News, Tips & Info

  • Making Great Art on a Student Budget

    Making Great Art on a Student Budget

    Date: 02-07-2024
    Picasso said “You should trust your art supplier more than your art dealer”. At Gordon Harris, we make it our job to help you find the best materials for your budget. Here are some of our Top Tips for starting out Read More...
  • Which Brush for What Colour?

    Which Brush for What Colour?

    Date: 01-07-2024
    A comprehensive breakdown by artist Evan Woodruffe to help take away the stress of choosing the perfect paintbrush for your art practice. Evan goes over the best brushes for acrylic, oil and watercolour painting. Read More...
  • Find the Perfect Pad for Your Medium and Budget

    Find the Perfect Pad for Your Medium and Budget

    Date: 30-06-2024
    Our guide to help you navigate the myriad of pad options so that you can make just the right choice for your medium and budget. Read More...
  • Why Do Artist Quality Paints Cost More?

    Why Do Artist Quality Paints Cost More?

    Date: 09-05-2024
    Understanding your colours so that you can get the most out of your artist-quality paint. Read More...
  • How to Choose an Easel: Types of Easels, Tips & Pointers

    How to Choose an Easel: Types of Easels, Tips & Pointers

    Date: 29-04-2024
    An easel is an investment that should last for many, many years, so it pays to select a well-made easel that is designed for the work you need it to do. Read More...
  • 7 REASONS TO LOVE GORDON HARRIS STRETCHED WITH LOVE CANVAS

    7 REASONS TO LOVE GORDON HARRIS STRETCHED WITH LOVE CANVAS

    Date: 28-04-2024
    Our hand stretched canvases are made right here in our factory in NZ! Top quality made with love. Read More...
  • Celebrating a Century of Excellence: Harder & Steenbeck's Journey to 100 Years

    Celebrating a Century of Excellence: Harder & Steenbeck's Journey to 100 Years

    Date: 26-03-2024
    Harder & Steenbeck have long been a market leading airbrush manufacturer. Read More...
  • NEW Faber-Castell Dual Ended Artist Pitt Pens

    NEW Faber-Castell Dual Ended Artist Pitt Pens

    Date: 07-03-2024
    The dual-ended version of the favourite Faber-Castell Pitt Pens range has arrived! Read More...
  • New Hahnemühle Natural Line Pads

    New Hahnemühle Natural Line Pads

    Date: 12-02-2024
    Hahnemühle expand their eco-friendly range from the existing 265gsm Bamboo with two more papers. Read More...
  • Everything you Need to Know About Art Markers

    Everything you Need to Know About Art Markers

    Date: 11-02-2024
    Discover the largest range of artist markers in New Zealand! Read More...
  • Easy monoprinting with Gelli Printing Plates

    Easy monoprinting with Gelli Printing Plates

    Date: 10-02-2024
    Gelli Printing Plates are a soft, reusable plate for transferring your work to paper with hand pressure. They are a very easy and mess-free way of making monoprints, and... Read More...
  • Hahnemuhle: 440 Years of Papermaking

    Hahnemuhle: 440 Years of Papermaking

    Date: 01-02-2024
    Sheet that’s a lot of paper Read More...
  • Introduction to Printmaking: A Beginner's Guide to Relief Lino Block Printing

    Introduction to Printmaking: A Beginner's Guide to Relief Lino Block Printing

    Date: 30-01-2024
    Relief printing is one of the most common types of printmaking. Read More...
  • Time With the Plate: An Interview with Karina Simpson

    Time With the Plate: An Interview with Karina Simpson

    Date: 06-01-2024
    Get to know store manager Karina Simpson and exhibiting printmaking artist and ex-owner of Fishprint studio in Wellington Read More...
  • Handmade Christmas Decor Ideas

    Handmade Christmas Decor Ideas

    Date: 06-12-2023
    Greeting card, decorations, wrapping paper and more! Find out how you can make it a handmade Christmas this year with our step-by-step guides! Read More...
  • Make it a Handmade Xmas With Gordon Harris

    Make it a Handmade Xmas With Gordon Harris

    Date: 15-11-2023
    Handmade gifts are the best gifts - watch how to make customised notebooks, polymer clay earrings, trinket dishes and coasters! Read More...
  • Watercolour Sets: painting anywhere, anytime!

    Watercolour Sets: painting anywhere, anytime!

    Whether you plan to take a box of colour with you on your travels or have a ready-to-use set on hand at home or in the studio, watercolours provide you with instant brilliance and delight. Read More...
  • NEW PanPastel - Pastels Applied Like Paint

    NEW PanPastel - Pastels Applied Like Paint

    Date: 04-11-2023
    PanPastel is the world’s first range of pastel colors that can be mixed and applied like paint. Read More...
  • NEW Indigraph Fountain Pens

    NEW Indigraph Fountain Pens

    Date: 03-11-2023
    The first-ever fountain pen compatible with waterproof ink using the innovative system that means the nib never dries. Read More...
  • NEW Van Aken Non-Hardening Modelling Clay

    NEW Van Aken Non-Hardening Modelling Clay

    Date: 10-10-2023
    Plastalina, Claytoon and Protolina are the new non-hardening modelling clay lines here from Van Aken! Read More...
  • NEW Staedtler Pigment Art Pens

    NEW Staedtler Pigment Art Pens

    Date: 21-09-2023
    An ink with exceptional colour brilliance and lightfastness: the special qualities of the innovative Multi Ink pens vividly enhance STAEDTLER’s new range, called pigment arts pen. Read More...
  • NEW Golden SoFlat - 20 New Colours!

    NEW Golden SoFlat - 20 New Colours!

    Date: 18-09-2023
    Golden Artist Colors adds 20 new colours to their matte, self-levelling and super opaque SoFlat acrylic paint range. Read More...
  • NEW Pebeo Colorex Watercolour Ink & Markers

    NEW Pebeo Colorex Watercolour Ink & Markers

    Date: 11-09-2023
    Watercolour inks reimagined with an all new set of refillable watercolour markers to go with them! Read More...
  • NEW Cretacolor MegaColor Artist Colouring Pencils

    NEW Cretacolor MegaColor Artist Colouring Pencils

    Date: 04-07-2023
    These extra-thick 6.4mm lead pencils boast an impressive 6.4mm lead diameter, making them a perfect fit for young aspiring artists with small hands as well as for those seeking easy-to-grip options, especially individuals with arthritis. Read More...
  • Varnishing

    Varnishing

    Date: 02-07-2023
    Everything you need to know about varnishing for acrylic and oil painting + gouache, watercolour and pastel artwork. Read More...