You’re Going To Love: Aunt Joy
In the latest of Stylist Magazine's series focusing on up-and-coming independent brands with women and non-binary founders, Stylist Loves introduces Aunt Joy, published on January 10th 2023.
What is it? Launched in August, Aunt Joy is an online gallery and shop which showcases contemporary art created by women – with 10% of every purchase going to a pool of women-centred charities.
Who’s behind it? Australian-born, London-based Amy Gardner, who previously worked in the charity sector and event production before becoming a full-time artist, which led her to launch Aunt Joy.
Why you’ll love it: Given only 13.7% of living artists represented by galleries in Europe and North America are women, Aunt Joy is here to make a positive change thanks to its mission to “pave an easier path for the younger generation of female creatives,” Amy tells Stylist Loves. “All works are created by established and emerging artists with unique voices, and with one clear intention: to continue working towards a more balanced representation of artists present in the industry today.” We’re particularly drawn to Mew Welch’s geometric colour block print (£80), along with Filipino artist Kris Lamorena’s abstract portraiture (from £300), but with an array of limited-edition prints, original paintings, collage, mixed media, photography and sculpture on offer, you’re sure to find something that’ll add more joy to your space. From £75, auntjoygallery.com