Cooee Art was established in 1981 and is Australia’s oldest exhibiting Indigenous art gallery.
The gallery has presented the finest Aboriginal and First Nations art through their exhibition program for over 40 years showing the work of over 150 individual artists.
The Cooee Art stockroom includes contemporary Aboriginal paintings, rare bark paintings and artefacts, early desert boards and acrylic paintings as well as sculpture and limited edition fine art prints.
Cooee Art Auctions provide an informed and professional approach to buying and selling art in the secondary market. We are a market leader with specialist knowledge and proven results.
We offer collectable Australian and International artworks for sale by auction and private treaty.
Cooee Art Auctions 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.
Our auctions and previews for potential buyers and collectors are presented in the Cooee Art premium 480sqm hybrid gallery and auction space in Paddington.
Cooee Art has created a comprehensive art market analytics tool with easy navigation. The information we provide is designed to be an invaluable resource for art consultants, valuers, and industry professionals and to serve the interests of artists, galleries, institutions, art centres, collectors and researchers.
Each artist is ranked according to their career, and annual artist ranking index. Detailed profiles, market analysis and performance indicators are provided for a growing list of artists along with the artworks that have achieved their ten highest results at auction.
Current Indigenous Art Market
Provides professional advice on the Indigenous art market in line with other investment categories, thereby serving the interests of artists, galleries and collectors.
Cooee Art Founding Director Adrian Newstead OAM has more than 20 years experience in valuing Aboriginal art and artefacts (pre-contact to Contemporary).
EXHIBITION AND EVENT MANAGEMENT
Cooee Art curates and coordinates exhibitions on behalf of charitable organisations, commercial businesses and galleries in Australia and overseas utilising its extensive contacts with individual artists, artists’ agents, galleries and important private and public collections.
Cooee Art was originally 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 gallery in the heart of Aboriginal Sydney in Redfern and a boutique showroom gallery in Australia’s iconic Bondi Beach along with a seperate fine art auction wing, Cooee Art Auctions established in 2017. Cooee is now Australia’s oldest exhibiting Indigenous art gallery. Since first working with Australian Aboriginal artists in 1981, we have presented the finest First Nations art through exhibitions and events in Australia, Europe, and the Americas.
Most of Kitty Napanangka Simon's paintings depict Mina Mina, a sacred place for women's business at Lake Mackay. Kitty Napanangka Simon: Marking Memories is at Cooee Art Gallery, Bondi, Sydney, from March 5 to April 10.
Australians all – Adrian Newstead receives OAM, Jewish News
Adrian Newstead is an art consultant, dealer and spokesperson for Aboriginal art. In 1981, he established the first gallery that exhibited Aboriginal art, also known as indigenous art.
Adrian has been a member of several tourism and art boards, and was Head of Aboriginal Art for the multi-million-dollar Menzies Art Brand auction group. He is passionate about supporting indigenous artists and their communities.
Helen Tiernan’s new body of work is inspired by beauty, landscape, her Aboriginal heritage and the connection between things lost but not forgotten such as Aboriginal land management and traditional Western interior decoration, both of which inform Tiernan’s work.
Toward the end of last year the new Grace Cossington Smith Gallery, named after one of Sydney’s best-known modernists, opened in Wahroonga. Black Art White Walls is just the second exhibition in this space.
In this edited extract from 'The Dealer is the Devil: An Insider’s History of the Aboriginal Art Trade', author ADRIAN
NEWSTEAD argues it is time to acknowledge the collaborative nature of Aboriginal art
Adrian Newstead is probably uniquely qualified to write a history of that contentious business, the market for Australian Aboriginal art. He may once have planned to be an agricultural scientist, but then he mutated into a craft shop owner, Aboriginal art and craft dealer, art auctioneer, writer, marketer, promoter and finally Indigenous art politician – his views sought frequently by the media. He's been around the scene since 1981 and says he held his first Tiwi craft exhibition at the gloriously named Coo-ee Emporium in 1982. He's met and argued with most of the players since then, having particularly strong relations with the Tiwi Islands, Lajamanu and one of the few inspiring Southern Aboriginal leaders, Guboo Ted Thomas from the Yuin lands south of Sydney.
In his book The Dealer is The Devil, Adrian Newstead draws on his 30 years of consulting with Aboriginal artists
all over Australia. In this extract from the book, the author details the short history of the market for Aboriginal artefacts.
Maningrida Artists Lena Yarinkurra and Bob Burruwal will hold a weaving workshop at Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery in Bondi Beach to celebrate the opening of the Dream Catchers sculpture exhibition at noon this Saturday, 20th October.
Exhibition listing, Art Month 2012. An exhibition curated as a bright and colourful celebration of female Indigenous women young and old from across the country. The artworks and the artists have all been chosen to represent an inspirational and powerful group of Australian women. ??
The Bright The Bold & The Beautiful Exhibition Review - This is an exhibition not to be missed. Curated as a bright and colourful celebration of female Aboriginal artists, younger and older from across the country, the show at the Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery coincides with both International Women's Dry 2012 and Art Month Sydney.
Tragedy soon struck when the car Robyn's teenage grandson was driving crashed, instantly killing two of Robyn's grandsons - her youngest daughter's sons - aged 2 and 3. The Gallery has made a decision to not receive a commission from the sales of Robyn Djunginy's works from this exhibition. 100% of sales will go directly back to the Artist.