Del Kathryn Barton


    • Female

    About the artist

    Lives and works in Sydney
    1995: First Exhibition at Arthaus Gallery
    2008: Won The Archibald Prize
    2013: Won The Archibald Prize

    Del Kathryn Barton is an Australian artist widely recognised as one of Australia's leading figurative painters of her generation. Barton has won The Archibald Prize in 2013 for a portrait of the famous Australian actor Hugo Weaving, prize that she already won in 2008 for a self-portrait with her children. The Archibald Prize is Australia's most prestigious portrait painting awards.

    Born in 1972, Del Kathryn Barton currently lives and works in Sydney. In 1993, she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the College of Fine Arts at the University of New South Wales, where she was subsequently employed as a lecturer in drawing.

    She had her first exhibition in 1995 at Arthaus Gallery, and since then she has held several major solo and group exhibitions, both locally and abroad.

    Painting, sculpture and drawing are an integral part of Barton's practice drawing imagery from the human form and experience.

    Del Kathryn Barton is held in numerous prominent private and public collections, including BHP Billiton, Melbourne; Art and Australia, Sydney; Artbank; Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; the RACV Art Collection, Melbourne; The University of Sydney Union Collection and UBS, Sydney.