Providing expert advice for over 30 years

Cooee Art Consultancy Provides

Collection Advisory Services 

With his extensive contacts, experience and knowledge of independent practicing artists, community art centres, dealers, artist’s agents, and commercial galleries throughout Australia Adrian Newstead is able to advise and assist in artwork acquisition and provide up to date information on safe and preferred provenance, the most important periods and styles, and the current market value of works by important emerging, established, and deceased artists.

Collection Management 

Cooee Art Consultancy is able to provide advice and assistance with the most up to date collection management systems and software, and to undertake management services on a contractual basis to private and public collections.

Advice on the Primary and Secondary Market

Our up to date, state of the art database keeps track of all artwork sales through primary market galleries, auction houses, and art consultancies around Australia and overseas. This enables us to plot market fluctuations and provide accurate information on the market performance of works by Aboriginal Australia’s top 200 artists. Our web site contains the most thorough artist profiles and market analytics available anywhere.

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.

Advice and Assistance with Cultural Gifts and Bequests

Adrian Newstead has been an approved Valuer for the Federal Government’s Cultural Bequests program since 1996. 

Valuation Services

Cooee Art Founding Director Adrian Newstead has more than 20 years experience in valuing Aboriginal art and artefacts (Pre-contact to Contemporary). His clients have included many of Australia’s most important collecting institutions. Foremost amongst these have been the National Museum of Australia, Australian Museum Sydney, Parliament House Art Collection, National Gallery of Victoria, National Gallery of Australia, Queensland Museum, Queensland Institute of Technology, Queensland Art Gallery, Berndt Museum of Anthropology, Tandanya Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Sydney College of the Arts, and numerous university and regional art galleries throughout Australia.