Megan and Barry Squire purchased Frames Picture Framing business in Kamo in 2006. They changed the business name to Hangar Art and Framing after an aeroplane hangar they have renovated on a lifestyle block.
Hangar Gallery specialises in showcasing the diverse talents of Northland artists. The gallery has had many interesting and varied group shows like the popular ‘miniature’ art exhibition, the ‘collective noun’s show and exhibitions of individual artists including Chris Wilkie and the late Jo Hardy. Exhibition opening evenings have proved to be successful and entertaining with music and poetry performed.
Megan is a trained picture framer while Barry is an artist and craftsman builder. They both have degrees in applied arts and their creative backgrounds have proved useful in the picture framing business. Over the years they have framed many intriguing objects including a century old wine bottle, love letters, a large prison key, antique kete and korowai. All Black jerseys continue to be a popular framing item.
Hangar Art and Framing relocated to a heritage listed villa at 14 Cross St Regent Whangarei in 2017. The villa has been renovated to restore aspects of the house back to its original condition and provide an attractive gallery area. There is car parking on site and disabled access, the couple welcome visitors.