This article showcases our top picks for the best Australia based Art startups. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Art industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Australia Art Startups
Redbubble is an online art community and marketplace that features stationery, apparel, wall art, cases and skins, housewares, and bags made by artists worldwide. It also operates a blog with creative production tips tutorials, interviews, and more.
Redbubble was launched by Martin Hosking, Peter Styles, and Paul Vanzella in 2006 and its operations are based in Melbourne, Australia.. .
Bluethumb is Australia’s premiere online art marketplace, disrupting the traditional gallery system by allowing Australian artists to sell their art directly to buyers. Art lovers can unearth original one-off artworks at affordable prices.
Unlike other online galleries, Bluethumb connects Australian artists with Australian art lovers on an equal platform. Any artist can quickly set up a gallery page and sell on their site, so they have some of the best-established artists in the business exhibiting alongside complete newcomers to the scene with everything in between.
Technology and innovation in the art world is what Bluethumb is all about. In 2014, The Bluethumb – art unearthed app was awarded Best Shopping App in the Australian Mobile & App Design Awards..
GiggedIn is composed of avid music lovers. They combine that passion with a focus on assisting clients in activating awesome events and sell more tickets through various innovative campaigns.
The company work alongside event organizers, artists and their management to create and deliver revolutionary ticketing solutions to ensure their event is a complete success.. .
About us Thubit was conceived on the sunny beaches of the Gold Coast, Australia after reflecting on a travel experience to the other side of the world some time ago.. A realization was made that the various services offered by the travel industry are all too segmented and do not lend their way to a positive user experience.
All the effort that goes into organizing a trip, planning a trip, booking a trip and even trying to save the memories of a trip are too segmented from one another, and as such something needs to be done to reduce this complexity from our lives. This is the underlying value Thubit offers.
Stage 1 – Global Event Consolidation In this first stage, Thubit is now consolidating approx. 5 million events from around the world.
NHL is Canada, football in the UK, basketball in the US, we have it all. Maybe your looking to see an artist in a given city /country i.e Pink In Sydney, Australia or Bruno Mars in Milan, Italy.
Well, we have that too along with some of the best tickets available. Thubit will also show a wide range of free and open events from around the world.
Everything from art galleries to conferences, to bike tours, to night clubs. We will do our best to get it all.
Urban Defects Gallery
Urban Defects Gallery are an international company that specializes in limited edition urban artwork that has been produced by artists located across the globe. Although Urban Defects Gallery was only established in 2012 and is new to the retail market it has been trading artwork for over a decade and has a vast client base that trusts their team’s expert knowledge.
They have direct links to artists and galleries that enable us to offer exclusive prints and originals through thir online gallery as well as promote new print releases for specific artists. This also gives us the opportunity to track down rare pieces of art for specific clients.
With the increased interest of urban art across the world over the last few years, they now have strong links to other galleries throughout USA, United Kingdom, Italy, France, Singapore and most recently Australia. Thank you for browsing their website and remember to subscribe to their newsletter to be kept up to date with new releases, shows and promotional codes.
Feel free to use their simple contact form to speak to one of their team members.. .
Sydney Opera House Trust
Sydney Opera House embodies beauty, inspiration, and the liberating power of art and ideas. It is a World Heritage-listed masterpiece that belongs to all Australians.
Our mission is two-fold: • We will treasure and renew the Opera House for future generations of artists, audiences and visitors. • Everything we do will inspire and engage people through its excellence, ambition, and breadth.
We will strengthen our central role in Australia’s cultural life and identity.. .
DesignBay is a design marketplace where customers can run design contests, request quotes or find designers for [logo design](http://logo.designbay.com), [website design](http://web.designbay.com), [business cards](http://businesscard.designbay.com), [brochure design](http://brochure.designbay.com), [illustration](http://illustration.designbay.com) and other design. DesignBay’s mission is “to give creative people opportunities and help businesses find the best design possible”.
DesignBay’s business model is often referred to as ‘crowdsourcing’. Customers can run design contests on DesignBay where competing designers submit designs.
The customer then chooses the best design and pays the designer. Customers can also request quotes where competing designers submit bids.
The customer then selects the best / cheapest quote.. .
Fifi’s is an online store selling quilting fabric products. Now selling over 3,500 quilting fabric products, Fifi’s Fabricology has a massive amount of quilting fabrics, kits, and accessories to choose from.
These fabrics include creations from renown designers such as Moda Fabrics, Lecien Fabrics and Westminster Fabrics. Simply sign up to their newsletter and you will receive a free pattern..
KAMILĖ GALLERY established by Kamilė Burinskaitė, is located at the Cathedral Square, 3 Pier street, Perth Western Australia in a modernist building designed by Kerry Hill Architects. Gallery is specialising in modern and contemporary art.
KAMILĖ GALLERY presents exhibitions accessible for anyone with an interest in a contemporary art. Founded by Kamilė Burinskaitė entrepreneur and art collector, passionate to foster interest for art in others as well as provide a platform for outstanding artists to exhibit, be represented and sell their work..
National Library of Australia
National Library of Australia is an organization that collects, preserves, and shares Australia’s documentary heritage. The Library’s collection includes all formats of material, from books, journals, websites and manuscripts to pictures, photographs, maps, music, oral history recordings, manuscript papers, and ephemera.
National Library of Australia was opened in 1960 and is based in Canberra, Australia.. .
We’re just a bunch of idealists who believe in the amazing things that creative people can accomplish when given the opportunity. This started with a question – what happens when we bring the most talented artists together, fostered a community of creativity while sharing unique and wonderful wall art with the world? That’s why we started Sapien Creations.
