The arts scene is evolving in Adelaide, and gallery Art By Farquhar, formerly Kool Koala Art, is determined to stay ahead of the game. They’ve changed their name and now have a more exclusive range of prints, paintings and photography from local and interstate artists and photographers to choose from in their family-run gallery.
“By rebranding from Kool Koala Art to Art by Farquhar, our focus was to provide a premium range of unique products, rather than having an excessive amount of products,” co-founder Jed Farquhar says.
“Kool Koala Art now operates as an online store and is home to stock you will not find at the gallery, at a discounted price.”
The gallery features a section dedicated to Indigenous artists. They offer a large range of both original paintings and reproduction prints from a group of famous artists, many of them exclusive to Art by Farquhar. They have also collaborated with Indigenous artist such as Chern’ee and Brooke Sutton, Elizabeth Close, Sasha Hill and Coral Hayes Pananka to make originals and cost-effective reproductions.
The gallery also works with local photographers Dave Birch and John Nieddu, who specialise in aerial and landscape shots of South Australia. A royalty from each purchase of these artists artwork goes directly to the artist.
“South Australian’s should feel comfortable coming to our gallery as we are by locals, for locals,” Farquhar says.
“We collaborate with and support local artists and photographers, paying royalties per sale.”
Art by Farquhar is having a February sale with 15 percent off original Indigenous paintings and 20 percent off everything else, both online and in-store. Plus, if you spend more than $1,000, they will knock off another 5 percent.
Founded by Jed and his father Michael in 2020, Art by Farquhar has developed a niche market which offer prints not available anywhere else.
“We are proud to be able to support local by collaborating with these brilliant Indigenous artists and local photographers and bring a new style of artwork to the market,” Nina Juniper, the company’s representative, says.
Find Art By Farquhar at 1070 South Road, Edwardstown.