• ARTISTS

          Cooee Art has built long-term relationships with Aboriginal and First Nations artists and their not for profit art centres since 1981.

          Our gallery team travels regularly to remote areas of Australia to meet with artists and develop our exhibition program.

        • Auction Artists

          Cooee Art Auctions works with artists bi-annually across two separate departments – Indigenous Fine Art and Modern & Contemporary Fine Art.

          Read through the profiles and market analysis for the top 200 Indigenous artists

        • SHOP ARTWORKS

          Cooee Art curates ethically sourced art from Australian Indigenous communities that we have formed relationships with for 40 years.

          Our gallery team travels regularly to remote areas of Australia to meet with artists to consign artworks.

        • New Arrivals

          Cooee Art gallery artworks arrive in our online shop and our gallery spaces weekly.

          Shop new arrivals that coincide with our monthly exhibition program.

        • All Artworks

          Shop online from the full portfolio of available Cooee Art artworks – paintings, sculptures, fine art prints and artisanal objects ranging from $100 – $500k.

        • EXHIBITIONS

          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.

        • Current

          Cooee Art presents monthly solo and group exhibitions in the Paddington gallery supported by public programs including artist talks and workshops.

        • Future

          Explore forthcoming exhibitions in the Cooee Art galleries and our special event program.

        • AUCTIONS

          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. 

        • Indigenous Fine Art

          Cooee Art Auctions offers bi-annual auctions of significant and highly-collectible Australian Indigenous artworks.

          Our Art Market Analytics provides comprehensive artist profiles and market analytics on Australia’s 200 most important Aboriginal artists.

        • Auction 8 March 2022

          Introducing Auction March 8 2022 – 7pm start time.

          This auction offers 103 Australian Indigenous Fine Artwork and Artefacts

        • Art Market Analytics

          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.

        • Artist Profiles

          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.

        • Consultancy

          The Cooee Art team has been providing expert advice for over 40 years in a Consultancy capacity to offer a breadth of services for the business side of art.

        • Valuations

          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.

        • Venue Hire | Talks & Tours

          The gallery occupies the ground floor of a distinctive and prominently located building only minutes from Surry Hills, Redfern, and Waterloo’s art districts. Originally the headquarters and state-of-the-art factory of Foster Clark custard, 17 Thurlow St later became the studio and assembly for iconic Australian artist Ken Done. Now, Cooee Art’s flagship gallery, the space has been designed with a modern aesthetic whilst retaining elements of its past. A blank canvas, the space offers versatility to cater for a variety of purposes – including private events, art exhibitions, launch events, photo shoots, or performances.

        • Venue Hire

          Cooee Art is the ideal venue for hosting corporate and private functions. Our expansive 480m2 gallery is in the heart of Aboriginal Sydney, Redfern. 

        • Talks & Tours

          Cooee Art offers regular talks with artists, guest curators and conducts regular lectures in our gallery.

        • ABOUT

          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.

  • Contact

Cooee Art foremost acknowledges Australia’s First Nations Peoples, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, as the traditional owners and custodians of the unceded land and waters on which we work and reside.

ABORIGINAL FINE ART GALLERY, PURCHASE AUSTRALIAN INDIGENOUS ART, CONTEMPORARY AND ABORIGINAL ART FOR SALE – SYDNEY

Price and availability are subject to change at the gallery’s discretion. While we try to ensure the accuracy of all data across the website, Cooee Art reserves the right to cancel a sale due to price change.

The artist holds the copyright for all images throughout the website and must not be reused or reproduced in any way without explicit permission.

© COOEE ART 1981 – 2021

The Gillian and Watson McAllister Collection

In November 1973, at the age of 25, Gillian and Watson McAllister emigrated to Sydney, Australia from Glasgow, Scotland. After a year in Sydney they bought a Kombi van and set off on their ‘adventure of a lifetime’

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Events

There are currently no events in progress

Featured book

THE DEALER IS THE DEVIL

AN INSIDER’S HISTORY OF THE ABORIGINAL ART TRADE by Adrian Newstead OAM

Events

There are currently no events in progress

Featured book

THE DEALER IS THE DEVIL

AN INSIDER’S HISTORY OF THE ABORIGINAL ART TRADE by Adrian Newstead OAM

ART RESOURCES

ABC Arts Gateway

View At: national (Australia)
http://www.abc.net.au/arts/

The Arts gateway is a general resource for all current Arts activities nation wide..

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board

View At: Australia
http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-arts/

The Australia Councils Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board (ATSIAB) assists Indigenous people to control and enhance their cultural inheritance. It supports traditional arts practices and the generation of new forms of Indigenous artistic excellence..

