At The Hallows Gallery, all framing is carried out by Dylan Wyn Banks GCF (APF). Dylan was certified by the Fine Art Trade Guild following rigorous testing of his framing skillset – both the on hand practical work and his theoretical knowledge. The Hallows Gallery Framer, Dylan Wyn Banks is the only framer in Belfast to hold the new qualification of GCF (APF). The old style Commended Framer qualification is no longer current, and has been replaced internationally by the Certified Framer qualification.
The aim of the Certified Framer scheme is to distinguish the skilled and committed framer from the semi-skilled, and to help the public select a qualified professional framer who will apply a high level of expertise to the conservation and display of their artwork. Guild Certified Framers commit to CPD (Continual Professional Development), and recertification every two years. Working with a Certified Framer guarantees you that the framer is up to date with current industry standards and practice, and also that they are a current member of the Fine Art Trade Guild, and subscribe to the Guild’s Code of Ethics.
Guild Certified Framers are competent to give up to date advice on technical and conservation matters, as well as design and presentation, while keeping to a budget.