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PHOTO RESTORATION

 Our team can touch up and restore any old or damaged photo that you may have.

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OBJECT RESTORATION

 
Objects such as glass, ceramics, metal, furniture and plaster can be assessed by a variety of trained conservators that Gallery 360 utilises. It is always a good idea to call ahead if you are interested in having someone take a look at something needing restoration.

 

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FRAME RESTORATION

 

“A good restoration is one you can’t see.”

 

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before restoration                                             after restoration

 

Old frames can be worth a great deal of money. Housing an artwork in a frame of a similar historic period and design is very important for an increasing number of Galleries and Collectors.

 

International frame auctions are held regularly overseas and the prices of historic frames can reach up to $250,000.00. Discerning collectors know that their art can be enhanced by retaining and restoring, instead of replacing, period frames. Gallery 360 have kept pace with this trend by creating a dedicated restoration department that provides work of the highest standard.

 

Since 1994, Gallery 360’s team of restorers have restored hundreds of gilded, period picture frames and other gilded art objects for galleries, dealers, artists, museums, historic properties, churches, colleges, universities and many private collectors and art restorers throughout the country.

 

Frames with broken corners, missing ornaments, cracks, chips and damaged finishes can be repaired by the skilled crafts people at Gallery 360. Gilded corner frames have a layer of gesso over the mitre joint. They are then surfaced with gold or silver leafing or paint, for a seamless continuing design. Hard wood frames are either made with mortise and tenon joints or are finely sanded on the corners to create an invisible seam. Since these products are custom made to your exact specifications, delivery time is usually 3- 4 weeks, so we ask you to plan ahead. Come in to see our samples and discuss your options with our design team and craftspeople.

 

broken frame        Restored ornate frame LR

 

Did you recently purchase or inherit an old painting in a period frame that has seen better days? Gallery 360 can stabilise the frame, make the necessary repairs to the ornamentation and the finish, and re-install the art. There is no need to hide the family portraits in a closet because the frames are damaged. Almost anything can be restored.

 

It is well worth contacting us to discuss restoring your frame. If you are unable to bring the frame to us initially and can provide good, detailed photographs of the piece, we can provide quick estimates for the restoration. We can work with digital photos sent via email or in hard copy.

 

Whether you are an individual, business, museum or art restorer, think of Gallery 360 as your personal restoration department. Let us discuss your next restoration project and show you what we can do to bring your frames back to their original condition.

 

frame on workbench        ornate frame

ART RESTORATION

 

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before restoration                                        after restoration   

 

WHY YOUR ARTWORK COULD BE AT RISK

 
If your artwork is not treated and framed correctly, it can deteriorate, fade, discolour, stain and as a result, lose value. Correct conservation techniques and restorative practice will ensure your art/sentimental piece will endure.

 

PAINTING RESTORATION


Paintings that have tears or punctures can be repaired. It does not matter to us if the painting was done by a famous artist, or a family member or friend. Every piece is treated with professional care and methods.

 

close up damage LR      full view damage LR

 

Treatments can vary from a light surface cleaning and re-varnishing to a full re-lining. Many paintings have been painted on low quality canvas, muslin, or some other kind of fabric that is deteriorating as it ages. These can be re-lined onto new canvas so they will last far into the future. Areas of paint loss can be filled and touched up once the painting has been cleaned. Once the touch up has been completed, a new protective coat of varnish is applied. Not only does this coat of varnish protect the surface of the painting, but it also saturates the paint and brings the colors to life.

 

fruit bowl before           fruit bowl after

before restoration                                         after restoration

 

Gallery 360 work with the most highly trained professionals around Australia and internationally, in this delicate field. Our conservators consider the type of materials used, the paint pigment, type of ink used, the paper quality and how these contribute to the welfare of the work.

 

We recommend regular inspection of your artworks to ensure their sentimental or monetary value is not lost.

