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A lazy meander is in order at Kate Owen. Housed over three floors containing hundreds of contemporary indigenous artworks, each canvas tells tales through dots and patterns, as well as more abstract tellings and a scattering of drawings by Owen, an artist herself. On the second level, a bar holds fibre-art sculptures, art books, and wine for the thirsty. In the airy, light-filled top level, snazzy leather seating, and a small table and chairs in a corner with paper and colouring pencils, invite art lovers of all ages to relax. The friendly staff will locate other works from its stores for specific needs. The prices are friendly too. A welcoming place for novice and experienced collectors alike. (Olga Azar)

680 Darling Street, Rozelle. 9555-5283. kateowengallery.com.