Picture Framing DVD Giveaway

We are giving away some Picture Framing DVDs to people coming to the show: simply ‘like’ the post mentioning this giveaway on our facebook page to enter and you may win one of the following titles: Conservation Framing, Framing Needlework, Designing Custom Framing, or Cutting & Installing Fillets.

September 9th, 2013|trade show|

Conservation of Cultural Heritage

Conservators do the important job of working to preserve our cultural heritage. As picture framers are often interacting with cultural materials, it is essential that they have an awareness of the issues and practices of conservation. The AICCM (Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material) is the professional organisation for conservators in Australia and they will have a stand at the show with members on hand to share information about their work. On Sunday from 1-5pm Jude Fraser, manager of the Melbourne University conservation lab (The Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation, University of Melbourne) will be a guest on their stand and will also give a presentation on conservation in The Hub.

For more information about the organisation visit their website : www.aiccm.org.au

September 7th, 2013|trade show|

Gilding Demonstrations

Discover the art of Hand Gilding and how it can be used to create beautiful picture frame mouldings. While Hand Gilding is not widely used today on a larger production scale, it is still flourishing thanks to local producer Australian Creative Mouldings. Gold leafing demonstrations will be presented daily at the show by ACM’s Richard Dziedzic, formerly of Triart, who has many years of experience and knowledge of the process to share.


September 4th, 2013|trade show|

Understanding Fine Art Prints

Etchings, Lithographs, Monoprints, Screen prints… it can be hard for people to understand or identify the different kinds of fine art prints available and why they are valuable. The team from Cascade Print Workshop will be exhibiting and presenting a free seminar at the show that will give visitors an insight into the terminology and methods behind fine art printing. Australian artists Jeff Gardner and Kareen Anchen of Cascade Print Workshop will be there to explain it all to you in language you can understand.

Below: Jeff Gardner in his workshop


September 4th, 2013|trade show|

Preservation Framing

James Miller, MCPF, GCF, will be coming to Australia as a guest of Antons and Peterboro Matboards to present seminars and demonstrations at the show. James specialises in preservation framing with an emphasis on innovative, protective displays for three-dimensional objects. As an educator, he presents framing courses at educational venues organized by PPFA, Picture Framing Magazine, suppliers and other groups. He has authored two popular books for framers: Mounting Objects with Clear Film and The Complete Guide to Shadowboxes and Framing Objects. James will be on the Antons stand during the show presenting his popular seminars: Preservation Framing, Pricing Strategies, and Sensational Selling.

September 4th, 2013|trade show|

A Man of Many Talents

We are pleased to announce that Peter Russell-Clarke will be exhibiting his artwork and giving painting demonstrations at the show. Peter Russell-Clarke is an Australian artist, author and TV chef.  He has written and illustrated 35 books, was political cartoonist on the Melbourne Herald, and wrote and drew the comic strip Ben Bowyang. Peter has exhibited his paintings throughout Australia and overseas and has works hanging in many private and corporate venues.

September 4th, 2013|trade show|

Design with Colour

Professional colour and design educator Michael Pacitti, IDEC, CPF, will be on the Antons stand each day during the show presenting his Design with Colour seminars. Michael has worked in the interior design, art, photography and custom framing design industry for more than 25 years. He has been associated with the Color Marketing Group since 1990 and the Color Association of the United States (C.A.U.S) where he has been teaching seminars on color and design to interior designers throughout North America, Europe, and China for 25 years. He has also written numerous articles on color and design and is a professional certified educator with IDEC Interior Design Educators Council, resulting in his accessible style of conducting informative and interactive workshops.

September 4th, 2013|trade show|

Colour Your World

The exhibition centre will be filled with an explosion of colour when artist Stewart Westle’s work is on show. “My aim as a landscape painter is to express what being in the bush means to me. I hope to paint the joy, excitement and wonderment of the natural world. Of course it’s great when these emotions are shared with the viewer” said the artist. Stewart’s work will be exhibited by Without Pier Gallery. Stewart will be there to share with visitors his experience of working as a landscape painter.

Below: Today the Trees Fly, by Stewart Westle


September 4th, 2013|trade show|

Put Your Framing and Design Skills on Show

It’s not too late to enter our framing competition and there are some great prizes on offer!

Print Competition

First Prize

$500 cash donated by WSC Brokers,
Picture Framers Insurance.

One Year Subscription to i-Framer,
Picture Framing Software.

Open Competition

First Prize
$250 cash donated by FrameReady,
Picture Framing Software.

Any winning entry in either competition that uses Chamton moulding will receive a bonus prize of $1000 worth of moulding from their 2013 catalogue.

Visit our website or contact us for an entry form.

August 22nd, 2013|trade show|

New Seminar Announced

Explore – Identify – Discover – Learn

Antons and Crescent have announced they will be co-hosting international colour and design expert Michael Pacitti at this year’s Art & Frame Show.

Michael Pacitti, IDEC, CPF, has worked in the interior design, art, photography and custom framing design industry for more than 25 years.

Michael will be on the Antons stand throughout the show as a demonstrator and will also be conducting a seminar that has recently been added to the convention program. His Professional Selling Skills seminar will be an interactive workshop geared to Custom Framing from a Retail level enhanced to increase sales. Taking you to a higher level of professionalism while selling Custom Framing, this PROFESSIONAL Selling Skills Workshop will equip you with the necessary sales tools to maximize sales and create long-term customer loyalty.

For more information on the professional seminars phone PMA Australia on (02) 9454 2444 or email pmaaustralia@pmai.org

Enrolments for the conference program are managed by the PMA. For more information visit the PMA Australia website.

July 28th, 2013|trade show|