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Dubai bound !

September 17th, 2020

We were asked by a particular client to create a “case study” (pardon the pun!) of their artwork being prepped for shipping, so here it is…  

Packing rolled pieces of art for shipping – Art packing part 6

September 16th, 2020

If you understand the volumetric system (explained here) when shipping your artwork, then you’ll know that sometimes it makes better sense to remove a painting or print from its stretchers, rolling it up, and packing it side by side with the collapsed stretchers. Doing this lessens the overall volume of the shipment and therefore the Read More

The True Value of a Charitable Partnership

September 11th, 2020

We are frequently approached for support for a charitable project or fundraiser – mostly although not exclusively through our art world contacts so how do we decide who or what to be involved with?   Aside from the financial implications of support we also consider our strategic alignment with organisations whose overarching vision we share Read More

Packing sculptures for shipping – Art packing part 5

September 9th, 2020

Part five of our mini-series of packing art from start to finish involves another sculpture. This time, it’s a set of teeth in a purse under a glass dome!!       In the above example, three distinct layers of packing are used. The inner packing consists of acid free paper (to protect the surface), Read More

Into the Entrepreneurial Mind – Nomaza Nongqunga Coupez

September 8th, 2020

We are all presented with opportunities and chances at different times – so what makes a successful entrepreneur? They are nimble of thought and open minded with a strong strategic eye – evaluating opportunities to either seize or dismiss them promptly, letting go and moving on if necessary, not fearing the perception of “failure” but Read More

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Managing Stock and Waste Effectively

September 4th, 2020

We hold a tremendous variety of stock in our warehouse for clients in very different commercial sectors – from DVD’s, to beauty products, health care products, leisurewear, sports equipment, electronic components and food gifts. Through our own waste and recycling protocols we already improve our clients carbon footprint as well as our own, providing recycled Read More

Packing sculptures for shipping – Art packing part 4

September 2nd, 2020

Part four of our mini-series of packing art from start to finish involves packing large irregularly shaped items such as sculptures.       Shipping sculptures internationally and in the UK requires specialist preparation and planning to give them the best opportunity of arriving safely at their destination, and the correct method of packing plays Read More

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Introducing Mathias Chirombo !

August 28th, 2020

Meet Mathias Chirombo – selected artist for Flight’s next ShipArt ArtOnWheels vehicle, number 15. Originally from Zimbabwe and now resident in South Africa, represented overseas by Undiscovered Canvas.   Video of artist and his work   Our selection panel chose Mathias’s art as it met all the criteria laid out in our open artists invitation. Read More

A-Frame Crate – Packing art – What’s involve part 3

August 26th, 2020

Part three of our mini-series of packing art from start to finish involves packing large and multiple items ready for shipping.       Successfully delivering undamaged art on time is of course the main aim for an organisation like ours, but achieving this is not just down to the shipping method or the materials Read More