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10 Best Affordable Art Collections in Sydney [2024]

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Affordable Art Sydney

Best Affordable Art Sydney
Best Affordable Art Sydney

If you’re looking for affordable art Sydney, you’re in luck. There are a number of great collections that offer affordable art to the public. In this blog post, we will list 10 of the best affordable art collections in Sydney. So if you’re on a budget but still want to add some beautiful art to your home or office, be sure to check out these affordable art Sydney collections!

1) Art Gallery of NSW

Key Service10% off for gallery members
AddressArt Gallery Road
The Domain
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia
Websitehttps://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/
Phone1800 679 278
Emailartmail@ag.nsw.gov.au
Operating HoursDaily 10am – 5pm
Until 10pm Wednesdays (some galleries and exhibitions close from 9pm)

We’ve spent several hours browsing the stunning goods on display at Art Gallery of NSW’s gift shop. It just so happens that this is one of the most cost-effective ways to display a masterpiece on your mantel. Can’t afford a Brett Whitely? Sure, you can get one for less than thirty dollars. Every year, the Archibald Prize finalists appear in print form here, allowing you to always snag beautiful portrayals of renowned Australians done by famous Australian artists. Gallery members get 10 per cent off, and shipping’s pretty affordable too.

Key Differentiators:

  • 10% off for gallery members
  • Affordable shipping fee
  • Wide range of free audio, video, and articles

Customer’s Review:

Love coming here for the special exhibits. The permanent exhibits are quite good too- the best place to spend the day if you are bored, so much to see and there’s food here too which ain’t too badly priced. Clean, well maintained, air-conditioned, and spacious. Currently building a new section so I can’t wait to see it when it’s done!

KK

2) MCA Store

Key ServiceLimited edition prints
AddressTallawoladah, Gadigal Country, 140 George Street, The Rocks, Sydney NSW 2000
Websitehttps://store.mca.com.au/
Phone+61 2 9245 2458
Emailstore@mca.com.au
Operating HoursMonday Closed
Tuesday10am–5pm
Wednesday10am–5pm
Thursday10am–5pm
Friday10am–9pm
Saturday10am–5pm
Sunday10am–5pm

The Rocks’ beautiful historic town is jam-packed with fantastic present ideas, ranging from jewelry to homewares to art books. It also has a tiny but well-defined selection of extremely limited edition prints that are generally linked to the current blockbuster exhibits. They’re generally on the more expensive side, but with a strong emphasis on scarcity if you do indulge, you’ll be one of only a few people in the world who own a piece from an amazing artist like Lindy Lee.

Key Differentiators:

  • Limited edition prints
  • Emphasis on scarcity
  • Linked to current blockbuster exhibits

Customer’s Review:

A good place to buy gifts in Sydney, it’s not overpriced and they have a good variety of souvenirs. They have promotions on t-shirts and the staff is friendly.

Elie Villeda

3) Blue Dog Posters & Prints

Key ServiceHas film posters
AddressBlue Dog Posters and Prints
311 King St.,
Newtown, NSW, 2042
Australia
Websitehttps://www.bluedogposters.com.au/
Phone1300 781 002
Emailorders@bluedogposters.com.au
Operating HoursMonday – Sunday: 9:30am to 6pm

This pop culture icon has been in the business for two decades now, moving to its beloved bricks-and-mortar location in Newtown. A favorite with students, their most popular game is film posters that are incredibly well designed. It’s not only students who appreciate browsing the must-hangs of art at Blue Dog. It’s not simply about movies, either. Blue Dog is also a big lover of Australian artists and specializes in Japanese art prints, but it also has an amazing selection of kid’s prints.

Key Differentiators:

  • 20 years of experience
  • Has film posters
  • Australian artists
  • Japanese art prints

Customer’s Review:

Very fast delivery. Only a couple of days and they arrived even though I don’t live in Sydney. The quality of the posters is fantastic. I can’t wait to frame them and hang up the movie posters I got in my media room.

