• 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

BUYING FROM AUCTION

PRE-SALE ESTIMATES

The price range listed against each lot reflects the opinion of the art specialists as to what they expect the hammer price each artwork may achieve and is informed by realised prices for comparable artworks in the secondary market. These estimates are intended as a guide only and may sell outside of these ranges. Pre-sale estimates do not include buyer’s premium or other charges where applicable.

RESERVES

The reserve is the minimum price that the vendor will accept for each lot and the lot can not be normally sold lower than this amount. This information is not provided to prospective buyers.

CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY & PROVENANCE

Each artwork will be listed with the known provenance or history of ownership. Non disclosure may indicate that the prior history and provenance was unknown to Cooee Art. All artworks sold through the Cooee Art auctions come with a certificate of authenticity from our auction house. We do endeavour to track down the original certificates from the sellers of the artworks prior to the sale, however, these are often misplaced and are no longer available.

THE AUCTION

REGISTRATION

Prospective buyers must register to bid prior to the auction.

BIDDING

There are four ways to bid at a Cooee Art auctions

In person – Our auctions are open to the public and held at our premises at 17 Thurlow Street Redfern. We welcome your attendance if you are in Sydney.

Online – Whether you are just a suburb away or half way around the world you can bid for all Cooee Art lots in the comfort of your home or office, live and in real-time on our dedicated auction website at auction.cooeeart.com.au or on Invaluable. Please note there is a small service fee charged by Invaluable.

Absentee – For those who prefer not to attend the auction or bid online, you can either leave an Absentee bid with us directly by filling in the form found at the back of this catalogue or at the viewing in Sydney. Leave your highest bid on any artworks and the Auctioneer will bid on your behalf up to but not over this top bid listed. If there is no one else bidding or they pull out before your highest bid, you will win the work for the next bidding increment which may even be less than your top bid.

Absentee on the website – Here you can leave a bid online for an artwork right up until the auction starts at 7pm. You leave your highest bid and you will be informed if someone bids higher than you. Note that you are only informed until the beginning of the auction at 7pm. If you are out bid by someone in the room or on the phones during the auction you will miss out. A good strategy is to leave the highest bid you are willing to buy the artwork for and the computer will keep bidding on your behalf up to that amount. No one is able to see your highest amount so you may just win the artwork for a much lower amount.

Telephone – By using this option, you can bid yourself on any artwork from the comfort of your home anywhere in the world. You will be called 2 – 3 lots before your selected artwork comes up and one of our staff will act on your behalf and be your eyes, ears and spokes person for the evening. It is also advisable to leave a Cover Bid (which acts the same as the Absentee Bid listed above) so that if we are unable to reach you on the night then the person calling can then step in and bid for you up to that amount.

BIDDING INCREMENTS

Bidding usually opens below the listed pre-sale estimate and proceeds in the following increments however it is at the discretion of the auctioneer and may vary.

$0 – $1,000 by $50

$1,000 – $2,000 by $100

$2,000 – $5,000 by $200

$5,000 – $10,000 by $500

$10,000 – $20,000 by $1000

$20,000 – $50,000 by $2,000

$50,000 – $100,000 by $5,000

$100,000 – $200,000 by $10,000

$200,000 – $500,000 by $20,000

$500,000 – $1,000,000 by $50,000

$1,000,000 – and over by $100,000

BUYER’S PREMIUM

A buyer’s premium of 25% (including GST) is added to the hammer price on each lot.The hammer price is the last bid that is accepted by the auctioneer.

SUCCESSFUL BIDS

The fall of the auctioneer’s hammer indicates the bid has been accepted and the work is sold, the buyer assumes full responsibility for the lot from this time.

AFTER THE AUCTION

PAYMENTS

The day after the sale, the Post Sale Service team will send you an Invoice. The final amount due will include the hammer price, the 25% buyer’s premium and the service fee charged by Invaluable if you are using their services. Electronic Bank Transfer is the simplest payment method and your invoice will include our bank details. A 2% surcharge applies to Visa, MasterCard and AMEX payments. Alternatively, payment may be made by cheque, cash or eftpos. Please note: payments made by cheque are subject to a 5-day clearance before goods can be collected.

GOODS AND SERVICES TAX

Buyers are required to pay a 10% G.S.T which is the sum of:

a. Included in the final bid prices where buying from a GST registered vendor; and

b. Included in any additional fees charged by Cooee Art; and

c. Included in the Buyers Premium

Where GST applies to some lots the final bid price will be inclusive of GST.

COLLECTION, TRANSPORTATION & SHIPPING

All collection notifications, shipping options and requests for carrier recommendations are to be emailed to our Post Sale Services email address auctions@cooeeart.com.au Cooee Art will endeavour to supply you with the best and most cost affective option for shipping your artwork to you but you are not obliged to use this service and may organise your own transport options but please inform us as soon as possible of your preferred method. Proof of identification is required upon collection and lots not collected within seven days of the sale may incur costs associated with external storage and freight.

Should you request that Cooee Art wrap and/ or pack your goods and arrange postage of your items for you, a fee will apply and whilst all care is taken, we accept no responsibility for any damage.

COPYRIGHT

The copyright of the artworks listed in this catalogue may be owned by the artist or third party and used under licence by Cooee Art. The buyer must not reproduce or otherwise use the images or text without prior written consent. Cooee Art has paid the cost of copyright via the Copyright Agency, 2021

RESALE ROYALTY

Some lots consigned for this auction may be subject to the Resale Royalty for Visual Artists Act 2009. Any payments due under the obligations of the Act will be paid by the vendor.

DISCLAIMER

All information on this website has been compiled from material currently available in the public domain. Its re-presentation is available without charge to subscribers in a manner consistent with the fair dealing provisions of the copyright act. Cooee Art P/L has attempted to make contact with the author and or creator of all the images used on the website. If the author and or creator of an image has been wrongly attributed, Cooee Art P/L is happy to make any necessary changes but will not be made liable to any copyright infringements.

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