Kate & Severine's recent trip

We just got back from Alice Springs and had an intense but fabulous week!

We attended the exquisite Desert Mob exhibition at the Araluen Centre and have worked on sourcing new artists, and talking with some new (for us) Community Art Centres.

Some of the works we selected in Darwin and Alice Springs have arrived and will soon be posted on our website. There are some true gems that we can’t wait to show you.

We also met with lots of our artists including our old friend Kudditji Kngwarreye who is still painting some wonderful art, and catching up talented emerging artist Gracie Ward who was painting alongside her parents George Ward Tjungarrayi and Nungawarra Ward. It was really special to see the family working together, but each with their own distinctive style. Gracie’s works have gone from strength to strength over the past year and as her confidence has grown, her paintings have truly blossomed. More about her later.

What made this trip even more special was seeing the Todd River flowing- yes, not just a trickle - and the flowers blossoming in the bush. This truly inspired us to select some outstanding wildflower works for our ‘SPRING COLLECTION’ exhibition of works by sisters Kathleen Ngale and Polly Ngale together with Polly’s daughter Bessie Petyarre.

Stay tuned for more info!


Charity Art Auction at Bond University, Queensland

Bond University is holding an Inaugural Art Auction and has invited Kate Owen Gallery to participate! The event should see approximately forty works up for grabs - alongside holiday packages, travel products, accomodation & flights - of which Kate Owen Gallery will have twelve works present at the auction.

Australian universities are increasingly playing a leadership role in the nation's recognition of and support for Indigenous Australian people and cultures. Bond University offers one Indigenous scholarship in the Faculty of Law and three scholarships in the School of Hotel, Resort & Tourism Management (HRTM). In January of this year Bond students established the Bond Indigenous Awareness Society, with the aim of promoting Indigenous Australia culture to the University and its wider community. It is with this great effort in mind that Kate Owen Gallery is very pleased to have been asked to participate in such a great cause.

The auction is set to commence at 6:30pm on Saturday, 9th October.

Wangi by Helen McCarthy Tyalmuty - one of the works Kate Owen Gallery will be taking to Bond University

KOG wins Best Aboriginal Art Gallery in Sydney award

Great News!  We are very excited about being voted Best Aboriginal Gallery in Sydney 2010, by the readers of Sydney's independent press newspapers. Read more

You can never go wrong with black

At Kate Owen we are always on the move whether it is sourcing new artists and paintings, expanding the gallery, making new friends or making the gallery look fabulous. We have just painted the walls of one of our rooms....charcoal. Unusual you will say but the result is absolutely stunning. The works hanging on the walls are revealed on the dark background and look even greater. This room is now our favourite! Come and see for yourself and get inspired. Who knows, you might go home with a new artwork and a pot of paint to get the same effect in your house!