• 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.

  • 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

Violet Petyarre

Upcoming auction

Available Gallery Artworks

Sort by
Sort the display of artworks by selecting from the dropdown selection here

Profile

Violet Petyarre (with her brothers and sisters) has custodial rights of the Arnkerrth Dreaming (Mountain Devil Lizard), which together with its associated narrative, is referenced in all of her works. Violet Petyarre's artistic endeavors commenced 1977 with Batik tie-dying and woodblock printing techniques, in which her Dreaming references were burnt into wood with hot wire and then ‘stamped’ onto fabric. Colours were then applied and these bright fabric panels were then sewn into garments that were welcomed by the Utopia women. As with other Utopia women, Violet Petyarre’s first works-on-canvas evolved through a special local project entitled ‘Utopia Women’s Paintings – A Summer Project 1988-1989’ (The Holmes a’ Court Collection). This project engendered a new direction of artistic output, launching Utopia as a major centre for Indigenous art and placing it firmly within the context of the Australian contemporary art scene. Violet Petyarre’s role as a foundation member of the Utopia arts community together with her artistic individualism has firmly endorsed her position as an important contributor to Australia’s art history.

Collection:     

Artbank, Sydney
Museum of Victoria, Melbourne
The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
The Holmes a Court Collection, Perth

Group Exhibitions:
2004 – Art Aborigine Pour Tous, Galerie DAD, Mantes-la-Jolie, France.
1997 – Songlines Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherhlands.
1996 – Gallerie Australis, Adelaide, Australia.
1992 – Central Australian Aboriginal Art and Craft Exhibition, Araluen Centre, Alice Springs.
1991 – Aboriginal Women's Exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.
1990 – Contemporary Aboriginal Art from the Robert Holmes a Court Collection, Harvard University, University of Minnesota, Lake Oswego Center for the Arts, United States of America; The Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth; Utopia – A Picture Storyan exhibition of 88 works on silk from the Holmes a Court Collection by Utopia artists, which toured Ireland and Scotland.
1988-89 – S. H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney.
1989 – Utopia Women's Paintings, the First Works on Canvas, A Summer Project.
1988 – The Fifth National Aboriginal Art Award Exhibition, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin.
   
Bibliography:     

Brody, A., 1989, Utopia Women's Paintings: the First Works on Canvas, A Summer Project, 1988-89, exhib. cat., Heytesbury Holdings, Perth. (C).
Brody, A., 1990, Utopia: a Picture Story, 88 Silk Batiks from the Robert Holmes a Court Collection, Heytesbury Holdings Ltd, Perth. (C).
Johnson, V., 1994, The Dictionary of Western Desert Artists, Craftsman House, East Roseville, New South Wales. (C).
Nicholls, Christine, The Bold and the Beautiful – the Work of Violet Petyarre, Crossings, the Journal of the International Association of Australian Studies, University of Queensland, December 2002.
Nicholls, Christine, 'Home and Away with Kathleen and Violet Petyarre, or, Travels with my aunts', Art Monthly Australia, Number 138, April 2001, Canberra, pp. 16-20.
1990, Contemporary Aboriginal Art from the Robert Holmes a Court Collection, exhib. cat., Heytesbury Holdings Ltd., Perth.
1991, Aboriginal Women's Exhibition, exhib. cat., Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.

MARKET ANALYSIS

To be updated

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 0.0414 0.2276 0.0754 0.0000 0.0000 0.0657 0.4414 0.0675 0.0196 0.0892 0.0976 0.0173 0.1162 0.0000 0.0179
0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/1 1/2 5/13 2/2 0/0 0/0 2/6 27/32 2/2 1/1 5/5 5/6 1/5 4/5 0/0 1/1
$0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,710 $2,071 $1,423 $0 $0 $1,080 $267 $1,140 $384 $318 $381 $300 $844 $0 $319
Yearly Market Performance Graph from 2000 -

top 10 Historical artwork sales

1

Snake Dreaming

auction: Elder Fine Art Adelaide lot: 152 date: 06/08/2006
182 x 122 cm Synthetic polymer on Belgian linen

$5,500.00
2

Bush Hen, 2002

auction: Lawson~Menzies Sydney lot: 24 date: 30/05/2006
91 x 91 cm Synthetic polymer paint on linen

$1,920.00
3

Untitled, a Four Panel Work

auction: Leonard Joel Melbourne lot: 348 date: 26/02/2017
91 x 122 cm per pane Acrylic on canvas (4)

$1,827.00
4

Untitled 2006

auction: Leonard Joel Melbourne lot: 385 date: 18/04/2010
200 x 40 cm Acrylic on linen (five panels)

$1,800.00
5

Mosquito Bore Outstation

auction: Leonard Joel Melbourne lot: 166 date: 16/04/2007
134 x 95 cm Acrylic on canvas

$1,770.00
6

Body Paint Design

auction: Philips Auctions Australia Melbourne lot: 341 date: 13/02/2005
125 x 115 cm Acrylic on canvas

$1,710.00
7

Untitled 2006

auction: Leonard Joel Melbourne lot: 257 date: 23/09/2012
201 x 40 cm (total) Acrylic on linen (five panels)

$1,440.00
8

Medicine Leaves

auction: Archers Auctioneers & Valuers Katoomba lot: 83 date: 19/03/2006
54 x 52 cm Acrylic

$1,380.00
9

Mountain Devil Lizard, 2003

auction: Mossgreen Auctions Melbourne lot: 20 date: 14/08/2007
120 x 90 cm Acrylic on canvas

$1,075.00
10

Awelye Body Painting

auction: Shapiro Auctioneers Sydney lot: 331 date: 16/06/2015
?? cm Acrylic on Belgium linen

$960.00
REDFERN GALLERY

17 Thurlow Street,
Redfern, NSW, 2016

p. +61 (02) 9300 9233
Opening Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday 10am till 5pm

BONDI BEACH GALLERY

31 Lamrock Avenue
Bondi Beach, NSW 2026

p. +61 (02) 9300 9233
Opening Hours:
Open by appointment

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