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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cooee Art’s consultants advise clients wishing to commission works from artists and art communities as part of the installation and fit out of corporate and public offices and interiors.
Commissions may include site-specific murals and designs embedded in concrete and/or mosaic wall and floor treatments; carpets and floor and wall coverings; furnishings and wearable fabrics; and paintings or sculpture specifically created to fit interior design concepts.
AUCTION BIDDING AND ADVICE
Cooee Art’s consultants provide a comprehensive service when acting for clients wishing to buy at public auction.
Our basic service includes meeting the client to view the catalogue, identify lots that may be of interest and provide advice on prudent upper bidding limits.
Our intermediate level service includes attending the auction (in person, on-line, on phone, or accompanying the client during the auction process) or submitting absentee bid forms or telephone bidding. We liaise with the auction house and the client throughout the entire process, ensure all documentation is provided to the client, and assist in arranging delivery of the artworks from the auction house.
Our Gold Star service includes everything above plus:
Providing prices achieved for comparable works
Attending the viewing with or without the client
Providing condition reports on selected lots
Gathering intelligence on levels of interest in selected lots
Arranging delivery into store for overseas dispatch
Packing, freight, insurance for works to clients address
Complementing documentation provided by the auction house with further background material and research