Artform has been picture framing for nearly 25 years. In this time, we have seen all types of artwork: works on paper, canvas, fabric, plastic and metal, just to name a few. Watercolours and drawings are generally framed with a matboard, glass and a frame. These products can vary from budget to conservation. Glass choices include standard plain glass, non-reflective, UV 70, conservation and museum-grade glass. Matboards can vary from an economy or volume matboard to conservation rag mat. Oil and chalk pastels are framed using techniques that avoid the image being compromised. Needleworks, including tapestries, are welcomed at Artform, with many different styles of framing available.
At Artform, we consider many things before advising you on the framing products to use. We assess the value of the artwork, where it is being hung, the rarity of the artwork, or if it is a decorative piece that needs to look fabulous with current décor without breaking the budget. From artist exhibitions to one-off custom framing, we can help create a cohesive look that reflects your style and vision.
The framing of open and limited-edition prints are considered individually, either putting a matboard around the image, keeping the glass off the face of the print, or to simply frame and glaze. Oils or acrylics on canvas can be framed traditionally with a frame and slip or can be framed in a modern style with a simple reverse or floater frame. These canvasses can also simply be stretched around a custom-built stretcher frame. This approach gives the artwork a very minimal floating look and feel. We can also deliver and hang pictures if required, working within a timeframe. With so many choices, come into our showroom to see our enormous range of frames, glass, and matboards and get an obligation-free quote.
I have known the staff and directors down in Darley Street for over 20 years, and in that time, Artform Living has framed over 400 of my artworks. My clients often comment on their framing expertise and, in particular, their large range of picture frames to suit all styles of artwork. The staff there are always welcoming and will offer you a varied range of services, from trophy and memorabilia framing to glass splashbacks and art restoration advice. I highly recommend the Artform Living team, if you want it on time and done professionally!
To Matt and the team from Artform, thank you so much for the beautiful splashbacks installed in my kitchen. I was very impressed by the professionalism and friendly service provided by your company from start to finish and for Matt’s expert advice on choice of finish and placement. From the showroom staff to the installation crew, everyone was courteous and did an excellent and efficient job. I would happily recommend Artform Living to anyone wanting the very best in quality and service.
Whilst choosing frames with Artform, I’ve always found their staff to be very helpful, suggesting ideas you wouldn’t have thought of yourself. Having been extremely happy with their framing work, when I renovated my kitchen last year, I decided to use Artform for the glass splashback. They arrived on time, supplied us with samples (which no-one else offered) and paid attention to detail, even cleaning up the kitchen area afterwards. The finished result is amazing. I found the experience very reassuring and have had many comments on the splashback. In the near future, we will be renovating our bathroom and I will certainly approach Artform again.
For over 15 years, I have engaged Artform for my professional framing - from works on paper to large canvas paintings, as well as three-dimensional objects. I value the advice and aesthetic guidance of the team while working with them to develop framing solutions for my exhibitions. The service is always friendly, the standard of craftmanship is high and the work is always delivered on time. It is always a pleasure working with the Artform team.
A special thank you to the staff at Artform Living. Tim and Matt installed a new frameless shower screen and new glass shelves, which modernised our ensuite. A very clean and efficient job. I would highly recommend this company.
From creative concept to seamless installation, Artform were so amazing I wish I’d bought shares in the company. From the moment we walked in through to the finishing touches (final glass polish and rubbish clean-up), everyone in your team was not only super helpful and friendly, but a delight to deal with. We loved all your fantastic design ideas and patience, and the facelift to our kitchen, laundry and bathrooms have made a world of difference. It was just like a complete reno, but all for a fraction of the time and budget - just a super economical Artform facelift! I couldn’t be happier and would highly recommend you guys to anyone.
Why struggle with measurements, artwork and mirror placement or heavy lifting? Do you want to avoid the usual disagreements in your home? Let one of our experienced tradespeople handle the installation of your framing and mirrors. We’ll bring all the necessary fittings, and we’ll even take care of the mess. Find out why choosing Artform Living will make a huge difference to your renovation – big or small.