Easel mast designed for large paintings

Developed to display a large painting that was entered to the Archibald Prize, the extra height mast for the tall double sided easel takes the top of the easel from 1800mm up to 2700mm high.

Art Show Partitioning tall double sided easel with extra height mast
Art Show Partitioning tall double sided easel with extra height mast

Overall 2700mm high

The top of the mast is 2700mm high, which is an extra 300mm higher than modern ceilings. The mast is designed to increase the size of pictures that can be displayed. Our tall double sided easel with extra height mast is ideal for large paintings.

Top bracket to secure painting to easel

The next photo shows a slightly more close-up view of the shelf the painting sits on (600mm wide – the same as our standard easels). The top bracket used to secure the top of the painting to the mast.

Art Show Partitioning tall double sided easel with extra height mast
Art Show Partitioning tall double sided easel with extra height mast

With the extra height mast fitted to the tall double sided easel, we would normally expect just the large painting to be displayed (using only one side of the easel). However it would still be possible to display a painting on the other side, keeping in mind to avoid contacting the other painting.

We have just expanded further the range and number of easels we have available for hire. The new Model3 easel is based on the design of our original easels, but with these additional features:

  • slightly smaller footprint – 600mm wide (vs 660mm original easel)
  • wider top of the A-frame – this allows the shelf to move to the top position without needing to remove the shelf knobs.
  • swing rod (from back leg to A-frame) is hinged under the centre rail – this means the locking nut goes on the back leg and is not seen from the front of the easel.
  • and of course – newness.

The slightly narrower position of the A-frame legs means it is easier to fit into the back seat of a car (e.g. our car). So it is easier for transporting the easels to and from the event.

When used in a display, with the art works mounted on the new Model3 easels as well as our original easels, there will not be much to tell them apart. They will still have the same sturdy functionality, the same timber finish look, and the same distinctive mast (as one customer called it, “the sticky uppy bit”).

Photos follow: the image is slightly larger than A2, at 580mm x 650mm. The top of the easel mast is 1800mm height.

Art Show Partitioning Model3 easel
Art Show Partitioning Model3 easel
Art Show Partitioning Model3 easel with image 650mm wide and 580mm tall.
Art Show Partitioning Model3 easel with image 650mm wide and 580mm tall.
Art Show Partitioning Model3 easel with image 580mm wide and 650mm tall.
Art Show Partitioning Model3 easel with image 580mm wide and 650mm tall.

So all in all it is very similar to the original standard easel, but with a number of small improvements.

Double easel 1800mm tall Art Show Partitioning
Double easel 1800mm tall Art Show Partitioning

Check out our new double sided easels. Display one or even two pieces on each side of the easel. These easels are 1800mm high, A-frame style, with a shelf on each side allowing an item to be displayed on each side of the easel. It is even possible to use two shelves on a side, and display two pieces (providing the sizes are right – one on top of the other). The shelf on each side of the easel can be at a different height than the other side (whereas some double sided easels use a single double sided shelf, meaning both displayed pieces have to be the same size and displayed at the same height).

The first outing for these easels is at World Of Style, the fantastic display space of builders Porter Davis, in City Road South Melbourne. It is a great place to see many different design ideas, covering various rooms of the house as well as outdoor living.

Double easel 1800mm tall Art Show Partitioning placing image
Double easel 1800mm tall Art Show Partitioning placing image

Development of the double sided easels started with a design process, progressed to having a prototype made, and then modifying and improving the design. The final result is a simple, elegant, tall double sided easel that is functional, flexible, and attractive.

Note that for transport purposes these easles will not fit in the back seat of a car as our original easels do – the new double sided easels are 1800mm high, so keep that in mind for transport purposes.