Our Art Consultants have really outdone themselves with these hand-picked ‘gems’ from our stockroom. With 2,000+ artworks to choose from, plus some gorgeous new arrivals that just had to be included, it isn't surprising. You will be dazzled by the exquisite selection on offer, and amazed at how the vast array of different styles sit extremely well in the one space. A visual feast that shouldn't leave you wanting more but will almost certainly leave you wanting a piece of your very own.
It is interesting to know that it isn't the same artist, similar style or even region that bring these pieces together for exhibition. What does bring these art works together for display are that they are all personal favourites that simply make our Art Consultant's say "wow, I just love that piece!" While they are contrasting, they simply look absolutely beautiful together.
Some new and exclusive pieces by Helen McCarthy Tyalmuty are quite likely to catch your eye. To be honest, you certainly would not want to miss them on display. Helen is an award winning indigenous artist. To add to the spectacular colour and intricacy of her work, Helen often provides a beautiful meaning and story that goes with her pieces. Her most recent additions to the gallery and this exhibition are no different. These stories include ancient wisdom and customs through to her own personal life stories and that of her close family. Read some more of Helen's stories here.
This piece is particularly impressive and is called 'Wadjigan People'. Recently, when shared on social media, fellow artist Tarisse King reached out to say of this piece; "Helen u can do no wrong!"... Quite the compliment!
Helen's story for this art work:
"Wadjigan People. Our country is Bulgul. Our language is Batjamal.
This painting depicts our ancestors and billabongs and waterways where they hunted for survival.
The old people looked after our country. They still say don't be greedy. Only get enough for family and always share.
Ochre stones are for ceremony - body painting. Also found are small stones used to sing someone to love you.
This story is depicted in green because food and freshwater is always plentiful. Small black and red circles are the different Wadjigan tribes that walked before us.
White circles up top are the white stones used to sing someone to you"
Other artist featured in this exhibition include:
"Bush Medicine" by Gloria Petyarre H200 x W120 (GPEG0544)
'Wati Kutjara' by Tommy Watson H182 x W243 (AGTW0303121984)
and Minnie Pwerle
'Awelye Atnwengerrp' by Minnie Pwerle (MPWG0009)
To see these pieces, and many more, we strongly suggest you do not miss the 'Gems of the Stockroom' exhibition at Kate Owen Gallery. If you can't make it in to the gallery thankfully you can also view the exhibition online here.