Enter our Framing Competition!

Are you ready for a challenge? A chance to be put your framing design skills on show?

Then you may want to join the many people who enter the framing competition that has become a long held tradition at our industry trade shows! Framers from far and wide across the country enter the competition and enjoy the opportunity to compare their own design choices, materials and techniques with the diverse range of solutions that each individual comes up with!

There are also some great prizes on offer. So think about what your design might be be!

More information can be found here.

The 2017 framing competition is sponsored by Epson with prizes provided by Megawood Larson-Juhl.

April 4th, 2017|trade show news|

Framing Competition Prizes

There is still time to enter our framing competition and here are some of the great prizes that will be on offer:

A Box of 25 sheets, 40”x60” Artcare Archival Foamboard From Megawood Larson Juhl
Artcare™ Archival foamboard, featuring its 100% alpha cellulose surface and patented Artcare microchamber technology, absorbs and neutralizes harmful gasses and protects the art well into the future. Artcare™ Archival foamboard provides unique protective adsorption of compounds off-gassed by polystyrene foam as well as adsorption of environmental contaminants.
Prize donated by Megawood Larson-Juhl.

A Box of Anti-Reflective Artglass™ From Groglass®
Artglass™ is manufactured by Groglass® (www.groglass.com) and is designed to meet the highest standards, provide easiest handling, truest image clarity and optimal UV protection. The premium quality picture framing glass is the preferred choice for independent frame shops as well as for the finest museums and art galleries worldwide. For more information please contact one of the local distributors of Artglass products – G.H.S. (www.ghs.com.au) and Helm Australia (www.helmaus.com.au) in Australia or Glasslines (www.glasslines.co.nz) in New Zealand.
Prize donated by Groglass®.

Original Oil painting by Artist Marion Parker
“Epiphany One” – 1210mm  x 60mm
Oil, mosaics, netting, paper on linen
Valued at $1,900 (featured on our cover)
Prize donated by Marion Parker Art

Artists Print by Nick Fedaeff
Artist: Nick Fedaeff
Prize donated by Nick Fedaeff

Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at the show.

Competition entry details are available on our framing competition page.

July 16th, 2015|trade show news|

Mat Decoration with Brian Wolf

As many of our readers would know, Brian Wolf is a highly respected educator and has a long history of visiting Australia and engaging with the local industry. His book, Cutting, Carving and Decorating Mats has been a long time favourite among Australian framers and he has been demonstrating his mat decorating techniques at conventions and workshops around the world since the late 70s. He now works with Wizard International in areas including education, events, and design content.

Now local framers who have admired his designs will be able to meet Brian in person at this year’s Art & Frame trade fair in Sydney. And we have added a new session to the seminar program that will feature Brian demonstrating some of his techniques with examples and opportunities for questions from the audience.

As Brian says in his presentation description:

“No matter how the picture framing business continues to evolve, your ingenuity with matting will always set your business apart.  Mat decoration takes many forms.  Whether it is a three colour mat or an ornamental pen line, the computerised mat cutter makes it possible and profitable.”

The ideas demonstrated in the seminar will also be useful to those that use manual machines and hand decorating techniques.

The seminar will be held on Saturday at the show from 11.30am-12.30pm. Please visit the seminar program page for further details and booking information, or phone our office on 03 5975 3677.



July 16th, 2015|education, trade show news|

Art & Frame 2013

Plans are now in process for ART & FRAME 2013.

After running successful shows in Sydney since 2005, we will be bringing the show to Melbourne in 2013 for the first time in six years.

The show is being re-launched for Melbourne as ART & FRAME 2013 and will be expanded to include a large Art focus area open to the public, in addition to the art and framing suppliers trade exhibition which will continue to be exclusive to members of the industry. The combined event will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, from September 13 – 15.

The exhibition area for ART & FRAME 2013 will be more than three times the size of the area at the last show in Sydney.

The event will also continue its successful co-location with the imaging and entertainment expo,  The Digital Show, which result in a total of 12 halls of show floor.

We will also be working in conjunction with the PPFA (Professional Picture Framers Association) and PMA (Photo Marketing Association) to develop an education and conference program to coincide with the exhibition. If you have any ideas or suggestions for the show or conference we would love to hear from you. More news will be posted as further details become available.

The Framing Show has been the premier trade event for the art and framing industry in Australia since the first show was held 2004 and attracts exhibitors and visitors from across Australia, as well as the Asia Pacific region, Europe and the United States.

ART & FRAME 2013, September 13 – 15, 2013
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne

August 19th, 2012|trade show news|