Every few months, it seems, a piece of art – whether it’s a platinum-and-diamond-encrusted skull or a Jackson Pollock – sets a new record for the most expensive artwork yet sold. Nine Lives bucks that trend, displaying fresh and innovative artworks with modest price tags (from $50 through to $1000) from up-and-coming Australian and international artists.
The gallery frequently hosts new shows, often with a street-culture edge – recent exhibitions have included tattoo designs and skateboard art – so it’s worth frequently checking its website to see what new visual delights are in store. Who knows? You may pick up the next Blue Poles.
5F Winn St, Fortitude Valley
Open Tues–Fri 11am–4pm, Sat 10am–3pm
See website for exhibition opening nights