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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.

        • 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.

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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.

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Auctions

INDIGENOUS FINE ART AUCTION | DECEMBER 2019

From 29 November to 3 December 2019 | Cooee Art Paddington Gallery 326 Oxford Street Paddington NSW 2026 Australia

A boutique curated offering of selected works of art.

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I am delighted to welcome you to the second Cooee Art MarketPlace indigenous fine art auction for 2019. This dynamic multi-vendor auction features 99 lots valued at $1.0 million to $1.3 million. Our cover lot is a truly spectacular work by Emily Kame Kngwarreye entitled Kame-Summer Awelye, 1992 measuring 121 x 208 cm (Lot 25) is one of those exceptional paintings that were produced at Delmore Downs between November 1991 and February 1992. In an atmosphere of overwhelming humidity, accompanied by hot northerly winds, the anticipation of rain and on-going ceremonial activity enlivened the spiritual atmosphere amongst the female custodians at Utopia. In this painting, radiant fields of yellow and pink dots cluster and trace across the surface, varying in hue and density. This sumptuous work is alive and numinous, reflecting this heightened sense of spiritual awakening. London art dealer Rebecca Hossack met Clifford Possum in the creek bed in Alice Springs in 1989 and invited him to exhibit his work the following year. Eight months later, dressed in a top hat and tails from Moss Bros, a paintbrush characteristically threaded into his hatband, and tennis shoes painted with Possum Dreamings, he had a private audience with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip. He subsequently painted two works in London, one of which he gifted to the Queen and is now in her private collection at Buckingham Palace. Another, begun with his family in Alice Springs and completed in London is his 296 x 128cm, Untitled 1989/90 painting, depicting aspects of ceremonial activities at Mount Allan. The work created in synthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen is included in this sale with an estimate of $70,000- 90,000 (Lot 72). The painting toured through the UK to galleries including the Barbican and the Australian High Commission in London during the early 1990s. There are 12 superb bark paintings peppered throughout this offering. The most significant of these is a very rare example by the acknowledged master of Wandjina painting, Alec Mingelmanganu (Lot 15). Works on bark by this artist are rare, with only five having ever appeared at public sale. One rare bark by this artist sold in Sotheby’s London 2015 sale for $187,000. The work in this sale, which has been in the same family since it was originally purchased at the YMCA shop in Derby in 1975, is modestly estimated at $60,000 – 80,000. Of the remaining barks, two particularly stand out. A lovely rendition of a plains kangaroo by the renowned cave painter Peter Maralwanga (Lot 13) and an exquisite bark depicting Macassan traders by Mungurrawuy Yunupingu (Lot 12). These carry estimates of $12,000 – 15,000 and $9,000-12,000, respectively. These are just a taste of the lovely pieces that the Cooee Art MarketPlace team have managed to collect from regions throughout Australia. There are works on canvas, bark paintings, sculptures, and artefacts by artists of renown, ranging in value from $1,000 to $250,000. You can discover a wealth of information on each of the major artists included in this catalogue, as well as detailed information about the content and subjects of the artworks, on our Cooee Art website www.cooeeart.com.au/marketplace/auction/1210/ I am grateful to the excellent team we have built at Cooee Art MarketPlace and for the good will, faith, and support that so many people have expressed toward our endeavours. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible during the viewings and sale.

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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