Exhibition by artist Karen Standke – “Full Circle”.

One of Corporate Art Rentals most popular artists is Karen Standke. Several of our customers rent Karen’s beautiful paintings in their foyers & reception areas. Karen’s vibrant and colourful depictions of the Australian outback are truly mesmerising and they make a magnificent statement piece for your clients’ first point of entry.

One of Corporate Art Rentals most popular artists is Karen Standke. Several of our customers rent Karen’s beautiful paintings in their foyers & reception areas. Karen’s vibrant and colourful depictions of the Australian outback are truly mesmerising and they make a magnificent statement piece for your clients’ first point of entry. Karen has recently returned from a trip around Australia and is exhibiting her new works at the Manningham Gallery and will be giving her artist’s talk at Manningham on Monday 23rd July at 12pm. Click here for more information on Karen’s exhibition.

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Kennedys Lawyers enhance their offices with beautiful artworks

Kennedys Lawyers contacted Corporate Art Rentals for the installation of artwork at their William Street offices in Melbourne.

Kennedys Lawyers contacted Corporate Art Rentals for the installation of artwork at their William Street offices in Melbourne. The staff in the Melbourne office chose works from Australian based artists Karen Standke and Geoff Harrison to display in their reception, boardroom and meeting areas. The selected artworks are paintings of Northern Territory and Tasmanian landscapes. The works enhance an already attractive and professional looking office and provide an interesting visual backdrop for Kennedy’s staff and clients.

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Nichola Malpas paintings brighten up workspace and home

A customer recently rented two of Nichola Malpas’ whimsical works. One was for her office and the other for her home.

A customer recently rented two of Nichola Malpas’ whimsical works. One was for her office and the other for her home. In both environments, Nichola’s work added a touch of colour and helped create a peaceful environment for work and play.

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IDP Lawyers enhance their Melbourne office with original Australian artwork

Melbourne firm, IDP Lawyers, are supporting Australian artists by installing artwork by artists Karen Standke and Dena Ashbolt in their new Melbourne office.

Melbourne firm, IDP Lawyers, are supporting Australian artists by installing artwork by artists Karen Standke and Dena Ashbolt in their new Melbourne office. The paintings and drawings add a finishing touch to IDP’s already impressive facility located in William St. Corporate Art Rentals’ trusted supplier, Ellis Art Installation were engaged to install a tracking system so that the artwork can easily be swapped over to new works at a future date. This allows IDP Lawyers to update the look and feel of their office periodically, at a minimal cost.

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New art supplied for manufacturer’s office

Corporate Art Rentals recently installed this bright and colourful painting in the general office at Rollease Acmeda’s impressive facility in Brunswick Melbourne. The painting has really brightened up the workspace and was very popular with the office staff.

Corporate Art Rentals recently installed this bright and colourful painting in the general office area at Rollease Acmeda’s impressive facility in Brunswick Melbourne. The new artwork has really brightened up the workspace and is very popular with the office staff.

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Gabrielle Jones painting selected as “exceptional”.

Congratulations to Corporate Art Rentals artist, Gabrielle Jones on having her painting described as one of four “exceptional” paintings by the prestigious NYC/American publication, ‘Friend of the Artist’. Only four paintings were selected as exceptional by the magazine’s staff. The magazine’s management stated, “We at FOA are also excited to share the artists we selected to include in the upcoming Fall 2017 Publication! Each member of our staff chose an artist we felt was exceptional to us!”

Congratulations to Corporate Art Rentals artist, Gabrielle Jones on having her painting described as one of four “exceptional” paintings by the prestigious NYC/American publication, ‘Friend of the Artist’.

Summer2017FOA_InsideCoverOnly four paintings were selected as exceptional by the magazine’s staff. The magazine’s management stated, “We at FOA are also excited to share the artists we selected to include in the upcoming Fall 2017 Publication! Each member of our staff chose an artist we felt was exceptional to us!”

Gabrielle’s paintings are recognisable for their beautiful use of colour gestural mark-making and sense of movement and evidence her embrace of the notion of chance in both her subject matter and her painting technique. Charles Blackman once described Gabrielle’s work as “…full of shining light, radiant… [she] lets the inner things – her soul – come into her paintings [and] evokes feelings from the viewer.”

Gabrielle’s colourful paintings are ideal for office art and will brighten and enhance any corporate workspace. You can view Gabrielle’s paintings for rental here

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Choosing artwork that blends with your spiritual aesthetic

Corporate Art Rentals recently completed a project with an established financial company with its offices at La Trobe St, Melbourne. The new artworks were required to complement the renovations that had been recently completed in the offices.

