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]

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]

Desert Mob 2018

The feature artwork for Desert Mob 2018, ‘Ngura (Country)’, a collaborative work by Mumu Mike Williams, Kunmanara Martin and Sammy Dodd of Mimili Maku Arts Earlier this year, the Kate Owen Gallery team attended Desert Mob in Alice Springs. Desert Mob is a unique annual event that brings art centres from across the Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia. The Desert Mob opening, including Exhibition, Symposium and MarketPlace, is an opportunity to view new developments in Aboriginal art, to meet the artists, listen to their stories and share their culture in the h... [More]

A Day in Utopia with Barbara Weir

Earlier this year, we visited the remote community of Utopia (Urapuntja) with renowned artist Barbara Weir. Here, KOG Crew member, Elizabeth Geyer, recalls some of the highlights of the day. article          |         video   Visiting Utopia as a day trip from Alice Springs is not for the faint hearted. Expect to leave Alice Springs well before the sun rises! With our supplies packed in the troopie the night before, we were ready to pick up renowned artist Barbara Weir and hit the highway, pronto. E... [More]

End of year sale at Kate Owen Gallery

Can you believe it; we’re entering the festive season once again! As we look back on the year that was, we have been truly privileged to put on some incredible exhibitions this year. We wish to express our sincere thanks to our loyal customers for another brilliant year, but our deepest gratitude is to the artists – who gift us with beauty in our lives and who keep culture strong in their community – thank you. If you have visited us in our Rozelle gallery recently, you may have noticed it’s looking a little ‘tight’ – we literally have artworks hangi... [More]