About TAL

TAL is a West Australian art sales, rental and commissions agency making high quality artwork privately accessible through our flexible programs. TAL offers the opportunity to rent original artworks that significantly enhance your environment without making a large financial or long-term aesthetic commitment. TAL also facilitates sales and commissioned artworks.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the Turnstyle Art Library (TAL) Artists?

TAL began in the beautiful Southwest corner of Western Australia, with Artists from Margaret River, Dunsborough, Busselton and Yallingup.  In a short time we have grown to welcome Artists from Perth, and are looking across the nation.  The TAL platform is for emerging and established Artists to be promoted in thier local environments.

Who are the TAL Clients?

The response to the TAL program has been incredible!  TAL takes the legwork out of searching for the perfect piece to complete an interior's design.  Our Collector Clients are always searching for new, interesting and affordable Art, and TAL brings a

How does TAL set the prices of the Art Work?

The price is set by the Artist.

How can I be sure the Art Work is right for the space?

A TAL consultant will work with you to ensure that you are satisfied with your choice prior to delivery.  You can send us a digital image of your space and we will Photoshop your top 3 choices into position as an approximation of how it will look.

Can I buy the Art Work straight off of the wall from a Rental Client?

Yes, the Art Work is always for sale.  If you see something you like, just contact TAL using the swing-card beside the Art Work and we will arrange a certificate of authenticity, purchase, packaging and delivery to you straight away.  The Rental Client may have the First Option to Purchase, and if they decline, the Art Work is yours. 

 

Is the Art Work still for sale while it is in my possession?

Yes, the Art Work is always for sale.  As a Rental Client, your location is, in effect, a gallery for the rented Art Work.  When a Collector becomes interested in buying the Art Work from your location, you will have the first option to purchase the Art Work.  If you choose not to purchase, the Art Work will be sold to the collector and you, as a gallery, will recieve a percentage of TAL's commission.

What if the Art Work is sold during my contracted rental term?

When the Art Work is sold to a Collector, the Rental Client will choose a similarly priced Art Work from the TAL inventory as a replacement.  This replacement will be delivered to your location at the earliest delivery date at TAL's expense.

The Rental Client will direct the Collector to contact TAL to make arrangements for the purchase, packaging and delivery.

If I choose to purchase the Art Work, does the rent that I have paid count towards the buying price?

Yes, if you buy within 2 weeks, the rental fees you have paid will be put toward the purchase price.

If you purchase the Art Work as a First Option To Purchase, you will receive a percentage of TAL's commssion from the sale.

How can I be sure the Art Work is right for the space?

A TAL consultant will work with you to ensure that you are satisfied with your choice prior to delivery.  You can send us a photo of your space and we will photoshop your top 3 choices into position as an approximation of how it will look.

How can I pay for my rental?

When the Art Work is delivered by TAL, we will use a portable merchant terminal to process the first month of your rental charges, plus any delivery/ hanging charges, and the TAL Rental Coverage.  At delivery, TAL requires a manual credit card imprint of the replacement amount of the Art Work. This credit card imprint is your security deposit and will be processed if the Art Work is not returned at the end of the term as per the Condition Report.

What is a Condition Report?

This is a detailed checklist of the condition of the Art Work at the beginning of the rental term, and at the end of the rental term.  It will be completed and signed by TAL and the Rental Client in agreement of the condition in which the Art Work must remain.

When will the Art Work be delivered?

Delivery is free within our specified limits and specifed days:

Monday:  Dunsborough and Yallingup areas

Tuesday: Busselton areas

Wednesday:  Margaret River areas

Thursday: Bunbury areas

Weekend deliveries, and deliveries via courier, can be arranged at the Rental Client's expense as required.

Do I need to be home for delivery?

Yes.  TAL can only deliver to the person whose name is on the application to accept and sign for the delivery and to complete the Condition Report, and to give the credit card imprint as a security deposit.

Are there installation charges?

TAL can arrange to have the Art Work professionally hung upon delivery, using your choice of hanging system, at an hourly rate.

Do I need insurance?

Prior to delivery, TAL requires a copy of your household/ business Certificate of Currency to prove that your contents insurance will cover rented items entrusted to your care.  TAL will help you with this process (if requested) to ensure proper protection for the rental.

As well, TAL Rental Coverage is charged on all rentals to cover incidental damage that may occur. 

What happens if the Art Work is damaged while in my possession?

