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Founded in 1994 Galeria Aniela won the trust of some of the most important Australian artists from the post WWII until today. Experienced in the International Art Markets we are privileged to offer for purchase museum-quality fine art of impeccable provenance from the artists such as Arthur Boyd, Jamie Boyd, Lenore Boyd, Charles Blackman, John Perceval, John Olsen, Garry Shead and more. Galeria Aniela coup the front page of Sydney Morning Herald, Australian National NEWS ABC TV Arthur BOYD, Australian National NEWS ABC TV Perceval, ABC TV Sunday Afternoon BOYD, SBS TV Charles Blackman, built a reputation in Australia and the wide world. We recognize the importance of the buyer's confidence to purchase genuine art. Whether you are a first time buyer, a keen collector or an astute investor, our people focused approach ensures an enjoyable and rewarding experience, shipping Worldwide.

If you love quality art of impeccable provenance the ART you want is at Galeria Aniela Testimonials

appraisals valuations / Buying / Selling

We provide information as a guide only, for collectors who acquire art for the pleasure it gives, rather than speculators trading for a short term profit, and in no way replace an advice of an accountant.

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The primary art marketVIDEO: ABC TV Australian National News, The Boyd family exhibitionin Galeria Aniela open by Cameron O'Reilly Chairman Australia National Art Gallery

Gallery Buying art

We handle the primary art market when artwork come to the market for the first time at a gallery or any other art exhibition.

interest free Lay by


Tax Deduction

Fine art is one of the most enjoyable and viable investments and galleries are the last bastions where serious connoisseurship meets commercialism taking financial risks to hold major exhibitions.

Follow your heart and buy the artwork of impeccable provenance of the artist you admire.


Living artists price works of art individually by the merit, artists set fair prices on their work to make living with their creations, creating unbiased market values.

Quality Control

Galeria Aniela strongly discriminates quality. We provide assured quality control offering museum-quality art of impeccable provenance.


We recognize the importance of the buyer confidence in buying authentic, ethically sourced art of impeccable provenance. Won the trust of some of the most important Australian artists. We offer an opportunity to acquire museum-quality art by some of the most important artists from post-WWII up until today.

Professional expertise

Galeria Aniela offers educational opportunities to the public and professional expertise without pressure or risk of the sale-rooms.

We nurture buyers regardless of wealth, advising on purchases according to the individual interest and taste. Whether you are a first time buyer, an art-collector or a s strategic investor, we are committed to provide you with a friendly, clear advice and respect confidentiality. Our people focus approach ensures an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

A carefully selected, original genuine quality work of art is one of the most pleasurable and viable long-term investments and worth the price you pay. A buyer with good knowledge and sharp eyes earns the price.

With over 20 years’ experience in the World Art Market and a wide network of resources, we advise for the collector and the investor on starting, forming and building-up art collections. We can source artworks by specific artists. We can find a specific work of art that is right for you within the required budget and represent at auction.

The Secondary Art Market

SELLING Selling art  auction market

Auction handle the secondary art market

Works of art once sold from Galleries to art-lovers, collectors and investors, are kept often for generations, however occasionally, as tastes change and art values appreciate you may want to sell.

Once the artwork is purchased on the primary art market and the purchaser, whether a collector, a business, a foundation or a dealer, decides to sell it, it enters the secondary market.

In simpler terms, one would refer to the “secondary market” as the “used” or “second-hand” market.

Artworks at auctions form the secondary art market as the artwork has already been purchased once.


setting a reserve ensures that the item is not sold below its lowest value, but no guarantee that it will sell on the day.

Hammer Price

price is not what the seller gets as fees and commissions are charged on the sold item hammer price.

The cost of selling in an auction

Resale Royalty

5 % of the hummer price. artworks purchased after June 2010 must pay additional 5% Resale charge. Under the Resale Royalty Act a seller must pay a 5% royalty on the resale price for re-sales of works that are re-sold after June 2010. Act 2009 came in to effect in 2010, June, 8th.

seller commission

The percentage taken out of the hammer price is around up to 25%.


up to 4.5 % auction houses provide secure storage and full insurance for the items throughout the auction process insurance fee can also be charged on top of the hammer price.

handling fee

Some auction houses also charge a handling fee if an item does not sell.

Shipping Fee

paid by the vendor

Copyrights Fee

Viscopy Copyright for reproduction in an auction catalogue starts from A$360 per artwork.

What happens after the auction?


Once your item has been paid for by the buyer, and the funds cleared, the seller should be paid within 35 days of the auction. A summary of the sale include the cost of the commission, insurance and other fees that will have been taken out of the hammer price.

Unsold items

If your item does not sell, then you will be given the option of re-offer your item in an upcoming auction as well as adjusting the estimate or reserve price.

