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Empowering Creativity: Supporting Local Artists and Designers

Updated: May 18, 2023

In a world driven by mass production and commercialization, there is a growing movement to support local artists, designers, and makers. At Copona, we believe in the power of buying from emerging talents and the positive impact it has on both the creative community and ourselves. In this blog post, we delve into the significance of supporting local artists and designers, and how it empowers creativity and fosters a unique and vibrant artistic landscape.

Unique Sculpture by Melbourne based artist Brad Gunn. Hidden Gem

His studio practice is often figurative and explores intimate psychologies and social structures through an ever shifting cultural landscape.

"Moi" by Brad Gunn

Nurturing Emerging Talent


By purchasing from local artists, designers, and makers, we become patrons of their craft, providing them with the essential support they need to grow and flourish. Emerging talents often face numerous challenges in establishing their careers, including limited exposure, financial constraints, and lack of opportunities. When we invest in their work, we contribute to their journey, allowing them to gain recognition, build their portfolios, and continue creating exceptional pieces. Our support becomes a catalyst for their success, enabling them to reach new heights in their artistic pursuits.


Support for local artist : City of Melbourne


Celebrating Authenticity and Uniqueness


Local artists and designers bring a distinct perspective and a unique voice to the artistic landscape. Their creations reflect their personal experiences, cultural influences, and innovative approaches. By purchasing from them, we embrace authenticity and individuality, enriching our lives with one-of-a-kind pieces that cannot be replicated. Whether it's a handcrafted ceramic vase, a bespoke jewelry piece, or an original painting, these creations carry the artist's passion, skill, and dedication. They add depth and character to our spaces, and we become custodians of extraordinary works of art.


Building a Vibrant Artistic Community


Supporting local artists and designers not only benefits the individuals but also contributes to the growth of a vibrant artistic community. By buying directly from artists, we establish a direct connection, fostering a sense of camaraderie, and encouraging collaboration. Our support creates a ripple effect, inspiring others to appreciate and invest in local talent. It strengthens the creative ecosystem, attracting more opportunities, exhibitions, and events. As a result, we nurture a thriving community that celebrates artistry and innovation, making our neighborhoods and cities culturally rich and vibrant.




Shop Local Art and become a patron of emerging talent, empowering creativity and making a positive impact.

















Supporting local artists, designers, and makers is an empowering act that goes beyond acquiring beautiful pieces; it is an investment in creativity, innovation, and the collective well-being of our artistic community. By choosing to buy from emerging talents, we become patrons of their dreams, celebrating authenticity and uniqueness. Let's embrace the power of local artistry, and together, we can build a world where creativity thrives, and the voices of talented artists are heard.


Discover Copona's Collection and explore our curated selection of unique and extraordinary pieces created by local artists and designers.




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