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PLEIN AIR DOWN UNDER INVITES LOCAL, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS TO JOIN IN THE FUN OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA’S LARGEST OUTDOOR PAINTING FESTIVAL.

The 2021 festival dates are the long weekend of 25, 26 and 27 September, with additional pre-festival workshops and activities – all designed to celebrate the art of painting outdoors.

Plein Air Down Under will be held around Mandurah’s town centre, cultural precinct and the historic town of Pinjarra.

Focussing on outdoor and evening paint-outs, the event presents feature artists, awards and prizes, workshops, youth involvement, demonstrations and an exhibition of plein air paintings.

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A sausage sizzle in the gardens of the Leon Holmes artist Gallery seemed a fitting way to thank our festival volunteers for delivering a hugely successful Plein Air Down Under. Enormous thanks to our energetic and dedicated volunteers, our hard working Steering Committee and Sara and Leon Holmes for opening their beautiful home and gallery.
Congratulations to Colin Bright on winning the door prize of a Leon Holmes original plein air oil painting. Now THAT is what we call a fabulous door prize!!
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Check out our new video of the 2020 Plein Air Down Under festival.

It is full of happy, smiling faces, spectacular artwork and an abundance of plein air enthusiasm and energy.

Thank you to everyone who participated, and to @mlabmedia for capturing the essence of a weekend to remember.

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2 months ago

Plein Air Down Under

It's not every day a congratulations card is received from the Minister for Local Government; Heritage, Culture and the Arts!

The Hon. David Templeman MLA presented Plein Air Down Under's Quick Draw Awards and was highly impressed by the resilience and determination displayed by the artists who painted during that horrific downpour, that lasted for the duration of the two hour Quick Draw.

Thank you David for your continued - and genuine - support of the arts.
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