• 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.

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Danie Mellor

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Born in 1971, Danie Mellor is a contemporary urban aboriginal aritst. He grew up in Australia, Scottland, and South Africa and now lives in regional NSW and teaches at Sydney's College of the Fine Arts.

 

 

 

Collections:    
ACE Equity/Kerry Stokes. 
ANU, Canberra. 
Flinders University, SA. 
Holmes a Court Collection 
Jabal Centre. 
Mallesons, Stephens, Jaques. 
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria. 
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory 
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. 
Newcastle Regional Art Gallery. 
Packer Collection 
Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra. 
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane. 
Tuggeranong Arts Centre, Canberra. 
University of Queensland Art Museum. 
University of Western Australia. 
Warrnambool City Gallery, Victoria.

Solo Exhibitions: 
2009 – A Balance of Power, Michael Reid Gallery, Sydney. 
2005 – A backward glance, Fire-Works Gallery, Brisbane. 

Group Exhibitions: 
2013 – My Country, I Still Call Australia Home: Contemporary Art from Black Australia, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane. 
2012 – National Indigenous Art Triennial: unDisclosed, featuring the work of Vernon Ah Kee, Michael Cook, Julie Gough, Danie Mellor, Alick TipotiTony Albert, Nici Clumpston, Lindsay Harris, Naata Nungurray, Daniel Walbidi, Bob Burruwal, Fiona Foley, Jonathan Jones, Maria Orsto, Lena Yarinkura, Lorraine Connelly-Northey, Gunybi Ganambarr, Sally Gabori, Christian Thompson, Nyapanyapa Yunupingu, at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia. 
2011 – Western Australian Indigenous Art Award – finalists, featuring Jan Billycan, Michael Cook, Timothy Cook, Angkaliya Curtis, Gunybi Ganambarr, Angelina George, Gary Lee, Danie Mellor, Patrick Mung Mung, Trevor Nickolls, Lena Nyadbi, Tiger Palpatja, Kuruwarriyingathi Bijarrb Paula Paul, Reko Gwaybilla Rennie, Nyilyari Tjapangati, Nyapanyapa Yunupingu, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth. 
2010 – Time Travel: reimagining the past, Tweed River Art Gallery, NSW. 
2010 – Curious Colony: A Twenty First Century Wunderkammer, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, NSW. 
2009 – Floating Life – Contemporary Aboriginal Fibre Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane. 
2009 – Menagerie – Contemporary Indigenous Sculpture, featuring the following artists: Graham Badari, Frewa Bardaluna, Badger Bates, Jean Burke, Billy Cooley, Susan George, Treahna Hamm, Judith Pungkarta Inkamala, John Patrick Kelantumama, Yvonne Koolmatrie, Craig Koomeeta, Patrick Kunoth Pwerle, Garth Lena, Niningka Lewis, Janine McAullay Bott, Djambawa Marawili, Napuwarri Marawili, Danie Mellor, Marina Murdilnga, Leigh Namponan, Laurie Nilsen, Dennis Nona, Shirley Purdie, Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri, Brian Robinson, Ken Thaiday Snr, Rahel Kngwarria Ungwannaka, Penny Milingu Wanapuyungu, Tjilpi Wara , Vicki West , Owen Yalandja, Lena Yarinkura, Johnny Young. This is a travelling exhibition originating from the Object Gallery and the Australian Museum. 
2007 – National Indigenous Art Triennial 07, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. 
2007 – 24th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin. 
2004 – 21st Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin. 
2003 – Shield and Show, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville, Queensland; 20th Telstra National Aborigainal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin; Story Place – the art of Cape York and the Rainforest, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane. 
2002 – Cultural Collations, CSA, Canberra; Beauty and Violence, Stephanie Burns Gallery, Canberra; Melbourne Art Fair, Exhibition Buildings, Melbourne. 
2001 – Cows & Kanguroos, CSA, Canberra; Artists’ Books and Limited Editions, 3, Drill hall Gallery, ANU; International Works on Paper Fair, Sydney; Fremantle Print Show, WA; 18th Telstra National Aborigainal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin; Kanagawa International Print Triennial, Japan; Fremantle Print Prize and Exhibition, WA ; Reena Ellen Jones Print Acquisitive, Warrnambool City Gallery, Victoria. 
2000 – The Art of Place, Heritage Commission, Old Parliament House, Canberra, ACT; National Works on Paper, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria; Fremantle Print Prize and Exhibition, WA; 17th Telstra National Aborigainal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin.; Canson Student Print Award and Exhibition, Sydney College of Fine Arts, NSW; Mum Shirl Tribute Exhibition, Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Cooperative, Sydney, NSW; Canson Student Print Awards. 
1998 – Bathurst City Gallery Acquisitive Exhibition, Bathurst, NSW; Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Prize, Sydney, NSW; The Alice Springs Art Prize, Araluen, NT. 
1997 – Reena Ellen Jones Print Acquisitive, Warrnambool City Gallery, Victoria; Yorkshire Artists’ Show, Leeds City Gallery, UK; Rotary Art Prize and Exhibition, Tuggeranong Community Arts Centre, Canberra. 
1996 – Graduating MAFA Exhibition, UK; Open to Print 4, British Student’s Print Competition, University of Sunderland, UK; Between Two Worlds, Custard Factory, UK; Enterprise, Greenhill Galleries, UK; Yorkshire Artists’ Show, Leeds City Gallery, UK; Native Titled Now, Tandanya, SA; Fragile Objects, National Library, Canberra; Artisans, Orana School, Canberra; Rotary Art Prize and Exhibition, Tuggeranong Community Arts Centre, Canberra. 
1995 – Sorak Biennale, Korea; Catch 22, mid-term MAFA exhibition, Custard Factory Arts Complex, Birmingham, UK; Open to Print 3, British Student’s Print Competition, University of Sunderland, UK; Internationaal Exlibriscentrumi, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium. 
1994 – Perpetual Motion, Tandanya, Adelaide; Passage, Kyoto Seika University, Japan; Bingo, Graduating Exhibition, Drill hall Gallery, ANU, Canberra. 
1993 – Annual Students Drawing Prize, CSA, Canberra. 
1992 – Hamlet, Photospace Gallery, CSA; Annual Students Drawing Prize, CSA, Canberra; Jacaranda Drawing Prize, Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW; Annual Students Drawing Prize, CSA, Canberra; 
Internationaal Exlibriscentrumi, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium.

Awards:    
2010 – winner Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, NSW 
2009 – winner 26th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin. 
2009 – winner Indigenous Ceramic Art Award, Shepparton Regional Art Gallery, Victoria. 
2008 – The John Tallis Acquisitive Award, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery. 
2008 – winner of the the 2008 National Works on Paper Prize. 
2003 – Highly Commended, 20th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. 2000 – 2004 – Post Graduate Study Award, ANU. 
2001 – ANU Post Graduate materials award. 
2000-2002 – ARC Research grant. 
2000 – ANU Post Graduate materials award. 
1996 – Rotary Art Prize. 
1994, Australian National University Award, Emerging Artist.

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 2020 2021
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$0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,800 $480 $3,110 $0 $0 $7,920 $3,580 $6,710 $14,510 $0 $12,230 $11,865 $19,842 $2,924 $0
Yearly Market Performance Graph from 2000 -

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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.

© 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