Buyer’s Guide

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

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.

Buyer’s Guide: Finding Meaning

Collectors are often told to purchase art they love, but is this the only catalyst for buying art? Briony Downes goes through how to appreciate an artwork for reasons other than love at first sight.

Buyer’s Guide: On the Wall

Ever wondered what a giclée print is? In the second instalment of our two-part series exploring quality versus quantity, Briony Downes breaks down the difference between art posters, limited edition prints and original works on paper.

Buyer’s Guide: Quality vs Quantity

Mass-produced, batch-produced, artist-made – what do these phrases mean when buying a functional object?

Buyer’s Guide: Up for the Challenge

Speaking about conceptual art in 1967, American artist and writer Sol LeWitt said, “The idea itself, even if it is not made visual, is as much of a work of art as any finished product.” LeWitt’s statement poses a tricky question – how do you buy an idea?

Buyer’s Guide: Your Art Collection – Theming and Refining

Briony Downes unpacks the basics of finding and cultivating a theme in your art collection.

Buyer’s Guide: Your art collection & the big decisions

The best way to support artists is to buy their work! But knowing how and where to begin can seem daunting. Rose of Sharon Leake takes out some of the guess work.

Buyers Guide: All is Fair

Like a theme park populated with artists and galleries, the size and scope of an art fair can seem overwhelming. Briony Downes talks to the experts to find out how to tackle an art fair like a pro.