Monday, March 16th, 2009 - Gallery Expanding

Some of Australia's biggest Indigenous artists will be showing in the new, expanded gallery space at Kate Owen Gallery which opens at 6pm on 2nd April 2009. The gallery has added a whole new level, which is more than twice the existing gallery space. This exhibition will showcase stunning large scale Indigenous works and will be opened by the new Mayor of Leichhardt, Mr Jamie Parker and Susan McCulloch, highly respected author of “The Complete Guide to Contemporary Aboriginal Art”.

The “Size Matters” opening exhibition will be a colourful and sumptuous mix of large and small works including a magnificent work by Kudditji Kngwarreye (3 x 2 metres) in striking primary colours. Feature artists in this Who’s Who of Aboriginal Art; include internationally recognised artists such as Clifford Possum, Freddie Timms, Makinti Napanangka, Minnie Pwerle and Rosella Namok. The gallery also features a growing number of works from Community Art Centres, such as Iwantja, Mimili Maku and Ikuntji, as well as unique ochres from Kununarra.

Artist and gallerist, Kate Owen, first opened her gallery two year ago and despite the current economic climate, she is forging ahead, now giving Sydneysiders the opportunity to see and buy some of Australia’s finest indigenous works rarely seen in commercial galleries.

With its high ceilings and spacious proportions, the Kate Owen Gallery is now one of the largest and most interesting Indigenous galleries in Australia. Located at Rozelle, in the heart of the inner west, the gallery represents over 130 Indigenous artists and has over 500 paintings in stock at any time.

The full length bar upstairs and the padlocked steel doors stand as a reminder of its colourful days as a gambling den. Now the colour comes from three levels packed with artworks of all sizes and for all budgets.

The Kate Owen Gallery is known for its casual and friendly atmosphere, where the spiritual artworks speak for themselves. “So many of our artworks have an intense spiritual energy. Besides their obvious beauty and anthropological value, there is definitely another dimension to Aboriginal Art”, says Owen.

The gallery’s artworks can be viewed on-line at http://www.kateowengallery.com
or phone the friendly gallery staff on (02) 9555 5283. The gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday 11am to 6pm or private viewings by appointment.

Media contact details: Ph - (02) 95555283
Gallery Address: 680 Darling Street, Rozelle, NSW Australia

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Gallery Expanding


The Kate Owen Gallery is known for its casual and friendly atmosphere, where the spiritual artworks speak for themselves.

Based in the bustling Rozelle balmain community.
Gallery Address: 680 Darling Street, Rozelle, NSW Australia
Kate Owen Gallery Staff
P: (02)95555283
M: 0400508050
W: www.kateowengallery.com

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Some of Australia’s biggest Indigenous artists will be showing in the new, expanded gallery space at Kate Owen Gallery which opens at 6pm on 2nd April 2009.

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