Eckersley's is one of the largest fine art, craft and design supplies retailers in Australia. Our aim is to provide the tools and inspiration for your creative journey. Whether you are an inspired artist, a dabbler in the arts and crafts, a bride-to-be searching for invitation ideas, an architect requiring technical drawing materials, or even a teacher in the art and design field, you will be sure to find everything you need at Eckersley’s.
Many of the staff at Eckersley’s come from an arts or design background, which means they have the knowledge and advice to assist you with your current and future projects.
Where did we begin?
Eckersley’s began over 40 years ago, in 1965, with its first store in Prahran, Melbourne that was started by two Eckersley’s brothers known as “N.S. Eckersley’s Pty Ltd”. Its success led to expansion around the country.
In 2005, five new retail stores called The Art n Craft Store were launched, which were then re-branded as Eckersley's in November 2007. Around the same time, more stores in Canberra were acquired called The Art Store and The Craft Store. In June 2008, these ACT stores were also re-branded as Eckersley's, bringing the current total to 24 Eckersley’s stores around Australia.
What else do we do?
Eckersley’s maintains a strong involvement in the arts and education sectors. We are active sponsors in the education community and we also supply art and design materials directly to schools. There are four Schools Divisions around the country.
You’ll also find a range of custom services at selected Eckersley’s stores, such as picture framing, easel hire, canvas stretching, as well as art and craft classes.
If you can’t make it into one of our stores, then take a look around our website and order from the extensive range of art and craft materials listed. Not all products available online are available instore.