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You can never go wrong with black

Calendar June 14, 2010 10:57 by author Kate Owen

At Kate Owen we are always on the move whether it is sourcing new artists and paintings, expanding the gallery, making new friends or making the gallery look fabulous. We have just painted the walls of one of our rooms....charcoal. Unusual you will say but the result is absolutely stunning. The works hanging on the walls are revealed on the dark background and look even greater. This room is now our favourite! Come and see for yourself and get inspired. Who knows, you might go home with a new artwork and a pot of paint to get the same effect in your house! 

Contemporary Aboriginal Art 37 - BMUV22140 - (Untitled) by Betty Kutungu Munti

Calendar June 12, 2010 02:18 by author Admin


Betty Munti


 Betty Kutungu Munti, Untitled, acrylic on linen, 92 x 92 cm - $2,200


DOB: 1942








Betty is from Tjurma Homelands and paints with Tjurma Arts and Crafts centre as well as the women at Tjala Arts (formerly Minymaku Arts). She has been a practicing artist for many years and is always experimenting with ideas and traditional stories from her dreamtime. Not only is Betty a skilled painter, but also adept in Batik fabric production which she first practiced at Ernabella Arts at Pukatja (Ernabella) Community.


Museum of Victoria 1995

Art Gallery of South Australia

Hilliard Collection, National Museum of Australia

Powerhouse Museum Sydney

Group Exhibitions:

• Beyond Batik , A joint exhibition by members of the ACT Batik Association and artists from the Tjurma Homelands, Canberra 1991

• WOMAD , Singapore 2001

• Desert Visions – Works of Minymaku Arts , Adelaide Fringe, Synagogue Place, Adelaide 2002

• Nganampa tjukurpa – Our stories , Port Melbourne Uniting Church, Melbourne 2003

• Minymaku Arts – Exhibition of Fabrics , Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, USA 2003

• Divas of the Desert , Gallery Gondwana, Alice Springs 2004

• Minyma Tjutaku painting Amatala Nguru - Many paintings from the women of Amata, Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne 2004

• Desert Mob , Araluen Galleries, Alice Springs 2004

• Nganana worka wiru palyalpai - Our best work , Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne 2004

• Bush Christmas , Australia's Outback Gallery, Sydney 2004

• Minymaku Arts: emerging artists from Amata, South Australia , Indigenart, Fremantle 2005

• Minymaku Arts: SALA Festival , Art Images, Adelaide 2005

• Waku Kunpu: Strong Work , Bandigan Art, Sydney 2005

• Iritja munu kuwaitja tjukurpa; Stories from past and present , Tandanya, Adelaide 2000

• Tjala Arts , Kluge-Ruhe, University of Virginia, USA 2006

• Warka Nganampa Munuru: Our work is many and varied , Stephanie Burns Fine Art, Canberra 2006

• Tjala Arts: SALA Festival , Art Images, Adelaide 2006

• Waa Yungkunytja , Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne 2006

Gems of the Desert, Chifley Square

Calendar June 5, 2010 22:44 by author Kate Owen

 Gems of the Desert, Chifley Square

We would like to invite you to the opening night of our latest indigenous art exhibition at the Chifley Square on Wednesday the 9th June from 5 - 7 pm.Come and join us for a drink and see how contemporary aborginal art can enhance the corporate work environment, or brighten up your home interior.This is a great chance to see some stunning new works on display from Kate's recent trip to the Red Centre.The exhibition runs from June 7 - 27 in the front lobby at Chifley Tower, 2 Chifley Square, Sydney 

about our gallery

KO LogoThe Kate Owen Gallery specialises in quality, contemporary Australian Aboriginal artworks, individually selected to bring that 'wow factor' to modern interiors.  Most of our visitors are amazed to see the wide range of different expression adopted by our indigenous artists.  Many who previously had no interest in Aboriginal Art, have their 'eyes opened' to it for the first time, by the sheer beauty and diversity around them.

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