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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.

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Tour schedule

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

Fast Facts

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.

Film Ink

Other resources

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The Nightingale and the Rose Online Hub

Uncover the extraordinary workings behind this captivating exhibition.

Learn more

Download an education resource to accompany the exhibition.

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