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Transition Gallery

Exhibition visitors to Transition Gallery, London.

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Photo: Kevin Clifford

Hand crafted fascinator

Model demonstrating a crafted fascinator at Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery.

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Photo: Kevin Clifford

English tea room with uniton jack flag flying.

Martin Parr, 'GB, Southwold, 1993' (detail). Edition of 25. £1,000 + VAT.

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To find out about this work and future Gallery Editions please email printsales@tpg.org.uk

Ceramics available from Contemporary Ceramics, London.

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Courtesy of Contemporary Ceramics.

Chloe Gough, 'Ascetic', ink, oil and woodstain on wood, 2012.

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Courtesy of the artist and Royal Scottish Academy (RSA).

Own Art loans are available through our network of member galleries for the purchase of contemporary art and craft of any kind, and in any media. 

That means you can choose more or less anything you want from paintings, prints, drawings and sculpture, to glassware, ceramics, jewellery, furniture and textiles.

However, there are a few restrictions which are useful to remember before you set your heart on something:

Works of art for purchase with an Own Art loan must be by a contemporary (i.e. living) artist

That's because we want the scheme to help support artists of today by encouraging sales of their work to new buyers.

Works of art must be created by and attributable to the artist

That is to say, they must be original works of art and not reproductions or copies.

Own Art is available for the purchase of limited edition prints and multiples only where the artist has produced these in an edition of 150 or less

This is because we want to ensure that prints sold on the scheme are of the highest quality and avoid our customers buying prints produced in editions of several hundred where the artist has had little or no involvement in the production of the image.

Own Art cannot be used for the purchase of Giclée prints except where the artist has used digital technology specifically in order to conceive and create an image in this media. Giclée prints that are reproductions of original images created in other media are excluded, even if they have been signed and numbered by the artists. 

Can't find what you want?

If you can't find exactly what you're looking for, or if the work you wanted to buy has been sold to someone else, you might want to consider commissioning an artist to produce something specially for you.  Just ask the gallery if this option is available.

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