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:

Wednesday 23 September:

Thursday 24 September: 10am – 4pm

Friday 25 September: 10am – 5pm

Saturday 26 September: 10am – 5pm

Sunday 27 September: 10am – 5pm


Congratulations Turbo!

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Trevor 'Turbo' Brown - he is a finalist in the 2015 Victorian Indigenous Art Award!

We are big fans of Turbo here at Kate Owen Gallery - fingers crossed he can win the Deadly Award or pick up the people's choice award! Make sure you read his incredible biography on our website & check out his gorgeous new body of work.

Visitors' Picks!

Hannah’s favourite was Gwenda Turner’s Sand Dunes and Rock Holes (GTUYU1515).

“I love the colours, the swirling patterns and the way the dots have little points on them.”

Lila loved Lorna Brown Napanangka’s Antaka (LBRG0042).

“I really like the different blues and the pattern.”

The complexity of the design of artist Michelle Possum Nungurrayi’s Grandmother’s Country (MEPU7038) attracted Taisi to this painting. She also loved the colours and the stories associated with the artwork.