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Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery
31 Lamrock Ave (cnr Chambers Ave)
Bondi Beach 2026 NSW Australia
Phone: +61 (2) 9300.9233 Email:
Opening Hours: 10am - 5pm Tuesday to Saturday
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Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery
Australia's Oldest Aboriginal and Indigenous Art Gallery

Founding director Adrian Newstead receives Medal of the Order of Australia - OAM 2016


Specialising in Australian Aboriginal Fine Art
Member of the Art Consulting Association of Australia

With over 30 years experience collecting and exhibiting Aboriginal Art, our Founding Director Adrian Newstead personally sources artworks from Aboriginal communities throughout Australia and selects the finest secondary market pieces for Coo-ee's extensive collectors stockroom. Since first working with Aboriginal artists in 1981, Coo-ee Gallery has curated and organised more than 300 Indigenous art exhibitions in Australia and overseas involving individual Aboriginal artists and community groups. The gallery, now situated at the iconic destination of Bondi Beach, Sydney, specialises in both primary and secondary market Aboriginal art. This includes historically important bark paintings, artefacts, and early desert boards as well as high quality contemporary Aboriginal paintings, sculpture and limited edition fine art prints.

The Dealer is the Devil is the story of the modern Aboriginal art movement - a most important and transcendent chapter of contemporary Australian art history. Within the space of just forty years, Indigenous artists transformed the perception of their culture from something of strictly ethnographic interest into one of the great internationally acclaimed contemporary art movements. Part road trip, memoir, history and political commentary,
The Dealer is the Devil is thought-provoking and provocative. It is a fast-paced account of the fluctuating fortunes and exponential success of the Aboriginal art movement, with all the elements one would expect of a complex drama, played out on a national and international stage.
"the text is a masterpiece of arts writing"-Clive Tilsley, Books+Publishing
"Full of crucial history and unparalleled knowledge. It is a fabulous read."-Fred Myers, Silver Professor, Department of Anthropology, New York University
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