Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery
31 Lamrock Ave (cnr Chambers Ave)
Bondi Beach 2026 NSW Australia
Phone: +61 (2) 9300.9233 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening Hours: 10am - 5pm Tuesday to Saturday
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Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Consultants Team
Adrian Newstead established Coo-ee Aboriginal art Gallery in 1981. A former President of the Indigenous Art Trade Association and Director of Aboriginal Tourism Australia he became the Head of Aboriginal Art for Lawson~Menzies in 2003, and Managing Director of Menzies Art Brands until 2008. An Aboriginal art consultant, dealer, and art commentator, based in Bondi, NSW, he has 30 years experience working in Aboriginal and Australian Contemporary art. more >>
Anne, who lived in Argentina and the USA after completing her studies at Sydney University in the late 1960’s, has traveled extensively to communities throughout Aboriginal Australia since marrying Adrian in 1983. Particularly interested in Aboriginal fabrics she worked throughout the 1980's and 1990's developing and producing the range of furnishings and clothing retailed by Coo-ee in its Paddington emporium. These were included in many important American and European promotions. Anne is a practiced conservator of Aboriginal artworks and assists with the care and maintenance of the gallery’s extensive stockroom.
Business Manager and Exhibitions Coordinator
Tess Matthews (formally Vairy) began working with Aboriginal artists in Central Australia in 1996 at the age of 17. She trained at Roslyn Premont's Gallery Gondwana in Alice Springs, and in 2001 moved to Darwin to become the art coordinator for Framed Gallery. In 2005 she moved to Sydney to become the Manger of Gallery Gondwana in Danks Street. Tess brings to Coo-ee more than 15 years direct experience working with remote communities and artists in central and northern Australia.
Gallery Coordinator and Marketing Manager
Miriam studied fine arts, art history/theory and French at COFA, UNSW. Since graduating she has worked with a range of leading Sydney commercial galleries as well as holding positions in arts publishing, auction houses, valuations and collection management. Miriam brings to Coo-ee her immense interest in both historical and contemporary Indigenous art, an innovative marketing acumen and diverse industry experience. Miriam is currently completing a Masters of Arts Administration at COFA.
Mirri Leven has a double degree in International Development and Fine Arts and a Masters in Art Administration from the University of NSW College of Fine Art. Following field work in the Solomon Islands and India she acted as the international photo editor for a London based travel magazine. On returning to Australia in 2007 she was appointed gallery assistant at Coo-ee Aboriginal Art. Mirri currently runs Coo-ee's gallery program including exhibition planning, administration and project development.