Sad News I'm afraid - we have just got word that the much loved artist, Trevor 'Turbo' Brown, has passed away quite suddenly. The KOG Crew are shocked and deeply saddened by the news, and out of respect we have removed all of his artwork from our website until we have time to process the announcement.
We took great delight in sharing Turbo's deadly depictions of the Dreamtime with his first solo show at KOG back in 2014. Since then, he's had a strong following and continued to collect an impressive collection of accolades, awards and exhibitions. Just last year he was Highly Commended at the Cossak Art Awards, and selected for Sovereignty, a major exhibition at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, focusing on the contemporary art of First Nations peoples of South East Australia.
There were times in Turbo's life when he did it tough, but his wit, street-smarts and flair gave him a strength of character, a resilience, and an endearing personality which I think is evident in his work. He moved everyone lucky enough to spend time with him.
I will continue to smile every time I see Turbo's Art - and like to think he has travelled safely home to his Latje Latje Country. Farewell Turbo, you will be sorely missed.
Kate Owen Gallery sends our deepest condolences the the family and the Koorie Communities.