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Community Sponsorship

Derivan remains an Australian-owned family business and our commitment is to support both the Arts Community that supports us and the larger community.

To do this we proudly sponsor a number of arts-related projects. Some recent highlights are posted below.

 

 

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Medowbank TAFE 2015 Winner | Romp In The Park 2015 | Echuca Moama Art Exhibition | City of Ryde Art Society Exhibition | Greenway Arts Exhibition 2014 | Glebe Art Show 2014 | Hornsby Art Society | Waverly Art Prize 2014 | ASMA National Awards Exhibition | Youthscape 2014 | Indigenous Art @IGS | Winner Easter Show 2014 | Freedom Art Prize | Classic Yass Art Trail | Ceiling Mural in Brisbane | Top Ryde Art fair Raffle | Northbridge Art Prize 2014 | Glebe Art Show Winner | ASMA Award Winner 2013 | WIS, Napean College Graduation | Kudos 2012 Art Award | ArtBattle Australia | Australian Society of Miniature Art | Warmtheart Competition | Castaway Art Competition | Medowbank College Graduation | CeremonyFreedom Art Prize @TAP Gallery | Sunrise Children's Mural, Cambodia | Artist Peter Griffen | National Art School | Quirk-ability Show and Prize | Lakes Artfest | Printing Woprkshop at Hazelhurst | Jannawi Family Centre Mural | GreenWay Festival |

 

 

 


Annual Art Exhibition Winner - Forest Community Arts Centre

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Added September 2015

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Congratulations to Robyn Carteling awarded the Derivan Art Prize for her winning entry tittled "Flight of Fire" in the annual exhibition of tutors and students at the Forest Community Arts Centre located in the Sydney suburb of Forestville.

The Forest Community Arts Centre has large classrooms, art studio, a pottery teaching room with kilns, meeting room and an enclosed playground. The centre offers a range of arts related courses and other community activities. 

 

Derivan is always proud to be a supporter of the arts community.

 

 


Matisse Derivan Award for Painting - Medowbank TAFE 2015

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Added June 2015

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At the recent graduation ceremony at the Northern Sydney Institute of TAFE NSW Medowbank Campus, graduate from the Diploma of Fine Arts program, Chris Haldane (left in picture) was granted the winner of the Matisse Derivan Award of Excellence in Painting.

Ms. Eliza McInnes, Derivan Product Manager Coordinator, attended the ceremony to congratulate and present Christine with the Award.

Picture below is one of Chris Haldane's artworks (acrylic on canvas) depicting the Anzol Factory demolition in the western suburb of Mortlake (NSW).

 

Derivan congratulates the winner and it is always proud to be a supporter of the arts community.


Romp In The Park 2015- Rockhampton Botanic Gardens

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Added May 2015

Romp In The Park is a free children's festival for young families held in the Rockhamptom area with the intention of providing families with information on services that support young children in the community. As they say, "knowledge is power", especially when helping families with much needed free practical support. But not all was serious business, the day also provided a morning full of fun with free activities for all, from painting, dancing, building, jumping, smiling and more.

Derivan joined this important cause by donating paint supplies to the Smith Family painting stand and for the children to enjoy themselves creating and colouring.... and what was left after the activities were over, was kindly donated to Playgroups Qld.

 

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Echuca Moama Artists Annual Art Exhibition Winners

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Added November 2014

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Pictured left is artist Georgia Neale, winner of the Matisse Derivan 1st Prize with her winning entry entitled "Young Fella" Second Prize was awarded to artist Tilly Keenan for her self portrait in pencil entitled "Tilly".

Students from eight secondary schools within the Muray Shire Council took part in this exhibition and competition held annually.

Echuca Moama Artist is an initiative that operates the Alton Gallery located in Alton Reserve, Echuca, where several art exhibitions are held every year, including their annual Art Exhibition, as well as organising art classes, monthly guest artist talks and social painting gatherings.

Derivan is always proud to be a supporter of the arts community.

