For all of your exhibition installation and freighting requirements.


Chapman & Bailey offer artists and galleries a specialised service for exhibition and freighting needs. We can manufacture custom crates and manage transport and installation of artworks.

We can help with all your presentation needs from stretching and restoration to drymounting and framing. We also build perspex boxes, plinths and lightboxes to showcase your artworks.

Installation and art transport services

Chapman & Bailey complete our art service by offering you transportation by artists who know how to handle with care all varieties of artwork. Once having delivered to you we can aesthetically and securely install your artwork even in the most obscure of locations. Chapman & Bailey offers personalised service that helps create your design, or we can work with you to design.

When it comes to freighting that piece of artwork which requires special care and attention or is of an unusual nature, we can help you find the best crating solution for you. We have the carrying length for works up to 4.5 metres long. We also are familiar with Customs and treatment requirements for when you are shipping work to or from a country.

We have for over 20 years we have developed close working relationships with galleries, artists and freight companies. We are located only minutes away from the Melbourne CBD in Abbotsford and our studio/workshop is close at hand.

Presentation needs

Our expert craftspeople use the finest timbers in contemporary styles to help complement, rather than dominate your artwork. Our framing service specialises in custom framing for fine art and archival purposes. We can help you select a frame that will exhibit your piece with integrity. Our framing service also prides itself on working to tight deadlines. This means scheduling around your exhibition timetables. Talk to our expert team for further details.

Chapman and Bailey also offers a expert inhouse dry mounting service. This means we are able to offer even quicker turnaround times. And if you are exhibiting paintings on canvas, please also don’t forget our expert stretching service. We offer custom stretching by artists who know the subtle needs of other artists.

Our studio and its artisans have been helping individual artists, companies, designers and architects create solutions to complement a particular art piece, room, function, building or plan for 20 years. Whether it is a plinth, shelf, perspex box or specially constructed lighboxes, we can assist.