Ernie Robeson

4) Peach Black Gallery

Key ServiceRegular life drawing sessions, workshops, and conferences
Address126 Abercrombie street, Chippendale Sydney, NSW, Australia 2008
Websitehttps://peachblackgallery.com/
Phone+61 413 682 952
Emailinfo@peachblackgallery.com
Operating HoursWednesday:
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Thursday:
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Friday:
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Saturday:
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Matteo Bernasconi and jewellery makers Oli&J launched Peach Black Gallery in 2019 as a creative venue that’s more than just about exhibition. They wanted to establish a fun, innovative place that is also a meeting area above all else. They organize life drawing sessions, workshops, and conferences on a regular basis, as well as producing high-quality art prints at reasonable rates. Some are a bit more expensive, but you can get an excellent deal for around $60.

Key Differentiators:

  • More than just an exhibition
  • Fun and innovative
  • Regular life drawing sessions, workshops, and conferences
  • High-quality art prints at reasonable rates

Customer’s Review:

I love the new Peach Black Gallery space. It’s bigger and better than ever. I’ve been to their life drawing classes a bunch of times and it’s always a great experience- chilled atmosphere, pro models and great people. Their online classes are cool too. All very reasonably priced. Matteo Bernasconi’s painting bring the space to life- definitely worth a visit if you’re in Chippendale.

Sonia de Freitas

5) Black Door Gallery

Key ServiceShowcases Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island artists
AddressUnit 4, 116 Batt Street Penrith, NSW 2750
Websitehttps://www.blackdoorgallery.com.au/
Phone0247 210 185
0247 214 255
Emailunit4theblackdoor@gmail.com
Operating HoursMonday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Saturday 9am to 1pm

Supporting the work of First Nations artists is a fantastic method to add some life to empty walls. A First Nations family owns and runs this Penrith gallery, which showcases the talents of a great group of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island artists. They have a print-on-demand service where you can provide the measurements you want, inspect their exhibits, and then choose one to be made especially for your space, printed on either cotton art rag paper or canvas. You may also choose to have it framed, which saves you 10%.

Key Differentiators:

  • First Nations family-owned and run
  • Showcases the talents of a great group of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island artists
  • Print-on-demand service
  • You can choose to have it framed, which saves you money.

Customer’s Review:

Lee and his team at Black Door are truly leaps and bounds in front of their competitors. Extremely experienced, prompt, and professional and the craftsmanship/end product was outstanding. Couldn’t recommend it more highly. Thanks, Black Door.

Richard Moellmer

6) Art Aid Australia

Key ServiceEach artist suggests a charity
AddressShop 2/02 140 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
Websitehttps://www.artaid.com.au/
Emailhello@artaid.com.au
Operating HoursDaily 10AM–5PM

We adore this apparel because it collaborates with various artists to sell limited edition prints that are available only while supplies last, and the proceeds go to charity in Australia and all over the world. The process is as follows: The artist suggests a charity such as LGBTQIA+ youth champions Minus18, the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, or the Asylum Seekers Centre, with 10% of each sale paid to these organizations. Elk, the Archibald finalist from 2014 who goes by the moniker “Luke Cornish,” agreed to give all profits made from a print to Mahboba’s Promise, a Sydney-based charity devoted to assisting disadvantaged Afghan women and children.

Key Differentiators:

  • Prints are available only while supplies last
  • The proceeds go to charity in Australia and all over the world
  • Each artist suggests a charity

Customer’s Review:

Doesn’t get better than this folks!

Elsa Pea

7) Pentimento

Key ServiceSpecialist book and gift store
Address249 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia
Websitehttps://www.pentimentonewtown.com/
Phone+61 481 324 506
Operating HoursMonday 11AM–5:30PM
Tuesday 11AM–5:30PM
Wednesday 11AM–5:30PM
Thursday 10AM–5:30PM
Friday 10AM–5:30PM
Saturday 10AM–5:30PM
Sunday 11AM–5PM

For stationery aficionados in Newtown, the number one place to go is brimming with colorful and inventive stationery alternatives for design enthusiasts, including notebooks adorned with cats in space suits and tiny pencil sets. They also have a fantastic selection of wrapping paper that may easily be put together as a low-cost method to frame artwork. Alternatively, you may choose from the actual collection of prints they offer.