Aboriginal Art Association of Australia

View At: Australia
http://aboriginalart.org.au/aaaa/

The Australian Indigenous Art Trade Association is a national organization for the Indigenous art industry. It promotes ethical trade and provides a forum where members can discuss issues..

Aboriginal Art Directory

View At: Australia
http://www.aboriginalartdirectory.com/

Largest online tool to help you find Aboriginal art, artists, art centres and galleries..

Aboriginal Art Print Network

View At: Sydney, Australia
http://australianartnetwork.com.au/

The Australian Art Print Network specializes in high quality contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art prints and sculptures by established, mid-career and emerging artists..

Aboriginal Art.org

View At: Australia
http://www.aboriginalart.org/

Adelaide Festival

View At: Adelaide, Australia
http://www.adelaidefestival.com.au/

Held annually in the warm South Australian autumn, the Adelaide Festival is Australia’s largest multi-arts festival. Since its launch in 1960, the Adelaide Festival has created a strong tradition of innovation and excellence delivering the most compelling artists, companies and productions from around the globe..

AIAM 100: The Australian Indigenous Art Market top 100

View At: Australia
http://www.aiam100.com/

The Australian Indigenous Art Market Top 100 covers the careers of more than 100 of the most important artists of the Indigenous art movement. With over 5 years of preparation, this resource is intended to play a major role in underpinning the value and collectability of Aboriginal art both locally and Internationally..

FUTURE EVENTS

There are currently no events in progress

Current events

1
January

Redfern Window

1 January to 31 December 2022
Location: Cooee Art Redfern
Address: 17 Thurlow St, Redfern, NSW 2016

9
August

That’s True That’s Creation

9 August to 1 September 2022
Location: Cooee Art Redfern

Past events

21
March

Utopia – In Detail

21 March to 16 April 2022

16
April

Pages from the Atlas | This Place My Country

16 April to 7 May 2022
23 April 2022 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Cooee Art Redfern
Address: 17 Thurlow St, Redfern, NSW 2016

23
April

Weaving Workshop

23 to 23 April 2022
23 April 2022 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Cooee Art Redfern
Address: 17 Thurlow St, Redfern, NSW 2016

14
May

Tiwi Creation

14 May to 4 June 2022
14 May 2022 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Cooee Art Redfern
Address: 17 Thurlow St, Redfern, NSW 2016

12
July

Gallery II

12 to 30 July 2022
Location: Cooee Art Redfern | Gallery II

8
December

Gillian & Watson McAllister Collection

8 December to 25 February 2022
Location: Cooee Art Bondi | 31 Lamrock Ave, Bondi Beach, NSW 2026

9
June

David Brown | Ngamaku Tarrika – For Mother and Father

9 June to 2 July 2022
9 June 2022 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Cooee Art Redfern
Address: 17 Thurlow St, Redfern, NSW 2016

23
May

Custodians of Place

23 May to 29 July 2022
Location: 1 Denison St
Address: North Sydney, NSW 2060

28
January

Women In Colour

28 January to 19 March 2022
Location: Manning Regional Art Gallery |
Address: 12 Macquarie St, Taree NSW 2430

15
January

Bill Whiskey Small But Mighty

15 January to 19 February 2022
Location: Cooee Art Redfern

4
July

Hermannsburg Salon

4 to 30 July 2022
Location: Cooee Art Redfern
Address: 17 Thurlow Street

HOURS

Tuesday – Saturday
10am – 5pm

Cooee Art foremost acknowledges Australia’s First Nations Peoples, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, as the traditional owners and custodians of the unceded land and waters on which we work and reside.

ABORIGINAL FINE ART GALLERY, PURCHASE AUSTRALIAN INDIGENOUS ART, CONTEMPORARY AND ABORIGINAL ART FOR SALE – SYDNEY

Price and availability are subject to change at the gallery’s discretion. While we try to ensure the accuracy of all data across the website, Cooee Art reserves the right to cancel a sale due to price change.

The artist holds the copyright for all images throughout the website and must not be reused or reproduced in any way without explicit permission.

© COOEE ART 1981 – 2021

Cooee Art foremost acknowledges Australia’s First Nations Peoples, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, as the traditional owners and custodians of the unceded land and waters on which we work and reside.

ABORIGINAL FINE ART GALLERY, PURCHASE AUSTRALIAN INDIGENOUS ART, CONTEMPORARY AND ABORIGINAL ART FOR SALE – SYDNEY

Price and availability are subject to change at the gallery’s discretion. While we try to ensure the accuracy of all data across the website, Cooee Art reserves the right to cancel a sale due to price change.

The artist holds the copyright for all images throughout the website and must not be reused or reproduced in any way without explicit permission.

© COOEE ART 1981 – 2021