Windsor Gallery is home to a rich variety of art, stunning exhibitions, a comprehensive framing service and now, a wedding registry.
If you or a loved one are tying the knot this season, Windsor Gallery’s recently introduced wedding registry is a beautiful and unique gift idea for any newlywed couple. Wedding guests can gift the bride and the groom with a magnificent artwork from the showroom, a commissioned piece, or the couple can take advantage of the bespoke framing service. Gift vouchers are also available and make great Christmas and birthday gifts.
Their newest featured artist is Australian painter Belinda Nadwie, who featured on The Block Australia with three of her contemporary artworks used within the beautiful interiors. She paints rich-coloured abstracts and is one of more than 35 talented creators whose artworks grace the walls of Windsor Gallery’s contemporary showroom at 386 St Asaph Street.
For 30 years, City Art Depot picture framing workshop and gallery has been working alongside art lovers to preserve and beautifully display works of art.
Starting out as a small picture framing business in 1989, founder David Trerise had a goal to apply museum standards in his workshop.
Moving away from out-dated gluing and trimming techniques, he researched conservation framing practices, and introduced materials and processes designed to protect artworks from environmental hazards and inappropriate framing processes.
“A lot of our work is preserving artworks that are valued for purely sentimental reasons,” David says. “It still deserves to be treated with the care and respect the artist intended, or the owner desires, so it can be enjoyed by future generations.”
City Art Depot makes its own frames on the premises from rough-sawn timber to provide a frame made and hand-finished to best suit the needs of the artwork and the client. This commitment to quality has seen the business grow, attracting a client base that includes museums, galleries, institutions, businesses and private art owners and collectors.
The business offers practical solutions for the framing, installation, transportation and storage of artworks. Its archival Solander boxes provide an elegant and robust storage system for photographs, rare books, objects and original works of art.
City Art Depot also has a well-respected gallery. “The gallery is very important for us. There’s a renewed energy around art in the city and it allows us to introduce people to the work of emerging, as well as established, artists.”
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.
Windsor Gallery boasts over 30 artists on exhibition in their contemporary art gallery and one of the largest selections of picture frames in the city.
Artist Rhoyne McIlroy is the gallery’s featured artist this month and after having established an international career, the award-winning artist’s latest works (pictured) draw from her native New Zealand ancestry. By recently investing in amazing new technology, a canvas stretching machine, Windsor Gallery is now able to create a tighter, smoother finish for canvas works which is difficult to achieve manually.
Their award-winning skilled staff can spend time with you to work through the framing process, showing you different matte colours and framing options to suit your artwork. Windsor Gallery is well worth a visit with outstanding artworks and sculptures on display from leading New Zealand artists. Off-street parking is available. 386 St Asaph Street, east of Fitzgerald Avenue.