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|

Industry Insights

More presentations are being added to our program as industry leaders and professionals are embracing the opportunity to engage with visitors to the show in a meaningful way that promotes learning and knowledge sharing opportunities.

One of these is Stavros Angelides of the Chamton Group, who will discuss the current state of the industry and its future directions. With over 35 years experience working in the area of manufacturing and supply of artwork and framing supplies to the retail framing sector, Stavros has a knowledge and understanding of the industry that extends across all sectors. In this presentation he will share his insights in the hope of inspiring members of the industry to maintain a positive vision for the future.

Industry Presentation by Stavros Angelides, Saturday 3.00pm
No bookings required: everyone is welcome to attend this free presentation on the show floor.

July 31st, 2017|education|

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|

One More Step with Brian Wolf

We are excited to announce that Brian Wolf will be making the trip to Australia for the trade show and as well as being a guest demonstrator on the Chamton Stand, he will be giving a seminar on Sunday that is open to all visitors.

The seminar will be free but requires booking. Please email us  to register for the seminar which will take place on Sunday at 11am.

Here is Brian’s outline for the seminar:

One More Step

So many framers feel that decorative matting designs are impressive and technically marvelous, but seldom useable. What if there were impressive ideas that added just one small decorative element?  A framer could still thrill the customer without overwhelming the picture – or spending hours making it. This lecture and slide show will show dozens of everyday design ideas incorporating everything from opening shapes to nameplates.  They were made with the Wizard, but the ideas can be adapted to whatever mat cutter a framer uses.

May 26th, 2017|education|

Learn Practical Skills and Gain New Knowledge

This year’s trade fair will certainly will be the place to Learn Practical Skills and Gain New Knowledge!

The seminar information for this year’s show is now available online and it is shaping up to be a great program. With sessions ranging from the technical issues of working with digital images, to the reproduction of historic decorative mounts, to the business side of running a profitable operation, there is something in the program to suit everyone. Whether you are an experienced framer wanting to increase your technical knowledge, or a new entrant looking to expand your basic picture framing skills, or simply someone who wants some advice to boost their business, you will find a class that will help you with your needs!

Find out more about our seminar program and download the booking form here.

May 11th, 2017|education|

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|

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|