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Derivan News and Events


Now Available!... Matisse iPhone App

Added August 2012

A portable reference colour palette ready to go.flip top cap detail


The new Matisse iPhone App has been designed with the artist in mind to help with selection, resource and matching of colours anywhere, any time. Away from the working studio, outdoors, a colour finish on a wall, magazine or any other source that may inspire you and would like to bring back as reference to your studio.

Visit our Matisse iPhone App page to find out more details...




NEW MM34 and MM35 - Brush & Hand Cleaner and Brush Restorer

Added May 2012

Environmentaly friendly, People friendly, Non hazardous, Biodegradable, all natural ingredients.flip top cap detail


You can now safely and effectively clean your brushes and hands without harmful chemicals. Restore and deep clean brushes by removing dried up acrylic or oil paint residue. With 100% all natural ingredients and non toxic to you or the environment.

Visit our MM34-MM35 Mediums page to find out more details...




NEW Derivan Flip Top Cap.

Added January 2012

New Look. Easy Access To Product. Versatile.flip top cap detail


As part of Derivan on-going consumer research and product development, of which our packaging plays an increasing important factor, the new flip- top cap is now being introduced in to all Matisse and Derivan tube packaging...

Visit our Flip-Top Cap page to find out more details...




NEW MM33 UV Conservation Varnish (turps-based)

Added October 2011clam picture

Final Gloss Varnish with UV inhibitors.


Matisse MM33 UV* Conservation Varnish produces a hard, non-yellowing, UV protected coating similar in appearance to Damar varnish. it is a final clear gloss varnish (similar to Matisse MM14 Gloss Varnish), quick drying...

Visit our MM33 UV Conservation Varnish page to find out more details...




NEW Eco-Pak

Added August 2011clam picture

Environmentally Friendly. Recyclable. Easier To Pour.


Derivan is introducing a new standard of packaging for our most popular childrens and students range of products after sponsoring research into the recycling habits of major consumer groups.

Visit our Eco-Pak page to find out more details...





We Have Moved

Added 5-06-09

After 20 years in Mortlake we are moving, as we had outgrown our current warehouse, and were bursting at the seams. We are now settled in to our new premises at Rhodes, having completed the mammoth task of moving 20 years' worth of equipment with only 6 days of downtime. Everything is up and running once again, and we thank you for your patience as we completed this important step in Derivan's evolution.

Our new address is...

Units 3 and 4, 23 Leeds Street,
Rhodes NSW 2142
Phone: 02 9736 2022 (No Change)
Fax: 02 9736 3637 (No Change)
Postal Address: P.O. Box 335 Concord NSW 2137 (No Change)
E-Mail Address: OR (No Change)

Some Points of Interest: Being Green

After literally hundreds of visits to potential factories we have found this brilliant new home in Rhodes, at approx twice the size of our existing factory – now we have some more much needed room. Aside from space there are many other benefits in our move, firstly there is the opportunity to be a little greener in the way we do things- some of the new things we will be doing are:

We welcome all customers to come and view our new premises, and remember each year in October we have our OPEN DAY:

Don’t forget!

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