Celebrating the opening of our new gallery extension, East Coast Matters is an exhibition of works by gifted Aboriginal artists from urban and regional areas of eastern Australia. Artists hailing from areas other than remote Australia are too often ignored due to art lovers' fixation with art from the desert regions. The stunning works from the artists featured, challenge us to broaden our perspectives. East coast art really does matter.
In many cases, coastal Aboriginal people lost contact with their culture. However, a new pride has emerged in being Aboriginal with many Indigenous people actively seeking out more information about their heritage. In the words of artist Goompi Ugerabah:
“Culture is who we are and it always has been since life began. Though it’s been lying dormant inside many indigenous people for a period of time, it only takes us to reconnect to our past to find our true identity. Our spirits are awoken again by that reconnection”.
This exhibition is another step in the reawakening of the culture and the connection to country of Australia’s Aboriginal people. Celebrate this re-emergence with us.
Artists include: Dhinawan Baker, Goompi Ugerabah, Konstantina, NIah Juella McLeod, Peter Overs, Tony Sorby, Trevor Turbo Brown, Jeremy Yongurra Donovan
Kate Owen Gallery is a multiple award winning gallery in Sydney’s Inner West that specialises in contemporary Australian Indigenous art for modern interiors. Just 10 minutes by bus or taxi from the CBD, the Gallery is Sydney’s go-to art space for everyone from new buyers to established collectors. Stretching over 600 square metres on three floors, Kate Owen Gallery has more Aboriginal art on display than any commercial indigenous gallery in Australia. The Gallery Owner and Director is the President of The Aboriginal Art Association of Australia, an Association that binds members to a strict code of conduct, so visitors can be assured that artists are dealt with fairly, transparently and with respect. The gallery coordinates roughly ten exhibitions each year, including one artist in residence program.
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