Digeridoo and Cello - playing at KOG!

Be blown away by the digeridoo & cello duet at our Shorty Jangala Robertson exhibition opening, Thursday 10th Feb at 6 - 8pm, 680 Darling St. Rozelle, Sydney. It's only 7 mins from the CBD.

Cello and digeridoo were born for each other!  The famous Charlie McMahon will play his digeridoo, (as well as his own invention, the digeriBONE) in concert with Anatoli Torjnski's cello.  Anatoli is a member of the triple ARIA Award winning group, Monsieur Camembert.  If you have heard these two guys play before, you will know you are in for a special treat.  All that, combined with the opportunity to GET YOURSELF A SHORTY!  It's opening night for our solo exhibition of Shorty Jangala Robertson - and we have a superb range of works, including many quite delicious and affordable smaller works.  And no aboriginal art collection is complete without at least one Shorty!  Look forward to seeing you there....

Naive Aboriginal art from Mwerre Anthurre

Our first show of 2011: Marvellous naive works from three Mwerre Anthurre Artists; Kukula McDonald, Adrian Robertson and Billy Kenda. Each quirky, cameo like painting is distinctly that of the artist and no other: from the wild black cockatoos of Kukula McDonald, to the painterly and enigmatic landscapes of Adrian Robertson, and the strangely coloured vistas of Billy Kenda's country, peopled with trucks, cars, helicopters and planes, and inhabited by figures with a sense of extraordinary character and purpose.
Each of the artists is separated from their land, and this painful reality is expressed through their art.  One realises the depth of yearning that is there - the haunting cries of Kukula's cockatoos seem audible, Adrian's landscapes have a dreamlike quality, and what is it about those truck drivers in Billy's almost alien landscape?
Very affordable, unique and collectible.
For more information visit our website www.kateowengallery.com from Thursday 6th January.
The show opens at 2pm on Saturday 8th January 2011, and continues until Sunday 30th.

Welcoming Warlukurlangu

I had a great trip to the Warlukurlangu Aboriginal Community Art Centre at Yuendumu this week to gather some superb new artworks for the gallery.  Along the 300km drive, north west of Alice Springs, the country was completely different from its usual red and brown self - a wonderful combination of greens almost completely obscured the red earth (it was almost like the Melbourne botanical gardens out there!).  And the wildflowers, with all the repeated rains, are blooming profusely in seas of yellow, white and lilac.   Cecilia Alfonso, highly dedicated Manager of the Warlukurlangu, kindly put me up at her house and I got to feel part of the busy buzz that drives this centre along.  Artists came, stopped for chats, discussed and worked on artworks and wandered off to follow other pursuits while the centre staff and volunteers contributed to make the place a hive of activity.
Also met many of the artists who work at the centre:  Highlights were the serene Ormay Nangala Gallagher who will be a new artist for our gallery, and Liddy Walker Napanangka who was busily astride a huge canvas for most of my visit.  I'm happy to say that this canvas plus many more of the brightly coloured works from this centre will be arriving in the gallery soon.... so watch this space!

Ormay Nangala Gallagher in front of her latest inspired work....

Liddy Walker Napanangka nearing completion of a masterful painting.... soon to be available in our gallery!  Just look at the texture!

kate owen gallery @ Aurora Place

Kate Owen Gallery will once again be holding an off-site exhibition, this time in the foyer of Aurora Place (The RBS Building - 88 Phillip Street, Sydney).

Art From The City - Gems From The Desert will feature around 30 works covering a large range of both sizes & prices, this exhibition is a great oppurtunity for those in the CBD who just can't find time to make it to our Rozelle location.

The exhibition dates are 1 - 28 November. Come and join us for opening drinks being held on the 4 November, 5.30 - 7.30 pm. Otherwise feel free to just stop by during the exhibition to see a great example of how our art can enhance any corporate environment! To coincide with the exhibition kate owen gallery is pleased to announce that it will be offering a free art trial to the tenants of Aurora place (offer available for the month of November only).

For more information please contact the gallery or stop by the exhibition between 11.30 - 2.30pm, when Matt will be sitting the show & ready to answer any queries!