• 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.

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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.

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Exhibitions

Dream Catchers: A Sculpture Exhibition Featuring Artists From Maningrida, NT – In Conjunction with Sculpture by the Sea

From 20 October to 17 November 2012 | Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery 31 Lamrock Avenue, Bondi Beach 2026

Dream Catchers: A Sculpture Exhibition Featuring Artists From Maningrida, NT – In Conjunction with Sculpture by the Sea

Traditions in Central Arnhem Land have never been fixed in time. Art production has always been dynamic. Here artists dig amongst the stories from generations passed in order to manifest beautiful objects that are a perfect reflection of their local environment – Adrian Newstead, 2012

Dream Catchers: A Sculpture Exhibition Featuring Artists From Maningrida, NT

To coincide with Sculpture by the Sea

Opening Saturday 20th October 2012 with Brunch 11am – 1pm
Special Guests to attend Opening: Fibre Artists, Bob Burruwal & Lena Yarinkurra

Exhibition 20th October – 17th November 2012

Weaving Workshop on Opening Day
12 midday with leading fibre Artists, Lena Yarinkurra & Bob Burruwal Cost $30 pp. RSVP bookings essential. (Book early as places fill quickly)

31 Lamrock av. Bondi Beach
RSVP 15th October p:9300 9233 e:info@cooeeart.com.au

Featured Artists include: Owen Yalandja, Crusoe Kurrdal, Bob Burruwal & Lena Yarinkurra

Traditions in Central Arnhem Land have never been fixed in time. Art production has always been dynamic. Here artists dig amongst the stories from generations passed in order to manifest beautiful objects that are a perfect reflection of their local environment – Adrian Newstead, 2012

 

ABOUT MANINGRIDA ART CENTRE & THIS EXHIBITION
In Maningrida’s immediate surroundings 700 individual artists live on 34 remote outstations spread over 10,000 square kilometres. The name Maningrida itself comes from the phrase mane djang karirra, meaning 'the place where the dreaming changed shape'. It is an apt description. The artists in Maningrida are internationally renowned for their constant innovation. Early cave painters such as Peter Maralwanga and Mick Kubarrku first translated their art onto bark. It is now the home of the greatest contemporary bark innovator, Johnny Mawurndjurl.

Sculpture, too, has undergone metamorphic change in this region. The traditional warp and weft of fibre basketry is transformed into woven animals and quixotic spirit beings. What sets this work apart is raw, natural and indigenous. Respect for an ageless culture sets this enterprise apart from those that exploit the land for the riches that can be extracted. Three artists from Maningrida – Anniebell Marrngamarrnga, Bronwyn Kelly and Doreen Linkinjwang – were recently selected from over 700 entries globally to participate in the Sydney Powerhouse, Love Lace Exhibition.

Showcased alongside these works from Maningrida are selected pieces from around the continent including a spectacular selection of rare Hermannsburg pots. Many of the Hermannsburg potters are descendants of Albert Namatjira and influenced by his use of modern style and deep connection to the land. Hermannsburg potters continue this tradition in their pots, decorated with scenes from the Western MacDonnell Ranges and telling stories in clay with their own unique artistic twist.
 
ABOUT SPECIAL GUESTS Lena Yarinkurra & Bob Burruwal
Two Guests of Honour at the Sydney exhibition will be NATSIAA (National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander
Art Awards) finalists Lena Yarinkurra & Bob Burruwal. Bob is the number one ceremonial 'didj' maker at Maningrida. He is also a morning star and figure sculpture maker. Lena is well known for her fibre/pandanus camp dogs and unique highly distinctive fibre sculptures. Some of her sculptures include paperbark puppy skeletons and buffalo sculptures with real horns. Bob and Lena are married and create many works together.

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