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Project Description

Client:   Geelong Gallery
Location:   Geelong, Victoria
Surface Area:   24 m2
Year Completed:   2018
Customised high density cassette artwork racking system

The Challenges

Project: The manufacture, supply, installation and commissioning of a custom, high density cassette racking system.

Client Brief:

Since its establishment in 1896 the Geelong Gallery has amassed a magnificent collection of 19th and 20th century Australian and European paintings and decorative artworks. An ever-increasing requirement for efficiently storing this extensive collection of artwork saw the Geelong Gallery reach out to A1 Precision Solutions to add additional customised pull-out cassette art racks. As this was a unique project, the storage system would need to be custom fabricated to the client’s specification then installed onsite. With minimal storage space, there were also space considerations for the racking system.

Scope of Works:

  • Design and fabrication of customised high density sliding cassette racks;
  • Installation of cassette rack frame and slide rails;
  • Insertion and fixing of the sliding racks;
  • Commissioning.


Completed in December 2018, the system was installed over a period of three days with commissioning immediately after the installation. The system has the capacity to store artwork up to 2800x2200mm in an upright position, with efficiency and high density. Slide-out panels can be set at any position, allowing artwork with various frame types to be stored. The system is modular, so extensions and modifications are simple. The cassette rack is freestanding, allowing for future relocation or reconfiguration if required. The artwork hangs vertically, mirroring how they would hang in an exhibition environment. In this high density system, the gallery has the potential to store over 270 square metres of artwork in an area with a footprint of only 4×6 metres.