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‘Soft opening’ UPDATE —
We’re pleased to announce that our doors
are once again open to the public.

We’ll be taking extra measures to ensure the safety of our staff and customers, and following ongoing government guidelines for social distancing and sanitisation. See a summary of our current policies below.

We look forward to seeing our wonderful customers
back in our shop again.

The Artery Team



  • All customers are asked to enter through the front door, and exit through the carpark door (including framing customers).

Conditions of Entry

  • All customers are asked to use the hand sanitiser available as they enter the store.
  • All customers are asked to adhere to a social distance of 1.5 metres with staff and other customers.
  • We are keeping to a maximum of 8 customers in store at a time.
  • With the exception of those with children or people with a disability, one-person shopping is preferred.
  • We ask any customers waiting to enter to also keep a distance of 1.5 metres of other customers outside the store.
  • Customer interaction with staff will be kept to a maximum of 10 minutes (excluding framing staff).
  • Framing customers by appointment only, and only one customer will be able to enter the design room at a time.
  • Contactless payment is preferred, and we ask customers to minimise handling of products while browsing.
  • We encourage anyone feeling unwell or displaying flu-like symptoms to please stay home.

Staff & Store Hygene

  • All regularly used surfaces will be frequently sanitised.
  • All staff to regularly sanitise.
  • We will be using perspex shields at all counters.
  • Any staff that are feeling unwell will remain at home.

For any enquiries, please get in touch on

Or (03) 62343788

Delivery Service & Covid-19 Update

To all our wonderful Artery customers,

Given the current situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19), our number one priority is the safety of you and of our staff.
We would like to reassure you that we are following all of the precautions set out by the government to ensure Artery stays a safe environment for us all.

We know that it is important during this period of social isolation for everyone to continue to have access to books, art materials and other forms of creativity.
As we love to see all your wonderful faces, we will be keeping our doors open. For those of you who are unable to, or would prefer not to come into town at this time we will be providing a delivery service for the Hobart area.

We will be taking orders by email and by phone so that we may continue to supply all your Arty needs.

Please contact us at any time at or on 03 6234 3880.

We wish you all good health and we thank you all for your continued support.

All of the Artery Team


Delivery details:

Where do we deliver?

We will deliver as far as Brighton, Margate and Sorell, as well as the immediate suburbs around Hobart.
If you place an order with us, we will drop the order at the front door of your house unless we are given other directions.

Delivery fee:

Why are we charging a delivery fee?
In an endeavour to keep all of this sustainable for Artery and to be able to continue in this vein for a prolonged period of time if necessary, we will need to charge a delivery fee.

Also available for collection:

We can pack orders for collection from our shop at 137-141 Collins St, Hobart if customers don’t wish to pay a delivery fee.

Ordering and Payment:

We prefer email orders if possible, to keep the phones free. (as we only have a limited number of phone lines we will need phones to contact customers for CC details and queries etc).

Payment by credit card over the phone or by direct deposit into Artery Bank account.

Bank account payments must be cleared before we deliver.


Email us an order –

We will email you back with what we have in stock and the cost for the purchase/delivery etc.

Pay via credit or debit card (we will call you to get your details securely) or via bank deposit.

We will endeavour to pack and deliver within 24/48 hrs after payment has cleared.

If you live outside the designated areas don’t worry! We can send via Australia Post or use our regular statewide courier service, Fastway couriers.


This is our way of supplying you with all your Arty needs as well as keeping our staff employed during these uncertain times. Please be understanding if items are unavailable at the time of ordering or if we are unable to give you precise delivery times. We will be doing our very best to keep our small part of the art world turning and keep our community creative and happy!

Hadley’s School Prize Presented by Artery

Congratulations to Margate Primary!
Winners of the 2018 Hadley’s School Prize Presented by Artery.
The school have been awarded $1000 in art supplies from Artery for their outstanding entry.

Take a look at their excellent video submission here:

And here’s what the school wrote:

Intriguing. Fresh. Inspiring. Confined. Relaxing. Peaceful. Expansive. Serene. Quiet. Lively. Mysterious. Emotional. Tranquil. Simple… Mine. These are words that describe the connection that our students have with the places they depicted in their landscapes. Visiting the Hadley’s Art Prize opened the door for us to explore the language that we use to describe art. It also gave us the freedom to explore new visual languages to depict the places we are spiritually and emotionally connected to. Shown in the video are some of the artworks from our class exhibition overlayed with spoken artist’s statements that identify the processes, colours, styles and messages from Hadley’s exhibited artists that inspired them. Shades, powerful, home, beauty, collage, bright, moving, bushy, misty were some of the components that students were moved to replicate in their own works after seeing them in the flesh. Most students chose places with a strong family connection and iconic Tasmanian native landscape settings. The exhibition has been a huge source of pride for a group who are overwhelmingly artistically self-conscious.



The Art of the Artist's Brush

Most painters need only two things to make art: their paintbrushes and paint. Here's a sneak peek from the next How It's Made.

Posted by Science Channel on Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Mesmerising process 🖌

From The Science Channel’s ‘How it’s Made Series.

Hutchins Art Prize 2018

The Hutchins Australian Contemporary Art Prize (Previously Hutchins Art Prize) have just launched their new website for the 2018 prize, and entries are now open.

Artery is an ongoing proud sponsor of the prize with the $1,000 Artery Tasmanian Artist’s Prize (materials).

The First Prize is $20,000 (acquisitive).

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