At Artform, we consider many things before advising you on the framing products to use. We assess the value of the artwork, where it is being hung, the rarity of the artwork, or if it is a decorative piece that needs to look fabulous with current décor without breaking the budget. From artist exhibitions to one-off custom framing, we can help create a cohesive look that reflects your style and vision.
Artform has been picture framing for nearly 25 years. During this time, we have seen all types of artwork: works on paper, canvas, fabric, plastic and metal, just to name a few. Watercolours and drawings are generally framed with a matboard, glass and a frame. These products can vary from budget to conservation. Glass choices include standard plain glass, non-reflective, UV 70, conservation and museum-grade glass. Matboards can vary from an economy or volume matboard to a conservation rag mat. Oil and chalk pastels are framed using techniques that avoid the image being compromised. Needleworks, including tapestries, are welcomed at Artform, with many different styles of framing available.
The framing of open and limited-edition prints is considered individually, either by putting a mat board around the image, keeping the glass off the face of the print, or simply framing and glazing. Oils or acrylics on canvas can be framed traditionally with a frame and slip or can be framed in a modern style with a simple reverse or floater frame. These canvasses can also simply be stretched around a custom-built stretcher frame. This approach gives the artwork a very minimal floating look and feel. We can also deliver and hang pictures if required, working within a timeframe. With so many choices, come into our showroom to see our enormous range of frames, glass, and matboards and get an obligation-free quote.
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As each artwork is unique, this is a difficult one to answer. Our showroom has many different picture framing options for you to select from. You may like to have your artwork stand out with a complimentary coloured mat board around it, or you might like a thick style or thin style frame – with or without glass. Our showroom has a big display board of our available picture framing and glass options. We encourage you to come into our showroom for an obligation-free quote on your picture framing.
From the time you leave your artwork with us to do the picture framing, we generally work off a 10-working-day turn-around. However, if it is urgent, you just need to let us know, and we will do our best to be able to accommodate you within the needed time frame. You will receive a text message (in the first instance) or a phone call when your artwork is ready for collection.
Yes, whether you have a blank wall that you’d like to make a feature wall designed with mirrors, we can do this for you. We have extensive experience utilising the design ideas of the owner, Helen and our licensed glazier to achieve effects with custom-designed mirror walls. For example, would you like to reflect the ocean or sky back into your living space, utilising mirrors cleverly cut to create a design? We have had our mirror design work featured in Australian House & Garden. We are approached too to design picture framing for the entire walls of hallways or a blank wall to create Art. Contact us, to discuss these options further.
Yes, we often have interesting art or objects come in needing to be framed. Our on-site picture framing solutions can help you achieve the desired end result. Whether it’s picture framing for needlework (eg cross-stitching or embroidery etc), sporting memorabilia (eg boxing gloves, cricket bats, football jerseys or SLSC caps); or perhaps using our picture framing experience to display a piece of clothing.
Yes. If, for example, your picture framing or artwork is oversized, we can for a small fee, deliver it for you.
Yes. We have a picture hanging service, which is used regularly by our picture framing and mirror customers. Using our experienced workmen, we can hang these for you. We are also able to help assist you with the best placement for your artwork or mirrors. Speak to one of our friendly staff members for costings.
We have many glass options for you to choose from to get the best out of your artwork within any budget for your new picture frame. You may want to think about where your artwork will be hung? For example, will it be exposed to a lot of light? You might think about UV70 glass in this case to protect your artwork. Or, will your artwork be hanging where a reflection would be prominent? In this case, you should consider non-reflective glass. There is also conservation and museum glass for those precious artworks as required. We can also use acrylic/perspex if an artwork requires it.
The most obvious answer is that this border enhances the look of the artwork, creating space for it to “breathe” before the wall begins. Another benefit of matboards is that it simply keeps the glass off the face of your artwork, protecting it from adhering to the glass.
Yes, we have a wide range for all budgets to suit your framing and artwork needs. There are many types – from budget or commercial mats, buffered, acid-free or rag mats and even museum-quality mats. The matboards come in a myriad of colours and styles too from flat colours, mottled and speckled, suede and linen, with many more in between!
We achieve this by attaching your artwork (by stretching your canvas or material) to a customised made-by-us stretcher frame. After this is complete, we are able to attach a hanging system to the back, ready for you to place on a hook at home. For example, you may have purchased an artwork unframed, currently in a tube, or have a beautiful scarf or silk artwork unframed – we can help you with these using the option above.
Yes, we have loads of experience framing very large artworks and even mirrors. We have a large onsite workshop able to handle this type of artwork and framing, utilising the over 20+ years of our framing experience.
Yes, we have completed many large framing jobs. We cater for commercial quantities, artist’s exhibitions, or for interior designers. We also enjoy helping you design your artwork framing to create a consistent look on a wall or a hallway; we can assist you to achieve the art look you want within your budget and timeframe. Some examples of our large quantity framing is on the walls at RSL Lifecare at Narrabeen.
We can do basic artwork cleaning in-house; for more extensive damage (our consultants will advise if this is so), you’d need a qualified conservator.
Yes, in our showroom, we have a large range of our own ready-made frames. Some are one-offs, so it’s best you come into the showroom with your artwork and choose the colour/style that best suits you of what is available. We can also custom cut a matboard to allow your artwork to fit these standard picture framing sizes too.
All of our picture framing is done here in Mona Vale on our premises in our workshop upstairs by our experienced master framers. We have over 25 years of picture framing experience, so your artwork is being well looked after! We occasionally get speciality mounters offsite to assist us with over-size jobs.