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We believe that a good picture framing job starts with good advice and ends with expert workmanship. At Fiksate Gallery, we pride ourselves on delivering both.

Jessie Rawcliffe - Variation of a Theme 4 - Fiksate Gallery


Very self-explanatory, the artwork is framed to the edge of the frame profile, with a clear, white or black spacer separating the artwork from the glass.

The frame is taped up, then a wire is attached to the back for easy hanging.


Matting adds extra size, space and presence to an artwork.

We match the closest tone of matboard to the paper colour (if it is visible) or use a complementary matboard to create a border around your artwork.

The matboard range we use is to conservation standard, ensuring that it won't fade or damage your artwork over time.

As well as giving the artwork additional space to stand out, it also provides a barrier between the artwork and the glass.

This type of framing is framing is suited to prints, original artworks on paper, or artworks that need the edging tidied up.


Float mounting is where we attach your artwork with archival adhesive hinges to the backing matboard. Spacers are used around the edges to keep the artwork from the glass.

The backing matboard is chosen to match or complement your artwork and the frame profile is chosen to suit the depth needed for the space of the Float Mount.

This type of framing is suited to artworks on paper, if your artwork is right to the edge of the paper, the edges are particularly interesting or there is fragility or transparency to your artwork.


Shadow Float Mount is an exceptional way to frame your artwork.

We create a backing that elevates your artwork from the backing matboard to give the illusion of floating within the frame. There is a stunning shadow created around your artwork with this technique that is visually impactful.

The inside edging is created with the same matboard as the backing, chosen to match or complement your artwork, and this inner box creates a 15mm depth minimum.

This type of framing suits a wide range of artworks. We enjoy Shadow Float Mounting original works on paper, paper with deckled edges, artworks on thin canvas or a variity of materials.


We love stretching your artwork on canvas around a stretcher. We also love the final touch of tray framing to elevate it even further.

Stretchers are made locally and measured to fit your canvas. All artworks on canvas need at least 80mm of on each edge to stretch around a stretcher frame. We use specialty tools and techniques to create the tightest stretch possible.

Tray frames are measured to give a 5mm gap between your canvas stretcher and the frame.

The gap around your canvas artwork and tray frame creates impact and a wonderful overall effect. Tray frames also protect your artwork on canvas, can minimise any bowing of the wooden stretchers and makes for flush and easy hanging.


If you have an artwork or object that doesn't match the above options, we suggest getting in touch regarding your framing job and making an appointment with us for a consultation.

We enjoy problem solving and have completed specialty framing for a huge range of treasured items, creating wonderful and long-lasting results for our clients.

At Fiksate Gallery, we believe that every piece of art deserves to shine. Our Picture Framing Service is a blend of craftsmanship, creativity, and quality, ensuring your artworks are preserved and presented in the most effective way possible.

Why Choose Fiksate Gallery for Picture Framing?

Tailored Craftsmanship:
Our expert framers are passionate about creating custom frames tailored to your artwork's specific needs. Whether it's a delicate watercolor, a vibrant canvas, or a cherished photograph, we design picture frames that not only protect your artwork, but also enhances the aesthetic of your piece.

Locally Sourced and Sustainable Materials:
Selecting the right framing materials is a pivotal part of our process. Fiksate Gallery takes pride in using locally sourced materials, with our profiles crafted by a trusted local manufacturer committed to sustainable practices. Our careful selection not only ensures the highest quality for your frames but also reflects our dedication to supporting local businesses and promoting environmentally conscious choices within our community. Choose Fiksate Gallery for picture framing that not only enhances your artwork but also contributes to a sustainable and vibrant local ecosystem.

Conservation-Grade Protection:
Your artwork's longevity is our priority. Our framing services include the use of conservation-grade materials to protect against UV rays, moisture, and environmental factors, ensuring your pieces stay vibrant for years to come.

Expert Design Consultations:
Unsure about the best framing choice for your artwork? Our experienced design consultants are here to guide you. We collaborate closely with you to understand your vision, offering expert advice on matting, framing styles, and finishes.

How Our Picture Framing Service Works:

Schedule a consultation with our framing experts to discuss your artwork, style preferences, and any specific requirements.

Design Proposal & Quotation:
Receive a personalised design proposal, including framing options, materials via an emailed quote.

Once you approve the design, our skilled team get to work, ensuring precision and attention to detail in every step of the picture framing process.

Quality Assurance:
Every framed piece undergoes rigorous quality checks to ensure it meets our standards and exceeds your expectations.

Pick-up or Delivery and/or Installation:
Pick-up your framed work from our Sydenham Gallery or choose between convenient delivery options or have our team install your framed artwork in your space for a professional finish.

Experience the Fiksate Difference!

Elevate your artwork with Fiksate Gallery's Picture Framing Service. Discover the perfect frame that not only enhances your art but also adds a touch of sophistication to your space. Trust us to bring your vision to life through craftsmanship, creativity, and a commitment to preserving the beauty of your cherished pieces.

For unparalleled picture framing services in Christchurch, NZ, choose Fiksate Gallery. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and transform your artwork into a masterpiece

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