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Something new, unique and uplifting is capturing the communityโ€™s imagination.
Since the days of the impressionists, artists have enjoyed the experience of painting outdoors. It is one of the true joys of being a painter.
Not only are we at one with nature, but there is also the camaraderie when two or more paint on location.

Plein Air Down Under is the Peel regionโ€™s largest outdoor painting festival and features awards and prizes, feature artists, youth involvement, demonstrations and an exhibition of plein air paintings.

Plein Air Down Under presents a week of outdoor and evening paint-outs, over $12,000 in awards and prizes, workshops, youth involvement and two art exhibitions. Internationally renowned artists Leon Holmes (Aus), Lori Putnam (USA) and Tony Robinson (Ireland) will run Masterclasses, paint and demonstrate throughout the festival.

Over 200 artists will be painting throughout Mandurahโ€™s town centre, cultural precinct, and the historic town of Pinjarra. When the artists arenโ€™t on site painting, the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre serves as the festival hub, offering artists and spectators the opportunity to watch free demonstrations, listen to live music and enjoy the festivities.

Highlights of the 2024 festival include:

  • Workshops and Masterclasses
  • Painting demonstrations
  • Spirit of the Landscape Art Exhibition
  • Artist registration open to professional, non-professional and youth artists
  • Over $12,000 in awards and prizes
  • Day and evening paint-outs
  • A two-hour Quick Draw painting competition
  • Opportunities to exhibit, sell and buy original artwork.



๐‰๐จ๐ข๐ง ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐š๐ง ๐ž๐ฑ๐œ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐–๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐œ๐จ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐–๐จ๐ซ๐ค๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ฉ: "๐…๐ฎ๐ง ๐Ž๐ฎ๐ญ๐ฌ๐ข๐๐ž ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐–๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐œ๐จ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ" ๐ฅ๐ž๐ ๐›๐ฒ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ญ๐š๐ฅ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐†๐จ๐ซ๐๐จ๐ง ๐€๐ฅ๐ž๐ฑ๐š๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ ๐ŸŽจDive into classic watercolour techniques while exploring enjoyable exercises designed to simplify outdoor scenes. Experiment with values, edges, color, and composition in a supportive environment.This workshop is perfect for watercolour enthusiasts seeking to boost their confidence when venturing outside, as well as those wanting to expand their knowledge and skills using the watercolour medium.๐Ÿ“Œ Secure your spot now by clicking the link to register! Let's unleash our creativity together! Register here ๐Ÿ‘‰ pleinairdownunder.com/workshops/#PADU #PADU2024 #Outdoorpainting #watercolourpainting #oilpainting #gordon_alexander_art #paintingworkshops #paintingfestival #outdoorpaintingfestival #MandurahPleinAirArtsists ... See MoreSee Less
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๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ถ๐˜...๐—”๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฌ๐—ฒ๐˜€!Plein Air Down Under artists will once again be painting in the historic town of Pinjarra!On Sunday, September 22nd, the festival footprint will be the picturesque Pinjarra Heritage Trail. Choose your perfect spot - whether it's by the riverbank, near an old windmill, amidst the vibrant Farmers Market, or amid the rustic beauty of the Edenvale Heritage Precinct with it's old machinery and beautiful gardens - you are spoilt for choice!Register early to secure your discounted artist registration.#pleinairdownunder #MandurahPleinAirArtsists #padu2024 #pinjarra_art_hub #shireofmurray #artistsofinstagram #paintingoutside #fineart #artistsofaustralia #pinjarra #australianpainters #artworld #watercolorinspiration #landscapeexhibition #artcontest2023 #newartwork #paintingenpleinair #curatorial #visitpinjarra #australianartists #artistsdownunder #NewTalent#WatercolorArtist #groupexhibition ... See MoreSee Less
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It's good to see so many interstate artists registering to paint at Plein Air Down Under this year and we are excited to welcome Linda MacAulay from Victoria. Linda works and teaches in acrylic, watercolour and gouache. In addition to her plein air and studio work, she is a prolific sketchbook artist. Have a look at Linda's short video on creating a travel diary.www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsMT8nOR1WY ... See MoreSee Less
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PASTEL WORKSHOP with Val Brooks, another Plein Air Down Under Satellite Event.Val has over 20 yearsโ€™ pastel experience and welcomes artists of all levels. This workshop includes preparing and selecting paper, underpainting, layering and tips for pastels, en plein air. Book directly with Val at: brooks_val@hotmail.comLocation: Mandurah Performing Arts CentreWednesday 26 June 2024, 10am to 3pm#valbrooks_artist #mandurah #mandurahpac #pastelsocietyofwa #pastelartists #pleinairpainting #PADU2024 #visitmandurah #everythingmandurah ... See MoreSee Less
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Plein Air Down Under
PLEIN AIR - BEGINNER BOOTCAMP with Alan PickeringSunday 9th June, 9:30 to 3pmNew to plein air painting? This is for you! Alan will guide you through his process of creating a plein air oil painting, in a short amount of time.Optional rental easel and supply of paint. Enquiries welcome for gouache and other locations. Contact: Alan at adpickering@outlook.comLocation: ComoPlein Air Boot Camp is a Plein Air Down Under Satellite Event, offering learning opportunities outside the September festival season.@Alan Pickering ... See MoreSee Less
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Postal Address
P.O Box 788
30-32 Pinjarra Road
Mandurah, WA
Australia,ย 6210