival, in partnership with ARI Whitsundays, is excited to welcome the talented French-Australian artist Nathalie Hartog, as this year’s ARI Whitsundays resident artist.

ARI (Artist Run Initiative) Whitsundays is a member of the international organisation and worldwide network of artist residencies Res Artis.

Nathalie Hartog will be spending two weeks at Cape Gloucester and Hydeaway Bay.

The public is invited to register for a three-hour workshop and presentation with Nathalie on Wednesday, November 8, in the Hydeaway Bay Community Hall, at the Gloucester Sport and Recreation Association (GSRA).   Nathalie is known for creating exquisite series of works on handmade paper with inks, often revolving around themes related to the environment.

She has exhibited her work in regional galleries in Australia after completing previous residencies.

Her art beautifully captures the essence of Australia’s natural surroundings, making her the perfect fit for the stunning Whitsundays landscape.   The community workshop is being co-hosted with TARTS (Textile Arts), an active arts group in Hydeaway Bay.

At this community event, Nathalie will be in conversation with ARI founder Mary Ann Santin to talk about her creative process, share images of her works, and then lead the hands-on component of the workshop.

Nathalie uses natural materials to create her own paper and inks and then uses found utensils for applying ink that she forages in the natural environment.

The Whitsundays Arts Festival is committed to facilitating cultural opportunities for the region and is thrilled to support ARI Whitsundays in bringing Nathalie to the local community, a spokesperson said.

Many thanks to the Whitsundays Regional Council RADF program for its support.

The workshop runs from 9am to 12pm and the cost is $3 for GSRA members and $5 for non-members.

Register at Nathalie Hartog Workshop — 2023 Whitsundays Arts Festival.

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