Custom Framing for Australian Aboriginal Art

Custom Framing for Austrlian Aboriginal Art

An artform constantly growing in popularity, 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, and in its “western” styles often on canvas or watercolour paper – is about telling stories of a culture’s history. The more recognisable dot painting style (first moved from sand to canvas in the 1970s) 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 frames and white frames, to deep mahogany and walnut timbers to mimic the colour of desert sand, and so many more.

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’s picture framers 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, stock frame or standard-sized frame can be achieved with use of acid-free picture framing glass, backings and matboards.

Come and meet one of our picture framers, to see your options for custom picture framing:

Melbourne (VIC)

  • Bayswater
  • Cheltenham, (store opening 2014)
  • Doncaster, ((store opening 2014)
  • Glen Waverley
  • Prahran
  • Surrey Hills

NSW stores:

  • Albury, just minutes from Wodonga and Lavington

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