Owning a piece of art is always a bit special. While owning an original artwork isn’t necessarily the most affordable thing in the world, there are alternatives. You could look at art prints and posters but what about art tea towels
? Yes, tea towels! More and more artists are offering up their artwork in tea towel form and it’s a great way to expand your art collection. Sure, they’re notably more expensive than your average tea towel but it’s not like you’ll be doing the dishes with them. Art tea towels are a decent size, look great framed, and have the added bonus of looking like canvas. One of my favourite artists, Rachel Castle
, is famed for her fun tea towels and Third Drawer Down
also stock a bunch of tea towels featuring works from a range of artists. While they’re not pictured here, I’d also recommend checking out Kara Rosenlund’s
range of beautiful photographic printed tea towels
and all the fun Australian-themed prints
by Everingham + Watson
Top row: Belinda Marshall “Everything All At Once” tea towel from Frankie and Swiss; CASTLE “Vegemite” tea towel
Bottom row: David Shrigley “Life Is Fantastic” tea towel; Del Kathryn Barton “Cosmic Crime” tea towel from Third Drawer Down (if you’re in Brisbane there’s also a Third Drawer Down concept space in the Gallery of Modern Art).
Have you seen any noteworthy art tea towels lately?