Professional Picture Hanging, Mirror & Artwork Installation
We Offer Flexible, Affordable and Prompt Hanging and Installation Services in Homes, Offices, Galleries and Hotels.
When you’ve done a professional job framing, designing or decorating, let the professionals at Hanging Around complete the work safely, securely and with a minimum of fuss. We can advise on planning any wallscape to achieve that unique interior “look”, no matter if its one picture or an entire collection. Hanging Around specialises In “Salon” Style Hanging for Artworks, family Photographs or memorabilia. We are also specialists in security and anti-theft picture hanging. We can also advise, supply and install gallery tracking systems for any home or commercial area.
Greg MacInnes and his staff are licensed and insured tradespeople. They come highly recommended by Sydney's leading Galleries, Art Consultants, Interior Decorators, Stylists and Framers (references available).
Art & Mirror Hanging
Art hanging in homes, offices, Galleries and Hotels.
Specialists in difficult or high installations.
Security hanging of artwork
Gallery Tracking Systems
Supply and installation of gallery tracking systems for art hanging.
Secure, controlled environment storage.
determine the best location, height and positioning of your artworks
Valuation of individual artwork or entire collection for resale or insurance.
When you've done a professional job framing, designing or decorating
Let the professionals at Hanging Around complete the work safely, securely and with a minimum of fuss.
We can also advise on planning any wallscape to achieve that unique interior "look".
Hanging Around specialises in security and anti-theft picture hanging. We can also supply and install gallery tracking systems.
Greg MacInnes and his staff are licensed and insured tradespeople. They come highly recommended by Sydney's leading galleries, Art Consultants, Interior Decorators and Framers (references available).
A Little Of Our Story
We aim to be the leaders in the installation and management of artwork in Australia.
Caring for artworks since 1985. Over 30 years of not only hanging of artwork but also the general care and handling, including storage, transportation and preventive maintenance of artwork.
We are continually reviewing our methods and procedures to ensure we always provide the best levels of service possible in all areas of artwork care and management.
"I would have no hesitation in recommending Greg from Hanging Around toKathryn GlendenningGlendenning Property Pty Ltd
manage the installation of artwork and mirrors. His work is meticulous and
done with a minimum of fuss. An affordable service highly recommended to
all house proud property owners and tenants."
"Thank you for doing such a wonderful job. I can't tell you how happyRobin
I was to come home and see everything done so beautifully."
"Thank you so much for your very professional and kind way of working inIsabel Reynolds
our apartment in Sydney! It was a pleasure to have you there!"
"Greg I am so pleased I have discovered yourMargaret
service, thank you again."
"Thank you Greg for your prompt careful andKaela and Skye
professional manner, you have made the finishing
touches that make our house a home."
Interview With Greg
Greg Maclnnes was interviewed on sharing his extensive knowledge of the salon style hang
Background and Experience
Greg MacInnes of Hanging Around has over 30 years experience installing artwork in offices, galleries and homes and works very closely with Sydney’s leading interior decorators, galleries and stylists, since 1985 His experience ranges across standard artwork installation to more challenging installations, requiring the manufacture of special brackets or specialist hanging systems. Greg has co ordinated and curated exhibitions and commercial displays over many years including The Paddington Art Prize, The Moran Photographic and Portraits Prize as well as for schools, councils and Business organisations.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Where is the best place in the home to hang my artwork?
- Will my artwork fade?
- What can I do to protect my artwork?
- What is security hanging?
- What is the correct height to hang artwork?
- What is Salon hanging?
- Is there a right or wrong way to hang Artwork?
Centre artwork over furniture to provide balance in a room and be mindful of the reflection when hanging a mirror. Don’t hang too many pieces in a hallway, as it tends to make the hallway look crowded.
The short answer is yes all artwork will fade over time. Some mediums will fade quicker than others, works on paper such as watercolor will fade rapidly if exposed to direct light, whereas oil paintings will not deteriorate as quickly.
Ensuring the artwork is correctly framed using acid free paper and materials is important as well as having the artwork hung professionally. Exposure to sunlight can be combated by the use of non-reflective glass with UV protection when framed, however excessive exposure to sunlight should be avoided for any artwork. Hanging artwork on damp walls should also be avoided to prevent damage by mould.
Security hanging involves the attachment of special concealed fixings to the artwork to prevent easy removal from the wall. It is mostly used in commercial or hotel situations to avoid theft. It can also be used simply to prevent the artwork from being bumped or knocked out of alignment, especially in busy or narrow areas such as hallways and stairs.
There is no correct height, however a good rule of thumb is to have the centerline of the artwork at approximately eye level.
Sometimes called “French Hang”. It takes its name and appearance from the salons of the 19th century where dozens of artworks were squeezed together onto the walls as part of academic competitions, the salon-style hang looks effortlessly boho chic when done well, but can be very easy to mess up.
When undertaking a Salon Hang it is strongly recommended to have someone familiar with doing it, to at least give advice.
The short answer is to say, hang your artwork the way that will give you the most pleasure, but that said there are a few things to consider.
Very detailed or small works are best placed where you can get right up close, such as in a hallway. Bigger works often need to be viewed further away so often best over sofas or at the far end of the room. If you have 3 smaller artworks in different sizes or frames, cluster them in a close group one above and one to the side for a great effect.
If double hanging pictures one above the other, mostly a smaller frame is better above the bigger one, but again it’s entirely up to your taste, there is no absolute rule.
Contact us at
1800 HANG IT
0418 416 444
Proudly Working With Clients Big & Small
Coca-Cola is another corporate client who have sought Greg’s services in a consultancy capacity for the framing and installation of Coca-Cola memorabilia.
Some of the other projects managed by Hanging Around have been the installation of over 2000 pieces of artwork at Star Casino, the artwork, photographs and mirrors at the Sydney GPO, 1 Martin Place as well as The Ibis and Novotel Hotel Sydney Olympic Park. Projects of this nature are extremely time-sensitive and there was much care taken during the preparation stage including numerous meetings with the project managers and Designers to ensure the smooth delivery and installation of artwork to the rooms foyers and function areas.
Greg is just as happy hanging that one special piece for a client at home and brings the same care and attention to detail to projects, large or small. Hanging your art professionally, really does make a house a home.
Greg has demonstrated his professionalism with clients large and small by his attention to detail, his prompt service, competitive pricing and his care for and attitude to, both his client and their artwork.
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