way out west | 24 June - 16 July

Australia’s desert landscapes, regarded as the ‘outback’ of Australia, have long been a great inspiration for artists. But it is the artists of the Western Desert, way out west from Alice Springs, that have taken the world by storm with their powerful and unique art; designs and images expressing their intimate connection to their Country and the Tjukurrpa.   The exhibition has a beautiful balance of works with strong iconography and incredible amount of mythological detail, as well as works that are extremely bold and graphic, such as esteemed artist Warlimpirringa Tj... [More]

Artwork of the Week: Gurindji Janginyina ( Lightning at Gurindji ) by Sarrita King 120 x 180cm

Sarrita King has always been inspired by the world around her. Much of her interpretation of the natural world and its elements has come from her father, the late William King. William was an amazing artist who had a gift in connecting people with the world through his art. Sarrita explains,’ My art connects me with my father, my culture and the world around me. Painting connects with me past , helps me focus in the moment and takes me forward with the continuous connection with others.’ Growing up in Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory, Sarrita was close to her Gurind... [More]

Atnwengerrp Revisited | 20 May - 12 June

Sacred, traditional, historical and ceremonial elements are interwoven in a dynamic family show featuring Barbara Weir, Charmaine Pwerle, Teresa Purla and Lizzie Pwerle. Barbara and her family continue to push boundaries, experimenting with different painting styles and techniques in this latest body of work. What makes this exhibition particularly exciting is that Barbara Weir, Teresa Purla and Lizzie Pwerle will be in the gallery on Saturday 20 May for the opening, and then take part in a two week artist in residence program! We warmly invite visitors to the gallery to sit down, have a yar... [More]

FLASH SALE! 20% off all ochre artworks !

Tomorrow we start our two week FLASH SALE on all of our beautiful ochre artworks! I was captivated by these works a while back and it’s hard not to be! Some works have thick layers of traditional pigments – Classic Kimberleys. While others have traces of everyday life in the bush; dust, pieces of earth and heavens knows what – Classic Aboriginal Art. They come from a gallerist’s private collection in Melbourne and as soon as I saw them I knew they would be perfect for the gallery. Despite all this earthiness that comes with art from the Kimberleys, there is a restra... [More]

A sudden change in our exhibition schedule

Unfortunately Helen McCarthy Tyalmuty is suffering from very poor health and has been unable to complete the new works that we were expecting for her upcoming show:  Helen McCarthy Tyalmuty | Family Matters | 15 April - 7 May  She persevered with it for some time but has had to return to Daly River to convalesce. In the coming months, she won’t be painting. Consequently, the upcoming show will only contain works from our stockroom, of which we have many beautiful ones, as Helen was in the midst of a great surge of creative output earlier this year. Helen will not b... [More]

Artwork of the Week: Mina Mina Dreaming by Judy Napangardi Watson 150 x 225cm

Date Created: 2012 About the Artist: Where do you start...bold, vivacious and absolutely enchanting are words commonly used to describe the great Judy Napangardi Watson and her art.  Judy was born around 1935 at Yarungkanji, Mt. Doreen Station, at the time when many Warlpiri and other Central and Western Desert Peoples were living a traditional nomadic life. Judy made many trips with her family on foot back to and lived for long periods at Mina Mina and Yingipurlangu, her ancestral country on the border of the Tanami and Gibson Deserts. These places are rich in bush tucker such as wana... [More]

Holiday Trading Hours

YES - WE ARE OPEN! we are open every day 10am - 6pm except for:    Tuesday 6 December - CLOSED    Saturday 24 December - CLOSED Sunday 25 December - CLOSED Monday 26 December - CLOSED Tuesday 27 December - CLOSED   Saturday 31 December - CLOSED Sunday 1 January - CLOSED

November Exhibition

New Inspiration   After travelling widely through Australia, artist Helen McCarthy Tyalmuty has returned to her home in Daly River. Returning to country has seen an amazing new surge of creative output, which will hang in the charcoal gallery for the month of November. Online Exhibition will be Live Shortly!

October Artist in Residence: Sarrita King

Image © Saville Coble Fresh from her recent travels to central Australia, Sarrita King joins Kate Owen Gallery as our resident artist in October Expect to see some exciting new styles as Sarrita draws upon the inspiration gained from her reconnection with her desert roots and her fellow artists.   Image © Saville Coble Sarrita will be in the gallery 8 October - 23 October 12 - 6 mondays, thursdays & fridays  10 - 6 weekends

Current Exhibition

Vast Interiors 30 July – 28 August A unique installation that fuses decorative and fine art pieces Kate Owen Gallery & Sounds Like Home have collaborated on a unique installation; showcasing how Indigenous artworks expressing ancient themes and landscapes can enhance contemporary living spaces.  The ‘white cube’ ideology of the gallery space will be overturned, as curators develop five distinctly different rooms that offer fresh perspectives on the art of home décor.   A delightful juxtaposition of the chic and traditional to create diverse, o... [More]