A global community for creative expression. Our platform is proud to offer something different.
We offer artists a platform to easily sell their artwork with a few simple clicks of a button. There is no production, logistics, capital or insider knowledge required, we let artists simply focus on what they do best.
The only resources needed are a great visual story and the ambition to share original creations with the world. By bringing artists from across the world together in one place, something amazing happens.
A unique experience is created for you, the art collector – looking for a work of art that you’d never find anywhere else. Together, we can empower by providing a platform to artists who may not be seen.
We are united, through an appreciation for creativity, reminding us that we’re not all that different. Our commitment will always be to strive to develop an environmentally sustainable business operations that make our planet a better place.
Art Processors invented the first mobile interpretive solution designed to replace traditional wall labels and signage: The O. The O gives visitors access to rich content relevant to nearby items of interest.
Our locative platform allows you to create inspiring exhibitions free from the limitations imposed by traditional interpretive approaches.. .
Whether you’re freelance, full-time, contract or casual, if you’re working in Australia’s print, media, creative or digital sectors then Media Super is for you. As an industry fund, Media Super is run only to benefit members, so all profits go back to Their members to grow their retirement savings as much as possible.
They do everything possible to keep the costs of managing Their members’ super low, and They don’t pay commissions to financial advisers. They are a public offer fund so anyone can join, whatever your occupation.
You can take Media Super with you from job to job and receive contributions to your Media Super account from multiple employers simultaneously.. .
IconUK is a privately owned company. Based in Barnsley South Yorkshire they’ve been supplying paper cutting dies, craft consumables, paper card etc, and printer inks to home users and business users alike for over 10 years.
As each year turns they keep growing and become more and more dynamic being able to respond to their customers needs quicker. They have recently opened up their new flagship store based on two levels right outside The Alhambra Shopping Centre, this is where they operate their web-based business.
This then enables us to bulk buy, which in turn means cheaper prices that they can then pass onto their customers. They are also looking into opening more retail outlets allowing us to expand into other areas..
2threads is as a social network with style. It is a place where anyone with a penchant for fashion can come to look, love and buy fashion all in one, easy to reach place.
No matter who you are or where you are from 2threads is a place where you can engage in all your guilty fashion-fixated vices. You can share your thoughts on all things fashion and style by uploading blogs, you can let pictures do the talking by uploading photos, you can even get really tricky and upload videos.
You can spend your hard earned cash at 2threads Shop on a special item that you just have to have; you can even set up your own shop and sell some of your own designs or clear out your wardrobe and flog your fashion to make room for new pieces. And, if all else fails you can just hang about networking with other 2threaders on the site..
Mango Salute is a collaboration of artists, writers, and experts from across the globe. It allows creative people to design and send their own personalized ‘Fine Art Card’ to anyone around the world.
A Mango Salute user simply has to choose a featured artwork from a database of painters, illustrators, designers, and photographers from more than thirty different countries. The card can be further customized by adding their own images and messages or by selecting one of the existing expressions from the library of crafted statements..
Sydney Photographic Workshop
The most frequently asked question we get in our workshops is: “What makes a great photograph?” The answer is simple. It’s a photograph that makes people feel.
It’s a photograph that makes people feel what you felt when you envisioned it. At Sydney Photographic Workshops, we’re passionate about giving you not only the skills, but also the inspiration to create amazing images.
Whether you’re a beginner, an enthusiast or a working professional there’s something in one of our workshops for you.. .
Tropical Soul Dance Studio
WELCOME TO THE HOME OF LATIN DANCE! Tropical Soul is one of the most popular Latin Dance studios in Sydney and Australia. We offer Latin Dance classes in Salsa, Bachata and all Latin styles from Beginners to Advanced level.
We take pride in creating a wonderful community of dancers and friends! Not only you will learn to dance or have the opportunity to perform on big stages; you will increase your social circle and make lots of new friends! Beginners Dancers are welcome! Let us teach you your first Salsa or Bachata steps! Our instructors follow a structured syllabus that will get you dancing in no time! Advanced Dancers We have plenty of advanced Salsa, Mambo and Bachata classes throughout the week. Learn from Australian Champions!.
FotoViewr was born out of someone’s frustration with browsing photos on the web through static web pages that offered a meager user experience at best. Looking at photos should be a delightful experience.
Wading through page after page of thumbnails, clicking on them and then waiting for them to load made it seem more like a chore. FotoViewr aims to change that by providing an amazing experience for viewing photos on the Internet.
You and your friends can look at your photos by clicking on page after HTML page or you can immerse yourself in a highly interactive and engaging 3D interface.. .
Paint It Up
If you have an immense interest in painting art, you can come up to us, i.e. Paint It Up.
We stand apart on this very domain. Unlike other painting course service providers, we don’t require you to be an in-born painter.
Just you what we all need and rest of the journey, you complete in collaboration with our pro artists. So, come and join our upcoming event, that has be scheduled on 26th of Oct, 2016 in Canberra..
The Channon Craft Market
The Channon Craft Market’s is known as the longest running market in the region and most colourful and vibrant in Australia. It is also a popular must-see for thousands of interstate and international visitors.
Market-goers are entertained with a music act which performs from a marquee on the oval. As people make their way around the perimeter stalls they are destined to come across an interesting busking act or two.
Chairs and tables among the shade of the established trees in Coronation Park provide delightful alfresco areas from which to make forays into the delicious and aromatic food stall offerings.. .
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