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Artbank: Australian artworks for rent

Image of the Artbank logo.

Image courtesy of Artbank.

Would you like to be able to choose from over 9,000 exciting artworks, produced by more than 3,000 Australian artists, for your office, lobby, or restaurant? You can do just that through Artbank, which has artworks by Australia's best - Jeffrey Smart, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Rosalie Gascoigne and many many more - available for rent.

Artbank was founded by the Australian Government in 1980 to buy Australian contemporary art and rent it out to public and private sector clients.

Instead of only seeing Australian art in galleries, Artbank ensures that more Australian art can be seen in more places, and any organisation can rent an original painting, sculpture or photo by a famed Australian artist - minimum rentals start at only $550 per annum with individual pieces starting at $110 per annum.

Artbank has a website to promote its services and provide information about what is involved in renting artworks from Artbank. The website also provides a small sample of the works available - enough to demonstrate the breadth and the quality of the Artbank collection.

Not only does Artbank provide a valuable and cost effective service to clients, but the artists also gain through the purchase of their work.

What's available?

Paintings, works on paper/prints, photography, crafts/textiles, sculpture.

What's the cost?

From $550 per year up to $5,500 per year.

Who rents from Artbank?

Public and private sector organisations, law firms, banks, consulting firms, medical practices, restaurants, manufacturing companies and private individuals.

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Last updated: 17th December 2007

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