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Robyn_Emerson_Installation American Maple Frames

We were pleased to have worked on the framing for Robyn Emerson’s exhibition of encaustic works at the Town Hall Gallery in Hawthorn. Robyn’s works were framed in custom milled American Hard Maple floater frames. You can see Robyn’s exhibition until March 1st 2014.

Exhibition Framing: Larry Parkinson

We recently completed the framing of an exhibition by Melbourne print maker Larry Parkinson. Larry’s work is highly detailed and produced using multi plate wood blocks. The works on paper have been float mounted and framed with spacers in box white frames.

The show is currently being held at The Stockroom in Kyneton until September 8th. Please see for more information.

Melbourne artist Larry Parkinson print making exhibition framing in float mounted white box frames

Max Dupain’s Sunbaker 1937

One of the most iconic Australian photographs of the 20th century is undoubtedly Max Dupain’s Sunbaker. Taken at Culburra Beach, NSW in 1937, the photograph was taken during his more artistic years before he delved into more commercial work and later became well known in the when it graced the poster of Max Dupain’s exhibition at the Australian Centre for Photography in 1975.

This limited edition print was produced by the estate of the photographer. Framed in a hand stained and polished Tasmanian oak gallery frame with an 8 ply matboard to space it from the glazing and subtly adding depth. Max-Dupain-Sunbaker-1937

Salon Des Ensembliers Poster

salon-des-ensembliers Framed poster inspired by channel 9's The BlockJosh and Jenna The Block

You may recognise the image on the left from channel 9′s The Block when Josh and Jenna renovated their kitchen.

Above we have framed a larger version of the poster for a client to show just how large and impressive this image is.

Framed in a gallery style thick box frame, dry mounted, matboard surrounding it and acrylic glazing, this stands at 2.2 metres high by 1.4 wide.

Photo restoration – women of the early 20th century.

Here are three different photos, cropped in to show some of the detail of photo restoration work we do here. These were taken in various professional portrait studios in and around Melbourne using backdrops and props, usually to mimic the outdoors but with the benefits of controlled lighting. Although different in decades, the toning added to the photographs, the lighting and backgrounds all have similar characteristics.

Damage caused by general wear and tear, scratches and abrasions and insect damage can be repaired. It is not uncommon to enhance the photographs but in these cases where the overall tonality of the photograph is intact, all that is needed is an authentic reproduction on fine art paper to mimic the paper of the era.


Australian Photo restoration early 20th century

Australian restored photograph woman in 1930s