• 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.

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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

Exhibitions

Women In Colour | International Women’s Day

From 8 to 30 March 2019 | Cooee Art Paddington 326 Oxford Street, Paddington, NSW

Women in Colour will be on view at Cooee Art Paddington from 8-30 March 2019, officially opening on International Women’s Day, March 8th 6 pm.

In the 1990s, Aboriginal women emerged to become the dominant force in Australian art and carried the movement toward international acclaim. This parallels the growing strength and influence of women in contemporary discourse and the arts on the global stage. In this revolutionary period our history, we have come to expect a more equitable gender balance from the home to the halls of power.

In conjunction with International Women’s Day and Art Month 2019, Cooee Art presents Women In Colour, curated by its Director, Mirri Leven. Leven has selected works from communities across Australia in order to illustrate distinctive relationships to their culture, country and each other.  These works provide an insight into the life, concerns and responsibilities of female Indigenous artists in contemporary Australia. The exhibition comprises works by individual Indigenous women artists, and collaborative pieces that emphasise the connections between groups of women belonging to the same land, community and culture. The works in this exhibition, not only explore this interconnectedness, but also posit all of these female artists firmly into the #balanceforbetter conversation presented by International Women’s Day.

This exhibition is an opportunity to hear these female voices loud and singing. It is bright and fun and show women in a positive affirmative light. We are talking about the energy, power and passion that women have for their country, for their language, and for their stories. As they paint they pass all of this on to their children, before their artworks travel beyond the borders of their communities to inspire and delight a national and international audience.  Indigenous women are incredibly strong and resilient. Their alluring and inspirational artworks speak with an ancient voice – Mirri Leven

The painting selected to be the ‘hero’ in this exhibition is a collaborative piece by the Kaltjiti Womens Collaborative, entitled Ngura. It was chosen by Leven while in Alice Springs in a serendipitous magical moment when a butterfly landed on the painting. Ngura was created by eleven clanswomen in collaboration as they sat surrounding the work according to the direction of each person’s homeland country. The combination of different styles and stories create a rich tapestry of colour and mark making. It relates an epic tale that encompasses different Dreamings, landmarks, stones, trees, rocks, and soakages. The Seven Sisters Dreaming passes through this country linking the creation stories of all the sites, rock holes and soakages that are depicted.

This exhibition includes artworks from across the Central, Tanami and Western Deserts, reaching beyond into Australia’s far north and urban centres. Included amongst the artists are Kitty Napanangka Simon and Myra Nungarrayi Herbert from the Warlpiri community in Lajamanu, NT; east coast artists Karla Dickens, Lorraine Austin and Robyne Latham; the late Sally Gabori from Far North Queensland and Emily Kame Kngwarreye from Utopia, NT;  Athena Nangala Granites from Yuendamu, NT; and women from the APY Lands (Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands) in SA.

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Landmarks - 2017
Helen McCarthy Tyalmuty 0

92.0 x 150.0 cm #16908 

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Minma Malilu - 2018
Teresa Baker 0

98 x 149 cm #17302 

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Minma Malilu - 2018
Patricia Tunkin Baker 0

148 x 94 cm #17305 

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Wakirlpirri Jukurrpa (Dogwood Tree Dreaming) - 2011
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122 x 122 cm #17235  $5,350

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Wakirlpirri Jukurrpa (Dogwood Tree Dreaming) - 2011
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122 x 122 cm #17236  $3,200

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Budgerigar Dreaming - 2019
Nungarrayi Myra Herbert 0

119 x 90 cm #17353  $2,400

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Budgerigar Dreaming - 2019
Nungarrayi Myra Herbert 0

119 x 90 cm #17354  $2,400

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Myroodah Station - 2018
Maggie Green 0

74.0 x 74.0 cm #16769  Sold

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Seven Sisters Dreaming - 2017
Andrea Adamson 0

90 x 60 cm #17294  $1,800

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Yinapaka Dreaming - 2018
Nungarrayi Myra Herbert 0

60 x 119 cm #17361  $1,600

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Karla Dickens 0

46 x 36.5 cm #17335 

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Budgerigar Dreaming - 2019
Nungarrayi Myra Herbert 0

79.0 x 30.0 cm #17355  $900

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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