Whether you’re just buying your first piece of art, dreaming of create a chic salon gallery wall, or just looking to add something to your collection, art prints are a great (and affordable) way to freshen up your space.
They also make great gifts! So, with Christmas around the corner, we scoured the internet to compile this list of our favourite places to shop for limited edition prints that are deserving of a prime position on any wall!
Prints by Alice Oehr.
Beatrix Bakes Still Life Drawing Poster by Alice Oehr.
Pattern – Elements of Design poster by Alice Oehr.
We love Melbourne artist and designer Alice Oehr’s graphic art style. She uses both digital and hand-drawn techniques to create her colourful and collage-like renditions of fresh produce and still-life imagery.
In addition to illustrating some of our favourite book covers, (and writing her own!) Alice also sells a selection of limited-edition prints, like bold flowers inspired by a recent trip to Japan, and slices of classic layer cakes — and some are on sale right now!
Price range: $30 – $200
Guardedby Monica Rohan.
Peonies And Bottle by John Honeywill.
Fine art publisher Contemporary Editions work with some of Australia’s best known contemporary artists to create premium print renditions of their works in strict runs of 25 at a time. Shop an abstract piece by David Band, a detailed and colourful self-portrait by Monica Rohan, or moody landscape by William Mackinnon.
And they’re offering TDF readers a special discount for Christmas! Use code TDF20 to shop their range 20 per cent off all prints until December 25.
Price range: $1100
Raspberry Ricotta Cake by Alison Roman, Fratelli Paradiso’s Pistachio Pesto Strozzapreti by Trisha Greentree and Restaurant Hubert’s Lobster à l’Armoricaine by Restaurant Hubert. All available from Food For Everyone.
Food For Everyone
Culinary poster shop Food For Everyone collaborates with renowned chefs, cooks, and restaurateurs to turn their signature recipes into joyful prints, with help from some of our favourite local artists! And for each poster sold, they donate the equivalent of 10 meals through their charity partner SecondBite.
Take your pick from a this cute lobster poster founder and artist Gemma Lesile created in ode to Sydney’s French bistro Hubert, Evi O’s interpretation of Nigella Lawson’s chocolate cake, and many more.
Price range: $75 – $130
BATHI by Mrs N. Marawili.
Laundry Gallery is one of Darwin’s coolest destinations to see contemporary Indigenous art. Located inside a converted 70’s era laundromat, the gallery has hosted a series of inspiring exhibitions in partnership with Aboriginal art centres from all around, but they also stock a range of artworks and prints in their online shop.
Buying a print is a great way to support artists and their communities, and the printmaking works includes etching, screen printing, lithography, lino printing and more — showing the brilliant diversity of First Nations art!
Price range: $180 – $1070
Serving the Cake by Libby Haines.
Last Drinks by Libby Haines.
Melbourne artist Libby Haines original still-life paintings are hard to come by. She sells two works a week via Instagram to an instant influx of comments hoping be the winning buyer. But lucky for the rest of us, she also turns her coveted paintings of martinis, plates of pasta and dramatic dinner scenes into affordable prints, which you can buy with or without a frame.
Despite being translated from oil paintings on canvas to fine art paper, her works retain their magical, messy, and texture that make them so special.
Price range: $180 – $1070
Architect turned full-time artist Sophie Sachs paints everyday tableware and glasses with a wonderful sense of realism that also makes her prints pretty enchanting. They’re filled with gorgeous little details, like how water reflects light in a curved glass, or the dainty pattern of a porcelain plate. What’s not to love!
Price range: $75 – $340
Perimeter Books Print by Mark Bo Chu.
France Soir Print by Mark Bo Chu.
If you’re new to buying art, a limited edition print from Sunday Salon is a great place to start your collection. The Northcote gallery regularly releases new artworks online by both emerging and established artists, so you can find something contemporary that suits your style.
Their current offering of A2 prints includes the likes of Mia Boe, Emma Creasy, and two new prints by Mark Bo Chu, who’s captured Melbourne local landmarks of Perimeter Books and restaurant, France Soir.
Price range: $250
Tabletop by Ashley Simonetto.
Bialetti 1933 from Atollo Print Shop.
Atollo Print Shop
From vintage posters to iconic artworks by Henri Matisse, Mark Rothko, and Andy Warhol, Atollo Print Shop has it all. The Melbourne-based online print shop makes it easy to explore their extensive range with handy categories so you can curate your own Japanese-inspired gallery wall or a dreamy photo of the Amalfi Coast. Plus, you can even order them with a made-to-order timber frame, so all you have to do is hang it in that perfect spot.
Price range: $52 – $305
Kangaroo by Jordy van den Nieuwendijk.
Jordy van den Nieuwendijk
We fell in love with the creative eye of artist Jordy van den Nieuwendijk ever since we featured his charming Fitzroy rental last year. Jordy is a Dutch artist now living in Melbourne, known for his commercial illustrations for big names like Apple, Jacquemus, and Rimowa. His distinctive playful style also carries over to his squiggly, sketchy, and colourful art prints!
Price range: from $75
Mollyby Bobby Clark.
Trotter, Lacoste by Bobby Clark.
Scottish-born, Melbourne-based artist Bobby Clark’s work is minimalistic, abstract, and intriguing. She’s mostly known for her meticulous paintings and prints featuring balanced and geometric shapes, but she’s recently worked with her husband and fellow artist Steven John Clark (founder of DenHolm) on a new series that layers her signature style in neon graffiti and drips of spray paint — including her current favourite, dubbed ‘Molly’.
Price range: $80 – $1100
Gaagal Marrall (Ocean Meeting Place)by Miimi & Jiinda.
Miimi & Jiinda
Aboriginal-owned art and lifestyle brand Miimi & Jiinda is run by mother-daughter team Melissa Greenwood and Lauren Jarrett. They create everything from emotive contemporary paintings, to printed textiles for fashion, and each of their prints is inspired by their culture as proud Gumbaynggirr women.
Price range: from $250