Cooee Art @ Sydney Contemporary 2018 Booth A06


Cooee Art at Sydney Contemporary 2018 - Booth A06


Key Dates:

Opening Night - Thurs 13th Sept 5 - 9pm

General Fair Opening Hours: 

Thurs 13th 12 - 5pm

Fri 14th 12 - 8pm

Sat 15th & Sun 16th 11am - 6pm


Sneak Peak at this years line up:


Kitty Simon Napanangka

Artefacts - Artist Once Known

Mangkaja Artists - Fitzroy Crossing

John Mawurndjul

Gali Yalkarriwuy Gurruwiwi

Paddy Bedford

Mangkaja Artists - Fitzroy Crossing

Prints by Dorothy Napangardi

Prints by Paddy Bedford





Joshua Bonson, Skin, 2018, Synthetic Polymer Paint on Canvas, 200 x 160 cm



Bonson shares stories of his Indigenous heritage through his work. SKIN is a celebration of his family's totem - The Saltwater Crocodile - and his personal view of the world. Whilst in his senior years at school, Bonson started to dabble with paint, creating textured black and white paintings in acrylics in what he describes as a 3D style. He applies his paint thickly creating works that are contemporary in appearance yet embody age-old Indigenous traditions and meanings.


Blak Douglas, Seaweed Mob - Gadigal Mural, 2018, Limited Edition Print



Cooee Art is proud to present Urban Walkabout - three separate exhibitions with a common thread - urban art. The exhibition at the Bondi Gallery, Alien[N]ation, is an urban Aboriginal art survey drawing on works from the Cooee Art Gallery archive and incorporating new works by artists currently represented by the gallery. The second exhibition located at the Paddington Gallery is a Solo exhibition of works created by artist Blak Douglas. The final sight specific artwork is at the Sea Wall on Bondi Beach of the freshly installed, historical first visual acknowledgment of the Gadigal which includes imagery from the earliest known photograph of a ceremony on Bondi Beach created by Blak Douglas.

To be opened by John Wakefield Major of Waverley, Saturday 22nd September 2018 11:00 am at Cooee Art Gallery Bondi. Proceedings follow:

   11:00am  | Alien[N]ation – Cooee Art Bondi
                     31 Lamrock Avenue, Bondi
                     (until 3rd November 2018)
   12:30pm  | Seaweed Mob - Gadigal Mural – Sea Wall Bondi Beach
                     Sea Wall Bondi Beach
                     (permanent installation)
   1:30pm    | Blak Douglas Solo Exhibition – Cooee Art Paddington
                     326 Oxford Street, Paddington
                     (until 13th October 2018)

To book a seat on the Cooee Shuttle Bus that will take you on your Urban Walkabout, contact us at