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

The 2020 festival dates are the long weekend of 26, 27 and 28 September, with additional pre-festival workshops and activities – these are 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, over $8,000 in awards and prizes, workshops, youth involvement, demonstrations and an exhibition of plein air paintings.

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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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Congratulations to Sue Deighton, our People's Choice Winner, presented by Mandurah Holiday Rentals.

Sue is a Salvos Stores volunteer, as well as a fantastic artist. If you are near the Lakelands green space (near Aldi) next Tuesday & Wednesday, Sue will be running some workshops. Although they are sold out, still pop in for a peak.
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Enjoy this gallery of photos of the Judge's Invitational Exhibition by Brian Osborne Photography. Brian has become an integral part of our festival and even knows all the artists by name!
Thank you Brian - you have captured the essence of Plein Air Down Under beautifully.
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Congratulations to all exhibiting artists in the Judge's Invitational Exhibition held at Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah - it really was a spectacular exhibition. Our Major Award winners were announced and we will introduce them to you in more detail in the coming days, but for now...

MAJOR AWARD WINNERS
Brendon Darby: Professional Category winner, presented by the City of Mandurah

Andy Dolphin: Non-Professional Category winner, presented by Bendigo Bank Halls Head Branch

Sue Deighton: People's Choice Award presented by Mandurah Holiday Rentals

Emmie Barton: under 13 Youth Award presented by Bendigo Bank Halls Head Branch

Xanthe Turner: 13 - 18 Youth Award presented by Bendigo Bank Halls Head Branch

Thank you to judge Gillian Kaye Peebles, who had a very difficult job indeed!

Image: Brendon Darby with his winning painting Boats, Boats and more Boats! Image by Brian Osborne.
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