Congratulations to our winners

Congratulations to the winners of our 2017 National Picture Framing competition, Bill and Linda Roberts of Peninsula Reflections, Custom Framing and Gallery, Warriewood, NSW.

After perfecting their craft for many years and entering numerous competitions, Bill and Linda spent countless hours working on the design to compliment this year’s competition print, Snowy Owls.

Bill is a Master Certified Picture Framer with the Professional Picture Framers Association and also affiliated with the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials, the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers and the Cultural Heritage Preservation Foundation of Australia. Bill and Linda believe we are all custodians of our family and cultural heritage, irrespective of monetary value, and treat all work entrusted to them with equal respect.

They were extremely excited and proud to win the competition and felt that their hard worked had paid off.

The competition was of an exceptionally high standard this year, and judges found it difficult to choose a winner.

The winning and awarded entries this year were:

Entry number 43 – Peninsula Reflections
Entry number 73 – Three P’s Framing
Highly Commended
Entry number 33 – 4590 Framing and Gallery
Entry number 61 – Framing Matters
Entry number 45 – Framing Matters
Entry number 25 – Aaron Framed It

Congratulations and thank you to everyone who entered this year – it was a great achievement all round!


November 3rd, 2017|trade show|

Explore the Opportunities of Digital Imaging

Are you interested in adding digital imaging and printing as a service to your existing retail or custom framing business? Do you have a printer but would like to do more with it or increase your skills?

Well this year’s Art and Framing Trade Fair will be the place to find all the solutions and strategies you need to run a successful digital imaging service. As our major show sponsor, Epson will be at the event with a showcase of the equipment, techniques and materials available, with information and products tailored to the needs of your business situation and industry. With professionals and experts on hand to demonstrate and advise you, this is a not to be missed opportunity to discover everything you need to know about digital imaging.

There are also two sessions focused on Digital Imaging in the seminar program, sponsored by Epson and Kayell.

Catering to the diverse field of ‘digital fine arts’ by offering a digital imaging service in combination with custom framing, presents enormous growth potential and opportunities in areas such as creative arts, photography, decorative art, interior design, and home decor.

May 26th, 2017|education, trade show|

See you at the Fair 2017


The next Art and Frame Trade Fair is coming up this year on August 11 – 13, 2017, an event that will be eagerly anticipated by the local art and framing industry.

The show, which is held every two years and attracts a wide number of attendees from across Australia and overseas, will be returning to Royal Randwick in Sydney, where the last show was held successfully in 2015.

After positive feedback from both exhibitors and visitors, the decision was made for the event to return to the same venue at Royal Randwick, offering a central location with easy access, free parking, and spacious, light-filled buildings and grounds.

The 2017 event has continued the practice of holding an industry trade show every second year, to ensure a high level of demand and interest. Given the huge effort made by all involved to make the event a success, whether as exhibitors, educators, or visitors, most participants agree that this is a sustainable approach that works well for the industry.

In recent events a key attraction of the show has been the education and workshop program, which will continue to be a priority for organisers this year. More news regarding the seminars to be presented will be announced closer to the event, but it is already shaping up to being an exciting program of events!

So put the dates in your calendar now: August 11-13, 2017

Download the event flier

Below: June Andersen and Cathy Webster hosting seminars at the 2015 Trade Fair at Royal Randwick, Sydney.



February 16th, 2017|trade show|

Dates Set for Sydney 2017

The framing show team is pleased to announce that the date has been set for the 2017 show. The Show will take place from August 11-13 at Royal Randwick, Sydney.

We look forward to seeing a great line up trade exhibitors and educators returning to the location of the successful show held in 2015.

December 5th, 2016|trade show|

Show will Return to Sydney

After a great show in 2015, our current plans are to return to hold our next event in Sydney again in 2017.

You can also keep up with trade show and magazine updates on our facebook page.

And we look forward to seeing you again in 2017!

