Del Kathryn Bar­ton at NGV Australia

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Two-time Archibald prize-win­ner Del Kathryn Bar­ton is fea­tured in a new exhibition at NGV Australia. “Del Kathryn Bar­ton: The High­way is a Disco” fea­tures 150 new and re­cent works by Bar­ton, in­clud­ing her famed kalei­do­scopic por­traits, a never-be­fore-seen large-scale sculp­ture in homage to her mother and Bar­ton’s short film “RED”, star­ring Aus­tralian ac­tress Cate Blanchett. This show is deeply per­sonal for Bar­ton with the de­but of her new sculp­ture, “at the foot of your love”, which has been cre­ated in re­sponse to her mother’s ter­mi­nal ill­ness. Com­pleted in 2017 and com­prised of printed silk and Huon pine, the sculp­ture is re­flec­tive of Bar­ton’s re­oc­cur­ring themes of moth­er­hood and na­ture.

From 17 Novem­ber, Ian Pot­ter Cen­tre: NGV Australia at Federation Square, Mel­bourne. Free en­try. ngv.mel­bourne

Del Kathryn Bar­ton, “is the en­ergy”, 2014. Pri­vate col­lec­tion, Mel­bourne. © Del Kathryn Bar­ton.

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