December 15 2012 - February 17 2013
An exhibition of paintings by Del Kathryn Barton inspired by Oscar Wilde’s classic story The Nightingale and the Rose, originally created for an illustrated book commissioned by Art & Australia. The theme of ecstatic metamorphosis through song attracted Barton to this story, where the life of a small bird is offered up for the ideal of love. For Barton, "the Nightingale is the true artist as she gives completely of her deepest essence".
Barton presents two new major paintings and works on paper created specifically for display in Newcastle.