The Picture Framers Guild of Australia Incorporated was formed in 2008 through the amalgamation of the Picture framers Guild of Victoria, established in 1994, and the Picture Framers Guild of South Australia, established in 2003. The Guild is a not for profit trade organisation for the Australian picture framing industry. Its members are primarily involved in the business of providing a picture framing service to a diverse customer base. Membership is also available to businesses associated with the industry such as suppliers, galleries, picture hanging services etc.
The Guild has a strong focus on providing and maintaining Industry Standards which define appropriate levels of framing techniques and materials. The Guild believes the setting of such Standards is in the long term interests of its customers and the art they handle. The need for these Standards is actively promoted and all Guild members are expected to uphold them.
The Guild actively supports education and training for its members and to that end is heavily involved in promoting the nationally accredited Certificate Level 3 in Picture Framing. This is the only accredited qualification in our industry.