• 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.

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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.

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Helen S Tiernan

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Profile

Born in Gippsland, Victoria of Aboriginal and Irish descent.  Tiernan worked in graphic arts, fashion design and as an art tutor before moving to Canberra in 1997. She completed her under graduate studies at the ANU, Canberra School of Art in 2001. Tiernan has exhibited work in solo and group exhibitions in the ACT, VIC, and NSW.  Her work is held in private and public collections in Australia, the UK, New York and parts of Europe.

 

Solo Exhibitions

2020.  Memory Space, Cooee Art, Sydney, NSW

2017    Colonial wallpapers, Cooee Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2016    If only the walls could talk, Yatley home stead Braidwood, NSW
2014/15 Farming without fences, Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2014    Farming without fences-How Aborigines made Australia, Belconnen Art Centre, Canberra, ACT
2007    Shared Histories, Tuggeranong Regional Gallery, ACT
2005    Songlines-Journeys through country, ANU School of Art Foyer Gallery, Canberra
2004    Songlines-Journeys through country, Gippsland Regional Art Gallery, Sale, VIC
2002    Silent Generations, Alliance Francaise, Canberra, ACT
2002    Species, The Hive Gallery, Canberra, ACT

Selected Group Exhibitions
2015    Twin fires festival, Altenburg Galley Braidwood NSW
2014    Deck art, TAC Canberra ACT
2014    Capitol Arts Patrons Organisation (CAPO) Fundraiser, CMAG Canberra
2013    Capitol Arts Patrons Organisation (CAPO) Fundraiser, CMAG Canberra
2012    Florieart, TAC Canberra
2012    Different stories, NAIDOC Week, TAC Canberra
2008    Unearthed, Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2007    The Perfect Alibi, Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2006    picture this; alumni 2000-6, ANU, School of Art Gallery, Canberra , ACT
2005    Vinyl, M16 Art Space, Canberra ACT
2005    Community Tracks NAIDOC Week Exhibition, ATSI Cultural Centre, Canberra
Canberra Art Prize, Italo Australia Club, Canberra
2005    Capitol Arts Patrons Organisation (CAPO) Fundraiser, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
2004    TRAP, Tuggeranong Arts Centre, Canberra
2004    Studio 54 Capitol Arts Patrons Organisation (CAPO) Fundraiser, Canberra Convention Centre Canberra, ACT
2004    Winter 2004, M16 Gallery, Canberra
2003    Temporal Fold, M16 Gallery, Canberra
2003       Kamberri Dreaming, National Museum of Australia, Canberra
2002    Casablanca, Capitol Arts Patrons Organisation (CAPO) Fundraiser,
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
2001    ANU School of Art Drawing Prize, ANU School of Art Foyer Gallery, Canberra
2001    Dark Side of the Moon Capitol Arts Patrons Organisation (CAPO) Fundraiser,
National Museum of Australia Canberra.
2001    Lift Off, Graduation Exhibition, ANU School of Art Gallery, Canberra, ACT
2000    A Thousand Colours, ANU School of Art Gallery, Canberra, ACT

Awards/Grants/Prizes
2005    Tuggeranong Regional Art Prize, Canberra
2004    Aboriginal Artist of the Year, Canberra & District NAIDOC Award
2003    artsACT – Project grant for a community research project culminating in a solo exhibition of works based on information gathered from the Gunai-Kurnai people of Gippsland, Songlines-journeys through country,
2001    ANU Emerging Artist Support Scheme Acquisitive Award sponsored by   Chamberlain Law Firm

Collections
Parliament House ACT
National Museum of Australia, Canberra
Legislative assembly Canberra ACT
ANU School of Art Emerging Artist Support Scheme (EASS) Loans Collection
Gary Shead private collection
Private Collections; Australia, New York, USA, UK. Finland, Sweden

Fieldwork
2003/4    Community research with Gunai/Kurnai people for Songlines – journeys through country, East Gippsland Victoria
Media / Reviews
2014    ABC radio Sydney
2014    Koori Radio Sydney
2014    TV Feature :WIN TV 2014
2005     Songlines – Journeys through Country
–    TV Feature: WIN TV 2005
2000    Silent Generations
–    Review: The Canberra Times, ACT
–    Review: Indigenous Times, ACT
–    Review: East Gippsland Times, VIC
–    Radio Interview: 3GL VIC 2004
–    Radio Interview: 2XX ACT 2002
–    Television: WIN Television, 19/7/02

Articles/ advertisements
2015    Look magazine-art gallery society NSW P27.
2007    March issue No 69. P 63. – Craft Arts international

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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