If the Art Work suffers a total loss and is deemed to be non-repairable by TAL, the credit card imprint of the Rental Client will be processed for the replacement cost of the Art Work as defined in the Rental Contract.  The Rental Client is responsible for contacting their insurance company to make a contents claim to be reimbursed for the replacement cost. 

If the Art Work is damaged but is deemed to be repairable by TAL, the TAL Rental Coverage will be put into effect to repair the artwork.  The rent will continue to be charged until the agreed term is expired.

What are the charges that I can expect when renting an artwork?

Weekly rental + Installation (if necessary) + TAL Rental Coverage + Manual Imprint of Crdit Card for the Replacement Cost (processed only if Art Work suffers total loss)

 

 

 

 

Why do artists need a TAL agent?

At TAL, art lovers come to us!  Beginning Artists have to do whatever they can to get their art out into the public, develop followings, and generate sales; established artists need to find the time to both create and promote.  TAL works hard to develop relationships with Artists, Rental Clients and Collectors to get your work sold!

Who are the TAL Clients?

The response to TAL has been incredible!  Our Clients are:

  • Hospitality businesses looking to enhance their interior design without making a large financial commitment.
  • Corporate clients wanting to add prestige and variety to their walls and lobbies.
  • Event managers looking for fresh displays and ambiance on a budget.
  • Home owners and realtors looking to ‘dress’ the house for a successful sale.

How is my Art Work protected?

TAL has 4 shields of protection:

1. Home/ business Content Insurance

2. TAL (third party) Transit Insurance

3. TAL (in-house) Rental Coverage

4. PPSA:  Personal Property Securities Act 2009.  This registration will be undertaken by TAL on behalf of the Artist prior to delivery of the Art Work.

 

How does the insurance work?

Prior to TAL contacting the Artist about renting an Art Work, the Rental Client must produce their home/ business Content Insurance Certificate of Currency to be sighted and approved by TAL.  As well, the Rental Client is required to purchase TAL Rental Coverage.  In the event of a total loss (i.e. theft, fire, water damage, accidental damage), the artist will be reimbursed for the Replacement Value as agreed upon and indicated in the Agency Agreement Schedule.

What is a Condition Report?

This is a detailed checklist of the condition of the Art Work at the beginning of the rental term, and at the end of the rental term.  It will be completed and signed by TAL and the Artist and the Rental Client in agreement of the condition in which the Art Work must remain.

What are the details of transport?

After the requirements of rental have been met by the Rental Client, TAL will contact the Artist.  The Artist will be responsible for properly packaging the Art Work and delivering it to a TAL depot (in Margaret River or Busselton.)  At the depot, the work will be unwrapped and a Condition Report will be completed together by TAL and the Artist.  The Art Work will be re-packaged to the satisfaction of both parties, and TAL will deliver the Art Work to the Rental Client.  At the rental location, the TAL representative and the Rental Client will also complete and sign the Condition Report. 

When is my Art Work for sale?

The Art Work is for sale at all times--  at the Artist's studio, on the TAL website, and at the Rental Client location!  The Art Work must not be consigned to another gallery and must be available for rent/ sale in order to be submitted to TAL.

How can my Art Work be sold?

At the Artist's studio:  You are free to sell your own artwork in your own studio while being advertised for free on the TAL website.  TAL is not entitled to any commission unless we bring a TAL Client to you.  The Art Work remains with you until it is chosen by a TAL Client for rent or purchase. 

At http://www.turnstyleartlibrary.com.au:  When a TAL Client chooses your Art Work from our website, an email is sent to TAL and we make arrangements for authentication, purchase and transport. TAL receives the agreed commission.

At the Rental Client location:  When your Art Work is chosen at the Rental Client's location, the Client contacts TAL using the swing-tag information on the Work, and TAL will make arrangements for authentication, purchase and transport. TAL recieves the agreed commission and shares this commission with the Rental Client.

How many Art Works can I put on the TAL Webite for free?

There are no limits!  As long as the Art Work is not consigned to another gallery and is available to be rented or sold to TAL Clients, you are free to put as many up as you like, and a commission will not be taken unless we bring the Client to you.  TAL reserves the right to review the selections.

How do I get onboard with TAL?

It's simple!  Click here fill out our application form.  We wil be happy to discuss how TAL can work for you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About Us

TAL is a local southwest art sales, rental and commissions agency making high quality artwork privately accessible through our flexible programs. TAL offers the opportunity to rent original artworks that significantly enhance your environment without making a large financial or long-term aesthetic commitment. TAL also facilitates sales and commissioned artworks.