Sold or unsold Charges that were agreed pre-sale must be paid and will be invoiced after the sale (for example, shipping and handling costs, Copyright fees etc) and in the event that a lot does not sell, the reserve price is used to determine certain fees.

There are instances in which a 'seller' can take advantage of tax deductions and write offs.

Please note: Auction Houses are a secondary market for art, so cannot value new work by artists currently working and/or exhibiting see appraisals

Buying art at Secondary Art Market

Estimates are placed strategically low to attract the bidders. If you want to buy a genuine art and require a professional to advise and research the specific work of art you desire, Galeria Aniela can represent you. We bid on behalf of the client and manage the whole process with the respect to confidentiality. Within the law we act in the best interest for 'the buyer'. For the service we charge a set price or a percentage on the Hammer Price please contact us.

There are instances in which a 'buyer' can take advantage of tax deductions and write offs.

Extra cost for Auction buyers

additional charges :

1. The Buyer's Premium could be up to 25 % on the top of Hammer Price

2. Goods Services Tax GST: 10 %

3. Packing - must be paid by the winner

Buyers at auctions face an impost of 25 per cent, on top of the price at which the auctioneer “hammers" | Financial Review.

In catalogues, the paintings bear an estimate price range, but unless you’re an experienced buyer, you’ll need to read the fine print to find out about the buyer’s premium.

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VIDEO: Blackman Retrospective in Galeria Aniela paintings from the Blackman Trust 

Bogus art fakes

Regrettably sometimes unscrupulous sellers offer misrepresented fake art, works with questionable provenance, and sometimes we 'hear shocking stories about the prevalence of fakes, shady dealers, unreliable auction practices. (Sydney Morning Herald, 23/08/2014)

Art Historians Say Chinese Work Sold by Sotheby’s is a Fake

Christie’s and the forger’s art of deception: fake painting sold to the Australia Club in Sydney

The former owner of a painting is suing Sotheby's after it was later claimed as a £10 million Caravaggio

Tucker fake shines light on Christie’s and art world mismanagement

German Art Dealer Busted Trying to Sell Fake Giacometti Sculpture

‘Fake’ pop art sold at top Nordic auction house

Be vigilant

To protect yourself from making costly mistakes purchase a work of art of impeccable provenance from a gallery that represents the artist you love, and you will prevent to fall a victim to fraudulent offer.

Too great preoccupation with the price can be counter-productive.

Bargain hunting clouds the judgment exposing shoppers to unscrupulous sellers.


We benefit from the artists legacy when genuine art filters through and influences us. We admire artists for their art creations, generosity of spirit, and the joy that the art creations give us. Art stimulates economy and creates employment: art critics, magazines, journalism, museums, restaurants, hotels, National and Regional galleries, transport, shops, cafes and printing business and much much more.



We aim to be a place of inspiration and experience through art collection, sculpture park and exhibitions

PHOTO: (from left) Aniela Kos, Hon. Bob Hawke Former Prime Minister of Australia, Mrs. Blanche D'Alpuget (2007)Art purchase as a legitimate tax deduction


Tax advantages are changed regularly and to satisfy yourself seek Lowenstein's Arts Management professional assistance to check the latest information for tax deduction and art investment.

Work place is an environment that requires artworks on premises to be attractive, this includes business and home office locations. The addition of the artwork to any office space makes office environment healthier and more attractive. Beyond enhancing almost any type of decor, artworks can be also viable and profitable investment.  Art purchases can bring Tax deduction and also some expenditures can qualify for a tax deduction.

In many cases an art purchase can be considered a business expense or a write off. A typical business owner can spend reasonable amounts of money on artwork for the workplace and expect to be able to take advantage of a comparable tax write off.

Common tax deduction when Buying and selling art

There are instances in which a person who buys or sells artwork can take advantage of tax deductions and write offs. The most commonly used 'write offs' that relates to artworks involves a deduction when a person sells a work of art that has dropped in value since the initial purchase. The seller may qualify for a 'tax deduction' or 'write off' based on the difference in value of the artwork. Business tax advantages are changed regularly so verify it with your accountant.

Loan in art purchase can reduce Tax bill

A LOAN can reduce your tax bill, the interest of your loan is deductible also, the Expenses related to the loan like (advertising, agent commission, improvement, cleaning, repair restoration, framing, insurance, legal fees on the purchase as well as the sale, travel expenses). If you decide to rent your art then your expenses may be claimed from the date the art investment first became available for rent.

