Image: Justin Gare, Senior Objects Conservator demonstrating packing techniques at Art Handling and Packing Workshop workshop held at Artlab Australia presented by Guildhouse.

INFORM: Art Packaging and Handling

Tuesday 11 July 2023
10:00am — 12:30pm ACST

Pricing: $30 Guildhouse financial members / $50 non members, plus booking fees

Location: Artlab Australia
70 Kintore Avenue, Adelaide 5000

Presenter: Justin Gare, Senior Objects Conservator Artlab Australia

As artists you invest so much in making your work and the last thing you want is for it to arrive at an exhibition, or its new home, damaged.  

Learn how to package and handle your work for travel and storage in this practical demonstration presented by Artlab’s Senior Objects Conservator, Justin Gare. You’ll also be given an insight into the innovative techniques used in the preservation of the State’s collections as well as family treasures. 

Artlab Australia is a recognised leader in the conservation of cultural collections with a national and international reputation since 1985. Their highly skilled conservators care for cultural heritage, working across five specialised laboratories, undertaking stabilisation, repair and restoration of a huge variety of artefacts. These range from major artworks and ethnographic and historic artefacts, to archival documents and records, large technology items and outdoor monuments. 

Participants are invited to bring along a piece of your work (if possible) so Justin can offer tailored advice in how best to package and store it.  

Artlab Australia Access Information:

Turn into Morgan Thomas Lane from Kintore Avenue behind the State Library. Continue to the first courtyard on the left where you will see the Artlab sign on the red brick building. Please enter reception via the courtyard.

About the Presenter

Justin Gare, Senior Objects Conservator Artlab Australia 

Originally trained as a carpenter and joiner, Justin worked in domestic building with a particular interest in heritage buildings in Hahndorf. Currently, he is a Senior Objects Conservator at Artlab Australia, having worked there for the past 22 years. He has worked on a broad array of objects such as the Gandhi assignation garments and the Eureka Flag through to the furniture collections of Carrick Hill and Art Gallery of South Australia.