Founding director Adrian Newstead receives Medal of the Order of Australia - OAM 2016
CONSULTANTS - VALUERS - EXHIBITION SERVICES
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.
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