Why Sell

Sell your art to a global community of art lovers

Why Sell on Origin Art?

As South Africa's leading online gallery...

Artists represented all over South Africa

Works shipped all over the world

Strong collector base returning for more

Only the highest caliber of art

Completely transparent and free of charge

Featured artists will be provided with exhibition opportunities

International recognition with residencies

Create your Origin Art account and start selling your art today

Step 1:

Create your free account

Step 2:

photograph your artwork

Step 3:

upload your artwork

Step 4:

complete your profile

Fair, Transparent, and Easy

Choose when you get paid. We offer secure payments via EFT to all of our artists. Our support specialists ensure our artists and collectors are financially protected on every sale. 

  • Free to create an account


  • We handle shipping – you only pay for packaging


  • No fees


  • Receive 80% on every artwork sold


  • Non-exclusive policy


  • Secure online payments


  • Artist protection

Our comission is reinvested into giving you as much exposure as possible. These are just some of the ways we promote our artists every day:

  • Attention from our curators, who look carefully at all artworks


  • Art Advisory service for personal recommendations to collectors and trade clients


  • Social media promotion to our followers


  • Popular editorial features:Rising Stars, One To Watch, Inside The Studio, New This Week, Artist of the Day


  • Paid online and offline advertising


  • PR support


  • The Origin Art printed catalog

Dedicated Artist Support

Here to Help

Work with an artist support specialist by email or phone when you have a question, or need assistance fulfilling a sale.

Artist Newsletters

Sign up for our artist newsletter and get helpful tips for improving your sales delivered straight to your inbox.

Tips for Succes

Best practices, new opportunities for promotion and general inspiration on our Artist’s Resources page and on the Brushstroke blog.

Powerful tools, and a passionate team

Spend less time managing logistics and more time making art.

Painless Shipping: When you sell your art with Origin Art, shipping is paid for by the collector and is handled by our specialists, saving you time and money — you only pack the work and pay for the packaging materials.

Manage your portfolio anywhere: Our robust mobile web experience allows you to add, edit and update artworks and respond to sales from anywhere.

Display multiple images of your artwork: Share up to 5 different viewpoints of each of your artworks, enabling
Origin Art collectors to get a better sense of your work before purchase.

Share your art with a global audience in new ways

Expand awareness of your artwork across new channels, while managing it all from one place.

Create your online profile in minutes: Upload your artworks, complete your profile, and start sharing your portfolio with the Origin Art community and your network instantly.

Make An Offer and Commissions: Accept and negotiate offers from collectors, or work with our curators on original commissions for Art Advisory clients.

Art Advisory: Get handpicked by our curators for recommendation to a wide range of clients, from designers to architects to emerging and seasoned collectors.

Sell all of your original fine artworks on Origin Art

  • Paintings
  • Photography
  • Drawings
  • Collage
  • Sculpture
  • New Media
  • Prints
  • Installation

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to do to start selling my artwork on Origin Art?
We’re thrilled that you’d like to sell your work on Origin Art! In order to get started, you will first need to create an artist account, and then upload a government-issued photo ID. Once you are approved, you can begin to upload artwork for sale, and you’re all set! Also, don’t forget to take some time to fill in your profile with information about yourself, such as where you studied, your exhibition history, and an artist’s statement. This kind of information can increase your chances of selling work and being noticed by our curators.

How does shipping work?
Once you sell an artwork, you will receive an email informing you of the sale. You will need to schedule a date and time for our courier to pick up your sold artwork. We’ll also supply you with any shipping documents and labels you may need. Don’t worry about covering the shipping costs, as the collector is responsible for the cost of shipping. You are only responsible for the cost of packaging your artwork.

How do I get paid?
You will be able to request your payout 7 days after your artwork has been safely delivered to the collector. The funds will be made available in your Sales Dashboard. Please note that payouts are typically fulfilled 14 calendar days from the date of your request. All you have to do is log into your Origin Art account, and go to your Sales Dashboard in order to request your payout.

Can anyone sell on Origin Art?
Origin Art supports the work of all emerging artists. If you are at least 18 years of age, then you can sell your art on Origin Art. If you have gallery representation, we’re still happy to have you on Origin Art, as we are a non-exclusive online gallery.

What can I sell on Origin Art?
Origin Art provides a platform for artists to sell works in a variety of mediums, including: painting, collage, photography, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, mixed media, limited edition prints, installation, and open edition prints.

How does commission work on Origin Art?
If you sell an original artwork, Origin Art will take a 20% commission on the final sale price. If a promotional discount code is offered, the discount will be deducted from the price of the artwork and the 80/20 commission split will then be calculated, so that we are sharing the discount with you. Like all galleries, we offer promotional discounts from time to time as an incentive for new and returning collectors to explore the constantly updating selection of artwork on Origin Art. We know that offering promotions allows artists to gain the attention of collectors previously unaware of their work and a better chance to make future sales. With Origin Art’s low commission, only 20% compared to the 50% most galleries take, even with a promotional discount, you earn more selling your work with Origin Art.

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