Watarru Community Collaborative

This one's been a long time coming... this amazing Watarru Community Collaborative is one of the few works that regularly gets pulled out for visitors to the gallery and when it does it often gets left out as everyone who walks by is drawn to it.  The work uses the unique combination of a typical white man's geographical expression of a landscape and an aboriginal perspective in which we delve into legendary images and stories.

This collaborative artwork includes the following female artists:

Katrina Pollard Nampitjinpa - granddaughter of Telstra winner, Ngoia Pollard

Bronwyn Jimmy - daughter of Wipana Jimmy

Tinpulya Mervin - community leader and artistic leader for this work

Wipana Jimmy - community leader, key driver of the establishment of Watarru community in the mid 1980s and cousin of Jimmy Baker

Anne Dixon Nangala - daughter of Wipana Jimmy

Imitjana Pollard - daughter of Ngoia Pollard

Watarru Community Collaborative   Jimmy's Country   200 x 248 cm   $19,775 - WCCG0002

Interior Design with Tim Leveson Interiors (TLI)

“Recently Kate Owen Gallery teamed up with Tim Leveson Interiors (TLI) for a Real Living Magazine photo shoot for their October issue.

Tim Leveson Interiors is a boutique Sydney-based business with a small team of designers and stylists dedicated to their mission statement 'Make Space Work'.

In preparation for the shoot, we selected eight works which we thought might be suitable. On the morning of the shoot we pulled up to the beautifully renovated Federation home of Tim and his partner, Libby Knott with a van full of stunning paintings that were then transported around various rooms to find the perfect fit.

Eventually we all settled on an amazing Walangkura Napanangka that became the centre piece for the master bedroom. The resulting images were fantastic and everyone was thrilled with the result.”

This month @ Kate Owen Gallery

Collector’s Choice : top and bottom gallery, 31 March – 24 April
includes works by Judy Watson Napangardi, Kudditji Kngwarreye, Johnny Warangkula Tjupurulla, Shorty Jangala Roberston, Warlimpirringa and many more. We will be exhibiting some of the gallery’s finest collectible artworks from medium to XXL size throughout the gallery.

Helen McCarthy Tyalmuty  Wangga  acrylic on canvas  110 x 202 cm - $19,075

Thinking Outside the Square : charcoal gallery, 31 March – 24 April
a selection of small to medium size works by various artists including Jeannie Petyarre, Barbara Weir, Betty Mbitjana and Paddy Japaljarri Sims.
This show will hopefully give you ideas about how to display small to medium size artworks from emerging to collectible artists in a different way such as presented in our previous post ‘Value in numbers’.

Tanya Wheeler Napangati  Tjintjintjin  acrylic on linen  60 x 60 cm - $885

As usual, every art lover with any budget will be able to see artworks not only collectible but also from emerging artists in all sizes and with affordable price tags.

Balmain/Rozelle Art & Fashion week comes to our gallery

Thanks to all who joined us at kate owen gallery last night, I think we can honestly say that everyone had a fabulous time!

Charlie came along and provided some music on the didgeridoo (and his famous didgeribone) accompanied by the violin, but also gave a talk on the finer details of how kinship in Aboriginal communities works.

Charlie McMahon giving a talk on kinship in aboriginal culture

Kate also gave a wonderfully insightful speech about what really happens behind the scenes in the aboriginal art world, how she selects the paintings, the different players in the industry, explaining what to look out for to make sure a work is authentic and many other things.

Kurun Wurun & Clinton entertained the crowd by providing us with some traditional music, singing and dancing.  Some of the men in the audience even joined in to learn the emu and kangaroo dance, with a bit of practise we might hire them for future events! Kurun also drew much attention by painting for those who were able to stay back a little later.

Kurun Wurun & his friend Clinton entertaining the crowd

So thanks again for helping us to enjoy such a wonderful event!

If you missed out please join us tomorrow and Kurun returns to continue painting in the gallery from 11.30am to 2pm tomorrow.