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Welcome to the range of Derivan products

EST 1964, Derivan is an Australian company and maker of the finest quality art materials Our factory is located in Sydney where we hand make the finest-quality artist acrylic colours and mediums, water-based screen ink and block inks, school paints as well as a range of cosmetic grade face paints. 

Welcome to our website.  We are a  family-owned , owned and run company with a  social and environmentally sustainable conscience . We manufacture artist acrylics, acrylic mediums, screen ink, block ink, face paint, acrylic inks, fabric paints We also have an extensive range of artist tools and artist materials, art surfaces, visual art diaries and art brushes, as well as our unique Liquid pencil  We have several products that are unique in our industry (Australian colours, Liquid Pencil, Background colours/gesso) Derivan has had many world firsts over the years - Non-toxic school acrylics, Totally water-based non-toxic Screen inks for fabric and block inks for relief printing.

Liquid Pencil  This innovative product comes in 5 colours in permanent and re-wettable its such a good product we were awarded a prize at Creative World- best new product. 
Have you got an acrylic art project? Painting a vase, decorating a tile, hand painting a denim jacket, painting a sculpture. We have a great library of painting projects  
Looking to print on fabric? You can choose from our wide variety of fabric markers, screen ink, and fabric paint hand paint or draw your design on to textiles
Card Making?  Make your own stamp with our vast range of printing products: lino blocks, lino cutters and lino ink. To create your relief design
What about pouring with acrylics? Use Derivan's water-based Pouring Medium, great for dirty pours, flip cups and Dutch pours. Use with Derivan Acrylics or Derivan Student paint to create shiny, marbling artworks. 
What is the best brush to use with acrylics? have a look at our wide variety of artist brushes Choose from water colour brush, acrylic brushes, soft brushes, varnishing brushes.
Need a surface to paint on?  Check out our range of paper pads and wooden panels 
Face Paint - we have a everything you need to turn your munchkins in to butterfly or batman our face paint is non toxic, Australian made cosmetic grade



Since 1964 Derivan has been committed to providing the arts community with the world's finest-quality artist acrylic colours and mediums. The founders of the company had a vision "to make available to artists worldwide a premium paint while remaining environmentally and socially responsible".

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