loading
drag

9 of our favourite places to buy art

Image via LYNKA.INK

State of the art.

There’s something so special about owning a nice piece of art. It’s the difference between a living space and a home, and also makes a really great gift if you’re stuck for ideas.

To help make your house a home, we’ve narrowed down nine of our favourite places to buy and view art.

LYNKA.INK (pictured above)

LYNKA.INK is the brainchild of Lyn Gowin, who uses both traditional and digital methods to create statement art prints. The focus is on modern minimalism and conceptual design, with a playful use of line, shape and space. LYNKA.INK’s latest collection, Fragments, is heavily inspired by the German Bauhaus movement. As well as traditional painting, it sees Lyn experiment with collage techniques. Fragments is available online now and limited for exclusivity, with only 50 of each design being produced. They come printed on matte cotton rag paper, individually signed and numbered.

@MCRT.Studio

Best known for its street art of portraits and wild animals, @MCRT.Studio’s works covers walls, apparel and zines around the country. Run by creative duo Maxim Chikanchi and Rozelle Tan, the goal is to find the perfect piece of art for each person and space. The studio’s latest endeavour is #MCRTFlorals, a collection of five photorealistic oil paintings on pieces of glass, each of a single flower. The transparent artworks are available in two sizes and come framed and ready to hang wherever you need a natural pick-me-up. The super limited
collection can be purchased online now.
 

LUMAS

LUMAS has one goal: to make contemporary photography accessible for a wide audience of art enthusiasts. With 40 galleries globally and an online store, the art dealer offers more than 3,000 works from close to 250 established and upcoming contemporary artists. Think Harmony and Florence by Julian Wolkenstein (pictured) and Richard Brandão’s famous dot paintings.
Most works are available as hand-signed limited editions, usually in runs of 75 to 100, with prices starting at $49.

ALX MAC Designs

If you want to lift a space without breaking the bank, ALX MAC is the solution. The Melbourne- based artist creates resin fluid paintings by hand, offering creative works at an affordable price point. Her collections explore high-contrast colour combinations, including midnight blues and violets in white nebula-like webs. Each piece is 100 per cent unique, promising a beautiful artwork to improve any home or office.

TBIRD Art

Are you on the hunt for art that makes you feel something? Tarli Bird of TBIRD Art draws inspiration from the energy and vibrancy of both the natural and urban worlds, as well as her travels. Made by hand, the artist uses screen
printing, spray paint and embroidery to bring her creations to life. Tarli’s map designs are our personal faves, evoking feelings of wanderlust through their unique designs. If you’re keen to check them out in person, Tarli regularly exhibits around Australia, otherwise her prints, paintings and commissions are available to shop online.

 

Harper & Charlie

Through his brand Harper & Charlie, James Tyrell has created a wide selection of original prints reminiscent of vintage travel posters. The collection features some of Melbourne’s most- loved and lesser-known buildings, as well several famous structures interstate and abroad. It also carries a range of children’s art with a similar vintage feel, so there’s something to suit all ages. Posters are carefully packaged, available in several sizes, and printed on high-quality paper.
Harper & Charlie’s prints are perfect for gifting to a friend, loved one, or yourself.

Antony Makhlouf

A statement artwork is the easiest way to add some personality to a room. And Antony Makhlouf’s works do just that. Best known for his role on 7TWO’s Get Arty series, the artist and photographer specialises in mixed-media works.
Available to purchase are Antony’s intricate portrait illustrations and paintings, which come as art prints ready to hang in your home.

Annie Davidson

We can guarantee the work of Annie Davidson will bring you joy. The illustrator and graphic designer is inspired by old botanical sketches, quirky kids books and Japanese woodblocks. As a result, her work illustrates detailed plant-filled worlds you can imagine yourself escaping to.
The limited-edition prints are made in runs of 50 and are printed on quality 100 per cent cotton rag paper.

Bendigo Art Gallery

Finnish fashion label Marimekko has long been known for its bold screen prints and pop art-style graphics. Now, Bendigo Art Gallery is giving us a closer look into the brand’s internationally-recognised designs, with its Marimekko: Design Icon 1951 to 2018 exhibit. Curated by Helsinki’s renowned Design Museum, it tracks the brand’s history – from its first fashion show in a Helsinki restaurant in 1951, to widespread popularity after being worn by Jackie Kennedy. Expect to view more than 60 outfits, swatches of original fabric, homewares, sketches and more. You have until June 11 to visit.

Lazy Loading