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Framed Treasures

“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.


The art of framing: Artworks Picture Framing Gallery

With more than 30 years of experience in the industry, starting in the manufacturing of picture mouldings and warehouse management to B2B sales of picture framing supplies, John McCann of Artworks Picture Framing Gallery says that if he doesn’t know what the solutions are for your framing requirements, then it’s probably not worth knowing!




Located at 6 Main North Road, this retail gallery is perfectly situated for customer convenience with off-street parking behind the gallery.

Custom Picture Framing is their specialty, while their secondary emphasis is on the supply and sale of a large range of original artworks, giclée prints, lithographs, and posters and prints direct to the public.

There’s much to inspire for Christmas gifts, such as evocative and historically significant artworks of pre-earthquake Christchurch landmarks and scenes that will be cherished for years to come.

The rich selection of subject matter found in the gallery speaks to all ages, from childhood through to adulthood, and all stages of art appreciation – whether you’re newly hooked on art, gaining more knowledge on the subject, or an art lover of some discernment.

John’s expert team pride themselves on their ability to frame anything and everything that can be mounted and framed, and all work is done onsite. “We like to go that extra mile to satisfy customer needs, including those special jobs requiring urgent attention,” John says.

Call in for a consultation Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm, (closed weekends). Phone 03 352 7594, email, visit or find them on Facebook.