Del Kathryn Barton: The Highway is a Disco

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'Openly Song' (2014)
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'Inside Another Land' (2017), detail
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'Mud Monster' (2014), detail
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Still from 'RED' (2016)
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(c) Del Kathryn Barton'of pink planets' (2014)
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'Inside Another Land' (2017), detail

The prize-winning painter unleashes her sensual and über-decorative aesthetic in her largest exhibition yet

Once you’ve seen the sumptuous and intricately detailed world of Del Kathryn Barton you start to realise how she won two Archibald Prizes. Her new exhibition takes the viewer further into that world to explore the artist’s dainty yet surreal use of colour, pattern and form.

Barton's Archibald Prizes gave national attention to her lush paintings, but she is more than just a painter. The Highway is a Disco also includes samples of her collage, textile, sculpture and video artworks, with more than 150 works on display. Across the mix of mediums, Barton’s particular style of psychedelic femininity shines through.

By: Nicola Dowse

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