 

 


City of Ryde Art Society Exhibition - Prize of Excellence Winner

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Added November 2014

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Congratulations to artist John Perkins who was awarded the Derivan Prize of Excellence for his winning entry entitled "Books, Bottles and Bones".

The City of Ryde Art Society Art Exhibition and competition is part of the many activities organized by the City of Ryde Art Society every year.

Derivan is always proud to be a supporter of the arts community.

 

GreenWay Arts Exhibition Winner - GreenWay Festival 2014

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Added November 2014

The GreenWay Arts Exhibition is part of the GreenWay Festival which run from 23–29 October as a celebration of the Cooks River to Iron Cove GreenWay. The GreenWay is an urban green corridor, which has the potential for a GreenWay Trail, a shared walking and cycling path and biodiversity corridor, linking the popular Bay Run to the Cooks River pathway.

Pictured below is artist Natalie Sharpe, winner of the Derivan People's Choice Award in this year's Greenway Arts Exhibition, with her winning entry entittled "Sydney Turpentine".

Congratulations to Natalie on her award.
Derivan is always proud to be a sponsor in support of the arts.

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Painting by Numbers - Parramasala Festival 2014

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Added November 2014

Now in its fifth year, Parramasala 2014 is a spicy mix of parade, parties, exotic bazaar, food stalls, music, dance, poetry, film, art, street performers and much more. Derivan was was happy to support and be involved in the celebrations by providing sponsorship for the Paint by Numbers activity in Prince Alfred Park, held as part of Parramasala Festival on October 17th to 19th.

Derivan, always a proud sponsor in support of community arts.

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Glebe Art Show 2014 - Winner Derivan Prize

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Added October 2014

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The Glebe Art Show is a non-acquisitive art show that aims to support and encourage both emerging and established artists living and/or working in Glebe and neighbouring suburbs, and to promote the work and services of the Glebe Library.

This year's Derivan Prize category went to artist April White who won with her artwork entittled "Midnight Special".

Congratulations to April.

Derivan is a proud supporter of the arts community.

 


Northbridge Art Prize 2014

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Added September 2014

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Congratulations to artist Paul Williams, the winner of the Derivan Painting Prize as part of the Northbridge Art Prize Exhibition. Paul's wiining entry, Upsurge 2, is pictured at left.

Northbridge Art Prize is an annual exhibition showcasing the diverse talents of both local and interstate artists. The exhibition, now in its 10th year, displays more than 140 entries each year. A great opportunity for local art lovers to view and experience the diverse world of art and to acquire affordable artworks.

Derivan is always proud to be a supporter of the arts community.

 


Comboyne's 4B3 Art Competition

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Added September 2014

 

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The 4B3 Art Competition creates a colourful display of colourful artworks viewed by the thousands of people who flock to Comboyne for the annual ‘Village Fair’ in September.  ‘4B3’ relates to the 400 x 300mm canvas stipulated, making both a ‘level playing field’ for entrants and a unique uniformity in the exhibition. 

Derivan congratulates this year's winners, Jill Cairns (left) in the Adult section (her entry was inspired by a photo of ploughed fields at Red Hill and adapted to fit the theme of this year’s competition ‘Celebrating Spring in the Year of Family Farming’),  students Natasha Day (8 years, below left) and Mackenzie Dawson (11 years, below right) who won First Prize in the Under 10's and 10-14 sections respectively. Both took home a selection of art materials.

Jo Davidson judged the adult works with Kendall artist/photographer Milly Jones judging junior entries. 


Derivan is always proud to be a sponsor in support of community arts.

   
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Hornsby Art Society - "A Little Unusual" Exhibition

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Added August 2014

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We congratulate the winner of the Derivan Encouragement Award, Ayesha Gillani for her entry entitled "Rose Vase", which attracted the following comment from one of the judges: "Excellent composition - shadows glow!"

"A Little Unusual" Exhibition is an innitiative organised by the Hornsby Art Society.

Derivan congratulates the winner and it is always proud to be a supporter of the arts community.

