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          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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Evelyn Pultara

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Station, the cattle property adjoining Utopia Station and has now become a senior custodian for her Dreaming the bush yam. She began painting traditional bush tucker and awelye (women’s ceremonial body paint designs) in 1997 but went on to exclusively paint her plant totem, the bush yam.

While rarely indicating any more than necessary about the context of her paintings their content is the pencil yam (atnwelarr) a slender twining plant with yellow pea flowers and edible tubers. This has been an abundant source of food for her Anmatyerr clansmen since the dawn of creation and it is her responsibility to pay homage to it through song and dance in ceremony – and now in art.
Her Dreamings, related through haptic adventures in paint, relate the tales of the mythic totemic ancestors who made the land, its people, and its food. Through their telling and retelling and the depiction of their sites in art, these Dreamings provide a song-map that locates the water holes, ochre pits, food sources, and sacred sites of the artist’s country. It has been said that her paintings impart the rhythm of the yam corroborree enacted and retold for time in memoriam through song and dance.

While Evelyn’s work has been exhibited since the late 1990’s her first solo exhibition was held at the World Vision Gallery in Sydney’s Leichardt. This was followed in quick succession by solo shows in Milan, Sydney and Melbourne.  In 2005 she was won first prize in the General Painting section of the of the 22nd Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin.
 

MARKET ANALYSIS

Given her relatively recent emergence as an artist of renown, a staggering 44 works have been offered at auction. With a relatively short career it is little wonder that her clearance rate at auction is relatively low at 55%. This should not put off collectors, however it is wise to be rigorous in selecting works of quality with good source provenance. Bonham’s and Goodman have taken up much of the running on Evelyn’s secondary market sales. Her record price at auction was achieved for a very large untitled work created in 2004 measuring 180 x 240 cm. Estimated at  $8,000-10,000 in the Bonham’s & Goodman November 2005 Sydney sale (Lot No. 77) it sold just a tad above the high estimate at $10,200.

MARKET PERFORMANCE

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
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Yearly Market Performance Graph from 2000 -

top 10 Historical artwork sales

1

Untitled

auction: Bonhams & Goodman Sydney lot: 77 date: 23/11/2005
180 x 240 cm Acrylic on canvas

$10,020.00
2

Bush Yam 2003

auction: Bonhams & Goodman Sydney lot: 174 date: 17/11/2004
180 x 230 cm Acrylic on canvas

$7,155.00
3

Bush Yarn, 2005

auction: Mossgreen Auctions Melbourne lot: 33 date: 14/08/2007
120 x 180 cm Acrylic

$6,572.00
4

Bush Yam

auction: Bonhams & Goodman Sydney lot: 171 date: 17/11/2004
75 x 180 cm Acrylic on canvas

$5,963.00
5

Bush Plum, 2004

auction: Lawson~Menzies Sydney lot: 265 date: 23/05/2007
96 x 46 cm Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, five panels

$5,760.00
6

Bush Yam (2)

auction: Bonhams & Goodman Sydney lot: 1575 date: 25/07/2006
118 x 46.5 cm Acrylic on canvas (diptych)

$5,736.00
7

Untitled

auction: Bonhams & Goodman Sydney lot: 18 date: 23/11/2005
119 x 179 cm Acrylic on linen

$5,708.00
8

Bush Yam 2004

auction: Bonhams & Goodman Sydney lot: 1517 date: 25/07/2006
179.5 x 118 cm Acrylic on linen

$4,780.00
9

Bush Yam

auction: Bonhams & Goodman Sydney lot: 1273 date: 29/03/2006
122.5 x 205 cm Acrylic on canvas

$4,780.00
10

Bush Yam

auction: Bonhams & Goodman Sydney lot: 105 date: 05/12/2006
116 x 176.5 cm Acrylic on canvas

$4,780.00
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© 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