Where to buy affordable Australian art

Want to own an original artwork that you love without breaking the bank? Check out these online galleries. You’ll change up the vibe of your home and support local artists without decimating your budget.  

Blue Thumb

For original Australian work, you can’t go past Blue Thumb. Established in 2012, Australia’s largest online gallery gives you access to emerging and established artists. There’s even an interior design service to guide you through the process. 

Art Pharmacy

Art Pharmacy‘s collection is hand-picked, taking the guesswork out of finding the next Picasso. They also partner with Art Money, so you can buy now and pay later. As they say: “10 payments. 10 months. No interest.” 

Art Lovers Australia

Art Lovers is a Queensland-based online arthouse loved by reality renovation shows, including Selling Houses Australia and House Rules. Along with their abstract, landscape, and Aboriginal collections, they give you the option of commissioning your own piece. You choose the subject and colour palette, with prices starting at $400*


Social media has disrupted the traditional artist, gallery, and consumer pipeline. Artists can now sell directly to their followers using Instagram. Find a local artist in your area, try searching by hashtags such as #sydneyartists or #melbourneartists. Be quick, though – artists with a dedicated following often sell original works within minutes! 

Urban Road

The collection of premium art prints at Urban Road is curated with interior design in mind. Think on-trend abstracts, vivid photography, and fashion prints. You can choose the size of the print and framing options. Posters start at $59, while premium prints start at $203*. 


We are not saying that the finger paintings on the fridge created by your four-year-old niece aren’t masterpieces. But while you wait for their value to accrue, why not treat yourself to an investment in creativity that will bring joy.

*Please note that prices quoted in this story are subject to change.

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