 

 


Waverley Art Prize 2014 - Acrylic Painting Category Winner

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Added August 2014

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Congratulations to this year's Acrylic Painting Prize in the Waverley Woollahra Art Prize Competition, Kristen Morris. Pictured here (on the left, accompanied by her son Sam) picking up her prize proudly sponsored by Derivan.

Derivan congratulates the winner and it is always proud to be a supporter of the arts community.

 

 

 

 

 


Australian Society of Miniature Art - Awards Exhibition Winner 2014

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The winner of this year's National Awards Competition, in the Acrylic Category, was artist Diane Sincock (pictured below at left receiving her certificate) with her entry entittled "Pablo's Monkey". The judges remarked "An interesting, figurative concept".
Opening night was a success with a steady stream of visitors and plenty of sales. Guest competition judge, Alan Sommerville did an excellent job of judging.

As the winner of the category, Diane Sincock received $500 worth of Matisse Artist Materials.
Derivan is always proud to be a sponsor in support of the arts and creativity in our community.

 

Winner Pam Slattery
Pam Slattery Grazing

Logo Western Sydney InstituteFor further information on The Australian Society of Miniature Art, click on logo image or go to http://www.asma-nsw.com/


Royal South Australian Society of Arts - Youthscape

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Youthscape is a significant bi-annual youth art prize, facilitated by Royal South Australian Society of Arts , for emerging artists aged 15-26 years. Here is the winner of the Derivan award of excellence Sam Thompson for his entry “Glenferrie Road, Melbourne.

Derivan congratulates the winner and it is always proud to be a supporter of the arts community.

 

 

 

 

 

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Indigeneous Art @IGS ( International Grammar School)

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Added June 2014

"On behalf of the IGS community I wouldlike to extend a sincere thank you to Derivan for its support of our recent Indigeneous Art @ IGS event. Your generous donation of paint for our workshops with guest artist Anthony Walker was greatly appreciated.

Your gift helped us to hold an event which showcased some of the leading Indigenous Australian artists of today and at the same time supported our Indigenous Sholarship Endowment Fund.

It is through the generosity of organisations such as Derivan that the school will be able to continue to provide outstanding educational opportunities to young Indigenous Australians".

Mary Duma - Acting Principal IGS

Derivan, always a proud sponsor in support of community arts.

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Royal Easter Show 2014 Arts and Crafts Competition

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Added May 2014

Congratulations to this years winner of the Royal Easter Show Arts and Crafts Competion Class 6 Australian Birds and or Flowers Painting, Mr Steve Jannar with his accomplished artwork entitled "Native Bushland".

Mr Jannar was awarded a $1000 worth of Matisse Derivan artist materials of his choice.

"I would like to thank your company very much for their sponsorship of the art material prize I won at the Easter Show this year - it is rare in most artist's life to be awarded the privilege of such an opportunity to have free reign in an art shop" - expressed Mr Jannar.

Derivan is always proud to be a sponsor in support of the arts.

Winner Derivan Art Prizefor Painting
Native Bushland

 

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Sydney Gallery School Graduation, Medowbank TAFE

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Added May 2014

Recently held at the See Street Art Gallery, at Medowbank College, was this year's Sydney Gallery School Fine Arts Graduation where graduate Natalie Fallon was awarded the Matisse Derivan Award for Painting for her artwork entitled Meringues.

Ms. Eliza McInnes, Product Manager Coordinator, was present at the ceremony to congratulate Natalie on her success with the Award.

Derivan is proud to be a sponsor of such a positive initiative.

Winner Derivan Art Prize for Painting
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Freedom Art Prize for Human Rights 2014 - TAP Gallery, Darlinghurst NSW.

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Added March 2014

Congratulations to mixed media artist Sally Atkins who recently won the Freedom Art Prize for Humans Rights 2014 organised and held at the TAP Gallery in Darlinghurst. The focus of the art prize and exhibition is the artist’s interpretation of what freedom means to them (or the lack of Freedom). This year the Critic’s Choice art prize was judged by a member from Amnesty International Australia an organisation who have supported events at the TAP Gallery such as the Freedom Art Prize for over a decade

Ms Atkins said of her wiining piece, “This sculptural piece, Boat People Origami Memorial, is created from paper an unlikely material for a boat. This reflects the fragility of the boats that people are willing to travel to Australia in.

