The artist's new exhibition in Melbourne features a huge sculptural work and Cate Blanchett in a 15-minute film about the sex life of a redback spider
“We have to fight to preserve our child selves,” says Del Kathryn Barton.
It's the day before the opening of her new exhibition, The Highway is a Disco, at NGV Australia. There is still clanking, thumping and hammering going on inside the multi-roomed space that will house more than 150 of the two-time Archibald prize-winner's works for the summer. This will be the biggest exhibition of Barton's work to date, from the paintings that made her famous, to sketches, sculpture and film.