Child and Mother

10 September 2020 – January 31st 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.

The child and mother exhibition at The Dax Centre has now closed.

You can still view the exhibition via our two immersive virtual experiences of the child and mother exhibition below.


Click below to explore the child and mother exhibition in a self guided 360 degree virtual tour

Exhibition Catalogue – Limited release

A limited release, full colour, 98 page printed catalogue for the child and mother exhibition is available for via The Dax Shop 

At The Dax Shop you will also find a selection of original artworks by Patricia Stewart available for purchase.

Supported by

The digital experiences have been made possible with support from City of Melbourne.


You can find information on visiting The Dax Centre, including our COVID-19 safety measures here 

The Dax Centre
30 Royal Parade
Kenneth Myer Building
University of Melbourne
Parkville Vic 3010
+61 3 9349 2538
Open Hours

Temporarily closed
Wednesday to Friday, 11.00am – 3.30pm
Sunday, every last of the month, 12.00pm – 3.00pm

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