Jarman Framing is the specialist in gilded and ornamental picture frames.

We have been crafting contemporary and traditional hand-built frames for Australia’s finest artists, museums, and art collections for almost 140 years.

Since 1879 we have been framers to  many of Australia’s most significant artists, and Longstaff, McCubbin,  Meldrum, Streeton,  Roberts, Southern, Scheltema, and Withers were all our customers to mention but a few.

At Jarman we still hand-craft our frames the traditional way using the same nineteenth century Jarman and Thallon moulds that were used to create the original frames made for these artists. You will find our frames around major artworks by Australian artists in the National Gallery of Victoria, and in other collections.

Framing Consultation

20 Minute, one-to-one appointment with framing staff. Please observe social distancing of 1.5 metres, and sanitise your hands on entry. Please bring your own mask, hand sanitiser will be provided, and disposable gloves if you require them. Please stay home if you are feeling unwell.

We adjust frame design, gilding, finish, and toning of our frames in our on-site workshop to  present your artwork at its best. Our staff will guide you through a detailed framing consultation to select a frame in keeping with the style and era of your artwork while respecting your personal taste and requirements. We can get as creative as you are.

CONSERVATION FRAMING – We use Rising Museum quality archival mount board and conservation framing methods to secure the life of your art work.


ACRYLIC & GLASS OPTIONS – We stock glass and acrylic options from the standard,  through to Museum grade non-reflective and UV rated choices to protect your artwork into the future.


CANVAS STRETCHING – Should your canvas require stretching we can custom cut stretchers in sustainable plantation- grown native Aracaria, cedar, or aluminium with a range of stretcher profiles from standard through to museum grade.


ARTWORK CONSERVATION – As part of your consultation we will suggest if conservation work may be required to stabilize your artwork and can arrange quotes from art conservation specialists on request.


FRAME RESTORATION – Jarman are restorers of historic and damaged picture frames: so if you have a fine old frame which has seen better days, bring it in to us. Through a process of stabilisation and rebuilding of the ornament from moulds taken of the extant decoration we have been known to perform miracles.


RESURFACING & REGILDING – We can resurface, refinish, re-gild, repair chips: whatever is required to bring your old frame back to its glory.

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Fully customised hand- crafted period and contemporary picture frames individually tailored to your artwork and made on-site in our Hawthorn workshop.

Gold leaf and 23 carat water gilding, and oil gilding of frames and other items in gold, white gold and platinum.

Nineteenth and twentieth century ornamented frames hand-built using the original Jarman and Thallon moulds.

Hand-carved frames made to order on-site.

A specialist range of mid-century Modern frames.

We gild, gesso, paint, stain, tone, Japanese laquer, carve, wax your frame to perfection.

Individualized hand-finished mounts, including French mounts, gilded mounts, gilded bevelled edges, and hand-drawn water-colour line work detail.

We use Rising Museum grade archival mount board and conservation methods and practice.

A full range of standard, UV rated and Museum grade non-reflective glass and acrylic.

Free consultation on the condition of your artworks.

A conservation service for damaged artworks.

A restoration service for old and damaged frames.

Re-gilding and re-toning of frames.

Stretching of artworks on custom made stretchers in sustainably grown aracaria, cedar or aluminium.

In-situ stretching of large artworks by arrangement.

Dry-mounting of photography.

Custom designed stands and acrylic cases for the display of artworks.

Custom plinths made to order.

We can package and send your empty frame to you, wherever you are.

Artwork collection and delivery to and from your home or business by arrangement,

Specialist art installation service.

Supply and installation of hanging track systems.



158 Burwood Rd

Hawthorn. Vic. 3122