Derivan Pty Ltd

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  • Unit 4/23 Leeds Street
  • 2138 Rhodes, Sydney
  • Australia

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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, whilst remaining environmentally and socially responsible". This was to be achieved while still maintaining the quality and personal touch that only a family company can provide. We have succeeded in just that, and Derivan has consequently grown from a tiny affair (operating out of stables in Sydney's inner city) to the multinational operation that it is today. With manufacturing sites spanning 3 continents, we have not lost sight of the fact that at the end of the day, we are here to provide the finest products that can be made, guided by the requirements of our customers. This is our promise to you, the artist, and is realised in our Matisse range of premium acrylics and mediums, all made to the highest standards to ensure not only the most brilliant and pure results, but a safety in the knowledge that your work will not crack, fade, or change over time in any way.

Derivan Innovations

In the Derivan range of school products, we produced a world-first in the 1960s - "student grade acrylic" - then successfully introduced completely non-toxic screen inks and block inks where previously inks containing toxic solvents were the only choice.

In the 1970s it came to our attention that our children's paint was being used to paint children's faces at fairs and school fetes. Although the paint was non-toxic, it was not formulated for prolonged use on the skin, so Derivan set about formulating another world-first: Face and Body Paint, which has seen increasing sales ever since!

Into the 21st century Derivan is as committed to new and exciting innovations as ever. Our Liquid Pencil formula is completely unique, and offers a number of advantages over traditional pencils and inks. Our brand-new Dry Mediums range provides a new and flexible way for artists to experiment with a practically unlimited variety of textural effects.

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Mini Kids Club Finger Paints Pearl

Finger Paints Pearl Sealed jars Easy to mix Quick-drying Washable out of most...

Derivan Pty Ltd Unit 4/23 Leeds Street 2138 Rhodes, Sydney Australia +61 2 9736 2022 sp@derivan.com.au

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Mini Kids Club dolphin-shaped wax crayons

The dolphin-shaped wax crayons are ideal for children’s small hands due to their ergonomic shape and...

Derivan Pty Ltd Unit 4/23 Leeds Street 2138 Rhodes, Sydney Australia +61 2 9736 2022 sp@derivan.com.au

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Wax crayon for window

With the new 12 bright window wax crayons colouring on paper and creating beautiful designs on...

Derivan Pty Ltd Unit 4/23 Leeds Street 2138 Rhodes, Sydney Australia +61 2 9736 2022 sp@derivan.com.au

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Mini Kids Club Colouring book

The colourful mix of simple images, clear shapes and strong contours guarantees a lot of colouring...

Derivan Pty Ltd Unit 4/23 Leeds Street 2138 Rhodes, Sydney Australia +61 2 9736 2022 sp@derivan.com.au

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Creativeworld 2016

30.01.2016 - 02.02.2016 Hall: 4.2 Stand: H 49