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Community Sponsorship
Matisse Derivan - Proudly Australian Owned and Made


Matisse Derivan is an Australian owned family business. Our commitment is to support the Arts Community that supports us.

To do this we sponsor a number of arts related projects. These include:

Picowsso at the Easter Show


Continuing our involvement with the Picowsso Project, we donated paint for the decoration of even more cows, which were painted at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

Artist Peter Griffin can be seen below painting some of those areas more difficult to reach.






Picowsso 2











Starlight Foundation

Happy Cap and Tiger

We hope you enjoy these images from our ongoing sponsorship of the Starlight Foundation.

They are from the Starlight Express Room in Brisbane.Butterfly

Red Riding Hood

Craftfest Gold Coast 2009

At the Craftfest on the Gold Coast from 27th to 29th March 2009, Matisse paints were donated to paint this enormous panel 9 metres wide by 2.1 metres high. The panels were prepared the the Decorative Folk Artists of Queensland in conjunction with the Folk and Decorative Artists of Australia. Members of the public paid a gold coin donation to paint a portion of it. All proceeds went to the Clown Doctors.

Craftfest Gold Coast



Warnervale Fair

Derivan face paint was donated for use at the Warnervale and District Annual Fair where the 1st Kanwal Scouts painted hundreds of faces and arms.

There was a great deal of pleasure in seeing youth engaging with the children at the fair and in providing another free activity this year in such a difficult economic time for families.








Amnesty Art Prize - Tap Gallery

Amnest Art Prize winner - Angel Scales


The Amnesty Art Prize at the Tap Gallery was held in late January 2009. The winner was Angel Scales for her painting "Spiritual Freedom for Tibet".


Angel is a graduate of the University of Newcastle, and is currently undertaking further study at the Julian Ashton School.

Archibald Prize entrants - Tallowood Primary & Nambucca Pre-school

Ken Done portrait


Three children from Tallowood primary school and four children from Nambucca pre-school have been involved in a program called K.A.R.T. , a developmental program based on fine art principles and observational techniques.

The culmination of twelve months of participating in the program ended with a portrait of Ken Done which was entered into the 2009 Archibald Prize. This painting had excellent coverage on the ABC news on the day paintings were delivered to the Art Gallery of NSW.

Matisse Derivan donated all the paint used in the painting of the portrait.


School Holiday Program - Cessnock



Cessnock Regional Art Gallery opened its doors to the public for the first time on January 12th 2009. Located in the main street of Cessnock, in the former Hunter Water Board building, the Gallery’s exhibition program will open in June 2009. Until then, they are running art workshops for 5-105 year olds and signing up members.

Here are some artists enjoying their inaugural School Holiday Program. As you can see they used our products, and wore our aprons.


The Gallery is in the process of setting up a website where you will soon see their exhibition program, changing every 6-8 weeks, the education program for children, students, adults and schools as well as the opportunity to become a member, volunteer, sponsor or make donations. They are a not for profit organization depending on private funding, grants and donations to keep the doors open.




Sponsorship images from previous years can be found by following the links below.





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