Lincoln Cathedral

Greatly privileged to work for Toni Watts, Artist in Residence bandit Lincoln Cathedral, framing her outstandingly exquisite work in preparation for her exhibition later this year.  To date I have framed around 12 pieces of work all comprising gold leaf and pigment paints some of which were sourced and ground into pigments by Toni.  Her work is extremely detailed and great care and attention to detail makes her work of a standard that only a few in this country could achieve.

All framing at conservation level.

Watch this space for further photographs 

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Hall of Fame

I was especially honoured to be inducted into the Fine Art Trade Guild's Hall of Fame at the Guild's Awards Convention at Stratford upon Avon this last weekend(7th May 2016)  The citation read 'in recognition to services to the art and framing industry'

There are only six people who have received this accolade and I feel exceptionally proud, privileged and somewhat humbled to be considered amongst these industry elite.

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Harlequin Barons

HARLEQUIN BARONS

 

The Harlequin Barons have, today 16th January, been spotted making their way up Steep Hill(Lincoln) towards the Marine and Wildlife Studio where they will be dressed in their livery painted by wildlife artist Jenny Bell. 

 

To celebrate the 800th Anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta by King John on 15th June 1215, a Charter Trail of 25 colourful Baron sculptures were positioned around the centre of Lincoln.  The Barons Trail proved to be extremely popular with both visitors and residents alike and to keep the spirit of the Magna Carta alive miniature replicas have been produced.  Many of these miniatures have been painted and adorn local shop windows.

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Conservation Study Day Jan 2016

A Conservation Study day will be held in the Guild HQ, Wye House, London on Wednesday 27 January 2016. This Study day will concentrate on the theory required to be successful in passing the Guild’s Advanced Accreditation in Conservation. Subjects to be covered include:

 

Conservation Framing Techniques.
Damage Mechanisms there identification and explanations.
Mountboard definitions and Uses.
General Conservation Definitions and Terminology.

For full details of the subjects covered please see Guild ’s publication “Guide to Candidates, The GCF Advanced Accreditation Conservation Framing”

In addition, there will be a short hands-on workshop on the hinging of artwork using Japanese papers.

Whilst this is primarily for those interested in taking the GCF and especially the Advanced Accreditation it is open to all who have an interest in Conservation Framing.

To book this Study Day please click on the following link.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/conservation-framing-principles-course-tickets-19470829776

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Peter Sellers Photographs

Sarah Sellers asks Harlequin Frames to mount a number of her fathers photographs in preparation for an exhibition “Behind the Camera”she has curated to commemorate what would have been her father’s 90th birthday, as featured in this issue of Arqadia’s 4Walls magazine. Peter Sellers: Behind the Camera is an exciting opportunity to see some of the rare photographs from the iconic actor’s collection. 

 

To read the full article click here

Conservation of Photographs

Mal is to attend a course on 'The Conservation of Photographs' at West Dean College between 9th and 12th of November.

Photographs are a valuable historic, artistic and scientific resource made from many diverse materials and it is easy to damage them by inappropriate conservation and care. The course describes the processes and photographic materials which have been commonly used and how to recognise them. It also examines the problems caused by different processes and the appropriate methods and materials for their conservation and care. The course includes the opportunity to look at practical examples of processes and deterioration. The roles of the environment, biological deterioration, health and safety, storage and handling will also be covered. 

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Back to University

Mal has been invited back to the Conservation Department of Lincoln University to give a day of seminars and workshops on 5th November.  In the morning Mal will give a seminar on the 'Mount Package' and a hands-on workshop on conservation hinging and in the afternoon a seminar and workshop on the 'Non Adhesive Support of Artwork'

All materials have been kindly supplied by Arqadia http://www.arqadia.co.uk

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Lincolnshire's Great Exhibition

I had the priviledge of providing the framing of this signed photograph of Tennyson for the exhibition at 'The Collection' Lincoln entitled Lincolnshire's Great Exhibition.

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Conservation Study Day

A Conservation Study day will be held in the Guild HQ, Wye House, London on Wednesday 15th July.  This Study day will concentrate on the theory required to be successful in passing the Guild’s Advanced Accreditation in Conservation.  Subjects to be covered include:

 

  • Conservation Framing Techniques.
  • Damage Mechanisms there identification and explanations.
  • Mountboard definitions and Uses.
  • General Conservation Definitions and Terminology.

 

For full details of the subjects covered please see Guild ’s publication “Guide to Candidates, The GCF Advanced Accreditation Conservation Framing”

In addition, there will be a short hands-on workshop on the hinging of artwork using Japanese papers. 

Whilst this is primarily for those interested in taking the GCF and especially the Advanced Accreditation it is open to all who have an interest in Conservation Framing.

To book this Study Day please click on the following link.

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/conservation-framing-principles-tickets-17095

 

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Magna Carta Facsimile

The photograph shows the early stages in the conservation framing of a facsimile of the Magna Carta, on vellum.  The frame is to be made from 12th Century oak taken from Lincoln Cathedral and machined by the Cathedral workshops.  For those interested watch for the article in 'Articles'

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Awards Finalist

Mal's entry into the Fine Art Trade Guild's Guild's Challenge Award is one of four finalists.  The theme of this year's competition is 'Alice in Wonderland' and Mal's entry features the 'gardeners painting the roses red' 

 

It features three Zinnfiguren pieces that Mal painted, in oils, some years ago.  The pieces include the Queen and King of Hearts and of course the three gardeners featured as the two, five and seven of spades.  These are placed in a box with a back which includes Alice and the story of the painting of the roses.

Zinnfiguren, of German origin, are also known as flats and not well known - they are made of metal, normally tin, and approximately 30mm high and 3mm wide with a wide variety of figures.  The Alice collection features almost all of the figures included in the book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

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