• 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.

        • 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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Emily Pwerle

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Profile

Born c1922, Emily Pwerle is the younger sister of the famous late Minnie Pwerle. Now in her late 80's, she lives in the small settlement of Irrultja in Utopia. She began painting as late as 2004 when Barbara Weir, her older sister Minnie's daughter, organised a workshop for the women of the settlement.

 

Exhibitions:
2019 – Landscape Colours, Japingka Gallery, Perth
2007 – "New Works from Utopia", Space Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
2007 – Annual group exhibition, APS Bendi Lango Art Exhibition with Rio Tinto, Fireworks Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
2007 – 'Treasures of the Spirit – Investing in Aboriginal Art', Tandanya Cultural Institute, Adelaide, SA
2007 – Group Exhibition, Australian Embassy, Washington, USA
2007 – 'Desert Diversity', Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
2007 – Annual Group Exhibition 'Shalom', University of NSW, Shalom Department, Kensington, NSW
2007 – 'Utopia in New York' Robert Steele Gallery, New York. USA
2007 – 'Standing on Ceremony', Tandanya Cultural Institute, Adelaide, SA
2007 – Permanent exhibition, Dacou Adelaide, Port Adelaide, SA
2006/07 – Group exhibition, Fireworks Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
2006 – Group Exihibition, "The Pwerle Sisters', Artmob Gallery, Hobart, TAS
2006 – Group exhibition, APS Bendi Lango Art Exhibition, Rio Tinto Offices, Melbourne, VIC
2006 – Group Exhibition, 'The Pwerle Sisters,' Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
2005 – Group exhibition, Gallery Savah, Sydney, NSW
2005 – Group exhibition, Mbantua Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
2005 – Permanent exhibition and collection, Dacou Australia, Rosewater, SA

Collections:

Mbantua Gallery Permanent Collection, Alice Springs
Dacou Australia, Rosewater, SA.
 

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 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0812 0.0917 0.0746 0.0000 0.1096 0.0617 0.0271 0.0000 0.1642 0.0989 0.2418
0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/2 0/0 1/1 1/1 1/1 0/1 2/6 2/3 1/2 0/0 2/3 2/3 5/6
$0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,600 $8,400 $5,559 $0 $3,002 $953 $736 $0 $6,737 $2,446 $2,339
Yearly Market Performance Graph from 2000 -

top 10 Historical artwork sales

1

Awelye Attwengerrp, 2010

auction: Menzies Sydney lot: 98 date: 11/05/2017
179 x 122 cm Synthetic polymer paint on canvas

$9,818.00
2

Awelye Atnwengerrp 2008

auction: Menzies Sydney lot: 96 date: 25/03/2010
183.5 x 122 cm Synthetic polymer paint on linen

$8,400.00
3

Awelye Atnwengerrp 2008

auction: Lawson~Menzies lot: 164 date: 24/06/2009
152.5 x 122.5 cm Synthetic polymer paint on linen

$6,600.00
4

Awelye Atnwengerrp (Body Paint) 2015

auction: Leonard Joel Melbourne lot: 95 date: 03/09/2019
100 x 160 cm Acrylic on canvas

$5,604.00
5

Untitled

auction: Webb's Auckland lot: 155 date: 04/10/2011
91 x 122 cm Acrylic media on linen

$5,559.00
6

Awelye Atnwengerrp, 2007

auction: Lawson~Menzies Sydney lot: 178 date: 08/08/2013
119 x 88 cm Synthetic polymer paint on linen

$4,418.00
7

Awelye 2006

auction: Leonard Joel Melbourne lot: 36 date: 05/09/2017
176 x 120 cm Acrylic on canvas

$3,655.00
8

Awelye Atnwengerrp 2007

auction: Leonard Joel Online Auction lot: 15 date: 27/07/2018
121 x 90 cm Synthetic polymer paint on linen

$3,167.00
9

Aweyle 2015

auction: Elder Fine Art Adelaide lot: 79 date: 24/11/2019
118 x 88 cm Synthetic polymer paints on belgian linen

$2,784.00
10

Awelye Atnwengerrp

auction: Small & Whitfield Auctions Adelaide lot: 379 date: 20/08/2018
90 x 122 cm Acrylic on linen

$1,725.00
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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