Bark Paintings


The type of conservation work that we undertake on bark paintings includes:

  • Surface cleaning
  • Paint layer consolidation
  • Infilling and inpainting in areas of loss (using specifically-sourced ochres and pigments, and traditional materials)
  • Provision of advice regarding bark painting care, mounting and display
  • Provision of documentation (condition reports, treatment assessments, treatment reports)

    We have developed a new system for the mounting and display of bark paintings in which the work is mounted onto a fabric-covered board. The mounting system allows the bark to move freely (i.e. it is not restricted) so that cracking, splitting and destabilisation of the paint layer is significantly reduced. In addition, no part of the mounting system is adhered or permanently attached to the bark, preserving the integrity of the artwork.

Examples:

Bark Paintings Gallery

  • Bark painting - Before mounting system

    Bark painting - Before mounting system

  • Bark painting - during mounting process

    Bark painting - during mounting process

  • Bark painting - after mounting process

    Bark painting - after mounting process

  • Custom Flexible Mounting

    Custom Flexible Mounting

  • Custom Flexible Mounting Closeup

    Custom Flexible Mounting Closeup

  • Clear Plastic Mounting Clips

    Clear Plastic Mounting Clips

About Us

RSM Art Conservation is the oldest private conservation service provider in Australia, having been founded in Sydney (New South Wales) in 1971.  At that time, the company consisted of two full time staff members, working on the conservation of a variety of objects and a range of projects. RSM Art Conservation relocated to Queensland in 1986, establishing dedicated conservation studios in Mapleton (on the Queensland Sunshine Coast) and in the Brisbane metropolitan area.

Contact Us

Bowen Hills Studio
Phone: 61 7 3257 7884

Unit 2, 100 Campbell Street,
Via Walden Lane
Bowen Hills, 4006

info@rsmconserve.com.au

Mapleton Studio
Phone: 61 7 5445 7298

PO Box 75,  College Road
Mapleton, 4560

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