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About Our Business

It all started for Frank, in a poster shop in San Francisco

Our journey began back in 1980 when Frank embarked upon a trip to America. After missing his chance to see Warren Zevon perform he began wandering the streets of San Francisco. He turned down Union St and into a poster shop and was completely blown away. Fine art exhibition posters, graphic design posters, hu-u-u-ge posters absolutely everywhere you looked. The seed had been sown.

The FIRST Art Exhibition Poster shop in Australia

On Wednesday the 18th of March 1981, The Poster Gallery at 79 Grote Street, Adelaide was opened. This was Australia’s first dedicated fine art exhibition poster shop. Vesna came into the business in the first year, and was a great complement given her architecture and design studies. Three years after the opening of the Grote Street store Prints Etc in City Cross was opened. After a further eight years the Unley Rd location opened at the end of 1992, and Art & Frame was born.

The Unley Rd, Art & Frame store today

Today, our store has cliental from all over Adelaide and beyond for art prints, custom framing, mirrors, and now our newly introduced home décor.

Our team today includes: Frank, Vesna, Trish, Claire, Sam and Marko, all of whom have a passion for art, framing and design.

As members of The Picture Framers Guild of Australia, we take pride in offering outstanding craftsmanship and the best advice with the utmost integrity to make sure our customers have an enjoyable experience.

Sure, there are pop-up stores that come and go, and online retailers with their one-size-fits-all approach – but nothing replaces the experience gained from decades of keeping our finger on the pulse, and constantly striving to provide a unique and tailored approach for every job and every customer.


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