Art Shed is an Australian family owned art supplies business that has been in operation for over 12 years. We are not a large company but your average Mum, Dad and kids.
We know what its like to have to tighten the purse strings and that's why we endeavour to offer quality art and craft supplies at a good price.
Being so hands on in the business also means we give fantastic service, we actually care about our customers and you will often find us up working all hours of the night.
Our stores in Moorabbin and Hobart are a very vibrant, creative and fun place to be, our staff are all professional artists and can help you with any questions, advise or inspiration you may need. Art Supplies are our passion.
Art Shed also offer art classes for adults and kids as well as hiring out our studio free of charge to teachers wanting to run art classes or for artists wanting to hold an exhibition.
We endevour to not only sell art materials, but to also provide excellent art knowledge and help to the art community. We sponsor art events and promote exhibitions and galleries as well as donate supplies to numerous charities and organisations. We truly beleive in giving back to the community!
We have a fantastic team here at Art Shed so please feel free to drop in and see us or give us a call
Art Shed Steve - Manager
Steve could not paint to save his life,lol.
However, he is the best manager we could ask for.
Steve has over 20 years managerial experience and comes from the corporate retail sector - we are lucky to have snagged him!
You will find him on the floor Monday to Friday making sure everything is running smoothly.
Art Shed Troy - 2IC
Troy is our fun - loving happy 2IC who always makes you laugh!
He has lots of little fragments of ideas floating around in his head, which frequently collide, forming the basis for much of his art work.
He loves working with both oils and acrylics, but will happily experiment with whatever he can get his hands on!
He also loves a good coffee, long walks on the beach and fireside chats, lol.
Art Shed Tom - Customer Service & Online Retail Specialist
Tom has been with Art Shed Moorabbin for 5 years, during which time he has grown to be an important cog in the running of both of our stores.
During store hours Monday to Friday you will find Tom speedily replying to customer emails and managing the daily happenings of our busy online store.
Tom also takes great pride in his role as customer service team leader, and strives to provide honest advice to customers, drawing on a wealth of knowledge acquired over nearly 10 years of painting.
After hours Tom is a prolific Artist in his own right. Having completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) majoring in Painting at Monash University in 2014 – he has since exhibited widely, including exhibitions at Place Gallery, Richmond – The Substation, Newport – PICA, Perth – and most recently he was a finalist in the New Media Art Prize at the Caloundra Regional Gallery, QLD.
You can see some of Tom’s Installation and New Media work at www.tomwparsons.com
Or some of his painting and portraits at www.instagram.com/tomparsonspainting
Art Shed Andrew
Andrew is our resident fine art specialist and loves to help people with the technical side of fine art, a wealth of knowledge floats
around in his head!
Andrew has completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) at Deakin University and is now taking year off to recover before attempting to undertaking his Masters of Art Therapy at La Trobe.
Andrew works in a large range of mediums, from acrylic painting, charcoal/pastel/ink drawings, analogue & digital photography to printmaking, collage, and digital art....
Andrew teaches Martial Arts in his spare time
Art Shed Montana
Born into a family of Artists, Montana grew up playing with many mediums. Now she specializes in Jewelry and Illustration and approaches confrontational and typically ‘Taboo’ themes in her work, aiming to open conversation about important aspects of what it means to be a female and the difficulties females face growing up, and living today.
Themes such as Mental Illness, Body image, Puberty and Sexuality are illustrated through colour, honesty and humour.
With a background in Nursing and Women’s Health, Montana wants to educate and encourage women and especially young girls.
Montana believes that there is no shame in the themes she illustrates and that girls have the right to openly discuss them and relate.
Montana has worked alongside Tsuno raising awareness and money for The International Women’s development Agency and Montana’s work can be found in several published magazines such as Yen, Spook Mag, Tigress, Accidental Discharge and Tom Tom.
Exclusively wears sneakers , bought her first pair of grown up shoes at the age 24
Art Shed Nikki – Co Assistant Manager
Art Shed Felicity – Co Assistant Manager
Felicity is Artshed Hobart’s resident oil painting fairy. Fresh out of her Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours at the Tasmanian School of Art, she keeps up a private art practice in her spare time.
She has picked up a number of awards throughout her time at university, and continues to exhibit and sell work.
Felicity has dabbled in most mediums at one time or another, but is a total fool for oils which she majored in and completed her thesis around.
She works in themes around gendered representation and socialisation, with a focus on the body.
Felicity loves giving hands-on advice and demonstrations with customers, and relishes nothing more than a new aspiring painter walking into the store!
She is always up for a good chat about projects, art concepts, and loves to see what her customers make.
Felicity also plays music in a couple of Hobart groups. Rock on, yo!
Art Shed Madi
Madi is an artist that gets super excited about all mediums in the art world.
She is always keen to have a chat about art and learning about new products and techniques customers bring in.
Her art has as a graphic design feel, with splashes of boldness and colour. Inks, Acrylics, Copics and Sketching are her best friends.
Due to being the baby of the Hobart team, she aspires to sell her own work and exhibit a range of her very own pieces with the help of the great company she has around her.