Del Kathryn Barton Major Exhibition at National Gallery of Victoria
- When 17 Nov 2017 - 12 Mar 2018
NGV AUSTRALIA, FEDERATION SQUARE LEVEL 3, 20TH–21ST C AUSTRALIAN ART
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The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) presents a major solo exhibition of UNSW Art & Design alum and one of Australia’s most admired artists, Del Kathryn Barton.
Del Kathryn Barton: The Highway is a Disco is a survey of new and recent work by the two times Archibald Portrait Prize winner that explores the breadth of Barton’s practice.
Featuring displays of recent paintings and drawings (for which she is arguably best known), the NGV exhibition also includes collage, sculpture, textiles and film, all drawn together by the artist’s exuberant and psychedelic aesthetic.
Del Kathryn Barton: The Highway is a Disco charts the artist’s imaginative and deeply sensuous world, where ornately decorated species – both human and animal – are rendered in richly seductive line and colour.
In 2015, Barton was awarded an Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) Creative Fellowship, following her directorial debut of The Nightingale and the Rose (2015). Barton's work is represented in major public collections including: 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, Hobart.
Born in Sydney in 1972, Del Kathryn Barton graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the UNSW Art & Design, in 1993.