Del Kathryn Barton: The Nightingale and the Rose

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16 June 2018 – 5 August 2018

Showcasing the hauntingly beautiful collaboration between acclaimed artist Del Kathryn Barton, celebrated director Brendan Fletcher and award-winning visual effects house Method Studios, this milestone exhibition traces the interpretation of Oscar Wilde’s 19th century classic through a sophisticated artistic lens.

A shining example of multidisciplinary partnerships across the creative arts, Oscar Wilde’s The Nightingale and the Rose has its genesis in a commission by ArtAnd Foundation (previously Art&Australia), who asked Del Kathryn Barton in 2010 to reimagine a timeless fairytale. Layered with a stirring score by Sarah Blasko and voiced by some of Australia’s most celebrated actors, including Mia Wasikowska, Geoffrey Rush and David Wenham, the film is an intense but remarkably ethereal gesture to the tragic earnestness of Wilde’s tale.

Featuring a selection of Barton’s evocative artworks, including never-before-seen handmade props, alongside material from the production archives and a screening of the short-film, ACMI’s Del Kathryn Barton: The Nightingale and the Rose reveals the extraordinary workings behind this captivating animated picture.

An ACMI touring exhibition

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government's Visions of Australia program.




Price: FREE 

Where: Rockhampton Art Gallery, Gold Room and Range Room

Parking: Victoria Parade or Bolsover Car Park behind the Gallery



Image: Del Kathryn Barton wilder grew her song 2011-12. Image courtesy the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery.