Jack Dale passes

Elder Kimberley Indigenous Artist died aged 93 on Friday 8th February 2013. This is his final body of work - showing at the request of his family. [More]

Recognition of Australia's First Peoples

On the 5th anniversary of the formal apology to the Stolen Generations, The House of Representatives passed the Act of Recognition (you may have watched it on TV). It is a symbolic step towards Constitutional Recognition of Australia’s first peoples. If you would like to know more:National Pre... [More]

Tiwi Islands Art Exhibition

Exhibition of stylish and affordable Tiwi Island Aboriginal artworks on paper and canvas - artists from the Ngaruwanjirri Art Centre. [More]

Bush Fire Dreaming by Ronnie Tjampitjinpa

This artwork by Ronnie Tjampitjinpa is a powerful and very bold example of a highly skilled and evolved senior artist. You can’t help but get swept across the linen as though you are hovering above a river of volcanic lava. [More]

Barbara Weir Charity Exhibition opens Saturday 16 June

Special Charity Exhibition with donated proceeds going to 'Sugar in the Bush' towards reducing Diabetes in Indigenous Communities. [More]

Flash Sale - This Weekend

Aboriginal Art Sale on at Kate Owen Gallery in Sydney this weekend. [More]

10 Facts about Aboriginal Art

Interesting snippets of information about Australian Indigenous Art [More]

Linda Syddick Exhibition

Linda Syddick is one of the most interesting, quirky and accomplished Aboriginal Artists painting today, and a 'must' for any Aboriginal Art Collection. [More]

Charlie McMahon Free Concert

  The fabulous Charlie McMahon is gracing the gallery today with a spontaneous gig - starts at 4pm at our gallery, 680 Darling Street, Rozelle. Come along and enjoy his performance on Digeridoo and his own invention the Digeribone!  All are welcome.  

What’s In The Stockroom? Kurrajong Bush Medicine Leaf Dreaming

Louise Numina is from Stirling Station near Tennant Creek. She is the niece of both Gloria and Kathleen Petyarre. Like Gloria Louise paints the dreaming of the Kurrajong leaves. In Aboriginal culture women collect these leaves from around the central desert area. They are used for medicinal purposes in pain relief and also applied to cuts and bruises. My eye is always drawn to Louise's work. Her brush work is confident and subtle and her colours and compositions are always balanced and pleasing. In short, Louise knows how to paint, and this is no surprise as she is a Fine Arts graduate from the Northern Territory University. This fine arts background adds a unique element to her traditional Bush Medicine leaf dreamings. [More]

about our gallery

KO LogoThe Kate Owen Gallery specialises in quality, contemporary Australian Aboriginal artworks, individually selected to bring that 'wow factor' to modern interiors.  Most of our visitors are amazed to see the wide range of different expression adopted by our indigenous artists.  Many who previously had no interest in Aboriginal Art, have their 'eyes opened' to it for the first time, by the sheer beauty and diversity around them.

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