COVID 19 UPDATE: LEVEL 3:  Online click & collect is available from our Newmarket, Albany and Hamilton stores. Phone and email order and contactless collection is available from our Symonds Street store and Studio Art Supplies (Grey Lynn.) We appreciate your patience while our team prepares your order for collection, we will notify you when it’s ready. Online ordering is available but there are delivery delays. LEVEL 2: Our stores are open normal hours.  You can find out more on our Covid Update Page here.

Symonds Street

39 Symonds Street, Auckland City 1010

TEL 09 377 9992 FAX 09 377 4442


Store Opening Hours
Monday to Friday: 8:30am-5:30pm
Saturday: 10:00am-4:00pm
Sunday: Closed 




Hi, I'm Aaron King-Cole - Store Manager

I graduated from Auckland’s Elam School of Fine Art in 2008. In addition to my role at Gordon Harris I’m a practicing artist, exhibiting work locally and abroad since 2001. I bring to the store a diverse skill-set and knowledge of materials, with a strong foundation in drawing, watercolour and printmaking.
I love learning from customers as much as helping them, and I’m endlessly being educated on the interesting ways people use our products – which I can then pass on to the next person!

The Symonds Street store, although one of the smaller Gordon Harris stores, is hugely dynamic and strives to follow the various requirements of the many university and school students in Auckland’s busy CBD.

We cater to professional artists, illustrators, tattoo artists, designers, signwriters, model-makers, hobbyists and the seasonal watercolour classes that amble up from cruise ships docked in the harbour each summer – anyone with a creative project or pursuit!

Whether you need a Russian blue squirrel watercolour brush, metallic polymer modelling clay, a squeegee, or alcohol ink – the team at Symonds Street will endeavour to satisfy your requirements with friendly, expert advice and top quality products by leading international and local brands.
Our product range is often added to, and we can also try to get that particular product you’re unable to find – so please ask us if what you’re looking for is not on the shelf or listed on the webstore J

I look forward to seeing you in-store!

Aaron and the team