Art Gilding has been offering gilding supplies and services to St. Joseph's Boy's College for many years to restore the school’s large collection of antique paintings, many of them still in their original 100 year old frames.
Art Gilding was required to restore a large 3m x 2.4m frame during the winter school holidays. The fragile nature of the restoration meant that only trained Art Gilding professionals were able to work on the project, successfully completing the restoration in the designated 2 weeks.
In addition to the restoration gilding supplies and services, Art Gilding also runs a unique gilding class run by Master Gilder Karl Eggert, where he teaches students the skills and techniques required to become a master gilder.
Ana, one of the students from Mr. Eggert’s class, was given the opportunity to assist him with the restoration at St Joseph’s College.