cartoonist and actor, was born in Paddington, NSW, on 20 June 1972, youngest of the six children of Ian Rose, carpenter, and Jennifer Farrar, a spinner and weaver (exhibited Tamworth 1996) who also runs a farm. Bart grew up on a commune at Byron Bay, NSW. He came to Sydney in 1979 and attended Annandale North Public School, then Balmain High. Studied at UNSWCOFA (BAT Hons) 1992-96. His first published cartoons, which are always signed 'Bart’, appeared in guest editor Joanna Mendelssohn’s 'Sydney’ issue of Artlink 14/3 (Spring 1994). As well as illustrating Donald Brook’s article, 'The Artist and the Industry’, Artlink 15/2-3 (winter/spring 1995), 12-22, he had two pages of cartoons in the (Portraiture) issue, 'In your face’, 28-29. More drawings were scattered throughout the 1996 'Masculinities’ and 'Computer’ issues and the 1997 'Looking at the Republic’ issue (vol 17/3).
Bart had a cartoon published in the Australian Financial Review magazine in 1995 and others in New Woman (1995), City Hub (1995), various one-off magazines and a continuing small business magazine for Federal Publishing.
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