Jarman the Picture Framer is the specialist in gilded and ornamental frames, offering contemporary and traditional framing designs: framer to Australia’s finest artists and collections since 1879.

For over 130 years Jarman the Picture Framer has provided an extensive service to artists and collectors. Since the 1880′s, we have been designing and creating frames for many of Australia’s best known artists: Streeton, McCubbin, and Meldrum were all our customers, to mention but a few.

Today, we still use the same hand-carved 19th century Jarman and John Thallon moulds that were originally used to create the ornament for the frames used by these artists. We are proud to be custodians of a great craft and long history as the oldest operating framer in Australia.

Jarman offer the most extensive choice of hand crafted frame designs from the 1880′s to the present day. Our traditional and contemporary frames are built by hand, to order, in our on-site workshop, to the same exacting standards.

Before 1975 there was a general lack of knowledge regarding conservation framing in Australia, and many art works framed before then are now at risk – if you are noticing strange markings (e.g. brown spots, yellowing or cracking) these can be fixed quite inexpensively if caught quickly enough. Contact us for a free report on your art collection.

Our framing methods are guaranteed to be of the highest conservation standards; we use only fully archival paper, mounts, and conservation hinging methods to secure the life of your precious art works. Our professionally designed frames add beauty and focus to your individual artworks, and conserve them to be appreciated well into the future.



Gold leaf and 23 carat water gilding and oil gilding of frames and other items in gold, white gold, platinum to order.
Individualized hand finished framing mounts, including French mounts and hand-drawn water-colour detail.
Full restoration service for damaged artworks and frames.
Re-gilding and frame touch-up.
Hand-carved frames made to order in our workshop.
Packaging, delivery and art hanging service.
Free consultation on the condition of your artworks.