Del Kathryn Barton
Del Kathryn Barton
|Born||11 December 1972|
|Awards||Archibald Prize |
2008 You are what is most beautiful about me, a self portrait with Kell and Arella
Barton studied at the College of Fine Arts of the University of New South Wales, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1993. She was later employed at the College as a lecturer. She has held numerous solo exhibitions in Sydney and Melbourne since her first in 1995.
Her solo exhibitions include: The Nightingale and the Rose, Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Melbourne, Australia (2016); the highway is a disco, ARNDT, Singapore (2015); Electro Orchid, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney (2014); The Nightingale and the Rose, Heide Museum of Modern Art (2012); the stars eat your body, Kaliman Gallery, Sydney (2009); the whole of everything, Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne (2008) and thank you for loving me, Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne (2005).
On 7 March 2008, it was announced that Barton had won the 2008 Archibald Prize for portraiture, for You are what is most beautiful about me, a self portrait with Kell and Arella, a self-portrait with her two children. Barton said of the portrait: "This painting celebrates the love I have for my two children and how my relationship with them has radically informed and indeed transformed my understanding of who I am". In 2013, she won the Archibald Prize for her portrait of actor Hugo Weaving. Of portraiture generally, she says: "I really value the discipline" that it brings.
She is represented by Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery in Sydney.
Del Kathryn Barton has participated in group exhibitions that include: Like-ness, Albertz Benda, New York, USA (2016); Express Yourself: Romance Was Born for Kids, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2014); Dark Heart, Adelaide Biennale of Australian Art, Adelaide (2014); Theatre of the World, Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania (2012); Lightness and Gravity, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland (2012); Freehand: Recent Australia Drawing, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne (2010/11); 2009 Wynne Prize for Landscape, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (2009); Half a World Away: Drawings from Glasgow, Sao Paulo and Sydney, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, New York (2002).
Barton produced the animated film Oscar Wilde’s The Nightingale and the Rose, which celebrated its world premiere at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival in 2015 and was shown at the 2015 Melbourne International Film Festival . The movie won the Film Victoria Erwin Rado Award for Best Australian Short Film.
|2015||Del Kathryn Barton - the highway is a disco||A3 Arndt Art Agency|
|2012||Oscar Wilde - The Nightingale and the Rose||Art & Australia Pty Ltd|
|2011||Del Kathryn Barton||Piper Press|
|2008||the whole of everything||Karen Woodbury Gallery|
- Armstrong, Claire: Del Kathryn Barton: ANZ/Art & Australia Emerging Artists Program, Art & Australia.
- ABC News Online Archibald Prize Winner declared 22 March 2013
- Higson, Rosalie (3 May 2008). "The Face: Del Kathryn Barton". The Australian. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
- Del Kathryn Barton Biography, Karen Woodbury Gallery.
- Del Kathryn Barton, Lost at E Minor.
- Schwartzkoff, Louise (8 March 2008). "A winning mother load of happiness". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
- Syllabus Connections: The Archibald Prize and Portraiture, Archibald Prize, 2008.
- Rigby, Miffy (26 February 2016). "Spectrum Now ambassador and artist Del Kathryn Barton on how art saved her life". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
| Archibald Prize
for You are what is most beautiful about me,
a self portrait with Kell and Arella
| Archibald Prize
- Del Kathryn Barton 2008 exhibition Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne
- Del Kathryn Barton 2005 exhibition Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne
- Del Kathryn Barton, Wilderness exhibition
- Behind the scenes of ARTIST PROFILE Issue 15's cover shoot, inside Barton's studio
- Del Kathryn Barton interview with Owen Craven, 2011, ARTIST PROFILE Issue 15, pp. 52–60
- Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
- Del Kathryn Barton on Artabase
- The Australian, Del Kathryn Barton
- The Sydney Morning Herald, Del Kathryn Barton
- The Age, Del Kathryn Barton
- Art & Australia, Emerging artists, Del Kathryn Barton
- Arndt Fine Art Singapore, Del Kathryn Barton
- the highway is a disco, Del Kathryn Barton, Arndt Fine Art
- Publication, Del Kathryn Barton, Julie Ewington
- The Nightingale and The Rose, Oscar Wilde, Del Kathryn Barton
- Karen Woodbury Gallery Publications, Melbourne, Australia