Where to Find Art You Can Actually Afford

Lauren Powell
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Elle Decor

Nothing transforms or completes a room, or a home, quite like a beautiful piece of art. Even though that original Warhol from Sotheby’s will never be more than a pipe dream, we’re now ready to ditch that IKEA print that we purchased for our first apartment and update it with a piece that has meaning, artistic value, and that ignites a unique feeling—sans the loan-worthy price tag. And these pieces do exist, trust us! We’ve done our research and found them for you. As Pablo Picasso once said, “You don’t make art, you find it.” And he should know. Scroll down and browse our favourite places to shop artworks that don’t require a lotto win.

Art to Art

Who: ArttoArt.com.au

What: Art to Art offers all forms of accessible art including original paintings, limited-edition prints, drawings, original vintage posters, and photography. It is renowned for quality, highly reputable pieces, and exceptional value. It also offers a genius service which allows you to see the artworks of your choice in your own home by supplying an image of your chosen wall, the dimensions, and your shortlist of works.

Starting from: $260

Michelle Sanger Praying for Rain ($420)

State of the Art Gallery

Who: State of the Art Gallery

What: The State of the Art Gallery collection consists of limited-edition prints, original paintings, ink drawings, and photographs in all styles from Abstract to Modernism and Pop Art—you name it, they’ve got it. 

Starting from: $150

Lynne Godina-Orme Taking a Breath ($1100)

Blue Thumb

Who: Blue Thumb

What: Blue Thumb is a marketplace that uncovers local Australia artists and allows you to buy artwork directly from the creative themselves. “We didn’t want Australia to have to wait until our artists made it into a gallery to discover their stories, and so Bluethumb was born,” says the team.

Starting from: $99

Susannah Malone Tiles Essence ($160)

United Artworks

Who: United Art Works

What: If you’re looking for on-trend limited edition hand-paintings or prints, look no further. United Artworks sources from an ever-growing network of local and international artists who share a passion for creating original and affordable works.

Starting from: $229

United Artworks Get To You ($229)

Blacklist Studios

Who: Blacklist Studios

What: Blacklist studios is the brainchild of a young creative couple who share a passion for graphics and innovative designs and a love for creating inspiring prints. The quality art prints feature beautiful designs and inspirational text that are cool, playful, and charming all in one.

Starting from: $75

Blacklist Studios Dreamer Print ($120)

20 X 200

Who: 20 X 200

What: 20 X 200 showcases thousands of high-quality art—including fine art and photography—from both emerging and established artists, ranging from $20 right up to $10,000. With a motto like “its art for everybody” it’s almost guaranteed you’ll find something you adore.

Starting from: $20

Apres Grande 12 Christian Chaize ($60)

Sweets Workshop

Who: Sweets Workshop

What: Sweets Workshop is owned by husband and wife artist duo and is home original and limited edition prints, one-of-a-kind paintings, illustrations and photography from local artists. This boutique store is brimming with unique finds.

Starting from: $20

Sweets Workshop The Enmore Theatre ($70)

Do you have any suggestions of where to find affordable art? Share with us below!

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