October 12th, 2015|trade show|

A Great Show for Everyone Involved

After three days of seminars, workshops and a diverse suppliers exhibition, the trade show came to an end with many visitors enthusiastically commenting on what a rewarding experience it had been.

Given that it was a new location and venue for the show we were all really pleased at how smoothly it ran and how well it was received by both exhibitors and visitors, with a number of requests already being made to have the show again in the same location next time. The venue management and staff also went to great lengths to be helpful and supportive of our event which made things so much easier and enjoyable for everyone involved.

A big thank you to everyone who made the journey to attend the event and to our industry suppliers who put together a great exhibition. And a special thanks to all those who participated in the seminar and demonstration program – without those generous people that are willing to share their time, skills and knowledge with other members of the industry we couldn’t have a successful trade show.

And I think everyone would also like to congratulate all those who entered the framing competition – we know how much effort  is involved and it really does help us all to learn more about framing design, an area of our craft that is always challenging yet so important.

We have added lots of photos from the show to our facebook page at:

Thank you everyone and we look forward to seeing you next time!

September 2nd, 2015|trade show|

Expand Your Business Potential


Our seminar and workshop program is designed to help you increase your potential and reach new goals and we think you will find something for everyone, whether you are an experienced framer or new to the industry.

Do you offer a great service but feel you could do more to develop your business in a way that reaches out more effectively to the contemporary retail customer?

Then Jared Davis’ What Customers Want  seminar may be for you. With insight into the expectations of today’s retail customer, he will illustrate how to maximise sales without the need for high pressure tactics. Jared’s discussion will include ways of tapping into a customer’s true preferences by focusing on the emotional aspects of the customer experience. He’ll provide examples of existing framing businesses that have achieved success by steering toward a customer-focused method of selling and show you how adapting your business to meet the expectations of today’s customer will help you attract and keep high value clients.

What Customers Want Background

Do the challenges of the contemporary economy and retail conditions present you with uncertainty about the future of your business? Does your business need the kind of boost that would offer you the income and lifestyle you always hoped to achieve?

The seminar Growing A Sustainable Frame Business presented by Glenn Vardy, will challenge you to look at where your business is today and provide you with tools and strategies to take your operation to the next level and prosper in the new business environment. Participants will discover proven ideas and strategies to apply to their businesses immediately. Whether you’re new to the custom framing business or have been in it for years, you will come away with insights you can put to work to make sure you’re successful today— and in the future.

This is just a sample of the seminars that could help you to expand your capabilities and achieve your goals. There will also be a range of practical workshops and demonstrations focusing on the skills and methods that will increase your technical knowledge and expertise.

Seminar tickets will be available for $40 per session, with a Premium Pass for $100 that will allow you to attend as many seminars as you like. Those attending will be able to purchase additional Premium Passes for extra staff from the same organisation for only $60 each. There will also be demonstrations and workshops on the show floor that will be free to attend and will not require booking.

Click here to download the seminar booking form.

Click here to download the program.

(Note: unfortunately Greg Perkins has had to cancel his trip to Australia so his seminars will not be running this year.)

June 4th, 2015|education, trade show|

Printing and Stretching Images on Canvas

It may appear simple, but printing an image on canvas and stretching it so it has that crisp, clean final appearance is harder than it looks!

Would you like to learn how to print and stretch images on canvas and always get great results? June Andersen of The Framing School will be demonstrating her technique for creating the perfect gallery wrap at the Art and Frame trade show in Sydney!



March 17th, 2015|education, trade show|

See You at the Fair!

Save the date: See you at The Art & Framing Trade Fair, August 14-16, 2015!



March 5th, 2015|trade show|

Your Conservation Questions Answered

The Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials made a highly valued contribution to our last trade show in Melbourne, and will be there again in Sydney in 2015 with their extensive knowledge, experience, and resources to share with framers.

As the professional organisation for conservators in Australia, the AICCM will have representatives at the show to provide information and advice for members of the industry.

Visit their website to find out more about the organisation and the amazing work done by conservators.

March 2nd, 2015|trade show|