Kirra JAMISON

Last star

2009

8548

available

Petrina HICKS

Rosemary's Baby

2008

8252

available

Keith WIKMUNEA

Tal Tal (Plover)

2013

9666

available

Riley PAYNE

Sunny side

2010

8986

available

Eileen STEVENS

Piltati

2006

9311

unavailable

John TONKIN

These are the days

1994/2004

8941

on hold

Melanie FITZMAURICE

Tip of the iceberg (Helmet)

2012

9320

unavailable

Thomas HEIDT

Night Flight

2011

9031

unavailable

Marie HAGERTY

Coupling II

2013

9586

available

Roh SINGH

Everything is an illusion, Mata Hari

2012

9341

on hold

Mark SHORTER

Reveille

2013

9481

available

Simon KENNEDY

T.V.

2007

8033

unavailable

Welcome

What is Artbank?

We are a one of a kind, Australian Government support program that acquires the work of living, Australian contemporary artists – making our collection available to the general public through a leasing program. With a collection of around 10,000 artworks, and with one hundred percent of the leasing fees going back into supporting artists, Artbank has been collecting, curating and promoting the value of Australian art for over 30 years.

What is Artbank?
What is Artbank?

How does it work?

Step 1:

The Space

While we’re sure you can spot those spaces that would benefit from something special, if you need some help we can also send out one of our Art Consultants to assist – free of charge!

Step 2:

The Choice

One of our expert staff will help you find the perfect artwork to make the statement you desire. But don’t dawdle; even though we have 10,000 works to choose from they get snapped up quick!

Step 3: 

Boring Bits

When you know what you want, we will organise a lease agreement and help with your insurance. Once it’s all sorted, you are good to go.

Step 4: 

The Moment

Our experienced transport and installation personnel will get the works on your walls as soon as possible – all you need to do is open the door. And this may even be included free of charge – just ask your Consultant.

“100% of the revenue we generate goes back into supporting artists.”

The Artbank Team

We employ some of the most qualified and experienced people in their respective fields to ensure all facets of your Artbank experience are as rewarding as they are enjoyable. Artbank is for everyone, no matter how little or how much you know about art (or have to spend), and our team is built with this in mind.

Our staff have the experience and knowledge of Australian art to guide you through the process of leasing artworks – supported by your personal Art Consultant. With a dedicated team of Curators, who are constantly on the lookout for the best examples of Indigenous and non-Indigenous art in every medium you could imagine, you can count on the most comprehensive selection of artworks to choose from – just as suited to a museum as they are your walls.

“Artbank artworks are just as suited to a museum as they are to your walls.”

Collection

Our collection has been building for over 30 years and is one of the largest of Australian art in the world. Accordingly, we hold some of the greatest examples of Australian Indigenous and non-Indigenous artwork produced during the past four decades.

So whether you are after a Brett Whiteley or an Emily Kngwarreye; a sculpture, photograph, video or a painting or you’re just not quite sure, the Artbank collection is certain to have a treasure waiting to be discovered anew. And the best thing about leasing from Artbank is that 100% of the revenue generated is directed back into supporting living artists.

The Artbank Collection

Supporting the Collection

Did you know you can support Artbank by donating money and/or artworks? With your donations being fully tax deductible, we rely of this support to continue to build our collection and promote the amazing work of Australian artists.

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Leasing

Leasing from Artbank
Leasing from Artbank

Whether in your home or office, art leasing provides a flexible and cost effective way to create truly interesting spaces.  To reinforce your corporate identity or simply to communicate your personal style, the Artbank collection has something for everyone. And the good news for business is that leasing contemporary art is 100% tax deductible.

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Bespoke Approach

We know selecting a work of contemporary art is a personal experience. That is why we provide you with your own Art Consultant throughout the process – one person from start to finish. They can even come to your home or office to better understand your spaces and preferences. Or, you can visit one of our facilities and they will show you the vast selection of work on offer.

Affordability

You can lease an artwork for just $165.00 – ranging through to a maximum of $5500.00 per year (that will get you a Jeffery Smart). We have flexible payment options and leasing terms – just ask your Consultant for more details. And don’t worry too much about the insurance. Most insurance companies will add the leased artworks to your standard contents policy for little to no extra money.

Delivery

Our team of Registrars, coupled with an extensive network of transport and installation specialists, will ensure your artworks get to you on time and are installed with appropriate care and consideration.

Depending on the number of artworks you lease, the delivery and installation may be included – ask your Consultant for more details.

Contact

With offices in three states, and servicing all of Australia, we are ready to assist with your contemporary art needs. Get in touch and discover the possibilities.

    Sydney

    Art leasing consultancy: Monday - Friday (9am-5pm by appointment)
    enquiries@artbank.gov.au
    Tel +61 2 9697 6000

    Gallery:
    10am - 5pm (Tuesday - Saturday)
    222 Young Street
    Waterloo NSW 2017

    Postal:
    PO Box 409
    Surry Hills NSW 2010
    Fax +61 2 9662 2563

    Melbourne

    By appointment
    enquiries@artbank.gov.au
    Tel +61 3 9500 2119

    845 High Street
    Armadale VIC 3143
    Fax +61 3 9500 2612

    Perth

    By appointment
    enquiries@artbank.gov.au
    Tel 1800 251 651

    PO Box Z5389
    Perth WA 6831
    Fax +61 2 9662 2563