"The Freedom Art Prize aims to increase awareness of human rights and the work that organisations such as Amnesty International Australia do in the area of human rights protection. It also provides a platform for emerging artists to exhibit their work”, said TAP Gallery Manager- Lesley Dimmick.

Ms Atkins wins over $500 worth of Matisse-Derivan, Australian made Finest Acrylic Paints products.

Derivan, always a proud sponsor in support of community arts.

   
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Classic Yass Art Trail - Body Painting activity for charity.

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Added December 2013

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For the last three or four years YASSarts has been staging an annual Arts Trail throughout the Yass Valley Shire.

Each year there is a different worthwhile creative activity organised by the comitee that raises money for a charity.This year artist Anne Hind volunteered to do three public Face & Body painting sessions over the YASSarts weekend as part of an Arts Expo that we are staging in the Yass Town Hall.
Derivan came to the help of this worthy cause by donating a variety of Face & Body paint products.


The results were photographed and made available for purchase as limited edition prints to raise money.

The Arts Trail is part of an overall festival entitled CLASSIC YASS.
The overall event brings upwards of 10,000 people to the region and the Arts Trail slice of this is aprox. 50%.


"My personal thanks for your sponsorship it was most appreciated."

Kind Regards,
Anne Hind


Derivan is always proud to be a sponsor in support of community arts.

   
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Gemma Smith, Ceiling Mural in Law Courts Building - Brisbane.

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This grand work located in the Brisbane law courts by Gemma Smith called Collision and Improvisation (Ceiling photo by John Gollings) all painted with Matisse Professional Acrylics!


Derivan is always proud to be a sponsor in support of the arts.

   
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Raffle ticket donation, all for a very good cause.

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Added November 2013

A raffle ticket to the value of $100 was donated as part of the prize pool in a recent event organised by the Mental Health Program in Thornleigh. An annual Arts and Crafts Fair at North Ryde was organised and held on 8th and 9th of November. This event is a joint partnership with New Horizons Aged Care facility in North Ryde.

The aim of this event was to present and communicate the benefits of using art as a therapeutic way to recover and manage symptoms of mental illness, as well as increase awareness of Thornleigh respite to potential carers and the general public in Northern Sydney. On display there were artworks including, painting, sketches, quilts, mosaic, 3D art works and photography, of which some are for sale.

Community involvement always makes a big difference. Derivan is always proud to be invited to support such worthy causes like this one.

 

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Winner Glebe Art Show 2013 - Nick Zaharias

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Congratulations to artist Nick Zaharias, winner of the Derivan Award of Excellence as part of this year's Glebe Art Show for his entry "The Crossing".

Derivan congratulates the winner and it is always proud to be a supporter of the arts community.

 

 

 

 

 

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Australian Society of Miniature Art - Awards Exhibition Winner 2013

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The winner of this year's National Awards Competition, in the Acrylic Category, was artist Pam Slattery (pictured below at left next to Eliza McInnes, Derivan's Product Manager) with her entry entittled "Grazing". The judges comments were "Delicate monochromatic relationships and rich understanding of perspectival recession".
Opening night was a success with a steady stream of visitors and plenty of sales. Guest competition judge, Del Kathryn Barton did a terrific job, as was evident from her comments on the winning works.

As the winner of the category, Pam Slattery received $500 worth of Matisse Artist Materials.
Derivan is always proud to be a sponsor in support of the arts and creativity in our community.

 

Winner Pam Slattery
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Logo Western Sydney InstituteFor further information on The Australian Society of Miniature Art, click on logo image or go to http://www.asma-nsw.com/

 

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Western Sydney Institute, Napean College - Graduation 2013

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In this year's Western Sydney Institute of TAFE Graduation Ceremony, Ruma Hort received Derivan's sponsorship gift for attaining first place in the Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts in 2012.

