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GRAPHIC ART GALLERY - FINE FRAMING


HUGE FRAME SELECTION
The Graphic Art Gallery showroom has Australia's most impressive selection of beautiful frame mouldings from all around the world. You will find a frame solution for any budget and interior. Our huge range gives you the choice of classic styles as well as the latest trends in framing and art interiors.

ADVICE
You will receive expert advice on trends, colour matching and the frame styles which are most suitable for your artwork, photograph or print. G.A.G. has fitted out various international hotels and lectured at interior design courses.

PERSONAL SERVICE
You can phone for a personal appointment to see any member of the G.A.G. design team. Or just visit the showroom.
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9am - 5pm , Saturday 9am - 2pm.
Sunday, MOnday, Tuesday Closed or by appointment

HOUSE CALL
You can request a house call for personal art consultation and frame design. Pick up, delivery and hanging can also be arranged for G.A.G. customers.

FINE FRAMING SERVICES
Custom Framing
Conservation Framing
Restoration
Glass Repair
Block Mounting
Laminating
Mirrors
Corporate Projects  

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CONSERVATION FRAMING OF ORIGINAL PRINTS
To minimise the damaging affects of pollution, humidity, acid burn, foxing and mould growth, a new framing technology has been developed: "Conservation Framing".

This method should be used for all new framing of valuable art on paper and old frames should be checked and upgraded before irreversible damage is done to your precious artwork.

WHAT IS INVOLVED?
Matting:
The artwork must be spaced away from the glass/acrylic by using conservation quality Alphamat (100 % cotton/rag or Alpha-cellulose). Beware of some so called "acid free" mats. Many boards contain "lignin and alum" which cause acid burns.

Hinging:
Very important for Sydney's humid climate. The right hinging method for the particular piece must be used to allow the artwork to hang freely and permit the paper to expand or contract without stress. Slight buckling is a normal phenomena of art on paper when atmospheric conditions vary. Hinges must be of conservation quality. Pressure sensitive tapes (sticky-tapes) are very damaging. So are most glues.

Backing:
Acid free barrier paper or board has to be used to protect the artwork from the back. The back of the frame has to be sealed with framer's tape to prevent insects, dust and mould from entering.

Hanging:
Use bumpers on the bottom of frame to improve air circulation. If possible, valuable artwork should not be hung on outside walls. Hang out of direct sunlight and away from high humidity and temperature areas. Drill holes for each picture, use plastic plugs and non-corroding screws. These easy knock in hooks can break out of the wall and destroy frames and artwork.  


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