The Art Shop

Unleash your creative side

Take the hassle out of buying equipment and materials with our on-campus Art Shop.

Stocked with an extensive range of goods, the Art Shop offers a wide range of professional-standard creative materials from quality suppliers such as Daler Rowney, Intaglio, R.K. Burt, Seawhite, Windsor Newton, Faber Castell, and many more.

As well as an impressive catalogue of suppliers, the selection in store is second to none, including materials for crafts, drawing and painting, fashion and textiles, general art supplies, haberdashery, media suppliers, paper, card, and mounting materials, photographic supplies, portfolios, sketchbooks, stationery, sundries, wood, metals, plastics, electronic goods such as USB drives and headphones, and even health and safety supplies.

If you’re a member of staff or a student at the University, we are here to offer advice and a range of art supplies. Whatever you need, we’ll have something for you. Unlike other art shops, our staff are all passionate creative specialists whose insight means they can offer you bespoke advice, guidance, and help with finding the products for you.

Conveniently located just through the School of Creative Arts’ gallery, customers can immerse themselves in the rich creative culture and enjoy exhibitions and perhaps a cup of coffee in the cafe when they visit.

student looks at art supplies in the shop
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Term-time opening hours

Latest update: March 2024

Please note, the Art Shop will be closed on Good Friday (29 March 2024) and Easter Monday (1 April 2024). From Tuesday 2 April, the Art Shop will only be open until 12.30, before returning to usual opening hours below from Monday 8 April 2024.

Monday09.30 - 16.00
Tuesday09.00 - 16.00
Wednesday09.00 - 16.00
Thursday09.00 - 16.00
Friday09.00 - 16.00
Saturday - SundayClosed

Please note

  • We are closed every day for lunch from 12.30 - 13.30
  • the University, including the Art Shop, will be closed during bank holidays

Find us

We are located in the Art and Design Building on the College Lane Campus.

Contact us

Email us at or call us on +44 (0) 1707 285 317.