Del Kathryn Barton
Del Kathryn Barton has been exhibiting since 1995. In 2013, Barton was awarded the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ Archibald Prize for the second time with a portrait of actor Hugo Weaving. In 2012, a solo exhibition of Barton’s work was presented at the Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne. She has also been included in notable groups exhibitions, such as Dark Heart, 2014 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide (2014), Express Yourself, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2014), Australia: Contemporary Voices, The Fine Art Society, London. (2013), Louise Bourgeois and Australian Artists, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne (2012), Theatre of the World, Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart (2012), Lightness and Gravity, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane (2012), Wilderness, Balnaves Contemporary Painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (2010), Feminism Never Happened, Institute of Modern Art (IMA), Brisbane (2010) and Contemporary Australia: Optimism, Queensland Art Gallery Triennale, Queensland (2009). In 2015, Barton was awarded an AFTRS Creative Fellowship, following on from her directorial debut with The Nightingale and the Rose (2015)
Barton’s work is represented in major museum collections in Australia, including the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide and the Museum of Old and New Art.
The film The Nightingale and the Rose has its genesis in a commission by the ARTAND Foundation (previously Art & Australia)
Header Image: From the nest in her holm-oak tree the nightingale heard him hires. Courtesy of the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery.
Left Image: In the face of cosmic odds. Courtesy of the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery. Photo: Jenni Carter
Right Image: But passion has made his face like pale ivory. Courtesy of the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery.