Del Kathryn Barton
Del Kathryn Barton showed us her inner world and asked you to create yours. We were delighted to see all of your artworks and are pleased to share them with you here. Here’s what Del had to say…
I’m thrilled beyond words dear ones! HONESTLY!!!! I am SO moved by the diversity, beauty and courage of the work sent in for the ‘Inner worlds’ exhibition.
Looking through the artworks, I experienced a deep sense of our shared experience as human beings. And that sharing of utterly personal visual gestures allows for the richest kind of interconnections, expressions and reflections.
All of your works are gifts! I bow down to you! X
We were so excited to see the great works of art sent in to Together in Art Kids! We’re really glad we can show every one of them in our special web exhibition.
Some really strong themes began to emerge as the works came in – we’ve shared some of them here with you to enjoy. Thank you to all our young artists for your great work! We are all Together in Art!
Maud Page and Anne Ryan, project curators
Thousands of polar bears
My picture has thousands of polar bears in the huge ship (a mini jet attached), a high-speed train, a crazy person, two safety backpacks and two scary monsters all happily living together.
Many different versions of me
I made this artwork because I wondered what it would be like to have more than one fantasy character.
Me and my best friend are creeping through the jungle full of monsters and ghosts. They are like what the virus is for old people.
Birds vs lizards
The creatures in my drawing are battling for themselves and their lives, basically.
That’s my rock’n’roll dog Jack singing, three goldfish dancing, an octopus drumming, a squirrel playing the keyboard and a chicken playing the guitar.
Ride the rainbow
Inside my head
Pop the top and ride the rainbow.
The land of the future
In my drawing triangular and colourful clouds fill up the sky. There’s a colourful bus with spiky wheels and some happy and some sad people. Below the bus is a happy yeti, a robotic coffee machine and two happy houses.
Rainbow Dash unicorn world
My picture shows me with a Rainbow Dash unicorn surrounded by butterflies with a blue sky.
Please come to my planet, where the music fills in space around plants and books, and my cat plays along. I enjoy staying there.
We are strong, together
Sending love from my heart to yours
I am sending my love to all the houses that my family and friends live in.
Peace and quiet
I drew a myself as Gamilaroi queen with a crown made of bark, feathers and leaves, because that was what I imagined.
What a wonderful world we live in
With the challenges that we currently face, I dream of a worldly, wonderful wonderland coming together as one, filled with peace, love and harmony.
In times like this I think it is important to be able to escape to your inner world, where anything is possible.
Toohey Forest trails
I like bike riding in Toohey Forest with my dad. We ride past trees on bumpy paths and the wind feels good on my face downhill.
Do the right thing
The virus is everywhere. It is attacking us. But the doctors, nurses and the cleaners are fighting back and winning. They are holding a big shield between us and the virus.
My drawing is about how to get rid of the coronavirus: wash your hands, keep away from others, stay home, do not open door, if sick go to the hospital.
Organs for life
A girl is growing extra organs for an old lady who is very sick from COVID-19. Two mutant animals are doing the operation to save her life by transplanting these new organs.
I’m happy spending time at home. We have a new puppy. My face is in the water, with bubbles.
Our powerful planet
The Earth shooting the coronavirus
This is what my dreams are made of.
The inner world of Kane
My inner world is me living in a tree with the people and things I love, looking out onto a world full of flora and fauna, a world where we all interact in harmony.
Underground and up above
Underground: the place where wombats, hedgehogs and treasure can be found. At sunset, the sky alight, a delightful sight as birds and all return to nest.
I am 11 years old and I love to draw and read. I do after-school art classes and I love art.
Starry starry night
Swirly picture, happy dreams. I wish I was free!
River of animals
My sketch is of a budgie and a dingo. I gave them clothes and increased their size to make them more human.
Into the woods with White Beauty
I dreamt about a horse named White Beauty with a girl rider, who entered the woods with food in her cart for her grandma.