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Del Kathryn Barton: The Nightingale and The Rose

Published 17th June, 2019 in Exhibition and Shows
  • Location

    Maitland Regional Art Gallery

    230 High Street
    Maitland NSW 2320

  • Date

    27th June 2019 to 3rd November 2019

  • Time

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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 Artand 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.

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

Event Location

Maitland Regional Art Gallery
230 High Street
Maitland NSW 2320

Events on this site are provided by the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse. Event information is believed accurate but is subject to change by the event organiser.

Published 17th June, 2019 in Exhibition and Shows
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