Katrina & Robert Bratton
Mirabelle, Sam, Joel & Benji
Inspired by a love for art, Picture Hanging Specialists began in 1999, by husband & wife team Robert & Katrina Bratton.
Together they have guided the fledgling business from its humble beginnings to what it is today, Auckland's premier art installation service. Twenty five years as a picture framer, coupled with a 4 year degree in visual design, has given Robert a unique preparation & equipping, for what he confesses is his dream job. In a passing remark, robert notes, "Whether it's a group of Van Goghs or a velvet Elvis, we take great delight in helping our clients to transform their houses into homes".
In many cases, much of our work is hanging irreplaceable and or expensive collections. It also may involve rehanging existing artworks in a freshly renovated house, corporate space, or the client has moved house and simply wants it to feel like a home, their home. Whatever the scenario, our robust curatorial knowledge (accented with an innate creativity) will ultimately be the difference in transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary.
Looking forward to equipping the next generation of art lovers, we have our hands full indeed. Children have broadened and inhanced our view on life and what makes a house a home. As all parents will no doubt attest to. Not only have they enriched our views of what defines 'art' but how it should or should'nt be expressed. in light of this, the walls our home have become as much a location for hanging and viewing art, as a surface for experimenting with different media. much to the frustration of Katrina. This does of course inform how I see the homes of people we visit. But not with the same eager ambitions for unleashing my creativity upon said walls, as my children might.