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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

The Bauhaus’ Matière

The Bauhaus’ Matière

(Picture above: Albers Interaction of Colour workshop) We have witnessed a rally of centenaries: Malevich’s... more

Watercolour – by James Faure Walker

Watercolour – by James Faure Walker

Watercolour painting can be a wonderful medium – luminous, relaxed, effortless washes of pink and... more

Respect the chemistry

Respect the chemistry

In the spooky history of pigments there is a gallery of rogue pigments known not... more

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