Del Kathryn Barton at NGV Australia
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