• 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.

          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.

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          Cooee Art gallery artworks arrive in our online shop and our gallery spaces weekly.

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        • 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.

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          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.

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Exhibitions

The Hermannsburg Collection

From 2 July to 6 August 2016 | CooeeArt Gallery 31 Lamrock Ave, Bondi Beach NSW 2026

‘Some people think Oh! Only dot painting really has meaning. Landscape is only pretty coloured rocks and trees. We only want dot paintings.

But these hills have meaning and we have stories too, the landscape artists. We also talk about where the different Dreamings come from, and where they meet up and so on.

We have two ways of painting: sand painting and landscapes. For us they both have the same Dreaming story. The landscape painting we do, it shows the country. We don’t just paint anything, that’s not our way. We are inspired by the country and the Dreaming as we paint.’
Jillian Namatjira

As a small boy grew up in western NSW during the 1960's, a tiny watercolour painting hanging opposite his bed was his window on a vast imagined landscape.

Long before desert acrylic dot paintings were first created by the Pintupi at Papunya, romantic depictions of the desert were painted by the Aranda in the tiny mission at Hermannsburg. These paintings captured the subtleties of colour as the desert changes from the soft tones of summer heat, to the rich colours of the early morning and late evening light.

Fifty years later these images have become synonymous with our vision of the Australian outback. The boy, now Dr. Jeff Stephenson OAM, has amassed a collection of Hermannsburg paintings that extends to over 120 works by all of the most important Aranda artists.

The vast majority, still in their original frames, were painted between 1945 and 1975 by the first generation of painters in this tradition. They include panoramic works rich in vibrant colour, and vivid intimate images of specific Dreaming sites.

The artists represented include the Pareroultja brothers Otto, Edwin, and Trevor (often referred to as the ‘breakaway group’); the important cultural custodian Walter Ebatarinja (the husband of Albert Namajira’s daughter Maisie); and Albert Namatjira’s sons Oscar, Keith, Enos, Ewald, Maurice and his grandson Gabriel.

Among the host of paintings in this fascinating private collection are works by Arnulf Ebatarinja, Cordula  Ebatarinja, Joshua  Ebatarinja, Benjamin Landara, Richard Moketarinja, Basil Rantji, Claude Pannka, Herbert Raberaba, Henoch Raberaba, Kenneth Entata, Athanius Titus Renkaraka, Gabriel Wallace, Wenton  Rubuntja, Peter Tjutjatja Taylor, Adolf  Inkamala, Clem Abbott.

‘Some people think Oh! Only dot painting really has meaning. Landscape is only pretty coloured rocks and trees. We only want dot paintings.
But these hills have meaning and we have stories too, the landscape artists. We also talk about where the different Dreamings come from, and where they meet up and so on.
We have two ways of painting: sand painting and landscapes. For us they both have the same Dreaming story. The landscape painting we do, it shows the country. We don’t just paint anything, that’s not our way. We are inspired by the country and the Dreaming as we paint.’

Jillian Namatjira

– Alison French, Seeing the Centre, The art of Albert Namatjira 1902-1959, NGA, pp 34-35

Don't miss out on seeing this beautiful curated exhibition. These works can be purchased. Prices range from $350 upward.

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Albert Namatjira 0

30 x 60cm #13380 

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Walter Ebatarinja 0

41 × 39 cm #14114  $1,900

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Ormiston Gorge
Henoch Raberaba 0

23 x 30 cm #14178  $1,100

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Rutjipma Mt Sonder and Corkwood Tree
Otto Pareroultja 0

38 x 24 cm #14176  Sold

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Rutjipma "Mt Sonder with Corkwood"
Walter Ebatarinja 0

49 x 33 cm #14112  $900

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Heavitree Gap
Herbert Raberaba 0

54 x 36 cm #14186  $875

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Herbert Raberaba 0

35 x 25 cm #14190  $875

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Joshua Ebatarinja 0

69 x 23 cm #14110  $800

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Henoch Raberaba 0

36 x 26 cm #14180  $800

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Edwin Pareroultja 0

36 x 24 cm #14170  $800

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Henoch Raberaba 0

36 x 26 cm #14183  $750

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Henoch Raberaba 0

36 x 26 cm #14181  $700

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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