Framing helps your artwork look even better than it already does and protects your art from the outside world to make it last as long as possible.
With the right treatment and care your artwork can even outlive you and could possibly be passed down the line of art lovers for someone else’s future pleasure.
Or you can sell it on as many collectors choose to do.
Either way we cherish your artwork and handle all art with care, integrity and with an understanding that you want the best quality framed artwork, you probably don’t want to have to wait too long for it, and would really prefer not have to pay an arm and a leg but that you’d also love to get something special, something off the shelf and handmade in Melbourne.
We can do all that.
Specialising in ‘archival’ grade framing, practiced as standard throughout the gallery.
Only acid-free mounting materials are used, accompanied by high quality glass & copper wire backings.
All frames are custom made and tailored to your individual requirements.
Pineapple gallery workshop can frame both artworks purchased at the gallery, or from your own collection.
Ordering Your Frame
Pop in to chat over your framing choices. We are here to help you work it all out. You don't need an appointment or need to know the lingo. You can also email or give us a call.
We offer contemporary gallery frames made in the gallery workshop with a selection of different mouldings to choose from..
Custom frames can be purchased directly or through the website along with your artwork.
Select from a range of frames to ensure your artwork looks as beautiful as you imagined.
By definition, gallery framing is the simplest, most sophisticated answer to the question of “how to frame your art.”
The very idea of gallery framing is derived from the historic guidelines fine art galleries worldwide have used for entry into their spaces.
We love gallery frames and they form the main part of what we offer currently.
We also offer floating frames which give you a slight gap in between the frame and the edge of the canvas picture.
This type of frame gives definition to the picture itself, and creates visual space around the canvas.
Artists with torn edges often choose these frames to highlight the edges themselves and floating your artwork gives it a sense of occasion and space to breathe.
You could also add depth to your walls with a Deep-Set Frame, this sets back your image as deep as you wish using mat board cut to size and spacers .
At Pineapple Gallery we adore frames with no mount at all because we think this leans towards a more contemporary finish but that said you can be very creative with mounts and get some surprising contemporary results.
We are also not opposed to tradition, tradition has its place and sometimes a good old classic style is what is wanted.
Much of our art in the gallery itself is ready for you to take away.
We also have unframed fine art prints in Perspex casing for you to flick through at your leisure.
Placement & Hanging
As ever there are a million rules and regulations you could apply here, but ultimately it’s a matter of personal taste + instinct.
There is no such thing as a set curation guide but we can guide you through the process with a few ideas based on our experience.
Do wait to unwrap your frame until it is literally on your chosen wall.
This small detail can save a million possible last minute accidents.
Generally speaking, try to hang your artwork at approx. 1.5m high, which is about eye level for the average Joe and is the most comfortable level to view the work at. Commercial galleries tend to abide by this rule.
To add extra drama try hanging your framed artwork onto the furthest edge of a wall, or hanging it really high, you could even try hanging it really low (as long as you have no large pets or mini-humans running around trashing things on a daily basis), these more unusual placement options can offer you an interesting view of your artwork and draw you to feel the image in a different way, it can be intriguing and illuminating to try a placement entirely out of the proverbial box of traditional thought.
Adding small to medium pieces in subtle areas, above a side table or next to a door instantly makes a room feel more rounded, smaller areas add nuance and warmth to a room, especially when they have well curated artworks hanging on them.
Hanging your framed art is not as daunting as you might think.
Every Pineapple Gallery Frame comes backed with rings and copper wire, we use copper wire instead of string because it has good rigidity and helps with the ease of hanging.
Unless your artwork is particularly large, hang your art with nails and picture hooks.
Plasterboard walls won’t need tough masonry nails to be hammered in.
We advise that you use hooks as opposed to hanging directly from a nail, it's far safer and will hang your work as flush as possible to the wall which gives the best results.
If your work is large a screw and a drill will most likely be necessary.
Plastic wall plugs along with the screw usually help fix the screw in securely.
Stick on the wall strips do not work and we advise against using these.
Enjoy hanging your framed art, it will bring you happiness for a long time.
Relax about coordination or matching too much – we love variety, and a mixture of textures and colours can look incredible together.
Be as creative as you feel on that particular day. Add unexpected touches, you could choose one of our many coloured frames to grace a more traditional white wall with a colour pop, or you could choose a coloured mount which can uplift and provide flare to any fine art print making your frame dialogue personal to you and your space.
Stepping outside your comfort zone to personalise your artwork and turning it into a three-dimensional focal point can often offer surprising and gratifying results.
We believe in glass, we adore glass and we only use glass.
Glass is used as standard in all framing and is included in the price.
If you require specialised glass, we can discuss these options with you.
THE WAITING GAME
It varies from place to place how long it will take, but framing usually takes around 10-14days.
Custom built frames are worth the wait, you will have your artwork for years, some things should
not be rushed.
If your artwork is particularly large it may take a bit longer to fabricate but most framed artworks are in and out of the workshop, with you and on your wall at the latest 14 day lead time. We understand that you want to enjoy your new framed artwork as quickly as possible and work diligently with a good frame maker's tempo.