DEL KATHRYN BARTON THE NIGHTINGALE AND THE ROSE

Del Kathryn Barton
Date: 
10 November 9 December 2012
Location: 
Heide III: Kerry Gardner & Andrew Myer Project Gallery
Curator/s: 
Heide in collaboration with Art & Australia
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An exhibition of paintings by Del Kathryn Barton inspired by Oscar Wilde’s classic story The Nightingale and the Rose, originally created for an illustrated book commissioned by Art & Australia. The theme of ecstatic metamorphosis through song attracted Barton to this story, where the life of a small bird is offered up for the ideal of love. For Barton, “the Nightingale is the true artist as she gives completely of her deepest essence”.

Del Kathryn Barton, the tree shook it's head 2012, watercolour, gouache, synthetic polymer paint and ink on polyester canvas, 180 x 160 cm, Private Collection, Courtesy of the artist