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          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.

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          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.

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

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          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. 

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        • 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

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        • 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.

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George (Tjampu) Tjapaltjarri

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Profile

Born at Walla Walla rockhole (Pollock Hills) near Kiwirrkura in Western Australia circa 1945, George (Tjampu) Tjapaltjarri began painting for Papunya Tula Artists in 1983. The stories he painted relate to Tingari travels in his homeland. He passed away in 2005.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2007 Utopia Art, Sydney, NSW

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2006 'A Particular Collection', Utopia Art, Sydney, NSW
2006 'Luminous – Contemporary Art from the Australian Desert', Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW
2006 'Luminous – Contemporary Art from the Australian Desert', Manning Regional Gallery, NSW
2006 'Luminous – Contemporary Art from the Australian Desert', Bathurst Regional Gallery, NSW
2006 'Narratives Preceding All Memory', Burg Vischering, Luedinghausen, Germany
2005 'Luminous – Contemporary Art from the Australian Desert', Bundoora Homestead Art Gallery, Bundoora, VIC
2005 'Luminous – Contemporary Art from the Australian Desert', Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney, NSW
2004 'Looking Closely at Country', Ivan Dougherty Gallery, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
2004 'Ma yungu/Pass it on', Framed Gallery, Darwin, NT
2004 'Aboriginal Art 2004', Scott Livesey Art Dealer, Melbourne, VIC
2004 'Talking About Abstraction', Ivan Dougherty Gallery, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
2004 'Works from Kintore and Kiwirrkua', Alison Kelly Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
2003 'Papunya Tula Artists – A Gift from the Desert', Utopia Art, Sydney, NSW
2003 Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
2003 'Aboriginal Art 2003', Scott Livesey Art Dealer, Melbourne, VIC
2003 'Ab Op 2 – Exploring the Visual Intensity of Contemporary Aboriginal Art, Utopia Art, Sydney, NSW
2002 'Saluting Papunya', Chapman Gallery, Canberra, ACT
2002 'Art Born of the Western Desert', Framed Gallery, Darwin, NT
2002 'Pintupi Mens' and Womens' Stories', Indigenart, Perth, WA
2002 Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC
2002 'Paintings from our Country', Tony Bond Aboriginal Art Dealer, Adelaide, SA 
2001 'Spirituality and Australian Aboriginal Art', Comunidad de Madrid, touring exhibition, Spain
2001 'Kintore, Kiwirrkura,' Gallery Gabriella Pizzi, Melbourne, VIC
2001 'Papunya Tula 2001', William Mora Galleries, Melbourne, VIC
2000 'Pintupi Men', Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, NT
2000 'Framed Gallery, Darwin, NT
2000 'Aboriginal Art Select Works', Kozminsky Gallery and Fine Art Dealers, Melbourne, VIC
2000 'Lines', Fireworks Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
1995 Chapman Gallery, Canberra, ACT
1995 Papunya Tula Artists, Alice Springs, NT
1993 Chapman Gallery, Canberra, ACT
1993 Gallerie Australis, Adelaide, SA
1990 'Friendly Country – Friendly People', Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, NT
1988 Queensland Musuem, Brisbane, QLD

COLLECTIONS

University of Virginia, USA
Artbank

 

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 0.0917 0.0591 0.4567 0.2323 0.0657 0.0000 0.1387 0.1666 0.0410 0.0000 0.0424 0.0000 0.2050 0.0000 0.3156
0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/2 1/3 6/6 3/9 1/2 0/1 2/2 3/3 1/1 0/1 1/2 0/0 5/5 0/2 1/1
$0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,400 $3,490 $5,794 $5,998 $4,320 $0 $4,810 $3,083 $1,680 $0 $1,800 $0 $1,681 $0 $99,612
Yearly Market Performance Graph from 2000 -

top 10 Historical artwork sales

1

Karpadi

auction: Sotheby's New York lot: 29 date: 13/12/2019
153 x 183 cm Synthetic polymer paint on linen

$99,612.00
2

The Rockhole Site of Wiyilwiyilnga, South Of Marawa 2000

auction: Sotheby's Australia Pty. Ltd. Melbourne lot: 189 date: 24/07/2007
183 x 153 cm Synthetic polymer paint on linen

$12,000.00
3

Tingari Cycle, 2003

auction: Lawson~Menzies Sydney lot: 230 date: 23/05/2007
122 x 122 cm Synthetic polymer paint on linen

$9,600.00
4

Untitled 1988

auction: Joel Fine Art Melbourne lot: 47 date: 03/06/2008
181 x 181 cm Synthetic polymer paint on linen

$8,540.00
5

Wilkinkarra, 2003

auction: Lawson~Menzies Sydney lot: 294 date: 09/11/2005
153 x 122 cm Synthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen

$8,400.00
6

Snake Dreaming, 2001

auction: Mossgreen Auctions Brisbane lot: 122 date: 09/09/2012
183 x 122 cm Synthetic polymer paint on Belgium linen

$7,930.00
7

Water Dreaming at Pulpulpa, 1999

auction: ArtCurial Paris lot: 35 date: 07/07/2008
91 x 61 cm Acrylic on belgian linen

$7,499.00
8

Untitled, 2001

auction: Mossgreen Auctions Melbourne lot: 87 date: 14/08/2007
122 x 91 cm Acrylic on canvas

$7,170.00
9

Rocks Dreaming, 2000

auction: Cornette de Saint Cyr Paris lot: 97 date: 09/05/2011
152 x 122 cm Acrylic on linen canvas

$6,260.00
10

Tingari Cycle, 2001

auction: Deutscher and Hackett Melbourne lot: 168 date: 25/03/2009
151 x 121 cm Synthetic polymer paint on linen

$4,320.00
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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