Interior Design

If you are involved in interior design and you purchase artwork with the idea of using it on behalf of a client, that purchase normally will be considered a legitimate business expense. Therefore, you likely will be able to write off or deduct the cost of such artwork from your profits. Keep in mind that when you use the artwork in a decorating project, or when you sell the artwork to a client, any money you earn for that sale above and beyond what you paid for the artwork originally will be considered income for your business.

Although there are ways in which artwork can be used as a means to obtain a tax write off or deduction, the primary focus of purchasing, selling or trading in art cannot be tax-related. There are ways in which purchasing, holding and ultimately selling art can be a solid investment plan. However, in the majority cases, significant tax write off associated with art ownership is not an essential element of that type of investment.


We offer an opportunity to acquire genuine art of impeccable provenance

SUPERANNUATION Fine Art is 'Super Good' Superannuation

Works of art and the self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) please check the latest release of regulations by the Australian Taxation Office

Works of art can be one of a premier assets. Collecting art is enjoyable, satisfying and can be financially rewarding experience, in both the short term and the long term.

Fine art often has a better rate on return than other investments.

When setting an investment strategy, it is wise to seriously consider a work of art as an asset in your Do-It-Yourself-Super-Fund and purchase a quality work of art from your superannuation fund.

For collectors looking at diverse tax arrangements we give an opportunity to purchase a top-quality art as an alternative investment strategy instead of juggling percentages of your supper funds between 'Cash', ‘shares’ 'Local Equities', 'International Equities', 'Bonds' and 'Real Estate'.

As fine art appreciate, a carefully selected work of art may produce good increase in value.

It is wise to channel a percentage of your funds into an asset that will have capital appreciation as not all of your assets ought to return revenue on an annual basis.


We aim to be a place of experience and inspiration

LAY BY term payments about Price-Lock  Lay-by Price-Lock

Galeria Aniela is the primary art market when an artwork comes to the market for the first time at our gallery or art exhibition. We represent the artists selling artworks on behalf of the artists.

When you purchase a work of art from Galeria Aniela we immediately pay the artist. Each purchase helps the artists to make a living with their creations. To help you to purchase art you love we can provide a solution of interest-free LAY-BY.

Lay-by is a method of purchase in which the selected artworks are set aside and the buyer pays regular monthly instalments, receiving artworks when fully paid.

LAY-BY benefits

Interest free for the entire lay-by period

Lay-by provides options to break down the total sum into monthly or weekly payments.

Lay-by offers the Price-Lock we hold the price for the entire length of the lay-by.

Price-Lock guarantees the original price is locked in for the entire period of the lay-by.

No service fee for the entire period

No transaction fees for the entire period

No need to visit the gallery to make payments


 25% of the purchase price unless special arrangements are made with the gallery


Upon the agreement regular Bank transfer payments to be made monthly .

Late payment

Late payment may attract an additional charge 15- 20% unless a prior arrangement is made with the gallery.


Lay-by purchases are excluded from being returned.


Lay-by purchases are excluded from being exchanged.


A fee of will apply should you later decide to cancel the lay-by.


Arthur Boyd in Galeria Aniela, for the first time  exhibiting together (under one roof) with family: David Boyd, Jamie Boyd, Guy Boyd, Lenore Boyd, Tessa PercevalTHE PRICE OF ART About the price of art

Living artists set fair prices on their work creating unbiased market values.

Artists price their creations individually by the merit (little to do with the costs of materials and labour required in making).

Galeria Aniela supports the artist's prices for the artists to make living with their creations.

Artworks of late artists are traded at individual prices in the prevailing art collector’s opinion.

History play the essential role of supplying attribution, establishing opinion and authenticating what is offered on the market.

A work of art is a commodity for which a market is created and maintained by financially interested parties. No different than any other market. The market value of the art item is derived from its exchange value, the price a buyer pays for the artwork.

Individual works are traded at individual prices, the value placed on one artwork by the World Art Market may differ from the critical value placed on the similar artwork or the same work at different time and location.

Prices fluctuate and may differ by significant factor and vary from item to item even by the same artist and size, in the prevailing opinion of a collector.

By all means shop around, compare the prices, the provenance as well as the quality, which alter price by significant factor.

However too great preoccupation with the price can be counter-productive. Searching for a bargain clouds clear judgment and may expose a collector to not genuine offers.

The quality and the provenance of the artwork are the key. But also other seemingly unrelated elements may affect the value see art appraisal guidelines.

When you purchase a work of art at Galeria Aniela you acquire art of impeccable provenance that is unique, authentic, genuine, original work.


With a wide network of resources and over 20 years experience in the World Art Market we combine the knowledge of fine art and financial expertise.

We offer an opportunity to purchase museum-quality art of impeccable provenance. We meet the terms of prompt professional communication by internet and telephone and we offer secure payment options in a safe and secure environment.

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