Australian Aboriginal Art Gallery


Inside Kate Owen Gallery

Kate Owen Gallery: bringing Aboriginal art and culture to the world since 2007

We are a multiple award winning gallery in Sydney’s Inner West, specialising in contemporary Aboriginal art for modern interiors.

Our Sydney Aboriginal art gallery showcases a large number and a diverse range of styles from Indigenous Australian artists located across the country.

Stretching over 600 square metres on three floors, the gallery showcases major exhibitions of established Indigenous masters and exciting new talent. Artworks range from small, affordable paintings to large, investment pieces.

Our wide and wonderful collection of Indigenous Australian art is available to view and secure on our user-friendly website. Or you can delve into our articles about Aboriginal art and culture.

Freddy Purla | a celebration of Country

Freddy Purla | a celebration of Country

From: 18 Sept
Until: 10 Oct


Freddy’s latest body of work reflects the diversity and dynamism of art from the Utopia region. His paintings capture the energy of the land and communicate an underlying and vibrant spirituality.

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Kate Owen Gallery News

We have an exciting exhibition schedule planned for 2022, including the global launch of the King Sisters sculptures range. The exhibition will also display Sarrita and Tarisse’s iconic paintings that inspired the sculptures.

Konstantina will also present her highly anticipated solo exhibition EORA. An evocative collection of Raining Series pieces will be created out of the natural ochres and pigments found on Eora Country. An exhibition not to be missed.

Make sure you join the KO Gallery Club so we can keep you updated about upcoming events and exhibitions in the gallery and, of course, invite you to take part. Emails are usually sent out once a month.

We have some fascinating articles recently posted to our Art & Culture hub, including a piece on the Australian Aboriginal Flag and Warlukurlangu Artists.

Featured Artist


Dianne Tchumut

We are excited to present Dianne’s latest body of work. She is an accomplished artist that has worked in a variety of styles and mediums over her artistic career. In recent years, her depictions of Barramundi Season and subject matter associated with her culture and the country have caught the attention of art lovers around the world. Her exceptionally fine attention to detail, complex designs and restrained colour palette allow her ancient narratives to sit comfortably in contemporary interior spaces.
Dianne has been celebrated and recognised as a finalist in three art awards this year: The Paddington Art Prize, The Calleen Art Award and The Fisher's Ghost Art Award.

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Our AWARD WINNING Artists

  • Imelda Wood Melamurrk - Winner Indigenous Emerging Artist, 2021 Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize
  • Helen McCarthy Tyalmuty - Winner Aboriginal Art Award in the Fisher's Ghost Art Award 2020
  • Niah Juella McLeod - Byron Shire Council Creative Artist of the Year 2020
  • Helen McCarthy Tyalmuty - Inaugural Winner of the Margaret Olley Art Award at the Mosman Art Prize 2017
  • Freddy Purla - Finalist in the Fisher's Ghost Art Award 2021
  • Polly Ngale - Finalist in the Fisher's Ghost Art Award 2021
  • Kerry Madawyn McCarthy - Finalist in the Fisher's Ghost Art Award 2021
  • Konstantina - Finalist in the 2021 BAM Byron Arts Magazine Art Prize
  • Camelia Blitner - Finalist in the 2021 Calleen Art Award
  • Agatha Ngakmik Morgan - Finalist in the 2021 Calleen Art Award
  • Polly Ngale - Finalist in the 2021 Calleen Art Award
  • Anna Price Petyarre - Finalist in the 2021 Calleen Art Award
  • Allen Stephensen - Finalist in the 2021 Calleen Art Award
  • Fiona Omeenyo - Finalist in the 2021 KAAF (Korea Australia Arts Foundation) Prize
  • Imelda Wood Melamurrk - Winner Indigenous Emerging Artist, 2021 Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize
  • Barbara Weir - Finalist in the 2021 Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize
  • Charmaine Pwerle - Finalist in the 2021 Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize
  • Regina Bamagaya McCarthy - Finalist in the 2021 Muswellbrook Art Prize


Guide to Navigating our website

It has never been so easy: If you don't know much about Aboriginal art but you want to look at styles and the range available, visit our Collections page where we have gone through our entire selection of stunning Australian Aboriginal artworks and compiled a huge range of collections and themes for you to explore.

You can also use our Search Aboriginal Artworks tool where you can select price, colours, sizes, shapes, styles, regions and a whole lot of other criteria to find an artwork that's exactly right for you.

While you are scrolling through, you can save your favourite pieces as a 'wish list. We have also incorporated a lot of great tools, such as our ‘see art on wall’ or ‘rotate artwork’ options.

 
 


Artist in Residence Programs

As well as showcasing roughly eight exhibitions each year, we also include an artist in residence program! This program sees Kate Owen Gallery sponsoring Indigenous artists to travel from remote communities and come and spend one to three weeks painting in the gallery. Each residency is combined with an exhibition of the artist’s works. Previous artist in residence programs have included: Sarrita and Tarisse King, Helen McCarthy, Alma Nungurrayi Granites, Julie and Sabrina Nangala, Chantelle Nampijinpa Robertson, Christine Napanangka Michaels, Barbara Weir, Lizzie Pwerle and Teresa Pula.

Please note: due to the incredible family and cultural responsibilities many of our artists hold, these artist in residence programs are subject to change at late notice. Join our mailing list to stay in the loop.


Established Collectible Artists

The unique third level Collectors' Gallery is dedicated to highly collectible and museum-quality works from Australia's leading indigenous artists, many of whom spearheaded the Aboriginal art movement. Artworks range from the famous Clifford Possum and Naata Nungurayi from the western desert, the extraordinary Emily Kngwarreye and her extended family members from Utopia, Kimberley masters such as Queenie Mackenzie and Jack Dale, APY Lands legends including Jimmy Baker, to the highly sought after intensely colourful works of Tommy Watson and many, many more.

 
 


New Emerging Talent

For the more speculative buyer or simply for lovers of beautiful art, our newly established and emerging Aboriginal artists are a source of spiritual energy as well as brilliant images with a wealth of variety in colour, texture, subject matter and technique.

Like any good gallery, we select those with an individual 'voice', even at the early stages of their painting career – artists we believe have the potential to grow and develop artistically.

Heath Minjin Wilson
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Ethics & Authenticity


Each painting is sold with a Certificate of Authenticity guaranteeing the provenance of the work. The Gallery Owner and Director is also the President of The Aboriginal Art Association of Australia (AAAA), an Association that binds members to a strict code of conduct, so visitors can be assured that artists are dealt with fairly, transparently and with respect. We are an apolitical gallery which, above all, honours the right of artists everywhere to create their works where and how they wish.

 

Free Shipping (rolled) worldwide

We offer free shipping (rolled), fully insured worldwide on all of our artworks. If you would like to ship your artwork stretched, ready to hang on the wall, we can also provide you with some quotes from our trusted shipping and artwork movement companies. For more information, please read through our shipping policy.

14 day 100% guarantee free shipping on rolled artworks

Kate Owen Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and live, and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.