Cooee Art was established in 1981 and runs a hybrid art model to represent and support artists in an ethical and sustainable way. We have two galleries, our flagship premium 480sqm gallery and auction space in the heart of Aboriginal Sydney, Redfern, and a boutique collector’s showroom gallery and consultancy destination in Australia’s iconic Bondi Beach. Together, they offer a unique and informative insight into the world of Australian Indigenous art.
Cooee Art Auctions established in 2017 is a market leader with specialist knowledge, we work with artists, galleries, museums and private collections bi-annually to curate and consign artworks across two separate departments – Indigenous Fine Art and Modern & Contemporary Fine Art. Both departments offer significant and highly-collectible Australian and International artworks for sale by auction and private treaty.
Since first working with Aboriginal artists forty years ago, Cooee Art has presented the finest First Nations art through exhibitions and events in Australia, Europe, and the Americas. Cooee Art is Australia’s oldest exhibiting Indigenous fine art gallery.
With more than 3000 works of art by over 150 individual artists, the Cooee Art extensive stockroom encompasses a wide range of regional and individual styles. The collection includes rare bark paintings and artefacts, early desert boards and acrylic paintings, and an exciting range of contemporary Aboriginal paintings, sculpture, limited edition fine art prints, and hand-crafted traditional artefacts and books.
Cooee Art presents monthly exhibitions in the Redfern gallery including solo shows by important living artists and thematic curated exhibitions. The exhibition schedule is supported by public programs including artist talks and workshops. The gallery welcomes drop in visits or private consultations.
As well as sourcing historically significant pieces, Directors Adrian Newstead OAM and Mirri Leven, along with their experienced team, consign contemporary artworks from Indigenous communities across the continent for their diverse range of projects. An impressive international profile, developed over 40 years’ experience, makes Cooee Art one of the most highly respected Indigenous galleries in Australia and abroad. Its clients include private collectors, institutions, architects, interior designers, and international visitors.