Windsor Gallery has a 100-year history of service to Christchurch and Canterbury, which for current owners Philip and Tracey Wynands means a responsibility to uphold the highest levels of quality.
Dedicated to providing the best in framing and contemporary original artwork, the gallery won third and second place respectively in the last two national framing competitions run by industry heavyweight Larson-Juhl.
By matching artworks with the ideal moulding, mat board and fillet, they highlight a work’s finest aspects while providing a seamless fit with surrounding decor.
To do so is an art form itself, helped along by a vast selection of materials and the decades of experience which have made Windsor one of the best-known names in the business.
“We have a huge range of framing options, including UV glass to help prevent an artwork from fading, and regularly work with domestic and corporate clients,” Philip says.
For hanging artworks, Windsor Gallery uses metal cable on all frames due to its strength and total lack of stretching, which helps safeguards items in the event of an earthquake.
Art on show at the gallery is carefully chosen for its appeal to clientele, covering abstract, realism and impression as well as fine photography.
“We try to cater to every taste,” Philip says.
He notes that only leading artists and photographers from around New Zealand are exhibited at the gallery. These include Andris Apse, Mike Glover, Philip Beadle, Rhonda Campbell, Iva Treskon, Helm Ruifrok, David Woodings and Keith Morant.
Displays are constantly evolving and often highlighted in new exhibitions held at the light and modern gallery.
• Windsor Gallery Canterbury High School Art Competition
• (Student works will be on display until 20th September 2017)
• You are invited to come in and Vote for “The People’s Choice Award”
The first Canterbury year 13 High School Art Competition was held on Wednesday 6th September. We had a great turnout with Students, Teachers and Parents attending the prize giving.
We invited two students from each High School in Canterbury to enter the competition and have had a fantastic result with amazing art works entered.
Our judges Nathan Pohio a Conceptual Artist and Assistant Curator at the Christchurch Art Gallery and Aaron Kreisler Head of the Fine Arts Department University of Canterbury found judging a very difficult task with such high calibre entries. Thank you Nathan and Aaron.
1st Place went to Brooke Tinomana from Christchurch Girls’ High School
A beautiful photographic entry awarded for subject matter, striking composition and good choice of camera lens
2nd Place went to Emma Dodd from Rangiora High School
A painting “Lonely Figure” complimented for technical skill of brush work and dramatic impact of the subject matter with an uncluttered personal style
3rd Place went to Sam Julian from Christ’s College
A piece of photography with an in depth subject matter and complicated technical compilation and composition
Aaron, Philip, Nathan
First Place 2017
Second Place 2017
Third Place 2017