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Introducing the fine art collective

A global network of artists and technical experts dedicated to sharing knowledge and skills.

Who are we?

A collective of professional artists, art educators, chemists, historians and curators based in 12 countries.

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What do we do?

We work within the art community to share material practice and expertise on artists’ colours, tools and techniques. Supported by fine art tool makers Winsor & Newton, Liquitex, Conté à Paris and Lefranc Bourgeois, we offer:

  • Artist-led educational lectures with art schools
  • Residencies for emerging artists
  • Technical visits to colour laboratories and manufacturing sites
  • Visits to brand archives
  • Communication on the latest art news, techniques and information
  • Access to special events with Elephant West

Articles

Metallic Colours by Nadine Mahoney

Metallic Colours by Nadine Mahoney

Our interest in Metallic colours is an old one. The ancient Egyptians learnt to hammer... more

Pigment Microscopy: A tool for the identification of pigments in works of art by Ruth Siddall

Pigment Microscopy: A tool for the identification of pigments in works of art by Ruth Siddall

Being a pigment analyst and my interest, specifically, is the analysis of artists’ pigments. By... more

Theory(s) of Colour

Theory(s) of Colour

An enormous diversity of ideas exists with regard to colour and its many uses. These... more

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