Artists Course: How to Mount Your Own Artwork Professionally

This is a course designed for artists to learn and practice main methods used in conservation framing.
Dates available: Thursday 31 January 2019 (sold out), 21 February 2019 (sold out), 7 March 2019 (sold out), 28 March 2019 (book).
Duration: 11am-4pm with a lunch break
Location: Happenstance Framing Studio (318 Kingsland Rd, London E8 4DE, Haggerston)
Course price: £40 (all professional materials included); pre-booked only, places limited.

After this course you will know how to mount your artwork in three different ways:

– float mount raised for a box frame
– in a cut out window mount
– straight in for a browser

Only 5 places available.

What you need to bring with you: 3 artworks or photographs A4 size or smaller.


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31 January 2019 – sold out

21 February 2019 – sold out

7 March 2019 – Follow to book

28 March 2019 – Follow to book



Framing Shortlisted Artworks for the RA Summer Exhibition

Royal Academy summer exhibition
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition / London

We have 8 years experience of assisting artists with their submissions to the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. If you have been shortlisted for the next round of the RA competition, we can help you submit the original of your artwork to the RA on specified delivery days.

Note that it is very important that the artworks are framed in accordance with the RA standards and expectations. This is where our experience can help you: you can bring or post your artworks to us and know that they will be in reliable hands and will be submitted to the RA on your behalf on time and properly framed.

If you have shortlisted artworks and need our assistance, email us on .

Key Dates

Shortlisted artists will be notified on 14 March 2019.

Delivery days for shortlisted 2D artworks this year – Wednesday 1 May 2019. Once you’ve heard that your artworks have been shortlisted, contact us as soon as possible to ensure that there is sufficient time for postage and framing.

The final results will be announced on – 20 May 2019.

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition


Dictating to the Estate – Documentary Theatre Play

Is this the best we can do?

Happenstance Art and Framing have donated 30 artworks to help raise funds for release of this new documentary play, recalling the events that led up to the Grenfell Tower fire of June 2017.

Using contemporary blog posts, email correspondence and council reports, it tells the story of the refurbishment of the tower and of residents’ attempts to hold the contractors and local council to account. At the same time, it places this conflict in the wider context of the redevelopment of North Kensington, relating it to local people’s efforts to resist the privatisation of their public spaces and the dispersal of their community.

Find out more about the play

Playwright and author Nathaniel McBride and director Ryan Kiggell with their amazing team have already made an enormous effort to create this play to raise awareness about the events that led up to the Grenfell tragedy. All they need now is a little bit of support from everyone of us so that they can deliver this play to wider audience. That is why we are giving away 30 artworks to those generous of you who’d like to donate and support.

View donated artworks below. Each artwork has description with suggested donation in it. You can view the actual artworks at Happenstance framing studio (by appointment) or just browse below, donate and let us know which artwork you like, and we’ll give it to you as a thank you for your donation.

Donate here

The play will have its first two public readings at the Playground Theatre on 26-27 January 2019. View this event on social media





Donate here