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163 Madras St, Christchurch

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
Sunday: 10:00am-4:00pm

Store Christmas & New Years Hours 
Saturday 18th December: 10:00am-4:00pm
Sunday 19th December: 10:00am-4:00pm
Monday 20th December: 8:30am-5:30pm
Tuesday 21st December: 8:30am-5:30pm
Wednesday 22nd December: 8:30am-5:30pm
Thursday 23rd December: 8:30am-5:30pm
Friday 24th December: 8:30am-3:00pm
Saturday 25th December: Closed
Sunday 26th December: Closed
Monday 27th December: Closed
Tuesday 28th December: Closed
Wednesday 29th December: Closed
Thursday 30th December: Closed
Friday 31st December: Closed
Saturday 1st January: Closed
Sunday 2nd January: Closed
Monday 3rd January: Closed
Tuesday 4th January: Closed
Wednesday 5th January: 8:30am-5:30pm

Customer Carparks at rear of building




Hi, I'm Peter Smith - Store Manager

I’m excited to now be in our brand new store at 163 Madras Street. Although I loved our quirky store in Southwark Street it is fantastic to now have more space to better set out our amazing range of art materials including new ranges we didn’t have room to stock before. I am also so pleased we can now offer our customers four dedicated customer car parks at the rear of the store.

The store is right across the road from the Ara Institue of Canterbury and is well located to cater to the wider art and design community including the UC Ilam School of Fine Arts, secondary schools, advertising and design firms, architectural practices, galleries, studio's and part-time course providers.

Whether you're in tertiary study, an exhibiting artist, a designer or architect, 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.

I'm a graduate of the Ara (then CPIT) 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, 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