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.

Minnie Pwerle Exhibition Opening

it is with great excitement that we announce our upcoming exhibition


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.