The PaintBox…. A Shop for Artists of all levels of experience.
We stock a wide range of art supplies, both specialist and essential. Our staff takes pride in providing helpful, honest, old-fashioned advice and service along with competitive prices. A percentage of each of our sales goes towards the sponsorship of our local art community….. we’re very keen to support the artists that support the PaintBox!
We stock a wide range of art supplies, both for professionals and amateur artists of all levels. Our staff are into art and take an interest in whatever our customers’ enquiries are. It is endlessly interesting to talk to people and find out about their perspective and where they are with their art. We are always adding to our stock and we do so because we have been informed about new colours or art supplies that we know our customers will appreciate. The Paint Shop staff take pride in their knowledge and are always ready to impart old-fashioned practical advice. Come on ask us some questions.
A percentage of each of our sales goes towards the sponsorship of our local Adelaide Hills art community….. we’re very keen to support the artists that support the PaintBox!
The PaintBox is comprised of an art supplies shop, a gallery, art studios, and a licensed Cafe and Bar along with Mrs. Thiele’s original garden, part of which is leased by a local cafe. We have art classes and workshops in the Drawing Room and at the bottom of the garden on the lawns under the willow trees. Following are the activities and services we provide:
Online shopping | Gift Vouchers | Art Classes | Artists in Residence | Webinars | Team Building Courses | Events | Exhibitions | Catering | Weddings | Corporate Events | Birthday Parties | Garden Parties
Our building and its garden are part of Hahndorf’s living history, built by the Thiele family. It has been a place of business since 1839. The shop’s garden still bears some of the Thiele family’s original plantings, a fruit orchard, and roses, planted from the 1920s onwards. The garden supported the Thiele Flower Shop with roses and tiger lilies, garlic and onions until Mrs. Thiele retired in 1986. Every now and again the shop gives up one of its secrets such as the discovery of $40,000 in cash stuffed into the old Kookaburra stove. Students keep checking it longingly, but nothing more seems to have materialised lately!
Following is an article from the local newspaper which provides a great insight into yesteryear and the shop’s heritage.