Our Artist in Residence for March 2016...

Helen McCarthy Tyalmuty

We are absolutely THRILLED Helen has accepted our invitation to be part of our artist in residence program. We have been big fans of Helen's work for a long time now, and we can't wait for visitors to the gallery to learn more about her art, culture and country and she sets up her studio in our third level collectors' space.

Helen’s ability to express her ideas and experiences, and to make her ancient Dreaming stories relevant to the daily lives of her community, have catapulted her to the forefront of the contemporary Indigenous art scene.

Less than a year after becoming a full time artist, Helen was honoured to receive the People’s Choice Award at the prestigious 24th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award for her painting Tyemeny Liman’s Wutinggi (Grandpa Harry’s Canoe).  She says of her grandfather “In his day he was the best canoe maker in his country. It’s a sad story and a good story at the same time. It’s the last canoe that he ever made.” Helen’s grandfather stopped making canoes when he heard that education would help his children. He left his country with a heavy heart and sent his children to school.

Helen travelled and studied widely across Australia, and eventually became a teacher. Her background in teaching has enabled her with skills that are valuable in her art making practise; a relentless passion to learn all she can about culture and country from her elders, and the ability to effectively communicate through her art using intricate dotting and delicate brushwork techniques. Her art can be multi-layered, complex and colourful, or it can be restrained, solemn and occasionally ominous. Each of her artworks is accompanied by a beautiful heartfelt story, which add another dimension to her work.

To View Helen's Beautiful Artworks, Click Here

Watch this Space for Updates, but at the moment Helen will be in the gallery

3 March - 20 March

11am - 3pm, Thursday - Sunday Each Week

Details are also on the Art Month Website! 


Our First Exhibition For The New Year!

Whiteout

a celebration of texture, pattern and traditional design

Gwenda Turner 'Sand Dunes' 90 x 90cm

The start of a new year is always a wonderful time to usher in a fresh new perspective for the year ahead, and after our MASSIVE end of year sale, we thought we would strip it all back. 

Whiteout showcases artworks that are predominately white, and celebrates the artists' use of texture, pattern and traditional design. There is an exquisite serenity to the space, yet each artwork still has an incredible energy which reveals itself slowly.

We hope you enjoy our first exhibition for 2016!


Exhibition - APY Lands

APY Lands

rich, diverse, energetic

3 october - 30 october

 You may not have heard of this region before, but the artists from this special part of Australia are producing work that is winning wide acclaim! 

This month, our third level collectors' gallery showcases a rich, diverse and energetic selection of works from the APY Lands.

The APY Lands comprise 103,000 square kilometres of arid desert, rugged mountain ranges and hidden rockholes in the far north west of South Australia. APY stands for 'Anangu, Pitjantjatjara, Yankunutjatjara' which translates to country of the Pitjantjatjara & Yankunutjatjara people. 

The APY Lands have a long, vibrant history of bringing Aboriginal art and craft to the world. Ernabella was home to the first art centre in the area, established in 1948! However, it is only in the last 10 years that this region has shot to prominence and become a significant force in the contemporary Aboriginal art scene. 

 The trail blazers in this step change, Jimmy Baker and his sister-in-law Maringka Baker, along with the highly collectible Tommy Watson form pride of place in this exhibition.

Hanging alongside them are the next generation of artists, many of whom are relatives, that are just bursting with artistic talent. There is a sensational individual quality to each of the artists' works which makes this exhibition so exciting.

Works range from large corporate pieces, to a gorgeous selection of 30 x 30cm pieces that make the perfect gift (or a nice little gift for yourself!)! 

We hope you can visit us this weekend and enjoy a glass of bubbly as you are hypnotized by the dazzling works of this special part of Australia.

Artists Include: Tommy Watson, Jimmy Baker, Maringka Baker, Teresa Baker, Patricia Baker Tunkin, Sylvia Ken, Elaine Woods, Bronwyn Jimmy, Venita Woods, Jorna Newberry, Janice Woods, Wipana Jimmy, Julie Woods, Katrina Pollard Nampitjinpa, Kay Baker, Anne Dixon Nangala, Angela Watson and many more! 

 Warm Regards,

Geoff and the crew at KOG


Meet The King Sisters!

We are absolutely thrilled Tarisse & Sarrita has accepted our invitation to be part of our artist in residence program – they truly embody the exciting next generation of artists who will no doubt spearhead the Aboriginal art movement in years to come

Tarisse & Sarrita will set up their studio in our third level collectors’ gallery and EVERYONE is welcome to come by, say hello to the artists, watch them paint and answer any questions you may have about their art, culture and inspiration.

We will have their new body of work hanging in the top gallery – ranging from large corporate pieces to gorgeous small works - all available for purchase.

We look forward to seeing you in the gallery in September!

Dates & Times the Kings Sisters will be in the gallery:

Saturday 12 September: 10am – 5pm

Sunday 13 September: 10am – 5pm

Monday 14 September: 10am – 4pm

Tuesday 15 September:

Wednesday 16 September:

Thursday 17 September: 10am – 4pm

Friday 18 September: 10am – 5pm

Saturday 19 September: 10am – 5pm

Sunday 20 September: 10am – 5pm

Monday 21 September: 10am – 4pm

Tuesday 22 September:

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Thursday 24 September: 10am – 4pm

Friday 25 September: 10am – 5pm

Saturday 26 September: 10am – 5pm

Sunday 27 September: 10am – 5pm