• 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

Consultancy

Providing expert advice for over 40 years

Valuations take a variety of forms depending on the purpose for which they are undertaken. Cooee Art Founding Director & Indigenous Fine Art Specialist, Adrian Newstead OAM has more than 30 years experience in valuing Aboriginal art and Artefacts (pre-contact to Contemporary) and has been an approved Valuer for the Federal Government’s Cultural Bequests program since 1996.

Cooee Art takes its ethical responsibility in offering a valuation service extremely seriously and take a firm and unqualified stance in regard to impartiality and conflict of interest. We firmly believe that valuations must be undertaken by a qualified, expert third party and that it is unethical for an agent with a prior or future interest in a work of art to act on behalf of a seller without clearly stating their position and offering safeguards in order to fully protect their clients’ interests.

Cooee Art is committed to ensuring that the Aboriginal Art Market is conducted on a professional basis. Far too many valuations are completed by those with a vested interest in assuring the owner that their artworks have increased in value. Contrary to popular belief, not all art increases in value, even art from very famous artists. Paintings vary greatly in quality and provenance and art works must be in perfect order to maximise their resale price. While source provenance is important, the entire history of an artwork is vital in determining its financial value. For this reason it is vital that the valuer selected be impartial and expert in the currency and financial fluctuations of the contemporary art market.

Valuations are generally undertaken for a number reasons. You may:

  • simply be curious to know what your art is worth
  • wish to determine a propitious time to sell
  • make sure your artworks are adequately insured
  • regularly update your superannuation register
  • determine value in order to assist in the settlement of property and other assets in the case of dispute or marital breakup
  • or wish to benefit from the Taxation Incentives for the Arts Scheme when you donate your art to an institution.

It is strongly recommended that Artwork valuations be updated no less than once every two – four years in order to maintain values at current market expectations or replacement values.

Each of the categories above requires different types of valuations and these vary greatly in the time they take to be completed. Valuations for superannuation assets, property divisions (which may require the valuer to eventually  justify his opinion in a court of law), and for cultural bequests, are more complex and therefore take more time to complete satisfactorily. In the case of Cultural Bequests two valuations are required and they must both be provided by a Government approved valuer. The two valuers must come within 10% of each other for the valuation to be accepted. These valuations must be completed on official forms provided by the Federal Department of the Arts.

All of the various valuations listed above are accompanied by a covering letter from Adrian Newstead Fine Art Consultancy and a standard disclaimer.

The cost is determined by the type of valuation required and the length of time it takes. A standard rate of $250 + GST per hour applies and many valuations, especially those for single works of art, can be done in one hour. The more information the owner is able to provide the more cost efficient the process becomes.

Fill in the form below or email us valuations@cooeeart.com.au with as much of the following as possible:

  • a good image of the art work taken front on in the best lighting as possible (a jpeg under 1 MB and not a TIF or PDF)
  • as much of the following specifications and information as possible in the body of the email:
  • title of the work (if known)
  • artist
  • dimensions
  • medium (materials)
  • where and when purchased
  • source code (if recorded in the back or margins)
  • gallery code (if inscribed on the back or available on an accompanying authenticity certificate or invoice)
  • original invoiced price (if available)
  • date of original purchase (if available)
  • circumstances of original purchase
  • whether a certificate of authenticity accompanies the painting
  • and your reasons for seeking the valuation.

Cooee Art’s expert staff will research both the primary and secondary markets, and all recent sales of similar classes of art work by the artists through galleries, art centres and auction houses. In the absence of an original Certificate of Authenticity, documentation that the work was purchased through a reputable gallery owner or a reputable auction house can confer an imprimatur and assist the valuer in establishing the provenance and genuineness of the work.

Once confirmed you can expect the appropriate type of valuation certificate to be delivered to you within two weeks.

The valuation reflects the current market expectations. It should not be seen as a guarantee of future value, nor is it in any way an undertaking by Adrian Newstead or Cooee Art to guarantee, purchase or sell the work assessed.

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