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Mother and Child


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Mother and Child

10 Sep 2020 - 28 Feb 2021

Patricia Stewart and Del Kathryn Barton met by chance and found an instant and immediate connection. In child and mother the two share a space as creatives, as women with lived experience of mental health issues, as mothers and daughters.

From Patricia’s extensive personal collection and works from the Cunningham Dax Collection, Barton has curated an exhibition celebrating Patricia’s unique aesthetic grown from her mental health journey. Including new works by Del Kathryn Barton made in response to Patricia Stewart’s extraordinary oeuvre spanning over 25years, child and mother is a rich visual exploration of relationships and connection.

Free guided gallery tours starting in January 2021:
Starting January 15th The Dax Centre will be offering FREE guided tours of their current exhibition child and mother

The Dax Centre Curator and Collections Manager, Julia Young will share insights into the compelling and moving works in the exhibition, hear the stories behind the artworks and learn about the artists who made them.⁠

Tours will run on Fridays starting at 1pm and go for 45 minutes.⁠

The guided tours are free but you must register in advance

Del Kathryn Barton, the glow is freed (detail), 2020, acrylic, gouache, oil stick, dupion silk border on paper 155 x 110cm.

Gallery Details

The Dax Centre
30 Royal Parade
Kenneth Myer Building
University of Melbourne
Parkville Vic 3010
T: +61 3 9035 6610
E: info@daxcentre.org
W: daxcentre.org

Opening Hours
Wednesday to Friday, 10.00am – 4.00pm
Sunday, every last of the month, 11.00am – 3.00pm
Closed public holidays
Entry is Free

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