Corporate Art Rentals recently completed a project with an established financial company with its offices at La Trobe St, Melbourne. The new artworks were required to complement the renovations that had been recently completed in the offices. The company was interested in enhancing their décor with original artwork for the office, which would also be a conversation starter with clients and customers who frequently visit the office.

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Dagmar Cyrulla at Corporate Art Rentals consulted with the company to provide a total of 15 artworks for the offices, comprising work by artists John Aslanidis and Maryanne Coutts. The artworks for offices were finalised following extensive consultation with the company’s interior designer. The artworks were installed by Ellis Art Installations, our key supplier.

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When clients are interested in installing office wall art, they usually have an idea of the kind of art they visualise seeing hung up in their offices. They may not necessarily have an eye for art and be familiar with different artwork styles, but a preference in colours and broader themes is a good starting point to identify the best artwork for offices. In the case of this project, the client was conscious of choosing paintings for office that were aligned with their spiritual and aesthetic preferences, which helped narrow the artwork options. Other factors borne in mind were the appropriate artwork sizes for the offices, since the chosen artwork for office space must be in proportion to it.

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The client was keen to finalise artworks that were appealing and a conversation starter, while also being consistent with their spiritual and aesthetic preferences. Bearing these requirements in mind, Dagmar selected ‘Sonic Network No. 1’, a 3 metre artwork by Aslanidis as the statement piece for this project, and smaller works by both Aslanidis and Coutts for other office areas. It was great to see the company’s staff interact with the paintings as they were being hung. The final result was a great finishing touch to a world class interior design fitout.

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Ian Wells’ exhibition, “The Difficult Third”. Closes 16 Sept ’17.

Corporate Art Rentals’ artist, Ian Wells is exhibiting his work at the Five Walls Projects gallery in Footscray. In Ian Wells’ paintings, allusions to tabs, folds and slots and the deliberate misuse of the symbols of cardboard packaging, tease our sense of recall with recognisable forms.

Corporate Art Rentals’ artist, Ian Wells is exhibiting his work at the Five Walls Projects gallery in Footscray.
In Ian Wells’ paintings, allusions to tabs, folds and slots and the deliberate misuse of the symbols of cardboard packaging, tease our sense of recall with recognisable forms.

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The resultant paintings contain an array of odd and unlikely shapes. Forms are intersected by creases, cut lines and separate panels, interrupting our attention to the bigger picture. Images appear within the paintings, indirectly referencing little-known and indistinguishable forms that exist in industry and consumable products. In the interstitial passages of painting, the viewer is left to recognise and make sense of elements that skirt the boundary of recollection. The viewer’s perceptual re-ordering and ‘filling in’ of these disregarded and frequently discarded forms is an attempt to make sense in an undetermined environment, neither new nor old; an uncomfortable, difficult third.”

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Visit Geoff Harrison’s exhibition at Tacit Contemporary Art in Abbotsford

Visit the Tacit Contemporary Art Gallery between the 23 August to 10 September to see Corporate Art Rental’s artist Geoff Harrison’s exhibition of his beautiful landscapes.

Visit the Tacit Contemporary Art Gallery between the 23 August to 10 September to see Corporate Art Rentals artist Geoff Harrison’s exhibition of beautiful landscapes. Geoff completed his Bachelor Of Arts (Fine Art), at RMIT in Melbourne. He also completed the prestigious Drawing Marathon, run by Graham Nickson at the Adelaide School of Art. Geoff partook in an Associated Diploma in Art and Design, as well as gaining his Associate Diploma in Cartography at RMIT. Painting for Geoff is a journey of self-discovery and he is constantly pushing himself to the limits of his ability to achieve this. He often feels the aim of his paintings is to punch holes in the gallery walls and let the daylight in, or nightlight depending on the work. Geoff’s works are atmospheric, peaceful and draw the viewer into their space.

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Arcadia hosts artist Agneta Ekholm

Corporate Art Rentals installed three of Agneta Ekholm’s large artworks in the foyer of the Arcadia residential complex earlier this year. Arcadia is a beautiful building, designed by renowned architects Fender Katsalidis

Corporate Art Rentals installed three of Agneta Ekholm’s large artworks in the foyer of the Arcadia residential complex earlier this year. Arcadia is a beautiful building, designed by renowned architects Fender Katsalidis and located in Parkville directly opposite the Royal Park. The building’s residential association, lead by Gloria and her team, wanted to give the building’s residents an opportunity to meet the artist and better understand the design philosophy and technical process behind her paintings. Consequently they organised a fantastic evening of food and wine to celebrate the new work and to meet Agneta. We were all surprised at the interest shown and the large turn out of residents . We discussed art and had great conversations about Agneta’s works and how paintings can enhance foyers, offices and corporate work spaces.

