About Australian Fine Art Editions
AUSTRALIAN FINE ART EDITIONS presents exceptional quality, archival limited edition fine art reproductions from a range of Australia's best and most celebrated artists including John Olsenand Jeffrey Smart.
Our publishers DIGITAL ART DIRECTORY and their team, work personally and directly with the Artists, Artists Estates, and Cultural Heritage organisations to accurately colour match every fine art rendition bringing iconic imagery by our most celebrated artists to the public.
Fine Art Limited Editions
We offer a range of fine art reproductions to suit both domestic and corporate environments and welcome enquiries from individuals and trade businesses.
The works are printed on genuine artist watercolour paper with fade resistant pigment ink - not dye-based ink. The vibrant colours will last for 130 years plus, before any noticeable fading occurs. Every fine art reproduction has a uniquely numbered "Certificate of Authenticity" guaranteeing it as an authorised reproduction. All works display a blind embossed mark confirming their validity.
Wherever possible, our fine art reproductions are hand- or digitally-signed and editioned. The size of the edition varies from artist to artist.Our publisher DIGITAL ART DIRECTORY has worked in the cultural heritage arena in Australia and New Zealand for over thirty years; preserving fine art, specialising in the presentation of it, the creation of 23 carat gold water gilding and historic frame replicas.
Since 1996 they have been involved in digitising Australia’s cultural heritage at the very highest level. Through their constant research, good understanding of digital technologies, vision, reputation and ability to navigate both the business and artistic worlds, they have created a successful company dedicated to world’s best practice in digital image archiving services and fine art reproduction.
The company has worked closely with some of Australia’s best-known artists and Estates throughout his career. In particular, Brett Whiteley for sixteen years, Arthur Boyd, and to this day is still working for Jeffrey Smart and John Olsen.
In both digital image archiving, publishing and fine art preservation Brett Lichtenstein (Digital Art Directory) has received commissions from many of Australia’s significant art and cultural heritage institutions. These include:
- Historic Houses Trust
- National Trust (both NSW & ACT)
- Art Gallery of New South Wales
- Museum of Contemporary Art
- State Library of New South Wales
- New South Wales Parliament
- National Gallery of Australia
- National Library of Australia
- National Museum of Australia
- Australian Federal Parliament
- National Gallery of Victoria
- State Library of Victoria
- Museum of Modern Art at Heide
- Public Records Office of Victoria and,
- Heritage Victoria
In October 2002 the company was awarded a government tender to setup a digitisation facility at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. They managed the facility and trained staff over a 3.5 year period in direct digital capture, digital image archiving, databasing and fine art digital printing. In addition they have worked on major private and corporate collections around Australia and overseas.
Some of these include:
- Westpac Art Collection
- ANZ Bank Collection
- National Australia Bank Heritage Collection
- Heytesbury Holdings Art Collection
- The Wellcome Collection and,
- The Sultan of Brunei
We are are passionate about conserving and presenting Australia’s cultural heritage.