Were you one of the lucky people to attend the European Fine Art and Frame Exhibition in Rome? This new trade show was much anticipated by the art and frame community and Profile’s international correspondent, Keith Hewitt was one of the many from around the world who made the journey to Italy in March to attend. Keith had this to say about the event:
“This year the show was held for the first time in Rome, providing an opportunity for visitors to also enjoy some of the world famous sites, such as the Vatican, Trevi fountains, Coliseum etc. And some fine Italian food. The show itself got some mixed reaction from both exhibitors and visitors, but overall there were reports that the expanded show was a sign that the industry was back on track. The location 40 minutes from the city centre was an inconvenience for some, unless you stayed at a hotel near the airport, then quite convenient. The show consisted of sixty-one moulding manufacturers mostly from Italy and Spain, seven mat board brands, and the major machinery people, plus a very few print publishers. And, of course, the indomitable John Ranes doing his lectures. I spoke to many exhibitors and visitors, some familiar to Australian and New Zealand framers, and generally received positive feedback from people about their experience.”
You can read Keith’s full report on Rome in the next issue of Profile.
You can view images of the entrants in the Arquati Framing Competition which was held at the event here.