Bespoke Picture Framing
Real, professional framers are hard to find. Framers like us, with a genuine understanding of appropriate presentation, conservation practice, and the need for real works of art to stand out for themselves in a well considered and made setting, as well as the true expertise required for handling and manufacture.
At Gallagher & Turner we can frame anything from 18th century painting to contemporary artworks, through family photographs, posters and textiles, in a wide selection of styles (some of which are exclusive in-house designs and finishes) with meticulous care and attention to detail. We make frames for all kinds of clients, including art galleries, museums and universities as well as working with interior designers, collectors, artists and photographers. Many of our clients are happy to have had Paul make frames for them for over 20 years but we also welcome those people who've never been to a bespoke framer before: we make plenty of time to talk things through without obligation.
There are many choices and variations to suit personal tastes and budgets, but we are here to offer advice and not to make rules or decide for you (unless, of course, you ask us to!). We have well over 250 types of moulding, hand-finish frames, gilding and the North East's widest range of specialist glazing. With our workshop and showroom based in the centre of Newcastle we are very easy to locate and you can drive right to our door. It is a good idea to let us know when you wish to visit (that way we can allow the time you need for your consultation) but not essential.
Prices are variable depending on choice of moulding, type of glass, mounting etc, but everyone likes a vague notion of what to expect to get a picture framed properly. Budget framing can start from just £30; we can frame a large poster for around £60, a medium sized watercolour can look fabulous for about £160. You can easily spend less, and you could also spend more, but be comforted that the price includes tax, picture hooks, etc.
Tuesday to Friday, 10am - 6pm
Saturdays, 10am - 5pm
Closed Sundays, Mondays and Bank Holidays
Gallery and Framing Showroom
Our gallery is your first port of call for expert advice on picture framing, conservation and gilding. We have hundreds of moulding and mountboard samples to create the perfect frame for any artwork or object, as well as a changing programme of exhibitions.
Our dedicated workshop produces frames for some of the country’s leading museums, galleries and collectors. It’s the place to come for trade orders, with larger items or to discuss more unusual jobs. Please call us before visiting the workshop to book an appointment.
Unit 18, Hoults Yard
Newcastle upon Tyne
Please note we occasionally have to close the workshop during normal hours if working off-site. Please call ahead to check that we are open and available before coming in.