Key Differentiators:

  • Specialist book and gift store
  • Comprehensive collection of notebooks, coffee table books, cookbooks and an extensive walls of gift cards and paper
  • Focuses on an eclectic mix of products sourced locally and from around the world

Customer’s Review:

Great book, card, and gift shop! There are some lovely jewelry pieces, ceramics, general interest books, and lots of little knock knacks. Check it out if you’re looking for some gifting inspiration!

Flip B

8) Studio A

Key ServiceSupported studio that works with artists
AddressStudio A, Level 4, Crows Nest Community Centre Crows Nest, NSW, Australia 2065
Websitehttps://www.studioa.org.au/
Phone+61 2 9439 1281
Emailenquiries@studioa.org.au

The North Shore location in Crows Nest is a supported studio that works with artists with intellectual disabilities, assisting them in developing their professional skills and attaining their artistic as well as commercial goals. They’re all about smashing misconceptions and stressing the importance of displaying these exceptional artists on your wall. Original art, limited editions, posters, zines, jewelry, face masks, and other items are all available.

Key Differentiators:

  • Supported studio that works with artists with intellectual disabilities
  • Assists them in developing their professional skills and attaining their artistic as well as commercial goals
  • Offers original art, limited editions, posters, zines, jewelry, face masks, and other items

Customer’s Review:

Just love the work done by Emily Crockford – the Garden Pop Bird Bop at Barangaroo. More power to you! Keep producing these wonderful artworks and cheering up our amazing City.

Colin Jones

9) Opus

Key ServiceSells gift card selections
Address354 Oxford St Paddington, NSW
Websitehttps://opusdesign.com.au/
Phone(02) 9360 4803
Emailsales@opusdesign.com.au
Operating Hours9:30am – 5pm Mon
9:30am – 5pm Tue
9:30am – 5pm Wed
9:30am – 5pm Thur
9:30am – 5pm Fri
9:30am – 5pm Sat
11am – 5pm Sun

The Aladdin’s cave of design riches in Paddington (and its Newtown outpost) is a family-owned business that has been operating out of one shopfront or another since the swinging 1960s. There is such a large selection of wallpaper options that it might take you more than an hour to go through them all. We strongly advise making a beeline for the art prints, which offer something for almost every budget. Whether you’re looking for an easy way to curb your spending, or just want a quick reminder of the joint’s wonderful postcard and gift card selections, we’ve got you covered.

Key Differentiators:

  • Sells gift card selections
  • Family-owned business that has been operating for over 50 years
  • Offers a wide range of wallpaper options, as well as art prints, postcards, and gift cards

10) Firstdraft

Key ServiceArtist-led organization
Address13–17 Riley Street, Woolloomooloo, NSW 2011
Websitehttps://firstdraft.org.au/
Emailinfo@firstdraft.org.au
Operating HoursOpen 11am–5pm
Wednesday–Sunday

Since its inception in 1986, the longest-surviving artist-led organization has championed emerging and experimental artists. They occasionally produce special edition prints of really excellent, more budget-friendly art that you can acquire as well. We especially like their classic designs, which pay homage to their fundraising collaboration with Big Fag Press, because who doesn’t love some LGBTQIA+ creativity?

Key Differentiators:

  • Artist-led organization
  • Champions emerging and experimental artists
  • Produces special edition prints of budget-friendly art
  • Offers classic designs that pay homage to their fundraising collaboration with Big Fag Press

Customer’s Review:

Have been visiting Firstdraft for the past 6 years and will continue to! Great place to see experimental and emerging art. Miss it during lockdown – Glad they’re still doing their annual auction digitally!

Athena Thebus

Affordable Art Sydney

If you’re looking for affordable art Sydney, then be sure to check out these 10 great collections. With a wide range of products available, you’re sure to find something that catches your eye and speaks to your soul. Support local artists by purchasing their work, and enjoy the beauty of art while spending less money. What’s not to love about these affordable art Sydney?

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