Oxlades Art Supplies Cairns

Are you planning an art project? 

With over 128 years of experience providing the highest quality supplies to professional artists, schools, and retail stores, you can trust you're getting the best when you shop with Oxlades.

Get in touch with us today to learn more about our art supplies in Cairns!

About Oxlades Art Supplies Cairns

We've been established in Cairns for 30 years, supporting local artists, retailers, and schools with superb art supplies. We're a one-stop-shop for everything you'll need for a work project, or personal experiment. Our products come from top manufacturers, and we have great relationships with suppliers, allowing us to pass the savings onto you. When you need art supplies in Cairns, we're the finest supplier with the longest history of serving artists.

You can visit our store between 9 AM- 4 PM on weekdays, or 9 AM-1 PM on a Saturday. Find us at 192 Newell Street, Cairns QLD 4870, and call ahead at +61 (07) 4054 6555 to check we've got what you need. We're always happy to arrange a special order based on your needs: we love to listen to our customers' stories.

What Makes Oxlades Special?

We've been serving Queensland schools and artists for well over a century. We opened in Brisbane in 1894 and have remained in business ever since, opening shops to serve local artists across Queensland. In Brisbane, we still operate out of the store that was built for our business in 1922, a century ago.

The company was incorporated in 1910 as Oxlades Bros Pty Ltd., Painters, Decorators, and Signwriters. The original Oxlade brothers were William, Allen, Matt and Bryan – they set out to offer their artistic services and in time, this spread into supplying wholesale products to support artists all over Queensland.

Our ethos is the same today. Even as art moves on, artists will always need the finest supplies for their craft at the best price. This goes for a toddler finger painting a canvas or a professional artist working on their magnum opus – every experience of art is important to us.

You'll discover more about what you can find in our stores or on our website below. Whatever you're looking for, we have it – and if we don't, we'll find it! Oxlades made its name by listening carefully to the needs of artists and going the extra mile to find the perfect supplies for your project.

Call us today to find your ideal art supplies in Cairns.

What We Offer

What will you find in our store? Everything you can think of – and if not, we'll find it for you! Popular supplies include:

  • Brushes of all sizes, from fine detail to large hog hair flat brushes
  • Ceramic paints and accessories
  • Adhesives for installations or professional use
  • So many paint types – oils, acrylic, watercolour, and sprays
  • Easels & boards
  • Paper and canvases in all sizes
  • Printing equipment
  • Dyes
  • Pastels and other art supplies
  • So much more!

Discover our full range on our online store, or get in touch to find out what we can offer you.

Who We Supply

School Art Supplies

Does your school need fresh supplies? Whatever age you're teaching, Oxlades firmly believes in supporting the artistic development of young people. That's why we offer incredible wholesale prices on top-quality art supplies and equipment.

We sell products from leading suppliers like:

  • Colourfix papers and boards for all ages
  • Art Spectrum products for advanced classes and innovative projects

Call us or find us on Facebook and Instagram to discover more.

Retail Art Supply Shops

For 40 years, we've been offering wholesale supplies to retail art supply shops. We believe in supporting our local communities and helping specialists get their clients what they need – at prices you can afford.

If you operate a retail store and need inventory, we're here to listen to what you need and arrange wholesale supply at a reasonable price. Call us today.

Art Supplies for All Generations

Professional Artists

Whether you work with watercolours or installations, professional artists need the highest quality materials to do their jobs. Often it's more affordable to purchase these in bulk – or perhaps you're working on a large-scale project, and bulk is the only option. Oxlades is here to make your supplies more affordable without compromising on quality.

We offer a huge range of Matisse products for various projects as well as professional-quality paints and mediums from brands like Atelier, Jo Sonja, and Archival. Contact us now to find out more about our brands and get your project underway.


If you're a seasoned art enthusiast or just starting as an amateur painter, you're in the right place. Our friendly team of experts love to answer questions and recommend the best materials for your needs and preferred medium. Whatever your level of expertise, you'll always find a friendly face and helpful advice at Oxlades.

Art Students

We build great relationships with local art students and love supporting them as they mature and build their artistic identity. We also respect that students' budgets can be limited, which is why we offer professional-level brands at affordable prices.

Find us on social media or visit our store to start a discussion!

Contact Oxlades for Art Supplies in Cairns

Stop by our store from 9-4 on weekdays or 9-1 on Saturday for a chat! Alternatively, visit our Facebook or Instagram any time to discover the finest art supplies in Cairns from the great people at Oxlades.

Give us a call at +61 (07) 4054 6555 or visit us in person at 192 Newell Street, Cairns QLD 4870. Let us know you visited us from seeing our website, and we'll give you a tour of our inventory!

Contact Us

192 Newell Street
Cairns QLD 4870
Phone: +61 (07) 4054 6555
E-mail: [email protected]
Monday - Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 1:00pm