 

1. Remove your framed artwork from the wall and look for the following:

  • Are there any marks or discolouration on the artwork?
  • Are any of the colours fading?
  • Does the inner edge of the mount board (the coloured panel just inside the frame) appear a creamy yellow or brown?
  • Does the artwork have yellow or brown staining where it meets the edge of the mount?
  • Does the surface of the mount show spots of discolouration?
  • Is the glass unclean from the inside?
  • Is the frame showing signs of becoming insecure (coming apart at the corners, etc)?

2. Look at the back of the frames to check these indicators:

  • Is the backing material made from a wood product such as MDF or Masonite?
  • Is there any visible discolouration or staining?
  • Is the tape starting to lift away from the back of the frame?
  • Is the hanger or cord becoming loose?

If you answer yes to any of these questions, then your artwork is showing signs of deterioration. Do not despair – water damage, dirt, torn canvas and stains are just some of the problems our restorers can rectify.

 

PAPER RESTORATION


Paper documents, maps, watercolour art and antique prints can be repaired, minimising the ravages of time and the use of poor quality framing materials in the past. Tears, folds, some insect damage, light damage, acid burns from wood pulp mats, and foxing can all be addressed and most often restored.

 

FABRIC RESTORATION

 

Fabrics, textiles and garments that have been damaged can often be repaired with gentle handling and care. Do you have a family heirloom like a christening gown or the gloves worn at your grandmother's wedding that needs repair or needs a frame for display? We can suggest the proper treatment for cleaning, any repairs, and display.

 

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?


Bring your artwork to Gallery 360 and we will provide a detailed report on what is currently affecting the artwork, what work is necessary and provide a quote for one of our professional and accredited restorers to fully restore your artwork to conservation standards.

 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?


We usually require approximately one week inspecting the artwork and framing materials properly, prepare a report and quote for you.

 

The restoration process is dependent upon the scale of work involved. As a guide, restoration takes between 2 - 4 weeks. However for some pieces, restoration can take up to 2 - 3 months.

 

If you are unsure of the state of your artwork, visit our Gallery and we are happy to look at your item and provide advice.

 

still life before       still life after

before restoration                                         after restoration


FRAME RESTORATION

 

“A good restoration is one you can’t see.”

 

 Before shot LR            After shot LR  

before restoration                                             after restoration

 

Old frames can be worth a great deal of money. Housing an artwork in a frame of a similar historic period and design is very important for an increasing number of Galleries and Collectors.

 

International frame auctions are held regularly overseas and the prices of historic frames can reach up to $250,000.00. Discerning collectors know that their art can be enhanced by retaining and restoring, instead of replacing, period frames. Gallery 360 have kept pace with this trend by creating a dedicated restoration department that provides work of the highest standard.

 

Since 1994, Gallery 360’s team of restorers have restored hundreds of gilded, period picture frames and other gilded art objects for galleries, dealers, artists, museums, historic properties, churches, colleges, universities and many private collectors and art restorers throughout the country.

 

Frames with broken corners, missing ornaments, cracks, chips and damaged finishes can be repaired by the skilled crafts people at Gallery 360. Gilded corner frames have a layer of gesso over the mitre joint. They are then surfaced with gold or silver leafing or paint, for a seamless continuing design. Hard wood frames are either made with mortise and tenon joints or are finely sanded on the corners to create an invisible seam. Since these products are custom made to your exact specifications, delivery time is usually 3- 4 weeks, so we ask you to plan ahead. Come in to see our samples and discuss your options with our design team and craftspeople.

 

broken frame        Restored ornate frame LR

 

Did you recently purchase or inherit an old painting in a period frame that has seen better days? Gallery 360 can stabilise the frame, make the necessary repairs to the ornamentation and the finish, and re-install the art. There is no need to hide the family portraits in a closet because the frames are damaged. Almost anything can be restored.

 

It is well worth contacting us to discuss restoring your frame. If you are unable to bring the frame to us initially and can provide good, detailed photographs of the piece, we can provide quick estimates for the restoration. We can work with digital photos sent via email or in hard copy.

 

Whether you are an individual, business, museum or art restorer, think of Gallery 360 as your personal restoration department. Let us discuss your next restoration project and show you what we can do to bring your frames back to their original condition.

 

frame on workbench        ornate frame





 




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