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Black Mist Burnt Country Exhibition by Karen Standke

Congratulations to Corporate Art Rentals artist, Karen Standke for her work being exhibited at the Ballarat Gallery’s, ‘Black Mist Burnt Country’ exhibition. The exhibition finishes on the 5th February.

Congratulations to Corporate Art Rentals artist, Karen Standke for her work being exhibited at the Ballarat Gallery’s, ‘Black Mist Burnt Country’ exhibition. The exhibition finishes on the 5th February.
Exhibition link: http://artgalleryofballarat.com.au/gallery_exhibitions/black-mist-burnt-country-testing-bomb-maralinga-australian-art/

Karen’s work is amongst a group of indigenous and non indigenous artists commemorating the little known story of the British atomic tests at Maralinga in the 1950’s. Karen’s large triptych work, ‘Road to Maralinga II’ features on the Ballarat Gallery’s website promoting the exhibition. Whilst this work may be unavailable due to it being exhibited, you can lease other of Karen’s paintings from Corporate Art Rentals. View Karen Standke artworks !

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John Aslanidis paintings rented to 580 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne.

Recently, Corporate Art Rentals hung two very large artworks in the foyer of 580 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne. The end result looks magnificent and is another example of a business being transformed by hiring paintings from Corporate Art Rentals.

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Recently, Corporate Art Rentals hung two very large artworks in the foyer of 580 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne. The building’s owners wanted to enhance the look of their already impressive foyer, so they engaged Corporate Art Rentals to propose artworks for lease. Our art consultant, Dagmar Cyrulla, gave the client several options and they decided to hire paintings by the Melbourne and New York based artist, John Aslanidis. John’s paintings demand attention and create quite a talking point. “For over twenty years artist John Aslanidis has defined a space between sound and vision, through seeking to create ‘paintings you can hear and sound you can see’. His paintings take the form of numerous interlocking and exponentially expanding concentric circles that are painstakingly mapped and masked out, and evolve from an intersection between music and painting. (Excerpt from ‘Sound Spheres’ by Marguerite Brown, for Art Monthly Australia).”

We utilised the skills of art installation expert, Tom Ellis from Ellis Art Installation, to hang these large artworks. Hanging paintings may look easy, but we can assure you there is a lot in it and if you don’t know what you are doing, not only do you run the danger of damaging expensive artworks, you can also damage a client’s walls as well as hang the works out of alignment. We worked with Tom and was impressed by his care and expertise in getting John’s paintings perfectly aligned at the right height and also securely fastened to the wall. Tom also uses ‘lockable’ fixtures to ensure that the artwork cannot be removed by the wrong person.

The end result looks magnificent and is another example of a business being transformed by hiring paintings from Corporate Art Rentals.

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Update of artwork at the Victorian Automotive Chamber of Commerce (VACC)

Recently, we updated the artwork at the VACC in Melbourne to coincide with the appointment of a new VACC Director.

Recently, we updated the artwork at the VACC in Melbourne to coincide with the appointment of a new VACC Director. Every two years, the VACC appoints a new Director who chooses art work for their Head Office’s entry foyer at St Kilda Rd. This time the work is from Corporate Art Rentals’ artist Steve Warburton. Steve works and exhibits in Melbourne and completed his Fine Arts degree at Monash University. He has exhibited widely, in group and solo exhibitions and his paintings and drawings are held in collections Australia-wide and internationally. Steve’s works are arresting, to say the least. As we hung the works, it was interesting to observe how people reacted as they passed through the VACC foyer. Almost everybody stopped and pondered the works. The common consensus was that people loved the transformation to the entry foyer and that Steve’s works were powerful, arresting and emotional. We are delighted by the outcome and very proud to be able to exhibit Steve’s work at the VACC.

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Corporate Art Rentals welcomes artist Geoff Harrison

Corporate Art Rental’s newest artist, Geoff Harrison, completed his Bachelor Of Arts (Fine Art), at RMIT in Melbourne. He also completed the prestigious Drawing Marathon, run by Graham Nickson at the Adelaide School of Art.

