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 Women) over land and sky. It is a tale of lust, love, passion and danger. We are hanging the exhibition this week and it is a cracking selection of works - this exhibition is a must-see! Follow the links below to find out more about our past and current exhibitions.
We know our artist in residence program is hugely popular and we are planning to have another one this year, but please be advised that many of the artists we represent have great family and cultural responsibilities meaning plans can change at a moments notice. To stay up to date with the latest news on our artist in residence programs, sign up to our mailing list.
What other exhibitions do we have in store for 2019? Well, we like to keep it a surprise! But if you're a fan of Barbara Weir, Karen Napaltjarri Barnes, Helen McCarthy or just love black and white artworks - watch this space! We'll have some exciting news for you shortly.
artist awards & recognition
A big CONGRATULATIONS to Lockhart River artist Fiona Omeenyo who is a finalist in this years Montalto Sculpture Prize! Fiona's work has been widely exhibited in Australian galleries since winning her first art award in 2001. She has had 15 solo exhibitions and over 40 group exhibitions, as well as being represented in many private and public collections including the National Gallery of Victoria and QUT Art Museum. View Fiona's latest body of work here
We also send our CONGRATULATIONS to Helen McCarthy Tyalmuty - selected as a finalist in the 2019 Calleen Art Award! The acquisitive painting prize is held at the Cowra Regional Art Gallery each year. The winner is announced on Saturday 4 May.
Helen McCarthy Tyalmuty 'Marrawuk (Start of the Wet)' - HMCG0112A 119 x 200cm
Already winner of the Peoples Choice Award at the 2007 Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award, in 2017 Helen appeared as a finalist in prestigious art prizes such as the Paddington Art Prize, the Georges River Art Prize, and was awarded the Inaugural Margaret Olley Art Award at the Mosman Art Prize. Over the last eighteen months Helen has spent time in Alice Springs, Darwin, Daly River and Sydney, with 2019 promising to be another exciting year of creative output.
Click here to view our extraordinary collection of works from Helen McCarthy Tyalmuty including brand new artworks.
gallery awards & recognition
The KOG Crew are still buzzing after being named Champion Specialised Retail Small Business for 2019 at The Australian Small Business Champion Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony held on Saturday 6 April with over 1,100 guests in attendance. Daniel, Surrey and Liz were in attendance and received an award statuette, certificate and gained national recognition as an industry leader. Here at Kate Owen Gallery, we couldn’t do what we do without the incredible artists who choose to bless us with their art and our wonderful clients, so a big heartfelt THANK YOU!
We've also just received the news that our loyal clients have voted for us in the 2019 Inner West Local Business Awards and we have been named as a FINALIST! Our sincere thanks for your loyalty and support over the years. 2019 is certainly turning out to be an exciting year for Kate Owen Gallery!