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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are four ways to bid at Cooee Art MarketPlace
Live online bidding – Whether you are just a suburb away or half way around the world you can bid for all Cooee Art MarketPlace lots in the comfort of your home or office, live and in real-time on Invaluable (Link to auction). Please note there is a 5% service fee charged by Invaluable on purchases made using their service.
In person– Our auctions are open to the public and held at our premises at 326 Oxford Street Paddington. We welcome your attendance if you are in Sydney.
Absentee or Telephone Bidding – For those who prefer not to attend the auction or bid online. Simply fill in this form to leave an absentee or phone bid –
A buyer’s premium of 20% (plus GST) is added to the hammer price on each lot.
HOW TO PAY FOR YOUR ITEMS
Immediately following the sale, the Post Sale Service team will send you an Invoice. The final amount due will include the hammer price, the 20% buyer’s premium, and GST (2%). Elextronic Bank Transfer is the simplest payment method and your invoice will include our bank details. A 2% surcharge (inclusive of GST) applies to Visa and MasterCard payments. Alternatively, payment may be made by cheque, cash or eftpos. Please note: payments made by cheque are subject to a 5-day clearance before goods can be collected.
COLLECTION, TRANSPORT & SHIPPING
All collection notifications, shipping requests and requests for carrier recommendations are to be emailed to our Post Sale Services email address firstname.lastname@example.org. Proof of identification is required upon collection and lots not collected within seven days of the sale may incur costs associated with external storage and freight.
Should you request that Cooee Art MarketPlace wrap and/or pack your goods and arrange postage of your items for you, a fee will apply and whilst all care is taken, we accept no responsibility for any damage.
CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY
All artworks sold through the Cooee Art MarketPlace auctions come with a certificate of authenticity from our auction house. We do endeavor to track down the original certificates from the sellers of the artworks prior to the sale, however, these are often misplaced and are no longer available.