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Art Gilding Australia.

With over 45 years of worldwide experience, we are the go-to experts in gold and silver leaf.

We also provide gilding restoration services, metal leafing classes and supply art gilding materials.

Learn the ancient craft of gold leafing

Unlock the secrets of this glamorous decorative art in our Surry Hills, Sydney studio, with a range of courses to suit all interests and skill levels starting from $135, we have a course to suit you.

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Students in an art gilding class.

Professional gilding and antique restoration

We offer professional gilding and antique restoration in our Sydney studio, on picture frames, mirror frames, French clocks and also antique and modern artworks. You can trust us to care for your most precious item.

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On-site gilding services

Art Gilding provide national and international architectural on-site gilding services for residential, commercial, interior and exterior projects.

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Gilding materials & supplies

We sell a complete range of gold and metal leaf as well as variety of gilding tools. Our Basic Gilding Starter Kit has everything you need to begin practicing gold leafing at home.

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A gold gilding starter kit by Art Gilding.


Join our ‘Introduction to Gilding Class’


Our two hour gold and silver leafing workshop is only $135


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Meet our Master Gilder

Master Gilder, Karl Eggert, is internationally recognised as a leader in the world of gilding.

Since starting his training as an apprentice and becoming a Master Gilder in his late 20s Karl has worked around the world, advising and educating a legion of trainee gilders. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for excellence, Karl’s reputation for commitment and high standards has seen demand for his services come from numerous prestigious projects.

A desire to share his skills led to the establishment of the Art Gilding Academy. Thousands of students from across the world have attended his classes, with particular demand for the intensive Master Classes.

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A view of our work

See some of the stunning projects we’ve worked on locally and worldwide.

  • Residential Gilding
  • Commercial Gilding
  • Historical & Prestige Gilding
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Watch our video from the Colour In Your Life TV series

Sit back and relax while you watch this 25 minute, full length episode of the popular international television series Colour In Your Life. Meet the team, watch an in depth gilding demonstration and learn about the techniques of our beautiful craft.

Art Gilding’s Discover Gilding workshop featured on Sydney Weekender, Channel 7

This 3 minute video will show you the basic skills of faux gold leaf application as taught in our Discover Gilding Workshop

Here at Art Gilding Australia, we are specialist gold gilders along with the application of silver leaf. We offer gold gilding onsite training along with gold leafing gilding instruction & supplies and gold gilding online. Of course, in addition to training courses, as experts, we also provide a range of metal gilding services, including gold gilding on architecture and general gold gilding. We offer gold gilding quotes across Australia and have established a reputation for being the best gold gilders.

Ever since our formation back in 1976, we have offered the highest level of gold leaf gilding believing that gold gilding is a craft and is something that we are passionate about. Our business owner, Karl Eggert, has more than 45 years’ experience and trained initially as a church restorer, where he honed the art of gold gilding on architecture. He has always been keen to pass on his skills and knowledge and does this via his gold gilding onsite training. All his students are delighted to learn from one of the country’s best gold gilder.

The gold gilding craft has been passed down from generation to generation, and we are firm believers in training people in gold leaf gilding, helping to be the next generation of expert gilders. We have fought hard to establish our reputation for gold gilding, not only in Australia but in Europe and Asia. Indeed, we have undertaken projects around the world, including State Parliament House NSW, numerous 5-star hotels as well as countless churches and prestigious office buildings. However, one project that we are immensely proud of is the role we played in the Golden Chariot for the Olympic Games in Sydney in 2000.

At Art Gilding, we also love doing smaller, more personal projects in private residences as well as in commercial buildings. We hope that our gold gilding is appreciated and brings as much happiness to those who see our work, and we took from creating it. We have literally hundreds of fantastic finishes which you can choose from. In fact, our dream is for it to inspire others to learn the gold gilding craft so they too can bring enjoyment to many.

On our website, you will be able to see just a few examples of our work. These may give you some ideas about projects that you would like commissioning or even create yourself. You will find that our prices are incredibly competitive and we are confident that you won’t be able to find anything comparable, both in terms of quality and price.

If you are searching for gold gilders, gold gilding instruction & supplies or would like to learn gold gilding online, Karl and Brigitte would be delighted to hear from you. You can visit our studio in Surry Hills, Sydney. Call us on 02 9310 3007 or alternatively; you can contact us directly via our website. Our knowledgeable and friendly team will be happy to answer any questions that you may have as well as offer advice and assistance. We are, of course, glad to provide gold gilding quotes in Australia.

The process of gilding, which is the application of very thin layers of metals, most commonly precious metals such as gold and silver, for the general purpose of decoration, is thought to have been established approximately 8,000 years ago and has been widely used by civilisations and societies around the world since.

Gilding is a skilled craft, and in the hands of a master craftsman provides not only a highly decorative finish that can highlight intricate details, or when used on a larger scale, bring life to whole buildings – but also a long lasting and durable finish that will last the test of time.

At Art Gilding, founded over four decades ago by Karl Eggert – who is an internationally renowned Master Gilder, our commitment and passion is not only to provide the very highest quality gold and silver leaf gilding services, but to pass on our knowledge and experience to a new generation of gilders to help ensure that this ancient and most appreciated of crafts is perpetuated for years to come.

At our Sydney based studio we can undertake new projects, gilding your treasured possessions which may include picture frames, ornate clocks or other such decorative items, or we can lovingly and painstaking restore items that have damaged gilding having suffered through the passage of time. In either case, you can be absolutely sure of the care and attention we will give to our work to guarantee that you will be delighted with the results, whilst maintaining our position and reputation as the premier gold gilding service in Australia.

However, for large scale projects we are happy to work on site, and have many notable projects on our CV, including the NSW State Parliament House, Sydney Town Hall, The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Coach and the 2000 Olympics Chariot. And although we have been involved in many prestigious works which are very much in the public eye, we are also delighted to be involved in smaller, more personal projects and can provide our service to private residences, commercial properties, restaurants and the like – no job is too big or too small!

However, at the core of our ethos is the desire to share and pass on our skills, and to this end we provide a series of gold gilding classes ranging from a two-hour introduction for absolute beginners with no experience, weekend workshops where gilders can hone and expand their skills, to the ultimate, our Goldfinger Club which is reserved for those that have graduated from our nine-day Master Class. Whatever your level of knowledge or skills, if you have the interest, we have an appropriate gold gilding course for you that will help you increase your proficiency – and also leave you with completed projects that you can keep.

And should you wish to practice your gold gilding techniques at home we have all the gold leaf gilding supplies that you may need to do so, including gold and silver leaf alongside a full complement of the tools and accessories that would be required.

It is our passion to pass on our considerable skills to anyone who wishes to learn this age old craft of gilding. It is our commitment to give every student support, in order to maximize their potential and help them to reach their goals