The conservation of artwork requires not only an intimate knowledge of picture framing and carpentry, but also a comprehensive understanding of the materiality of art, the life and response of the art medium, and the environment to which the artwork has been and will be exposed.
At Wessel Snyman Creative, we have the requisite knowledge, skills and experience at hand. Incorrect and careless treatment of an artwork can cause irreparable damage, thus we focus on archiving while at the same time allowing the artwork to be displayed and viewed as intended.
While we are able to quote via email or over the phone, its best to come in for a consultation and see our range of options alongside your artwork.
We're located in the legendary Old Biscuit Mill development, a dynamic and creative hub, where some of the country's most talented artists and designers meet. The workshops, specialists shops, cafes and markets attract thousands of visitors weekly. We are also open on Saturdays in conjunction with the famous Biscuit Mill Market for your convenience.
As far more than a decorative framer, we pride ourselves on delivering innovative and elegant framing solutions for the preservation of fine art. We apply knowledge of carpentry to the concept of framing, using local, and ethically sourced materials as far as we can, allowing unlimited fine art frame design and artwork presentation.
For your convenience, we have compiled a list of tips to ensure the stability and the longevity of your Wessel Snyman Creative picture frame. To download, click HERE
Humble beginnings certainly apply, Wessel made his first picture frame 16 years ago from some off cut wood and a hand saw. Lots happened in the meantime; Wessel studied bookbinding and conservation, a BA and Honours degree in Fine Art at the University of Stellenbosch, and started the business in 2009.
Since then we have worked with clients the likes of the IZIKO National Gallery of South Africa, Haunch of Venison Gallery in London, The University of Cape Town, and the South African National Parliament to name just a few.
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