Art mingles with food and retail at SPRMRKT, a bistro where local and international artists are given the chance to sell and showcase their contemporary and pop artworks for two to three months. Learn a little about the faces behind these paintings, photographs and illustrations – there are short biographies below each piece – so you can get boost your art IQ while tucking into that teriyaki pork belly sandwich or eggs Benny. Its retail corner also boasts an eclectic mix of goods: toast tongs, glass brushes and honey spoons sit alongside dinnerware and, yes, more artworks. You’ll be in good company here.
Art has expanded beyond galleries and infiltrated unorthodox places around town. You can walk into a shop, cafe and restaurant and serendipitously encounter some brilliant art pieces. Paintings, installations, photos and the like aren’t just tacked to the walls and forgotten about – they’re part of revolving exhibitions hosted by these venues, and some artworks are even for sale. We check out these galleries that hit the mark.