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          Cooee Art was established in 1981 and is Australia’s oldest exhibiting Indigenous art gallery. 

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        • 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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Results of sale cooee art marketplace auction december 3 2019

Posted: 03/06/2021
By:nodadev

The embargo has been lifted, and Cooee Art is delighted to announce that its secondary art platform the Art MarketPlace will hold its first Aboriginal art auction in Sydney on Tuesday November 14th with a tightly curated 60-80 lot sale.

In order to conduct this and future auctions of Aboriginal Art over the next 2 years, Cooee Art, owner of Australia’s oldest Aboriginal Art Gallery, has teamed up with the world’s newest online auction platform, Fine Art Bourse (F.A.B.), a revolutionary strategic alliance that will cut the buyer’s premium by 80% compared to other auction houses in Australia. The traditional and current model for auctions is a Buyers Premium of 25% on top of the hammer price yet this collaboration has slashed this to just 5%.

“There needs to be an incentive for a new generation of buyers. The tradition paradigm has never been challenged. We believe that this is an opportunity for us to take Aboriginal Art to the world and meet the buyer on their terms, in their living room, on their phone in real time and with no hidden costs” Mirri Leven

In what is a major coup, Cooee Art directors Adrian Newstead OAM and Mirri Leven, have secured Emily Kame Kngwarreye’s Earth’s Creation I, the most important contemporary Australian painting to be offered for sale at public auction in a decade.

Earth’s Creation I – Emily Kame Kngwarreye
632.0 x 275.0 cm

In 2007, Earth’s Creation I, set the highest price ever paid for an Australian Aboriginal artwork when it was sold for $1,056,000 by Adrian Newstead at Lawson~Menzies art auctions, to Alice Springs gallerist Tim Jennings against spirited international competition. This is still the record price paid for the work of any Australian female artist, eclipsing its nearest rival Scrub Country, 1981 by Rosalie Gascoigne by more than $300,000.

Emily was 84 years of age when she created Earth’s Creation in 1994. The canvas was prepared by her niece Barbara Weir by sewing four 2 metre wide lengths of Belgian linen together in such a way that the four panels comprising the finished 6.32 x 2.75 metre work could be hung seamlessly. This contemporary masterpiece is a dynamic tour de force that pays reverence to the sacredness of the Earth, the artist’s ancestry, and her custodianship of a vast region of Australia’s Eastern Desert. It has been discussed in art circles as an action painting comparable Jackson Pollock’s Blue Poles in terms of its verve and value in the history of world art.

“It’s one of the defining works of contemporary indigenous art.”
Sydney Morning Herald

Her passing on September the 2nd 1996, left a legacy of profound and invaluable significance in the art world. The Sydney Morning Herald obituary reported her death as the ‘Passing of a Home Grown Monet’.

Earth’s Creation was included in the artist’s solo retrospective curated by Margo Neale for the Queensland Art Gallery in 1998 and shown at the Art Gallery of New South Wales shortly thereafter.

“few artists have painted the country like she has, with an ability to penetrate its very soul.” Prof Margo Neale, Curator Emily Kngwarreye Retrospective, National Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

In 2015, Earth’s Creation I, was chosen by Okwui Enwezor, Director of the 56th Venice Biennale, to be included in the International Art Exhibition – All the World’s Futures, at the Giardini della Biennale, one of the main exhibition venues in Venice.

For more information on this painting, the Cooee Art MarketPlace auction or its relationship with Fine Art Bourse contact:
Adrian Newstead or Mirri Leven
Cooee Art MarketPlace

Emily Painting Earths Creation 1 1994

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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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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