• 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

Exhibitions

Sydney Contemporary – the atavistic* nerve – Booth A11

From 29 August to 10 September 2017 | Carriageworks Paddington 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh NSW 2015

Cooee Art, Australia’s oldest exhibiting Indigenous art gallery (est 1981) will present a curated group
exhibition entitled ‘the artavistic nerve’ at Sydney’s premier art event, the Sydney Contemporary Art Fair
at Carriageworks from the 7th – 10th September 2017.

Come visit us at Sydney Contemporary Booth A11

 

the atavistic* nerve
*relating to or characterized by reversion to something ancient or ancestral.

 

Opening Hours

VIP Preview: Wednesday 6th September – By invitation only

Thursday 7th September 12 – 5pm

There is a caveat when prescribing the prefix ‘contemporary’ to Aboriginal art. In a mainstream context contemporary is what is perceived as new or current. In the form that we know today, Aboriginal art is considered contemporary, though prior to the mid 20th century it was created and displayed as historical, traditional and ethnographic.

Over the last 50 years, Aboriginal art has shifted, changed and progressed like no other art movement. There are regional styles, and breakaways, but what remains at its core is the sense of atavism that has always been its main source of imagery and subject matter.

Focusing on paintings and objects from key regions and exponents, Cooee Art  presents a group exhibition that explores this narrative. In viewing these artworks, we see how artists steeped in ancient traditions have adapted ancient imagery and projected their this atavistic consciousness into the Australian psyche, and beyond it, to that of audiences and collectors around the world.

In exhibiting Indigenous art alongside non-Indigenous art Sydney Contemporary 2017, audiences can view and interpret this ancient art movement through the wider lens of contemporary Australian art.

The Atavistic Nerve is a curated exhibition centering around a simple palate of black, white and cream. We have selected works from a handful of artists. Included are several of the Aboriginal art movement’s greatest achievers – Emily Kngwarreye, Tommy Yannima Watson and Dorothy Ngapangardi; and a select group of exciting younger artists –  Jorna Newberry, Kitty Simon Napanangka, Julie Nangala Robinson, Susan Marawarr and Djirrirra Wunungmurra.

Cooee Art Gallery specializes in art and objects that have profound meaning. Significant pieces that will stand the test of time. Contemporary Aboriginal artworks that attest to the creative genius of ancient traditions. Works that continue to endure and enlighten those who have the eyes to see and the heart to be moved by their beauty, ancient narrative, and eternal truth.

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Karntakurlangu
Dorothy Robinson Napangardi 5 Number of 'Avaialable Artworks' by this artist. Click button to view.

121.5 x 197.5 cm #15774 

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Sandhills of Mina Mina
Dorothy Robinson Napangardi 0

153 x 153 cm #15775 

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Untitled
Yannima Tommy Watson 0

101 x 110 cm #15915 

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Salt on Mina Mina - 1994
Dorothy Robinson Napangardi 0

152 x 91 cm #15773 

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Yukuwa - 2013
Djirrirra Wunungmurra 0

208 x 46 cm #15932 

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Mina Mina
Dorothy Robinson Napangardi 0

91 x 91 cm #15781 

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An-gujechiya (Fish Trap) - 2010
Susan Marawarr 0

227 x 55 cm #15935  $7,200

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Yukuwa - 2016
Djirrirra Wunungmurra 0

60 x 120 cm #15911  $5,200

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Yukuwa - 2016
Djirrirra Wunungmurra 0

120.0 x 60.0 cm #15912  $5,200

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Yukuwa - 2016
Djirrirra Wunungmurra 0

100 x 37 cm #15907  $3,500

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Wak Wak - 2014
Susan Marawarr 0

178 x 13 cm #15909  $3,500

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Tali - 2017
Mona Nangala 0

122 x 46 cm #15938  $2,400

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Opening Hours:
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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