Our mission is to transform spaces through an ethical approach aimed at supporting a sustainable creative community. We work across the full spectrum of the art world - with established, emerging, represented and unrepresented creative practitioners - to deliver art projects that elevate important stories from a vast array of community groups. Our aim is to see diverse art in everybody’s everyday life.
Art Pharmacy is a specialist project manager and purveyor of authentic culture. We pride ourselves on our grass-roots connection to creative communities, common-sense advice and a nimble approach. We like to understand the “why” of a project and we aren’t afraid to ask questions and bring fresh perspectives. We have no commercial affiliations with any galleries, so we are free to recommend the most suitable artists based on your brief and budget, which we do by utilising our huge and every-growing community of artists. We are constantly looking for fresh artist talent and maintain an engaged artist community as a priority. We prefer to support local artistic talent where possible.
Who we work with
Hotels / Hospitality
Founder & Director
Art Pharmacy’s founder and director Emilya has a long and colourful connection with the art world. She developed a sophisticated eye for art in various prominent institutions in London such as the Lisson Gallery, Hauser & Wirth, The British Museum and Eskenazi, as well as managing private art collections.
On returning to Sydney, she directed the inaugural The Other Art Fair and established the Art Pharmacy online gallery and grew it into a prominent art and culture agency committed to supporting the Australian creative community.
Emilya has a degree in Art History and Archaeology from the School of Oriental and African Art in London, and wrote her thesis on Chinese contemporary art.
She sits on the Nightlife and Creative Sector Advisory Panel for the City of Sydney and the City of Randwick, the MCA Young Ambassador Committee and the Biennale of Sydney Benefaction Committee.
Our kick-ass Art Director Lily is a specialist project manager who bravely navigates the practical constraints of a project, client expectations and the needs of the artist to deliver projects successfully on time and in budget. She thrives on ticking things off the to-do list and tackles tricky problems with tenacity, determination and a smile.
Lily is a practicing artist and writer and has a passion for working on community art initiatives for Ingidenous communities, refugee centres and the homeless.
Lily has a Media and Communications degree from University of Sydney.
Business Development Manager
Hannah’s role is to ensure the smooth running of everyday work and to source, scope and guide projects to completion. With a client-centric approach, she identifies new opportunities, proposes solutions and works with Lily to keep on top of complex projects. She is a system-nut and is forever trying to improve and streamline processes for the business and for clients. Hannah also manages grants and tenders and writes art strategies.
Hannah has a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Creative Writing and Cultural Studies from the University of Technology, Sydney.
Melbourne Art Curator
Online Gallery & Marketing Manager
How Does Delivery Work?
Once you have completed your purchase of an artwork through the website, we contact the artist and they will ship out the item within 2-4 working days. Whilst our artists endeavour to meet these timelines, many of our artists have other jobs and travel commitments and so some artworks may not be shipped out until after that time frame. If you have purchased works by different artists, please note that delivery times will vary for each as the works are being sent by each different artist from different locations.
You will receive an e-mail notification with the tracking number of your parcel once the order has been shipped. Your artwork should arrive approximately 2-3 working days after it has been shipped, depending on where you live in Australia, and the shipping carrier.
Can I Collect An Order?
This depends on where you live, and where the artist is based. Our artists live in various places around Australia. In certain cases a collection service can be arranged with the artist, subject to payment having been made in advance. However, items must generally be delivered by courier or mailed through Australia Post.
In the case of a pop up exhibition we do ask that anything purchased during the exhibition be collected at the end of the exhibition.
Do You Deliver Internationally?
Yes we do! Please contact us if you want to buy an artwork and have it delivered outside of Australia. We will endeavour to get the best shipping price for your country.
Can You Deliver To a P.O. Box?
Yes, as long as your PO Box can accept parcels. If delivery to the PO Box is not accepted and returned to the artist, you, the buyer, is responsible for paying for re-shipping to a valid address.
Help, I've Given The Incorrect Address!
If you supply us with an incorrect address (i.e. the unit number is missing), and the item is returned to the artist, then you, the buyer, will be responsible for paying for re-delivery of the item.
Please check the order confirmation email when you receive it that the shipping address is correct.
Does Someone Need To Be Home For Delivery?
Yes, all deliveries take place between Monday and Friday during normal business hours. It is necessary for someone to be available to accept the delivery as we use a secure courier who requires a signature as proof of receipt. For your convenience, we recommend having your order sent to your work address if being at home during business hours is not an option.
Furthermore, our carriers provide a door-to-door service, which does not include carrying the items inside, placement, or removal of packaging. If your order includes larger items, we suggest having an additional person at the delivery address to assist with the placement of your items inside. We are unable to redirect orders once items have been dispatched.
When Should I Expect Delivery?
Typical delivery times are as follows:
2 – 5 business days (VIC & NSW)
3 – 5 business days (SA, ACT, QLD)
5 – 7 business days (WA, NT & TAS)
Please allow for an extra day or two for all rural deliveries.
Please note that these time frames are estimates only and we can not be responsible for shipping times after the item has been sent by the artist.
What If Damage Occurs During Shipping?
Our artists will pack the artwork using as much padding and protection as is reasonable in order to ensure that it arrives safely. If any damage does occur to your artwork during delivery, email us immediately.
We want you to be completely happy with your purchase. If you don't like your artwork we have a 7 day cooling off period. Within this period you can return the artwork to us for an exchange or full refund. You must email us within 7 days of receiving your artwork stating that you wish you return it.
Shipping and insurance of the artwork back to us is at your own expense. We must receive the artwork back in the same condition you received it in order to receive a refund or exchange.