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.


Minnie Pwerle Exhibition Opening

it is with great excitement that we announce our upcoming exhibition

Minnie

strong, confident, painterly and immensely striking

15 august - 6 september 

This exhibition has been a true labour of love – we have wanted to pay tribute to this remarkable woman for many years now, and after much patience we have a body of work by the late Minnie Pwerle that encapsulates why she has gone down as one of the greatest Australian Aboriginal artists of all time.

 Our third level collectors’ gallery has been completely transformed. Minnie's sweeps of wild colour, thick fluid lines and overlays create an extraordinary depth and emotional intensity.

 Many of Minnie’s artworks are boldly gestural

 

Sometimes raw in execution

And at other times more restrained.
 

 There is an assuredness in her depiction of Awelye-Atnwengerrp (women's ceremony of the Atnwengerrp region), bush melon and bush melon seed, which came from an intimate and encyclopaedic knowledge of culture and country. The delight and pleasure Minnie found in painting is evident and truly contagious. 

 

We hope you can visit us this weekend and enjoy a glass of bubbly as you are enchanted by the works of this shy woman who took the art world by storm with her strong, confident, painterly and immensely striking works.


Congratulations to our Telstra Award Finalists!

A big CONGRATULATIONS to 

Mabel Juli

Murdie Nampijinpa Morris

Venita Woods

Yinarupa Nangala