• 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

20|20 – 20 Artists from over Australia painting 20|20

From 28 November to 19 December 2020 | Paddington Cooee Art Gallery 326 Oxford Street, Paddington, NSW 2021

As we approach the end of the year, a very odd year for everyone, Cooee Art will feature 20 artists from unique communities from all over Australia in their final exhibition for 2020. 20|20 will officially open on Saturday 28 November 2020, and will be on view at our Paddington Gallery until Saturday 19 December 2020.

These selected works of art offer a rare opportunity to purchase affordable artworks from established and remote communities. These paintings are possibly one of the best Christmas gifts you will buy, knowing that whilst you receive a gift yourself (or someone else) you are giving a gift back to the art community and the artist themselves.

Hindsight is 20|20. Following a year of adversity, hibernation and resilience we all aspire to re-prioritise in the hope of a more meaningful and purposeful future.
Our challenge is to think and see more clearly. To search for life changing ideas and small treasures that bring joy and enlighten our lives.

20|20, our final exhibition of the year, features small treasures created by twenty artists from around the country created during this year of adversity. Included are paintings on canvas, paper, bark and sculptures. They hail from Non-for-profit art centres including Buku Larrnggay in Yirrkala, Warlukurlangu in Yuendumu, Warnayaka in Lajamanu, Papunya Tula in Kintore, Mangkaja in Fitzroy Crossing, Spinifex Hill in Port Headland, Warlayiti Artists in Balgo Hills, Ernabella Arts in South Australia as well as some of our repressed artist from South Australia, the Central Desert Victoria, and Darwin.

When the first lockdown swept through Australia, scores of art centres were forced to suspend all activity in an effort to protect remote Indigenous communities from the virus. Weeks turned into months, during which artists could not practise their craft, severely throttling their main and sometimes only source of income.

The art centres all around Australia are the lifeblood of our industry. Young artists emerge every year, developing new styles and interpreting the oldest oral history of the world in beautiful and innovative ways. Artists develop their talent and skill with each piece, with each brushstroke, honing their individual practice and furthering their vision, interpreting shared stories with ever new understanding. We need barely mention how incredibly important the work art centres and their artists do each day is to the economic prosperity of remote communities and the furthering of Indigenous culture in Australia.

In September we put out our first callout, aware that art centres had begun reopening. Artists were producing new work for the first time in almost half a year.  Beyond the virus’s economic repercussions, we are in this business because we love the art, and we are lucky enough to surround ourselves with it every day. Each arrival of paintings in the gallery is a moment of joy, when staff gather around and excitedly watch as each new work is unwrapped, something we have sorely missed for most of this year. As works started arriving in the gallery for this exhibition, it felt both like a return to normalcy, or at least the hope thereof, and the beginning of a new chapter.

This is an end-of-year show looking back at everything this year showed us, from the widespread hardships to the incredible resilience. Like the first plants sprouting green in the fire-ravaged bush, these paintings mark the reawakening of contemporary Indigenous art after a devastating year of hibernation.

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Akwerlkerrmwerlkerr - Bush Turkey Dreaming
Genevieve Kemarr Loy 23 Number of 'Avaialable Artworks' by this artist. Click button to view.

150 x 150 cm #18773  $9,900

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Skin: Land, Water, Us - 2020
Joshua Bonson 0

118 x 200 cm #18652  $9,600

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As Above So Below 2 - 2020
Helen S Tiernan 0

150 x 90 cm #18732  $9,500

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Ocean Shades - 2020
Joshua Bonson 0

160 x 120 cm #18653  $8,000

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Yalanbara - 2020
Dhuwarrwarr Marika 0

152.0 x 66.0 cm #18839 VIEW AT: Cooee Art Redfern $6,600

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Yalanbara - 2020
Dhuwarrwarr Marika 0

143.0 x 70.0 cm #18838  $6,600

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Mina Mina Dreaming - 2020
Kitty Napanangka Simon 0

149 x 120 cm #18647  $6,500

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Karlyapilyirra - 2020
Dulcie Nanala 0

181.9 x 81.3 cm #18766 

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Bush Potato Dreaming - 2020
Ursula Napangardi Marks 0

120 x 149 cm #18640  $5,500

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Akwerlkerrmwerlkerr - Bush Turkey Dreaming - 2020
Genevieve Kemarr Loy 0

120 x 120 cm #18850  $5,500

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Mina Mina Dreaming - 2020
Kitty Napanangka Simon 0

120 x 90 cm #18224  $4,500

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Mina Mina Dreaming - 2020
Kitty Napanangka Simon 0

119 x 90 cm #18648  $4,500

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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.

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