The graduation ceremony was held at the Joan Sutherland Centre and was attended by over 500 people, including staff, students, their families and friends.

"The acknowledgement of success and the recognition which students receive by participating in the ceremony are positive incentives for students to initiate and/or further their education. This kind of sponsorship serves to further reinforce the message that education is valued and rewarded by the industry".
(Cath Barcan - Head Teacher Fine Arts & Photo Imaging)

Derivan is proud to have been a sponsor of the 2013 graduation ceremony of Napean College, Kingswood Campus.

 

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11th Annual Kudos Award 2012 - College Of Fine Arts, UNSW

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A major highlight in Kudos Gallery's annual calendar is the Kudos Award for emerging artists and designers studying at COFA.


The Kudos Award seeks to recognise and support innovation and excellence across all disciplines and fields of creative endeavour at UNSW College of Fine Arts, where the finalist are showcased at Kudos Gallery in Paddington, Sydney.

The night was a huge success with BFA (Honours) student, Dylan Quirk winning the Matisse prize for his painting “Satellite Research”.

 

 

 

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ArtBattle Australia - ArtExpo Sydney 2012

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ArtBattles Australia is a live art event that combines art and entertainment.
Artists create their works using a number of different styles and techniques from street art to fine art using brush, marker pens and spray paint.


As part of the preview evening of ArtExpo Sydney 2012 at the Hordern Pavillion, ArtBattles Australia had four contestants battleing it out featuring the stand out talents of OX, SKULK, RESAN & DONUT.
On this night these four artists were up on stage and had 90 minutes to create a piece of art that the live audience would decide on the winner.

The winner of the night was SKULK (street art name), and he was very happy to receive, as part of his winnings, a prize pack of Matisse Artists Paints.

The final goal of ArtBattles Australia is to promote the creative talents of Australian artists expressing themselves using various different art syles through competitions and entertainment culminating in a Grand Final to take place earlier in January 2013.

Derivan is proud to be involved as one of the sponsors in such dymnamic and unique creative opportunity given to upcoming Australian artists.

 

Skulk winning entry

If you would like to know more about ArtBattles Australia , go to www.artbattles.com.au

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Australian Society of Miniature Art - Awards Exhibition Winner 2012

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Derivan continues to support creativity in our arts community.
As the winner of this year's National Awards Exhibition, Lee Sinha received $500 worth of Matisse Artist Materials.

Lee Sinha's winning entry, in the acrylics category, was a work entitled "Classical Cat", which the judge commented to be a "fantastic, clean and formal modernist work". It was an excellent exhibition with a big turn out on opening night, a steady stream of visitors daily and plenty of sales.

Derivan is always proud to be a sponsor in support of the arts.

Winner WarmTheart Competition
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The Hear Our Heart Project - The Warmtheart Art competition Winner

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Winner of The Warmtheart competition was Vicki Gainsford with her entry "Sun-Drenched Terra" (Acrylic on paper; 80x37cm)


The Warmtheart Art competition is one of the many succession of events organised throughout 2012 by the Dubbo Deaf Club as part of the Heart Project, aiming to raise much needed funds in order to implement a purpose built Ear Bus. The Ear Bus will be a mobile clinic that will offer its services to every school from Dubbo to Bourke. The clinic is designed to test children’s ear health, treat ear conditions and raise awareness of the prevalence of Otitis Media in children.

Otitis Media (often referred to as ‘glue ear’) affects up to 1 in 3 children. In some cases, families can wait up to 2 years before treatment is available. Current policies such as 'The White Paper' make it possible for Aboriginal children between the ages of 4-6 to be tested in preschools or schools, and although this target demographic is crucial, it doesn’t permit children of other ages and non-aboriginal status to be tested within their school.

Derivan is proud to be a sponsor of such a positive initiative.

 

 

Logo Hear Our Heart For more information regarding the Heart Project go to:
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Castaway Art Competition Winner - Rockhampton Show

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As part of their Waste Awareness Program, the Rockhampton City Council held the 2012 Castaway Art Competition. The Castaway Art Competition is a Central Queensland wide promotion of waste minimisation focused on reusing.  It is an art competition where the art must be made from objects that would otherwise be discarded. The Castaway Art Competition is held on a rotational basis throughout the contributing Council’s of CQLGA (Central Queensland Local Government Association).

