Del Kathryn Barton: The Nightingale and the Rose
Enter the evocative world of Oscar Wilde’s The Nightingale and The Rose.
Showcasing the hauntingly beautiful collaboration between two-time Archibald Prize winner Del Kathryn Barton and acclaimed filmmaker Brendan Fletcher. This exhibition explores their haunting interpretation of Oscar Wilde’s 19th century classic – through art and animation.
Featuring a selection of Barton’s evocative artworks alongside a screening of the film, stunning never-before-seen handmade props, and material from the production archives, Del Kathryn Barton: The Nightingale and the Rose reveals the extraordinary workings behind this captivating animated picture.
Swan Hill Regional Gallery, Swan Hill, VIC
1 Dec 2017 – 28 Jan 2018
Cairns Art Gallery, Cairns, QLD
16 Feb – 22 Apr 2018
Rockhampton Art Gallery, Rockhampton, QLD
16 Jun – 5 Aug 2018
Horsham Regional Art Gallery
18 Aug – 7 Oct 2018
Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, Lilydale, VIC
20 Oct 2018 – 3 Feb 2019
Devonport Regional Gallery, Devonport, TAS
16 Mar – 26 May 2019
Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Maitland, NSW
27 Jul – 3 Nov 2019
Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga, NSW
16 Nov 2019 – 26 Jan 2020
New England Regional Art Gallery, Armidale, NSW
7 Feb – 5 July 2020
This exhibition tour has been assisted by the Australian Governments Visions of Australia program.
- 60-70 running metres / 150–200 sqm
- 1+ large paintings from Del Kathryn Barton’s Nightingale series and a selection of original drawings
- 60+ original artworks, storyboards, scripts, props and objects
- Behind the scene moving image, animation footage and interviews
- Includes all exhibition furniture, a bespoke screening room, audio visual equipment, graphics, didactics and label text
In the press
Through an artistic layering of original works, alongside the breathtakingly beautiful hand-crafted paper props, snapshots of the stop-motion and digital animation process and behind-the-scenes interviews with the creative team, ACMI magically brings to life Oscar Wilde’s The Nightingale and the Rose for contemporary audiences.
Uncover the extraordinary workings behind this captivating exhibition.
Learn more about the 2016 exhibition.