Terms of Sale
Payment to Artists
Artists receive 100% of the sale price of each artwork.
All prices quoted are in Australian Dollars.
Duties and Taxes
The Torch sells artwork on behalf of the artists in our program. Therefore, artworks sold are Goods and Services Tax (GST) exempt. When shipping paintings overseas, the purchaser is liable for any duties or taxes payable specific to the country of import.
We support credit/debit card payments (Mastercard, Visa, AMEX) and direct bank transfers (domestic as well as international). Credit cards incur a 1.75% + 30 cents (2.9% + 30 cents for international cards) credit card transaction fee. All prices are in Australian Dollars.
The Torch is proud to maintain 100% of the sale price going directly to the artists. Unlike many other galleries and online stores The Torch does not take a commission on any of the artwork we sell.
For a not for profit organisation this means all Shipping costs are passed onto the buyer.
+ Artworks can be collected from The Torch free of charge Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm.
+ For stretched paintings, we use trusted couriers who specialise in transporting art.
+ Art courier costs are calculated by size and location, after your order is submitted. Shipping costs for artworks starts at $80 to metro areas, $160 to regional Victoria, and $140-$200 to other capital cities.
+ Please provide a street address for delivery by courier during business hours.
+ We can safely crate artworks for shipping overseas.
+ Paintings that are not stretched can be sent in a postage tube and prices are set for Australian ($15) and International customers ($50).
+ Small items such as scarves and books are sent via registered Australia Post.
Allow 1-2 weeks shipping for Australian buyers and 3-4 weeks shipping for International buyers.
The Torch respects the intellectual property rights of our Indigenous artists.
It is illegal under Australian copyright law to reproduce images or text without permission of the copyright owner.
Copyright of the artworks and the associated stories shown on this website remain with the artist.
Artworks may be viewed and downloaded only for the purposes of buyer browsing. Users are permitted to reproduce a single copy for personal or educational purposes. Users may not make additional copies or distribute or upload copies of artwork from this website without written permission from The Torch.
The Torch manages copyright and licensing of artworks made through The Torch program, refer to our page on Licensing for more information on this.
All textual content and photographs on this website are copyright of The Torch unless otherwise stated.