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.
These works by Del Kathryn Barton are on loan from the Arndt Collection which aims to exhibit and promote the work of contemporary artists.
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Art Gallery of Ballarat - Level entry from Lydiard Street via self-opening doors. Accessible toilet on the ground floor. Hearing augmentation equipment is available. Small elevator services the two levels. Large power wheelchairs and mobility scooters may require the service elevator to gain access to the second level. All spaces are large and easy to navigate.
20 May - 06 Aug
10:00am - 5:00pm
Art Gallery of Ballarat 40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat Central VIC 3350