Australian Artists Association




We are pleased to announce that the Australian Artists Association has secured a major sponsorship from the Art Series Hotels and its parent company, Asian Pacific Building Corporation.

In addition to this, as a member of the Australian Artists Association, you can now enjoy 15% discount off accommodation rates at any Art Series hotels – The Cullen on Commercial Road, Prahran, as well as The Olsen on Chapel Street, South Yarra, or The Blackman which opens its doors in August on St Kilda Road, Melbourne – by booking your accommodation through the dedicated members’ only area on the Art Series hotels website –



Art Series hotels provide guests with a unique experience. Each hotel is named after and inspired by famous Australian artists. No two Art Series hotels are the same.  The first to open was The Cullen in November 2009. This $48 million dollar boutique hotel in Prahran is named after the artist Adam Cullen. Home to 115 rooms over six levels, it boasts stunning views from rooftop penthouses, and includes two restaurants and a hair salon.

The flagship property is The Olsen ($90million), which was officially launched in April 2010. Named after one of Australia’s most celebrated living artists, John Olsen, it is set within Melbourne’s premier shopping hub, Chapel Street. The 14-story building, designed by architects Rothelowman, features a draped canvas like façade, which encloses 229 refined rooms, a day spa, two restaurants, and a glass bottomed swimming pool overhanging Chapel Street.

Every hotel features a major artwork commissioned especially for the hotel foyer from the naming artist, including Adam Cullen’s Ned Kelly Series in the foyer of The Cullen, and six metre mural, Golden Sun over the Yarra River, set in the spectacular glass foyer of The Olsen. Archival prints and a photographic history of the artist’s life adorn walls of rooms and public spaces of the hotels, while the architecture, interior design and style personify and reflect each individual artist.

For contact details and further information on the Art Series hotels, visit their website,

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