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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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You have been asking, and here it is!The first of Tiffanie Mang's in person Masterclasses:Finding Freedom with Limitation is a two-day pre-festival Masterclass where Tiffanie will be sharing the power of creating thumbnail studies from a limited palette.Says Tiffanie "stripping down your colours is a great way to practice the fundamentals of colour mixing while still getting a wide range of colour variation and values in your painting. Using less colours can actually be more freeing as you are forced to be more creative with the limited options that you have".September 19 and 20, Mandurah. Full details: pleinairdownunder.com/tiffanie-mang/ ... See MoreSee Less
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We love it when our Plein Air Down Under artists have their own exhibition.Jo Wood is a member of Mandurah Plein Air Artists and a printmaker extraordinaire, with her solo exhibition "Renaissance" at the Alcoa Mandurah Art gallery 27 May - 24 June.Jo has already registered to paint at Plein Air Down Under 2022, welcome back Jo. ... See MoreSee Less
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Brendon Darby was a Plein Air Down Under winner, and is currently exhibiting at Linton + Kay Galleries Subiaco. Listen as he talks about one of his exhibited artworks, his passion for place, and what inspires him.A must see exhibition. ... See MoreSee Less
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Feature Artist Leon Holmes will once again be teaching his Oil Painting Masterclass, en plein air of course! Leon is generous with his knowledge, and remains one of the festival highlights. If you want to learn how to paint en plein air, in oil, Leon is your man! Registrations are now open.Full Masterclass information here:pleinairdownunder.com/leon-holmes/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Look who is painting at Plein Air Down Under again!Welcome back Andy Dolphin, its always a pleasure having you join us.We know Andy as a highly accomplished oil painter, but look at these watercolours! Stunning work. ... See MoreSee Less
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Contact

Postal Address
P.O Box 788
30-32 Pinjarra Road
Western Australia
Australia, 6210