• 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.

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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How to Collect Aboriginal Art

HOW TO COLLECT ABORIGINAL ART — BUYING PRIMARY AND SECONDARY ARTWORKS ONLINE

Posted: 03/22/2021
By:nodadev

You are moving into a new apartment and may want a work of art to match your new space. You know the size and colours that will work for you and have an idea of the genre you are attracted to (modern, abstract, landscape, still life, expressionist, avant-garde). You also know how much you are prepared to spend. Art may be a luxury product but there are artworks to meet every budget. You probably intend to buy only one or two paintings, but if you are interested in art you could go on to buy a dozen over the next decade or two. You may be one of those rare individuals who are destined to become a serious ‘collector’ – only time will tell.

Perhaps you live in the countryside, outside of the city with its many commercial galleries. You may live in the city and be surrounded by them. It can be scary and intimidating, appearing to be ignorant, when seeking prices from staff who appear too busy to stop what they are doing. There are so many galleries and so many different types of art. It shouldn’t take forever to find a gallery, artist or artwork you like.

We are all comfortable buying clothes and books over the internet. Why not art?

In fact, online sales are the single most rapidly expanding sector of the fine art market. According to a survey in 2014, 71% of recipients had bought art online, sight unseen, and 89% of galleries regularly sell artworks to clients on the basis of a digital image only*. Since then, from 2015 to 2017, online art sales have grown at an average of 17% per year.

[The survey included 506 international art buyers (with young buyers comprising 42% of the overall sample), 130 established international art collectors, and 58 international art galleries].

While a majority of art buyers admit that they still preferred actually going to galleries, they said that the art world felt exclusive and inaccessible. As a result, more than a third of these same respondents believed that buying art online was less intimidating than buying from a physical gallery or auction house.

Of the online art buyers surveyed, 75% said that the main advantage of buying online was the fact that they could find the artwork they wanted so much more easily than through trawling galleries.

 

Spiders Web in Yari Country – Rover (Julama) Thomas
142.5 x 103.5 cm

 

To begin a journey of online discovery and eventual purchase, you should find an online environment in which you can discover, browse, learn about and eventually buy art. You need an online gallery with an established reputation you can trust or, even better, an online platform that enables you to access the stockrooms of a range of established, reputable and trusted galleries. Galleries that will provide detailed information such as condition reports and certificates of authenticity to accompany your purchase. 89% of galleries in 2018 are using third party platforms on which they sell their art (this is up a whopping 30% from the previous year!) Aside from the major auction houses’ online platforms, some of the most popular websites have been Artsy (linking buyers with primary market galleries), Invaluable (an auction hosting and aggregating website) and Artnet.

Social media is another huge factor in discovering and following the progress of artists and galleries. In 2018, 79% of art buyers under the age of 35 said they use Instagram to discover new artists, while 82% use it to keep up-to-date with artists they are already familiar with.

The findings show that as many as 45% of repeat online buyers are willing to spend in the $10,000 and above category on fine art, compared to 19% of first-time buyers. This can only mean that the confidence to purchase higher price works is likely to increase and that the online market should grow rapidly in the coming years as technological and logistical barriers break down and buyers’ confidence in online purchasing increases. It is highly likely that a handful of online sales platforms will continue to assert themselves over others.

Most people would still prefer to view an artwork in the flesh before purchasing it. It is now easy to find galleries, artists and artworks online, so that once you have discovered one or two artworks that you like, you can walk into the galleries with greater knowledge and confidence.

The veil of exclusion over the art world is lifting. It’s never been easier to buy art.

 

Visit our online gallery here.

 

*conducted by ArtTactic and Hiscox Insurance .

Click here to see the latest study.

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TIP NUMBER 1

Ask yourself at the outset. Do I love it?

Only buy paintings that you genuinely like and get pleasure from. While purchasing an artwork may be a financial decision, the work must impart a great deal of pleasure. It is likely that you may hold on to it for your lifetime and pass it on to your heirs. While it is also possible that you will decide to sell an artwork quickly to take advantage of a perceived opportunity, you will generally fail to reap any significant financial reward if you sell an artwork too quickly. You have to be prepared to hold on to your art for up to 10 years, so you must buy something that you will love. To some this may sound like a given, but it is truly the most important factor in deciding on an artwork.

You don’t need a lot of money- you just need to know what you like… I buy art because I love it.

Lisa Paulsen, The Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum, March 2011

 

Stay tuned for Tip Number 2 in the next issue.

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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