Back in 2009, Kate Owen Gallery was proud to present the 3 Kings exhibition, where Sarrita and Tarisse paid homage to their father, the highly respected artist and elder, William King Jungala (1966 – 2007). Back then, the girls wove their own styles with that of their father and produced fascinating interplays of colour, design, heritage and spirit. While still at the early stages of their careers, we could tell that the girls were set to become big names in the Aboriginal Art world.
Flash forward five years, and the King Sisters have cemented themselves as the exciting next generation of Aboriginal artists. Still honouring their father’s stories, the sisters have matured and developed their own unique style which has seen them displayed in galleries throughout Australia and around the world. Their works are vibrant, striking and contemporary.
Sarrita King became a household name after one of her ‘Earth Cycles’ paintings featured on The Block All Stars (2013) and truly set the space off. Since then it has been a whirlwind for Sarrita, as she continues to grow in popularity both in Australia and overseas, particularly in Europe.
We are thrilled Sarrita has accepted our invitation to be our inaugural artist in residence. Sarrita’s philosophy in life and art is that it is all about sharing; storytelling through art, bringing the viewer in to her culture and creating a connection.
Visitors to the gallery during our artist in residency program are in for a treat! Watch this space as we will post some photos and interviews with Sarrita in the gallery shortly!
Meet Sarrita at the Gallery in September
Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th
Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st
11am – 1pm and 3pm-5pm
no bookings necessary!