34 Southwark Street, Christchurch 8011

PO Box 2992, Christchurch, 8140 
New Zealand 

TEL 03 377 3617 FAX 03 377 3647

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

Alley way parking for quick visits

Hi, I'm Pete Smith - Store Manager

It's an exciting time to be in Christchurch, particularly in the creative industries. I look forward to a bright future for the city's rebuild, taking time to enjoy the very colourful transitional cityscape.

Whether you're in tertiary study, an exhibiting artist, at school, a hobbyist, retired, or at home with children and whatever your creative pursuit, my team and I love to share in your enthusiasm by offering advice on the right art materials.

The store enjoys a close proximity to Christchurch Polytechnic's Art & Design and Architectural schools, being only two minutes' walk away. We are also well placed to cater to the wider arts community including the Design & Arts College , Canterbury School of Fine Art, secondary schools, advertising and design firms, architectural practices, galleries, studio's and part-time course providers.

I'm a graduate of CPIT's School of Art & Design myself, majoring in Illustration and Bookbinding. I enjoy Acrylic and Oil Painting. I have been employed with Gordon Harris Ltd since 2000, having worked first at the busy Newmarket store, then the Hamilton store, and lastly returning home to open the Christchurch store in 2006.

We pride ourselves on our customer service here, I'm confident that our customers really do leave the store with a smile and satisfaction, very much looking forward to their next visit. Come in and enjoy the experience.

Peter and the team