Copyright Agency’s Top Christmas Gift Ideas for Art Lovers
November 20, 2023
The festive season is drawing closer, and Christmas shopping – whether you love it or loathe it – is fast ascending to the top of your to-do list. You’re likely to be left spoilt for choice or at your wits’ end when it comes to present ideas but, luckily for you, we’ve pulled together a list of gifts that are unique, useful, and something to be cherished.
All items featured are licensed artwork too, with a fair agreement between the artist and the retailer, as managed by Copyright Agency. So you’ll be safe in the knowledge that honest payment is being returned to the creator with every purchase made.
Check out our top picks from the selection below; we can guarantee you’ll brighten many a Christmas morning with these. All items featured are part of a wider selection of licensed artwork merchandise, so be sure to take a browse through the options available via the links provided.
NATIONAL GALLERY OF VICTORIA WATERCOLOUR COUNTRY EXHIBITION, PENCIL SET
ALBERT NAMATJIRA, MACDONNELL RANGES AT HEAVITREE GAP
Any budding artist would be delighted to receive this pencil set, featuring Albert Namatjira’s ‘MacDonnell Ranges at Heavitree Gap’ early 1950s watercolour. With 12 coloured pencils set in a wooden box with a printed sliding lid, you’ll be inspiring your loved one to create their own masterpiece in no time.
Available at NGV Design Store.
Credit: MacDonnell Ranges at Heavitree Gap © Namatjira Legacy Trust/ Copyright Agency, 2023. Photographs courtesy of Selina Ou, National Gallery of Victoria
KIP&CO X ERNABELLA ARTS, LINEN TABLECLOTH
CARLENE THOMPSON, TJULPU KULUNYPA – BABY BIRDS
The relatives will be fighting for a seat at the table that is decorated with this beautiful linen tablecloth. ‘Tjulpu Kulunypa – Baby Birds’ by Carlene Thompson is an artwork about birds and their chicks, and features in the highly sought after Kip&Co x Ernabella Arts collaboration. With calming tones of purple, blue and pink, you’ll be forgiven if you choose to keep this gift to yourself.
Available at Kip&Co.
Credit: Tjulpu Kulunypa © Carlene Thompson/Copyright Agency, 2023.
BIG W X WARNAYAKA CHRISTMAS COLLECTION, CHRISTMAS BAUBLE
LILY HARGRAVES NUNGARRAYI, WOMEN’S DREAMING
A gift to be treasured, this bauble will adorn Christmas trees for many seasons to come. The dreaming in ‘Women’s Dreaming’ by Lily Hargraves Nungarrayi tells about a women’s ceremony, which talks about ‘travelling from north to south, east and west teaching all the young kids’. This stocking filler would make a beautiful gift to be shared among the women in your family.
Available at Big W.
Credit: Women’s Dreaming © Lily Hargraves/Copyright Agency, 2023.
GRANDE EXPERIENCES: CONNECTIONS, SHOPPING BAG
JUDY NAPANGARDI WATSON, MINA MINA – HAIR STRING
Grocery shopping will be less of a chore with this foldable shopping bag. Judy Napangardi Watson’s ‘Mina Mina – Hair String’ features the artists dynamic use of colour and “dragged dotting” style. A beautiful gift for friend or family that will prove handy on many a shopping trip!
Available at The Lume Melbourne.
Credit: Mina Mina – Hair String © Judy Napangardi Watson/Copyright Agency, 2023
LIKARA | MAARA COLLECTIVE X ALISON LIONEL, SILK SHIRT
A must for any loved one with their finger on the fashion pulse. The collection features the original print ‘Likara’ by Pitjantjatjara artist Alison Lionel of Ernabella Arts, APY Lands. In a unisex style and silk twill fabrication, this beautiful button front silk shirt could steal the show on Christmas Day.
Available at MAARA Collective.
Credit: Likara © Alison Lionel/Copyright Agency, 2023
THE AUSTRALIAN NATURAL SOAP COMPANY, AUSTRALIAN BUSH RANGE GIFT PACK
DAPHNE MARKS – YALKA – BUSH ONION
Inspired by the traditional knowledge of Australia’s First Nations Peoples, this soap gift pack is a treat for the senses. Using native Australian Essential Oils and packaged in Daphne Marks’ distinctive ‘Yalka – Bush Onion’ artwork, the trio of soap bars will ensure you get the best guest title in the family.
Available at The Australian Natural Soap Company.
Credit: Yalka – Bush Onion © Daphne Marks/Copyright Agency, 2023