Please join us for our end-of-year hurrah at the new Sydney Brewery Surry Hills, a venue situated at the Rydges Hotel on Albion Street in downtown Surry Hills. SHCP are delighted to join with Rydges Sydney Central at Surry Hills and Sydney Brewery to mark the end of another year and invite you to relax […]
Central Station Metro team invites you to attend their free community forum and hear about upcoming works. Register via Eventbrite (search for ‘Sydney Metro’) or, email the Community Team on email@example.com.)
The new vet clinic and hospital at 537 Crown Street is “striving to be different, but in a good way.” Lachlan Colquhoun called by for a visit. Dr Nima Rahmani is a very youthful looking 39 years of age, but he says he aged around ten years from the stress of his veterinary exams. This […]
Head to Surry Hills From the tiny town of Tumut to the teeming, terrific Trinity (via London and Dubai). Kevin Keogh has seen a lot of the world, most of it from behind a bar or inside a restaurant. After eight years overseas, Kevin returned to Australia in December last year, and has been managing […]
Head to Surry Hills For two years now Hayden McLeod has been Bar Manager of the Strawberry Hills Hotel, but he wasn’t always destined for a life in hospitality. “I was going to uni in Parramatta, studying computer science. I was on the lookout for weekend work, and my grandmother introduced me to the manager […]
Head to Surry Hills “I love Surry Hills” mentions Yuki Ishikawa, former muso and now owner-manager of Jazushi. Yuki’s musical path was set from an early age, being born into a musical family, complete with a dad that played the banjo and guitar. His first steps into the world of music began at six years […]
Head to Surry Hills Richard Campbell is the owner and manager of Eloura Lifestyle Hair Salon & Day Spa, an oasis of tranquility in the middle of Surry Hills. After decades of working as a hairdresser in his native UK, one decade of that spent at London’s Selfridges, Richard was after a change of scenery […]
Head to Surry Hills Chris Deale spent 20 years of his life in the corporate word, “I couldn’t see myself staying in that world for the rest of my life, so I made a change”. And what a change it is, as he’s now the owner/manager of the popular Dove & Olive pub. “It was […]
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Geoff Bracken, the boss behind Acme Framing, is quick to ask “Do you know what Acme means? It means highest point, point of success, of achievement. What it isn’t, is the ‘beep beep road runner’!” And that point of success overflows at Acme, with some of the best designers, framers, conservators and craftspeople in the country working under his roof.
For over ten years, Geoff worked as a rehabilitation nurse, until one day an injury saw him have to leave the health industry. But then serendipity quickly stepped in, when Geoff tagged along with his friends who were picking up some framed pictures completed by the then owner of Acme.
At the time the owner needed someone to help in the business, and Geoff, with his enthusiasm and skillset for woodwork, was the chosen one to do so. Shortly after Geoff purchased the business, and as the saying goes, the rest is history, two decades and still counting.
Being bespoke framers means every job is unique. “It’s an involved process, one that sees us work closely with the artwork and the expectations of those having it done. Because there’s so many ways you can frame a picture, collaboration is important.” One way is using the Acme Profile, a frame that has become so popular that leading molding companies have copied it, which Geoff laughingly points out is “rather flattering.”
This article first appeared in Urban Village
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