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Matisse Derivan - Proudly Australian Owned and Made


Keep checking this page for exciting events where you can catch up with Matisse Derivan.


Free In-store Demonstrations at 'The Art Scene'.

at 914 Victoria Road, West Ryde, 2114, NSW

Phone: 02 9807 6900

Thursday 2nd JULY 2009

Matisse Dry Mediums 12 - 2pm

Wendy Shortland will create a textured abstract landscape using the new Matisse Dry Mediums. This
innovative range of eighteen minerals and man-made additives is designed to be mixed with existing
Matisse mediums, creating amazing effects. Wendy will explain the specific function of each of these
immensely varied dry mediums. She will demonstrate the creation of superb textural effects as a
surface for painting. In the second step Wendy will complete the art work with glowing Matisse
acrylic paints and finally enhance the surface using some decorative dry mediums, perhaps gleaming
Glass Beads or glinting Black Flake Hex. A project sheet will be available as a step-by-step guide for
artists wishing to paint a similar landscape of their own at home.


Thursday 16th JULY 2009

Matisse Liquid Pencil & Inks 12 - 2pm

Join artist Sue Raccanello, when she will take you step by step on a visual and verbal journey with
Derivan Liquid Pencil. With the consistency of cream, Liquid Pencil can be thinned easily with water
and can cover large areas quickly. Sue’s artwork will be on display, and during this two-hour session
she plans to share with you as much as she can of her own experiences and skills with Liquid Pencil.
At the end of the demonstration you will have the opportunity to try Liquid Pencil for yourself.


Thursday 30th JULY 2009

Matisse Artist Acrylics and Mediums 12 - 2pm

Be sure to see artist Mignon Parker’s exciting and colourful demonstration of Matisse acrylic paints and
mediums. Not only will you learn what these paints and mediums can do, but Mignon will share with
you her personal tips and tricks, and much more. Discover many and varied ways of using gessos and
gels to apply texture and interest to your artwork, and learn how to take these fascinating mediums
one step further.

Open Day 2009

Don't miss our Open Day which will take place on Saturday 17th October 2009 from 10am until 2pm at our new premises.

Units 3 and 4, 23 Leeds Street,
Rhodes NSW 2142

A map and public transport information will be available on this page closer to the time.

The day will include a showcase of demonstrations from Australian artists, free workshops, and factory tours.  There will also be clowns and a giant sausage sizzle. A variety of arts and crafts will be on show to help unleash your creativity with new hands on activities.  Visitors will be able to try the range of Matisse Derivan quality paints and mediums by participating in free workshops conducted throughout the day. Bookings will be open shortly for these workshops.


All forms of art and craft will be catered for with artists demonstrating various techniques on the day including landscape painting, watercolour techniques, miniature figure painting and gaming, decorative art, calligraphy, printmaking, fabric painting and more!

Entry to the Open Day is free, and the first 200 visitors through the gate will receive a free sample bag of Matisse Derivan products.

For more information, contact David MacLachlan on 02) 9736 2022 or on dm@matisse.com.au

Open Day 2008

We held another highly successful Open Day in October 2008. If you missed it, don't miss the one in 2009!

See photographs below of some of our many demonstrating artists.


Noeline Millar

Noeline Millar - artist

Peter Griffen -artist


Pamela Jones

Pamela Jones - Artist

Pamela Griffiths

Pamela Griffith -Artist

Ty Gock

Ty Gock - Model maker



Stavros - artist

Face painting

Face Painting

Paul McCarthy

Paul McCarthy - artist

Sausage Sizzle

Sausage Sizzle

Donna Gilbertson

Donna Gilbertson - artist



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Matisse Derivan 1 Northcote Street Mortlake NSW 2137 Australia
Tel: (02) 9736 2022 Fax: (02) 9736 3637 Email: matisse@matisse.com.au