• 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.

        • Modern & Contemporary Fine Art

          Introducing Modern and Contemporary Australian and international art.

          We seek to establish new benchmarks for pricing and documentation for artists in the secondary art market

        • 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.

        • 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.

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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.

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Gertie Huddleston

Upcoming auction

Profile

Born c.1933, Gertie Huddleston lived and worked in Southern Arnhem Land. She painted a wide array of subjects in her highly individual and contemporary style, including bush berries, seeds, her traditional site of Ngukurr and Roper River.

 

 

Collections:    
Artbank. 
The Gantner Myer Collection of Aboriginal Art, San Francisco. 
Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory, Darwin. 
Kerry Stokes Collection, Perth. 
Flinders Art Museum, Adelaide.

Solo Exhibitions: 
1997 – Gertie Huddleston Solo Show, Shades of Ochre Gallery, Darwin. 
1996 – Gertie Huddleston, Shades of Ochre Gallery, Darwin. 

Group Exhibitions: 
2011 – Ngukurr – The Place of Stones, featuring the artists Gertie Huddleston, Angelina George and Barney Ellaga at Muk Muk Fine Art, Alice Springs, NT. 
2011 – Retrospective featuring Jean Birrel, Joshua Bonson, Lorna Fencer, Dinah Garadji, Angelina George, Billy Hogan, Gertie Huddleston, Mabel Jimarin, Norman Kinsley, Margaret Kundu, Theresa Lemon, Biddy Long, Dinny McDinny, Kieren McTaggart, Mona Rockman, Peggy Rockman, Eva Rogers, Joan Stokes, Pincher Talunga, Rosie Tasman, Prince of Wales, Sheena Wilfred, Rex Wilfred, Moima Willie, Regina Wilson at the Karen Brown Gallery, Darwin, NT. 
2003 – 20th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin. 
2002 Art Mob, Hobart. 
2001 – Telstra 18th National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Darwin. 
1999 – 16th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award. 
1996 – Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London. 
1995 – Hogarth Galleries, Sydney; Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London, UK; Shades of Ochre Gallery, Darwin.

Awards:  

1999 – Winner Open Painting Award, 16th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award.
 

MARKET ANALYSIS

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MARKET PERFORMANCE

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
0.0000 0.1857 0.2143 0.0840 0.2677 0.1777 0.1403 0.1839 0.0000 0.0000 0.1257 0.0000 0.1556 0.1616 0.0344 0.1449 0.0681 0.3537 0.0733 0.0605
0/0 2/2 3/5 1/2 3/3 2/5 2/2 3/3 0/0 0/0 2/6 0/0 2/3 2/3 1/2 1/2 2/6 4/6 1/1 1/4
$0 $8,625 $5,104 $7,050 $7,960 $7,894 $4,920 $3,757 $0 $0 $3,950 $0 $6,049 $6,527 $1,180 $21,000 $1,161 $7,820 $5,368 $3,660
Yearly Market Performance Graph from 2000 -

top 10 Historical artwork sales

1

Ngukurr Landscape, 1998

auction: Deutscher and Hackett Sydney lot: 150 date: 08/03/2015
179.5 x 128 cm Synthetic polymer paint on canvas

$21,000.00
2

Untitled (Ngukurr Landscape) 2000

auction: Sotheby's Australia Pty. Ltd. Melbourne lot: 281 date: 26/07/2004
92 x 124.5 cm Synthetic polymer paint on canvas

$13,800.00
3

Untitled 1997

auction: Sotheby's Australia Pty. Ltd. Melbourne lot: 105 date: 25/07/2005
110 x 153 cm Synthetic polymer paint on canvas

$13,200.00
4

The Garden of Eden, 1999

auction: Mossgreen Auctions Brisbane lot: 65 date: 09/09/2012
135 x 120 cm Synthetic polymer paint on canvas

$10,370.00
5

Dusk at Ngukurr, 1997

auction: Deutscher and Hackett Sydney lot: 142 date: 05/04/2017
98 x 155.5 cm Synthetic polymer paint on canvas

$10,370.00
6

Getting Ready for Dry Weather 1995

auction: Sotheby's Australia Pty. Ltd. Melbourne lot: 140 date: 09/07/2001
120.5 x 87.5 cm Synthetic polymer paint on canvas

$10,200.00
7

Bird Life in the Wet Season, 1996

auction: Shapiro Auctioneers Sydney lot: 311 date: 08/05/2002
68 x 124 cm Synthetic polymer paint on canvas

$9,988.00
8

Fresh Water Springs, 2000

auction: Deutscher and Hackett Sydney lot: 77 date: 10/05/2017
160 x 137 cm Synthetic polymer paint on canvas

$9,150.00
9

Roper River, 1998

auction: Bonhams Sydney lot: 152 date: 24/03/2013
125.5 x 130.5 cm Synthetic polymer paint on canvas

$7,930.00
10

Roper Run

auction: Leonard Joel Melbourne lot: 251 date: 26/02/2017
209 x 122 cm Acrylic on canvas

$7,918.00
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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.

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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