We connect people to contemporary art

WELCOME TO VELVENOIR

Different expertise, insights and perspectives complement and combine to allow us to provide services that go above and beyond the traditional approach. We are all about breaking boundaries while independently advising our diverse and international clientele.

Established in 2014, VELVENOIR is an international art consultancy firm specializing in contemporary art. We inspire, connect, and guide through the fast-paced global art market, with our ethos and principles front of mind.

We transform spaces into personal experiences with contemporary artists, curating personal art collections reflecting our collectors visions, ideas, and interests, while curating contemporary art with  powerful stories for hotel guests of tomorrow to explore. 

Our approach is tailored towards private collectors, interior designers, hospitality projects and businesses.

Art Consultancy | Contemporary Art | International Art Consulting Service
“Art for us, is unique, inspiring, and powerful. Owning art, that speaks your language lifts you up in so many ways and we are privileged to join our collectors and clients on this unique journey to make a difference with contemporary art and the visual artists and galleries we collaborate with. 

BECAUSE ART MAKES A DIFFERENCE  

Warmly,
Alexandra Schafer, Founder 

WE WORK GLOBALLY WITH PASSIONATE ART experts

Different expertise, insights, connections and perspectives within the global art market are combined and complement each other. We provide a service that goes above and beyond the traditional art consultancy approach.

EVERY COLLECTION & PROJECT STARTS WITH A PERSONAL CONVERATION

Please feel free to reach out, to discuss your current art requirements, the project you work on, or if you simply want to understand how we work. We look forward to hearing from you. 

VELVENOIR was founded by Alexandra Schafer while traveling around Australia’s Outback inspired by aboriginal art, she decided to make contemporary and indigenous art available, with a personal touch. 

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WE ADD VALUE THROUGH A CURATED ART COLLECTION

Over the past years, we have placed emerging to blue-chip artists into residential and commercial spaces. 

WE KEEP OUR ETHOS AND PRINCIPLES FRONT OF MIND

Art collecting is a journey, yet it requires a mutual understanding, respect and values to embark on such journey together. 

We respect the privacy rights of our clients therefore, we keep all the documents and assets shared with us, strictly confidential.

We acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to the land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures; and to their Elders past, present and future. 

We act fully in the interest of our clients and artists. We believe in sharing details about fees, timeline and suggested resource involvement.

We are working towards being Carbon Neutral, hence we are working with carefully selected partner firms to minimize our carbon footprint on every project we work on. To archive this – we think outside the box and merge our international resources.

We strongly believe in all the artists we work with, we connect talented artists to international projects and collectors. At the same time our team, provides the necessary curatorial support and ensures all artists are is fairly remunerated and the price artworks are acquired are within the ones practices within the global market.

We pay attention to every detail to ensure we deliver the perfect presentation of the art collection. When we acquire art for you, we always consider your vision, allocated budget, aesthetic of the artwork and long-term investment.