The Art Gallery of Ballarat
May 20 – August 6, 2023
The ARNDT Collection is delighted to announce the loan of a selection of paintings, prints and film by Del Kathryn Barton to be exhibited at the Art Gallery of Ballarat.

Renowned Australian artist Del Kathryn Barton’s work is a celebration of body, self and sexual expression, a wild celebration of fantasy and self-expression which lures the viewer in like the thrill of a peep show.

Inside another land is a large series of 75 photomontages Barton created between 2014 and 2017, inspired by the work of German Dada artist Hannah Höch. Barton has created physical collages which she has digitally manipulated before reprinting to create the final works.

The images, inspired by 1920s fashion, Victorian era decoupage, 1940s pin-up girls, scrapbooking and botanical illustration, capture a sense of ‘longing, sexual agency, colour, violent abundance’.

As well as a selection from inside another land, the exhibition includes Barton’s short film Red featuring Cate Blanchett and Charmene Yap from the Sydney Dance Company, which explores sexuality, gender and power via the mating rituals of the redback spider.
Del Kathryn Barton, inside another land 1-15, 2015
Del Kathryn Barton, RED, 2016
Del Kathryn Barton, inside another land #16, 2016
Del Kathryn Barton, bubbles touch - cold cold wave, 2017