Corporate Art Rental’s newest artist, Geoff Harrison, completed his Bachelor Of Arts (Fine Art), at RMIT in Melbourne. He also completed the prestigious Drawing Marathon, run by Graham Nickson at the Adelaide School of Art. Geoff also partook in an Associated Diploma in Art and Design, as well as gaining his Associate Diploma in Cartography at RMIT. Painting for Geoff is a journey of self-discovery and he is constantly pushing himself to the limits of his ability to achieve this. He often feels the aim of his paintings is to punch holes in the gallery walls and let the daylight in, or nightlight depending on the work. Geoff’s works are atmospheric, peaceful and draw the viewer into their space. They will enhance and brighten any office area or foyer, transforming it into a professional and energised space for both staff and clients. Geoff’s paintings can be rented for as little as $66.00 per month.

Check out Geoff’s work below.

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‘Art in the Algarve’ Art Workshop by Peter Griffen

Join one of Corporate Art Rental’s artist Peter Griffen and his wife Denise Lithgow at an exclusive art workshop in Olhao, Portugal between 24th to the 31st of May 2017.

Join one of Corporate Art Rental’s artists Peter Griffen and his wife Denise Lithgow at an exclusive art workshop in Olhao, Portugal between 24th to the 31st of May 2017. Participants will get an opportunity to paint or make textile art in this beautiful and atmospheric village of southern Portugal. More details about the workshop ‘Art in the Algarve’ – https://www.artinthealgarve.com/art-courses/1031

The package of comfortable accommodation, all meals and tuition from Peter and Denise is available only for £865.00 (approx. A$1,500) per person.

About Peter Griffen – Peter works as a full-time artist in Sydney and is influenced as much by the classical painting of the Renaissance as by the serendipity of abstract expressionism. His work can be found in many galleries and private collections throughout Australia and Europe.

Looking to lease artwork for your office? Check out Peter’s collection of beautiful and striking paintings which can transform your office space. http://corporateartrentals.com.au/author/petergriffen/

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Corporate Art Rentals welcomes Hele Ellis

We are pleased to welcome Hele Ellis to Corporate Art Rentals. Hele had her first solo exhibition in 1986 in Hamburg, Germany, and in 1996 her first solo show in Australia, Byron Bay.

We are pleased to welcome Hele Ellis to Corporate Art Rentals. Hele was born in 1963 in West Germany (Kiel) and has lived and worked in Australia since 1995. She graduated from the college of Fine Arts and Art Therapy, Ottersberg, Germany, in 1992 with Honours.

Hele had her first solo exhibition in 1986 in Hamburg, Germany, and in 1996 her first solo show in Australia, Byron Bay. Since then she exhibited numerous times internationally, her works are collected worldwide and has received awards since 1998.

After a year abroad in 2009 (USA), Hele still calls Byron Bay home and received a beautiful response to her retrospective at the Lismore Regional Art Gallery (2009, Australian works) and at NRCG Ballina (2010). Since, Hele had two solo exhibitions in Melbourne (Artman Gallery).

You can view Hele’s work here.

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The Party’s Over by Merryn Trevethan

Merryn Trevethan, a Singapore-resident, Melbourne-native artist is proud to present a body of work that marks a chapter of her practice entitled “The Party’s Over”.

Merryn Trevethan, a Singapore-resident, Melbourne-native artist is proud to present a body of work that marks a chapter of her practice entitled “The Party’s Over”. Merryn’s inspiration stems from her observation of the urban landscape of globalised cities.

The show’s title “The Party’s Over” is a line from Leonard Cohen’s song A Street. Influenced by recent geopolitical changes occurring across the world, Trevethan observes a city that is constantly in flux and is continuously re-inventing itself. While specific buildings are not readily identifiable in the work, Trevethan captures the essence of each city scene with chromatic lines and varied hues. She depicts a landscape without horizon- using colour to collapse the picture plane. Each painting is not a portrait of any specific city but a convergence of urban cues

Exhibition Title: The Party’s Over…
Venue: The Australian High Commission, Singapore
2 AUG – 30 SEP 2016

Her selected engagements in Singapore include being awarded First Prize for the DRIVE – Public Art Open Call for her work “Accelerator City”, where she painted a mural on an outdoor wall at Gillman Barracks. In 2015, Trevethan was commissioned to create artwork for the new Facebook Headquarters at South Beach Tower, Singapore, as part of the Facebook Artist in Residence Program and is currently in the process of expanding this project.

IMAGE CREDIT: Photography by Jo Rankine

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