“If you have something you want framed, no matter what it is, bring it to me and I will turn it into a stunning wall feature.”
John McCann of Artworks Gallery does mean he can frame literally anything.
After all, he has framed items as unusual as a large wedding dress with a long train and a Māori piu piu (flax skirt), to nails and fastenings from the demolished Godley House on Banks Peninsula.
“Framing sports memorabilia, certificates, embroidery, precious old documents or garments and beautiful artworks means every day of my job is different. That and seeing how happy people are with their finished work, makes what I do really exciting and satisfying.”
The walls of John’s gallery are lined with examples of his work, while scores of frame samples draw the eye with their potential for creating the perfect environment for a treasured object.
“We source quality frames from Indonesia and Malaysia, as well as exquisite frames from Italy and Spain. I will soon be one of only a handful of framers who stock the Bellini range of handmade, hand-gilded frames from Italy.”
John says there is a frame for every taste and budget.
“My team and I see ourselves as consultants – we help to determine the final choice of frame and mat boards after discussion with the customer. Each item requires its own unique presentation depending on its subject matter, style, age and where it will be placed.”
All framing is done on site at the Main North Road gallery. Phone 03 352 7594 for your next framing project.