In the early 1980s Art Rentals moved to Christchurch, and set about brightening the decor of accountants, lawyers, doctors, call centres and clients’ homes, introducing people to the art of local artists with artwork that they could relate to.
Our service is designed to provide a hassle help free way to improve blank office walls, and provide inspiration in an otherwise austere office environment. The collection has been selected to make staff feel comfortable and inspired at work. Managers have the flexibility to change the pictures and update the mood of the office with just a phone call.
In 1991 we were asked to provide rental artwork for a large corporate client on the recommendation from a manger who had seen the benefits of the service first hand in his previous organisation. The client went on to include the rental of local artwork as a management tool to elicit a change in the culture of the organisation. The management team recognised the ability of staff to take charge of their working environment, dramatically improved morale. During the course of choosing the artwork for their workspace, issues were addressed in a non confrontational way, which empowered the staff, fostered team building and promoted a positive corporate culture. The use of the change of artwork as a cost efficient management tool was then rolled out to all levels of the organisation with positive results in cementing the change in culture.