About Artbox

Artists take on a lot of risk and, on average, get very little reward. Why?

Artists make their art at their own expense with no support, investment or pathways to a professional career. The fact that some of them make it is a miracle. Most don't - and many of those that don't are more talented than the ones that do!

This has to change. How? Artbox supports artists to make work by taking the financial risk out of the system. We commission them to make work with guaranteed sales. We support them by subscribing Art Angels, who pay as little as $40 per month to receive top artists' work, and in return we provide artists with support.

That's how and why we are disrupting the art market.

Hi, I am Alex 👋🏼

I graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne University with a Master of Fine Art (Research) with high distinction. Since then, I taught across many top Art Schools and have had some success as an artist. I have been a professional contemporary digital artist since 2008 with solo exhibitions across Australia, China, Japan and Greece. However even still, I cannot say I have anything close to a living wage as an artist.

Luckily while at Art School I learned to program computers, build businesses and discover products that customers love. It has been through this skillset that I have managed to earn a good living wage as a Digital Producer and Product Manager in Beijing, San Francisco and Melbourne in a range of technology companies. However, while I thrived financially, for most of my friends from Art School, this was not the case. That is why I created Artbox.

Joel Gailer (megaphoning) and Alex GIbson (skateboarding), Performprint at Sydney Contemporary art fair, 2019

Head Curator
Joel Gailer

Joel is a PhD in Fine Art from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. He too faced the problem we are solving. He is a Master Printmaker, Experimental Performance Artist, Publican and an amazing surfer.

He runs Performprint, Cozens Street Studios and Red Betty Art Bar and has been a Professional Artist and Art School Lecturer for over 10 years. Joel is the Head Curator at Artbox. His incredible network of Rising Star Artists allows us commission artworks of the highest quality.

Ted McKinley, Untitled, Edition of 65

Alex and Joel love to collect and share art by the best artists.

They want to help Art Club Members develop a valuable collection.

And they want to help Artists make a living.

Help fix the broken contemporary art market

Join Art Club

Art Club

1 Artwork per month
Signed by the artist
Limited edition
Size: approx. A4

$40 per month


Premium

1 Artwork per month
Signed by the artist
Limited edition
Size: approx. A2

$147 per month


Platinum

1 Artwork per month
Signed & NFT
Original
Size: approx. A4 to A1

$400 per month