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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 – 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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Nothing is as simple as it seems.

We LOVE the high level thinking, ingenuity and innovation that sits behind Brendon Darby's wet painting series. As well as make you smile, this short video will give you an appreciation of how Brendon approaches his work. Enjoy.
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As one of this year's feature artists Brendon Darby will be conducting a two day plein air workshop.

This workshop is for artists registered to paint at Plein Air Down Under 2020, and there are only four places left.

Register to paint here: www.pleinairdownunder.com
Book and pay for Brendon's workshop here: www.trybooking.com/BKINT

Details are:
Thursday 24 and Friday 25 September
9am to 4pm
Venue: An outdoor location in Mandurah
Workshop cost: $300 for the two days
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Look at these spectacular bookmarks, courtesy of some Mandurah Plein Air Artists (Inc), the official hosts of Plein Air Down Under.

They are free and deserve to be in arty establishments far and wide. If you have an outlet where they can be distributed, please let us know.

Left to right: Barbara Thoms Barbara Thoms Jo Wood Artist-Printmaker Hilly Coufreur-van Zeeland Corrine Rapley Deborah Zibah Jos Coufreur Lynn Kennedy Chris Bartlett Pietersen Jill Fisher Leon Holmes @William Rigg Jenny Mark
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Presenting Brendon Darby, Plein Air Down Under's Feature Artist for 2020. Brendon is a multi-award winning artist who has held more than 40 solo exhibitions across Australia, in Austria, Italy, Hong Kong and London.

Brendon will be painting and demonstrating throughout the festival weekend of 26 - 28 September and we cant wait!

Primarily known for his stunning landscapes and portraits, many of which bridge the gap between realism and abstract, Brendon has also been a finalist in The Archibald Prize, The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize and The Black Swan for Portraiture.

Image: King George Study 2 by Brendon Darby
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