Rotorua Picture Framing Services

All our work is completed to the highest professional standards by our experienced team.
Check out our gallery to see some examples or call, email, or come in and visit us at Portico Gallery Rotorua to discuss your requirements.

Our range of services and products include

Conservation framing
We use museum grade mat boards, UV filtering glass, acid free backing boards, cotton mount boards and conservation hinging methods which ensures your artwork is well protected.  Ask us for advice on the appropriate level of framing for your artwork.
Conservation Framing

UV filtering glass
UV filtering glass is recommended for conservation framing as ultraviolet rays are one of the most harmful elements to your artwork.  Portico Gallery recommends Tru Vue protective glass which ensures 99% of harmful rays are filtered out.

Canvas stretching
If your artwork is on a canvas then stretching it and wrapping the image around the edges of a wooden frame gives a very simple effect. This can also be done to a preservation level.

Embroideries/tapestries
We specialise in all your needlework requirements and are happy to stretch your work for you.  We can advise on the best methods of framing.

Degrees/diplomas
Degrees, diplomas and certificates are best framed using conservation framing methods.  Given the amount of money spent obtaining these important documents,    framing them to last makes good sense.

Oils/pastels/water colours
You can be assured that your original artworks will be treated with care.  All original work should be framed so as to preserve them for future generations.  We are happy to advise you on the best methods of preservation.

Photographs
Whether your photograph is very old or one you have printed yourself, we can advise on the best method of framing.

Children’s art
Children’s art is very special and always looks great framed with a colourful mat/frame.  Their masterpieces are well worth preserving.

Memorabilia
Portico Gallery can frame your memorabilia.  In the past we have framed jewelled swords/war memorabilia/a very old piu piu/shoes/rocks/sports jerseys/Venetian masks/doilies/menus/caps etc.  If it’s special to you, then bring it in and we can talk about how best to frame it.
Memorabilia

Medals
We specialise in the framing of medals.  These important memorabilia are well worth preserving for future generations and always look good with a  photograph, or other relevant objects such as cap badges etc.

Reglazing
We offer a full reglazing service using clear, non reflect or conservation glass.

Mirrors
Choose a frame from our vast range for your new mirror or alternatively we are happy to reframe your existing mirror.

Prints
Choose a print from our New Zealand print range.

Cards
Come and browse our lovely card range, including New Zealand artists and the very popular Affirmations, LaLa land, Oh Dear, Live Wires, Emily McDowell and Curly Girl ranges.

Gift ware
Curated collection of high quality gift wares crafted in New Zealand and abroad:

  • Studio Ceramics
  • Jill Main jewellery and accessories
  • Royce McGlashen Pottery
  • Jo Luping ceramics
  • Orla Kiely
  • Factory Ceramics
  • Lala Land
  • Surmanti
  • Abstract design
  • Anoint
  • Michelle Bow – art by design
  • Red Peach
  • Twig Seeds
  • Bloomingville
  • Crushes
  • Little Gems
  • Cavallini & Co. papers
  • OMY – design and play
  • Tofu Tree
  • Tania Tupu jewellery
  • My heart ‘n’ hands
  • Solid native wood ware – photo albums/platters/coasters/servers/table mats/chopping boards etc
  • Tea Towels