All for Art, Art for All at Studio One Noosa

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Deb Caruso meets the couple determined to have local art hanging on every wall in Noosa – and beyond.

As artists focus on their craft, it can be difficult to have energy left to promote themselves to the outside world. For many, their passion lies in the creative process and not in creating websites, maintaining social media profiles or managing promotion, production and delivery of their work.

That’s where Studio One Noosa comes in. Born out of a desire to create a central hub for local art and the recognised need to support local artists; the on-demand website features an exclusive library of original artworks and limited edition prints that can be ordered online from a wide range of local artists.

The creation of artist Juanita Van Den Bergh and partner Richard Donelly, who brings broad experience in photography, pre-press and printing, Studio One Noosa offers a showcase of art that can be ordered with a few mouse clicks.

Initially launched to increase exposure of Juanita’s artworks and prints to a wider audience, the all-in-one gallery, photography studio and printing workshop immediately struck a chord with orders from around the world.

They invited other artists to be part of the project and from an initial handful, they now offer works from more than 20 local artists – and growing!

The subscription and commission-based model offers artists a one-stop marketing shop freeing the artist to focus on their creations while the Studio One Noosa website offers their creations to the world, 24-7.

“We’re proud to hand-select work by local artists that embody the best of the region that represents a cross-section of styles and subjects to suit everyone’s tastes,” Richard said. “For people wanting to explore and purchase local art, we make it easy and accessible.

“We work closely with the artist to ensure their own unique style is honoured while providing the full suite of marketing and production – from creating an artist profile to the promotion and production of orders.”

After an initial interview, Juanita and Richard collaborate with the artist to decide which pieces to promote and whether they want to offer originals or limited-edition fine art prints – or both. 

Once the artist is on board, the dynamic duo at Studio One Noosa take care of the complete process – professionally photographing the artwork, creating the artist’s profile, marketing and then fulfilling the customer’s order, whether shipping an original piece or preparing a limited-edition print on archival canvas or cotton rag paper, rolled, stretched or framed.

All that is left for the artist to do is to keep creating.

And for those wanting to support local art, Studio One offers a suite of options from entry-level prints to fully-commissioned original pieces.

“Making local art accessible is the beginning of what will hopefully start a revolution,” Juanita laughs.

“We are on a mission to make it easy for customers to get their hands on local art, whatever their budget or style preference.

“Wouldn’t it be great if people prioritised local art – whether it be a print reproduction or original work – over mass-produced prints?”

Juanita said it was easy to support local artists with entry-level prices for limited edition prints up to investment in original works and commissions.

Not sure the artwork will fit in with your décor? Studio One Noosa has you covered with an easy-to-use Augmented Reality (AR) experience, ArtPlacer AR Mobile App which allows you to view the desired artwork on the wall of the room you wish to place it in simply by scanning a QR code.

Richard said Studio One Noosa aimed to be the go-to for 100% local art from Caloundra to Gympie

“We want to see the works from as many local artists from Caloundra to Gympie on the walls of every home and business in the region,” he said.

“Accommodation houses such as HOLA (House of Local Art) Eumundi and Essence Peregian Beach were great examples of tourist destinations leading the way by featuring local art throughout their venues. Wouldn’t it be great if every local business also committed to this and our Noosa Biosphere Reserve was known as much for its beautiful art as for its stunning environment?”

With a new warehouse space about to open in Gateway Drive, Noosa, Studio One Noosa hopes to be busier than ever marketing, producing and shipping local art to the walls of the region and beyond.


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About the Author /

Deb has 25+ years' experience providing strategic communications and brand reputation advice to clients in the government, business and not-for-profit clients. She is passionate about Noosa and is an active member of her community, providing PR to Slow Food Noosa and other clients. Her passion lies in working with small businesses to help them succeed. She is planning to release the Tastes of Noosa cookbook with Matt Golinski in 2019.

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