Derivan proudly sponsored the competition by supplying paint for participants to use in making of the artworks and art materials package as prizes.

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Medowbank College Graduation class of 2011 - Distinction in Painting Winner

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At the recent graduation ceremony of the Northern Sydney Institute Medowbank College, Ms Mi Jin Rosa Hyon was granted the winner of the Matisse Derivan Award for Distinction in Painting in the Diploma of Fine Arts.

The prize was presented to Rosa Hyon by Derivan's product manager Eliza McInnes on the night.

Derivan congratulates the winner and it is always proud to be a supporter of the arts community.

 

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Winner FREEDOM Art Prize - TAP Gallery, Sydney

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Recently held at TAP Gallery in Sydney was the "FREEDOM" Human Rights Exhibition which highlights the crucial and valuable work carried out by Amnesty International. The event aims at increasing public awareness of this organisation's work in human rights protection through emerging artists expressing their concerns on world violations.

This years winner of the Derivan $500 FREEDOM ART PRIZE was Melbourne artist Michelle Downing with her entry tittled "Emmanuel".
Her piece is a portrait of a Sudanese refugee who was a child soldier, and now is a guiding light for youth in Melbourne.
It is a beautiful little piece with a lot of sentiment and a perfect choice for this event.

For more details regarding FREEDOM Art Prize and current or scheduled TAP's Gallery events visit:

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Abbas Mehran and the Sunrise Children’s Village Mural

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Derivan's commitment and support reaches far and wide.

Within the heart of the conglomerate of The Sunrise Children’s Village in Phnom Penh Cambodia there is a uniquely designed building to be used as a musical centre, where music students could learn, practice, and play music. The building looks like a huge three-meter-high pipe made of concrete, with a cup in the shape of a boarder hat at the top.  The total external circumference surface of the building is approximately 86 square meters including two doors and six windows (description taken from Abbas Mehran's Blog).

Artists Abbas Mehran has been able to create and contribute to bettter the lives of a community through colourful images and representations of a world full of hope and happiness.

http://abbasmehran.wordpress.com/2012/01/23/sunrise-childrens-village-mural/

His words better than anyone describe the purpose and hopes of a selfless creative contribution to a community's future....

..."The mural should act as an art temple, which transmit a sense of hope, care and respect for children and the environment as the two most precious elements of our future. The visitors should enjoy viewing the mural and take a positive message with them.
As an artist, I have been assigned a tiny spec of the universe, and I have had the intention to make it as meaningful and beautiful as possible within the time and material constrains. I feel proud and fulfilled in creating a mural which would have positive influence in the children as well as the adult.

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Derivan is immensely proud to be a sponsor of Abbas Mehran's creative projects and his wishes of a brighter and visually colourful future through the use of imagination, paint and brushes.

"I have used, with confidence, the DERIVAN art material – Matisse,  and I would like to thank Steven Paterson who sponsored all art material I needed to complete the work. I have also used the DERIVAN art material in another large historical mural in the town of Boolarra, where I am resided."

To read more about Abbas Mehran's wonderful projects, artwork gallery and blog, click on the link below
http://abbasmehran.wordpress.com/


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Artist Peter Griffen

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Derivan continues to support artists and the creative community. One of the many relationships developed over the years with australian artists has been with visual artist Peter Griffen, who continues to achieve success in the local art market as well as overseas. Peter Griffen has an extensive schedule of workshops and art exhibitions programed for 2012.

As part of this program, the official launch of his recently published book, "In and Out of Abstraction", will take place at the Wagner Gallery in Sydney this coming February.

Derivan is a proud sponsor and supporter of artist's Peter Griffen creative endeavours.

To download information of Peter Griffen's exhibition and workshop calendar, please click on link below.

