Caran d’Ache Open Stock in Australia

imageThere is a shop in Sydney which sells open stock and boxed sets of the whole Caran d’Ache range including my favourite, the gorgeous Luminance 6901 lightfast coloured pencils.  The staff told me that they are Australia’s biggest stockists of Caran d’Ache art materials and that they post supplies across Australia.

It is a heavenly shop to peruse.  Since I found Kadmium, I visit it every time I travel to Sydney and never come away empty-handed.

The name is Kadmium Art + Design supplies.  The address is 80b Bay Street, BROADWAY NSW  2007.  Phone 02 9212 2669.  Website is

Luminance 6901

“Eventide” – drawn with Neocolor 2 and Luminance (including new sample colours)

July 2020 news:  24 new colours of Luminance 6901 coloured pencils are now available world-wide.  Kadmium have them in store.  20 are in a boxed set and the remaining four colours can be bought as open stock.  (All 100 Luminance colours are available as open stock.)

Brand new Luminance colours are now available.

…and here are swatches of the 24 new colours…

“All the World’s a Stage” (August 2020) showcases the new colours of Luminance.

And now – for the full range of 100 Luminance light-fast colours…

This information is also on my Art Materials page.



10 thoughts on “Caran d’Ache Open Stock in Australia

  1. barbara moore

    That’s good news. Hoping for some visitors from Australia…I can get them sent to them. Thanks for sharing Julie!

    Sent from my iPad

    1. juliepodstolski Post author

      Hi Anielka, while I use Luminance, I don’t keep bulk stock. So I can’t sell you a black pencil myself. You will have to buy some pencils on-line from a supplier in the eastern states. Kadmium Art + Design sell on-line and so do Melbourne Art Supplies. You will probably need to order a few pencils to make the freight cost worthwhile. I approached the owner of Jacksons Drawing Supplies in W.A to stock Luminance but he wasn’t interested and he wouldn’t budge on his decision.

  2. Lois Chriss

    Hi Julie
    Just letting you know you can get wonderful art supplies including Caran d’Ache from
    And they are cheaper and very reliable!
    Very helpful too. Based in Victoria.
    Love your work. Would love to see it next time I travel to Perth.

    1. juliepodstolski Post author

      Hello Lois, thanks for your comments. Yes, I have used in the past – buying products on-line from Sennelier and Caran d’Ache as well as paper. I did have a couple of problems with the packaging not being protective enough – but – this was several years ago and so packaging has hopefully improved. You would be most welcome to come and visit my studio next time you come to Perth. I’m in the Fremantle area. Oh – and I would love it if started to hold open stock of Derwent Lightfast pencils – all 100 colours. All the best, Julie


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