How do you know when you've found 'the one'?

Not the man or woman of your dreams, but the perfect artwork for your home or office! With over 2,000 artworks here at the gallery, the process of finding 'the one' may seem daunting - but we've asked our amazing art consultants (who have over 50 years experience in art consultancy combined!) what are the key signs they know their clients have found their perfect artwork.   If you compare every other possible artwork to it, chances are you've found the one! What if I said I had another client who wanted to purchase the artwork today - how would you feel? If you wouldn't be t... [More]

Kate Owen Gallery's MASSIVE End of Year Sale!

Can you believe it's November already? How the year has flown by! There's enough time for one more event in the gallery this year, so we're having a massive END OF YEAR SALE!Starting on Saturday 16 November, we'll take an incredible 20% - 80% off 1,000+ beautiful artworks!Make sure you visit us at the gallery this weekend, or if you plan to browse the website please make sure you indicate your interest quickly by phone or email. This is our busiest time of the year in the gallery, and at these prices artworks are going to find their forever homes very quickly!  Sale Search Made Easy on... [More]

Introducing Niah Juella

It is with great excitement that we are hosting the first Sydney solo exhibition for Niah Juella McLeod, an exciting new voice in the contemporary Indigenous art scene, winner of the 2017 Paddington Art Prize Young Artist Award and finalist in this year’s Paddington Art Prize. Niah is a descendant from the Monero, Wandandian and Yuin people from south eastern Australia and her works tell of stories passed down from her parents which are unique to her history.  Online Exhibition | Exhibition Catalogue | Interview with Niah Juella McLeod | Artist Bio... [More]

A vibrant new exhibition by Karen Napaljarri Barnes

Our Karen Napaljarri Barnes show is proving to be popular with visitors young and old. Her depictions of Ngatijirri Jukurrpa (Budgerigar Dreaming) and the birds and animals that live around Yuendumu have such a great charm and presence that they really do stop you in your tracks. Upstairs visitors can enjoy a salon hang of Karen’s latest body of work simply bursting with colour. Large statement pieces and more affordable smaller works makes it a lively, dynamic show with something for everyone. Karen is one of Warlukurlangu’s exciting next generation of artists. She caught the ... [More]

Polly Ngale | Arnwetky

On display in the charcoal gallery. Can't visit the gallery? View our online exhibition here.  click on image above to view the exhibition catalogue Polly Ngale is one of the most senior custodians of her country Ahalpere, in the heart of Utopia, located in the north west corner of the Simpson desert and roughly 350km north east of Alice Springs, along the Sandover Highway. Polly in considered one of the most accomplished painters from the Utopia region and is inspired by the Arnwetky (conkerberry) – a green tangled, spiny shrub that produces fragrant white flowers. Aft... [More]

Defining Tradition | black & white

We are delighted to present our third exhibition in the 'defining tradition' exhibition series. In this show, we are celebrating the trailblazing artists who moved away from colour and pursued a more minimalistic style. Inspired by ancient Dreamings and the Australian landscape, their works are restrained in colour palette, yet remarkably powerful with exceptional compositional designs.  Article Black & White Art at Home Online Exhibition Exhibition Catalogue Article On display are the great trailblazers such as Dorothy Napangardi and Lily Kely Napangardi. Dorothy’s... [More]

Gallery News

What an incredible start to the year it has been for the KOG Crew. Here's a summary of 2019 so far; exhibitions and artist in residence programs So far we've held two exhibitions in our 'defining tradition' series, with more planned later in the year and extending in to the 2020 exhibition schedule. This weekend will be the official launch of our exhibition seven sisters where artists Andrea Adamson, Athena Nangala Granites and Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi depict the epic Aboriginal Dreamtime story of an Ancestral Being in the guise of a man - who relentlessly pursues seven sisters (Ancestral... [More]

Understanding Colour

The artists represented at Kate Owen Gallery have a magnificent sense of colour. They instinctively use original and vital colour in a balanced and harmonious way on the canvas. Most of us, however, are not so lucky. Sometimes we feel that we have a colour scheme for the home or office, but often, however hard we try, it just doesn’t come off or doesn’t feel ‘complete’. We can also get stuck in a rut and not know how to stop repeating much the same colour scheme every time. Being able to understand the terms and processes with colour will help you knowledgeably communi... [More]

Defining Tradition | The Colourists

Welcome to our second exhibition in the ‘defining tradition’ exhibition series. In this show, we’re celebrating the trailblazing artists who pursued an adventurous use of colour.  article | related videos | exhibition catalogue | online exhibition    Our inaugural ‘defining tradition’ exhibition in January, titled ‘the first wave & its disciples’, focused on the genesis of the western desert art movement at Papunya in 1971, when senior men essentially invented a new art form. We presented art... [More]

Defining Tradition: a series of exhibitions exploring the evolution of aboriginal art

Defining Tradition | the first wave and & its disciples 19 january - 17 february 2019 article | related videos | exhibition catalogue | online exhibition This year, we thought we’d try something different with our exhibition schedule. Don’t worry, the stellar solo shows and hugely popular artist in residence programs will still appear in the 2019 calendar, but we also wanted to provide our art-loving clients with some more weighty exhibitions to help contexualise the 2,000+ artworks stored in our gallery. So, starting in January 2019 we’ll kick off a series o... [More]