Framing Australian Aboriginal Art

Framing Australian Aboriginal Art

An artform constantly growing in popularity, the Indigenous Australian painting is worth preserving, with many archival techniques available.

Indigenous Australian art – in its traditional dot painting form often painted to bark or canvas, or in its western styles often painted on canvas or watercolour paper – is about telling stories of a culture’s history.

Traditional aboriginal art

First moved from sand to canvas in the 1970s, the more recognisable dot painting style often tells of creation, or the daily techniques used for survival. This truly unique art style in picture framing often suits both contemporary and traditional homes, as the paintings range from vibrant and contrasting colours, to mild colours of the desert landscapes.

At Frames Now, we have picture frames to suit all styles, from simple black or white frames, to deep mahogany and walnut timbers to mimic the colours of desert sand, and so many more.

Canvas stretching

In the case of a canvas painting, as popularised by names such as Emily Kngwarreye, Papunya Tula, the Pwerle and Pitjara families, canvas stretching is a common choice when framing the canvas. Frames Now specialise in knowing how to get a taut finish on the canvas stretching, and we guarantee the stretching for 10 years.

In the case of western-style artworks, exhibited by artists like Albert Namatjira and his students, traditional picture framing standards will suit all artworks. Custom framing allows for a personalised choice experience, with hundreds of different frame moulding styles. Framing to a ready-made frame can be achieved with the use of acid-free picture framing glass, backings, and matboards.

Bring your artwork in and chat to one of our framing specialists. To find your closest store use our Store Locator.

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