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National Art School Awards Night

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This year the Derivan Printmaking Prize was awarded to artist Loren Hill for her winning entry titled: "Cut and Portfolio". An acomplished silk screened piece on Stonehenge paper and silk thread.

 

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Quirk-ability Art Show and Prize

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Quirk-ability is a not for profit, unique art gallery located in the Connection Arcade, Parramatta. The gallery opened in June 2011 as part of Pop-up Parramatta Creative Enterprize putting artists into empty spaces. The gallery endeavors to encourage all art and creativity through a community gallery program that presents a new exhibition every 3 to 4 weeks. From traditional to contemporary new media, Quirk-ability has shown the work of over 80 artists through its exhibition program and handmade stock items, along with workshops and events.
We would like to thank Derivan for the generous donation of paints for a prize to be presented on the 15th of December for the Quirk-ability art show and prize. Your donation will really make this event memorable and further encourage the benefits of creativity!

quirck-ability show poster A big thank you from Alexis Apfelbaum, Sarah Buick, Michael Petchkovsky, and Lin Tan, directors of Quirk-ability.


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Lakes Artfest

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Now in its second year, this exhibition and compettion, run by Lakes Anglican Church Kanwal, featured more than $400 worth of prizes for adults and young artists, plus a special work-group category for children in K-6.

Derivan prudly sponsored and supplied a range of our Brush & Finger paints colours in the new eco-friendly packaging for the Kids Art Workshops at the Lakes Artfest.

 

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Print Workshop at Hazelhurst with Pamela Griffith.

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The class at Hazelhurst went well with the thirteen primary school children of various stages. There was the curator, Kate Milner assisting and Ross Griffith on the press patrol. While another teacher looked in to learn about collagraphs. The children rolled up pre made assorted shapes from board that had been sealed with shellac. Wooden chopsticks were used to draw into the Derivan ink. We also used bevelled edged bits of framing cardboard to take out larger areas of ink creating white areas on the core board that we used as our base. I also found it useful to add the silk screen ink when doing mono prints as it made the paint workable and it printed well. The children rolled up core board and scratched back into the ink then transferred it by using the press. The first prints we made were hand pressure on the back of the paper so presses sometimes were not all together needed.

 

 

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Jannawi Family Service Centre Colourful Mural

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Added November 2011

sonya smith

 

Sonya Smith kindly donated her time to paint this mural at the Jannawi Family Services centre at Wiley Park with a range of Matisse acrylics. The theme was "safe family". Jannawi is a non-government organisation with its own board and receives the bulk of its funding from the state government to deliver services. Established as the Wiley Park Centre in 1978. Jannawi provides two distinct programs, a child protection service the Family Program and a Bilingual Family Support Program Community Connections."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

painting the mural Jannawi mural and Hanna
Jannawi Mural complete


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GreenWay Festival and Sponsorship of GreenWay Arts Exhibition

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Added October 2011

GreenWay Logo

 

As Part of the GreenWay Festival 2011, The Greenway Arts Exhibition, is an annual prize open to artist all over Sydney and included entries in the techniques of painting, drawing, printmaking and photography, with all works reflecting the GreenWay's themes of active transport, community and art, sustainability and the environment.

 

GreenWay Art Exhibition

 

"Thank you, Derivan, for your support and participation in the second GreenWay Festival which ran as a week long celebration of the GreenWay in October 2011. The diverse and interesting program attracted hundreds of local residents during the 7 days of Festival themed fun, ranging from the GreenWay Arts exhibition to biodiversity and history walking tours, bike tours, primary school activities, etc."
"The Festival relied on the support of the local community to ensure it was a true showcase of the GreenWay and all it has to offer."
"Thank you again for your support and we look forward to another exciting event as part of the GreenWay Sustainability Project in 2012"

Kind regards Joanne McDonnell Senior Project Officer GreenWay Sustainability Project.

 

GreenWay Workshops

For more information and images of the Festival in 2011 and upcoming events organised by The GreenWay Sutainability Project funded by the NSW Environmental Trust, visit www.greenway.org.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GreenWay Stalls  


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