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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 2022 festival dates are the long weekend of 24, 25 and 26 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, over $8,000 in awards and prizes, workshops, youth involvement, demonstrations and an exhibition of plein air paintings.

Your Artist Registration includes:

  • Access to paint at all festival paint outs
  • Eligibility for awards and prize money, over $8,000
  • Exhibition and selling opportunities in the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre
  • Registration for the two hour Quick Draw Painting Competition
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2 months ago

Plein Air Down Under
This year Plein Air Down Under did FOUR Masterclasses and one Beginners Class, more than double our previous years. They are worthwhile, full of valuable information and always heaps of fun. These photos are from Leon Holmes Studio Masterclass, following the festival. Check out Leon's tonal underpaintings, and the masterpieces that followed. Pretty damned impressive! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

Plein Air Down Under
Congratulations Dave Conlin on winning the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia People's Choice Award as part of Plein Air Down Under 2021. Enormous thanks to the RFDS for today's tour of the hangar and communications area. Watching Dave's face as he sat inside the plane was almost as good as the tour! #pleinairdownunder #royalflyingdoc #RFDS Photo: Barb Thoms, Dave Conlin and Erica Smyth, AC., RFDS Ambassador. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

Plein Air Down Under
Art Outdoors run beginners workshops in plein air painting. Have a look at all the productive and smiling faces of their Plein Air Down Under workshop, held on the first day during our festival.Thanks everyone for taking part, it looks like it was lots of fun! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

Plein Air Down Under
Congratulations to our #paduvirtualpaint2021 winners, sponsored by #mhoilpaints and Senior Art.RICK CROSSLAND, best oil painting sponsored by Michael Harding Paints, an oil painting packJANETTE GARBUIO, best pastel painting sponsored by Senior Art Supplies, $100 voucherDONNA CHESSMAN, best watercolour sponsored by Senior Art Supplies, Daniel Smith watercolour pack.Congratulations also to our five lucky draw winners:Pauline Morrison SA, Toni Jessop NSW, Matt Bozina Qld, Barb's Art Qld and Mary Ellis Vic.Thank you for painting with us, even if it was virtually - we knew you were there and despite our border situation, hope you still felt connected to Plein Air Down Under. Next year? Come and paint with us, in person! ... See MoreSee Less
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Postal Address
P.O Box 788
30-32 Pinjarra Road
Western Australia
Australia, 6210