Buying and styling Guides

Explore art buying and styling topics, from collecting controversial art to the art of buying quality over quantity.

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Buyer’s Guide: Brave New Collectors

Confident, cashed up and well-travelled, a new generation of collectors is jumping in at the deep end, but many of the old rules of starting an art collection still apply, according to art consultants. Words by Louise Martin-Chew.
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Buyer’s Guide: Living with the Art you Want to Live With

Galleries once brought artworks to a buyer’s home to let them live with it for a few days before committing to a purchase, but are in-person experiences like these still necessary or are there other ways to visualise the art you want to live with in your space? Briony Downes writes.
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Expert Eye: How to buy authentically

A residential art collection is often best when it is deeply personal, reflecting the lived experience and values of the collector. Margaret Hancock Davis talks to Penny Craswell about her collection.
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Buyers Guide: Talk the Talk

So, you want to have a conversation with an artist but are unsure of what to say? Just ask questions. Briony Downes takes us through it.
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Expert Eye: Ramping up the sensory pleasure of your home

From the touch of a silk rug underfoot to the feeling of being enveloped by a chair lined in fur, interior design can create immersive environments for all the senses. Penny Craswell speaks to interior designers William Smart and Simone Haag about two projects that do just that.
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Expert Eye: Art and Wallpaper

Maximalism is making a serious come back. But how do you ensure patterned walls don’t overpower your art? New Zealand-based interior designer Evie Kemp talks us through the process.
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Buyer’s Guide: Art For All

Murals do more than decorate a wall. They invigorate communities, celebrate the importance of place and identify a street. So how can you go about commissioning your own? Briony Downes finds out.

Gallery Panel

Leading commercial gallery experts examine the work of selected artists.

Gallery Panel: Cynthia Howard

The work: Cynthia Howard, This Too Shall Pass, 2022. Oil on panel, 60cm diameter. Cynthia Howard’s This Too Shall Pass is a whimsical exploration of the relationship between our internal psyche and the physical human experience. As the realistically painted figure tumbles in cyclecar continuum, her metaphysical self responds to the tribulations of the world […]

Designer's brief

Industry leading interior designers create bespoke looks for selected artworks.

Designer’s Brief: Joey Segundo

We invite a designer to create a room to best display each of the five artworks we’ve selected. This issue, industry-leading interior designer Greg Natale takes up the challenge.

Designer’s Brief: Jacqui Armstrong

We invite a designer to create a room to best display each of the five artworks we’ve selected. This issue, industry-leading interior designer Greg Natale takes up the challenge.