Artscape: Artists At Work

Artscape: Artists At Work

Del Kathryn Barton
ABC  |  June 22, 2010

Since winning the 2008 Archibald Prize, Del Kathryn Barton has been one of the most rapidly rising stars in the Australian contemporary art world. Barton's richly colourful and hallucinogenic works offer a complex, often disorienting meditation upon the nature of reality. Barton is a woman on a crusade, to express herself as honestly as she can in her work - a strange and magical world of fecund landscapes populated by hermaphrodites and animal familiars.

Since winning the 2008 Archibald Prize, Del Kathryn Barton has been one of the most rapidly rising stars in the Australian contemporary art world. Barton's richly colourful and hallucinogenic works offer a complex, often disorienting meditation upon the nature of reality. Barton is a woman on a crusade, to express herself as honestly as she can in her work - a strange and magical world of fecund landscapes populated by hermaphrodites and animal familiars.

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