• 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.

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          Cooee Art Auctions works with artists bi-annually across two separate departments – Indigenous Fine Art and Modern & Contemporary Fine Art.

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          Cooee Art curates ethically sourced art from Australian Indigenous communities that we have formed relationships with for 40 years.

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          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.

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          Explore forthcoming exhibitions in the Cooee Art galleries and our special event program.

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          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. 

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          Introducing Modern and Contemporary Australian and international art.

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          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.

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          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.

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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.

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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.

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Exhibitions

Urban Walkabout – Alien{N}ation

From 22 September to 3 November 2018 | Cooee Art Gallery Bondi 31 Lamrock Avenue, NSW, 2026

The exhibition at the Bondi Gallery, Alien[N]ation, is an urban Aboriginal art survey drawing on works from the Cooee Art Gallery archive and incorporating new works by artists currently represented by the gallery.

Since the genesis of the Urban Aboriginal art movement in the 1960s, dispossession and alienation have been a common thread. Indigenous art is generally considered ‘Contemporary’ and the term ‘Urban’ has been applied to Aboriginal art created in a modernist Western style. Whether the artists have been self-taught or schooled, marginalised or indoctrinated within the mainstream, their art often deals with social and cultural issues such as the stolen generation, land rights, and reconciliation as they question identity and challenge the colonial accounts of Australian history.

Director of Cooee Art, Adrian Newstead OAM, opened Cooee Art Gallery (then the Cooee Emporium) in 1981 as urban art began to coalesce into an exciting movement. In 1984 Cooee’s curator, Chris Watson, worked on Koori Art ’84, an exhibition that was held at Contemporary Art Space in Sydney. This exhibition, and the advent of the Boomalli Urban Artist Cooperative later that year, provided a focus for the movement.

Now, more than 30 years later, the founding urban artists have been followed by dozens of others.

Alien[N]ation draws upon the Cooee archives as well as featuring works by four urban artists who are currently represented, though not exclusively, through the Gallery: Helen S. Tiernan, Blak Douglas, Jacob Stengle and Ian Waldron. In Tiernan’s textured works, feminised backgrounds underlie historic first contact imagery. They are a poignant reminder of the way in which Europeans romanticised the landscape while appropriating the sites and imagery of those they colonised in the antipodes. Ian Waldron’s Carpentaria Series shows Aboriginal stockmen engaging in enterprise on their own terms, while seductive vintage advertising images for tea, flour, and sugar belie the fact that these were at one time laced with poison to dispossess Aboriginal people of their land. Jacob Stengle, brought up in an orphanage after being stolen from his family in the 1960s, harks back to the children of his youth, and the fantasy world into which they retreated.

Concurrent with this exhibition, Blak Douglas has created a mural on the sea wall at Bondi Beach. Seaweed Mob (2018), a major work commissioned by Cooee Art Gallery, pays homage to the original inhabitants of Sydney’s south coast, the Gadigal. Having sourced what is reputed to be the only known photograph of a ceremony on the southern end of the beach, he incorporated it into a panoramic photograph taken on his phone when the beach was completely covered in seaweed. The image has been further enhanced using local rock carving imagery, stylised hand & foot prints, and a ‘you are here’ map on left hand edge, which traces the coastline like a ‘bloodline’.

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Sexy Dancing (Girls) - 2000
Blak Douglas 6 Number of 'Avaialable Artworks' by this artist. Click button to view.

92 x 120 cm #15127  $6,500

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Port Jackson- Deep Time
Helen S Tiernan 0

162 x 59 cm #668763f351ab  $5,600

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Warburton - 2018
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91 x 121 cm #16640 

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Finny Practicing for the Charge - 2018
Jacob Stengle 0

91 x 121 cm #16641  Sold

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Untitled - 2010
Laurie Nilsen 0

90 x 52 x 15 cm #16791  Sold

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Dislocation Red 7/20 - 2000
Lin Onus 0

76 x 56 cm #16472  $3,000

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Oblivian 1 02/20 - 2017
Paul Bong Bindur Bullin 0

54 x 114 cm #16834  $2,500

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Cuttting the feet off 1900 3/10 - 2016
Paul Bong Bindur Bullin 0

68.0 x 121.0 cm #16835  $2,500

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A bird in the hand - 1988
Trevor Nickolls 0

51 x 61cm #14069  $2,200

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Invasion Day - 2013
Gordon Syron 0

60 x 60cm #11350  $1,800

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Untitled (Red Coat) - 2013
Gordon Syron 0

60 x 60cm #11351  $1,800

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Notes to Basquiat - Big Shoes - 2002
Gordon Bennett 0

38.0 x 53.5 cm #14841  $1,500

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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.

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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