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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˜…๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ฟ ๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฎ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ-๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—”๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜† ๐——๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฝ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป!Join us for a full-day studio workshop where you'll be covering the basics of sketching en plein air. Andy will guide you through techniques such as simplifying the landscape, handling perspective and finding successful compositions through tonal thumbnails. And a simple sketching method Andy calls Mindful Contour Drawing which he uses for urban sketching or to produce preliminary drawings for watercolour painting. The session will also include some plein air drawing exercises.๐——๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ:: Friday 20th September๐—ง๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ: 9am - 3pm๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป: Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, Dance StudioDon't miss out on this enriching opportunity to refine your drawing skills! Secure your spot now: Register here ๐Ÿ‘‰ www.trybooking.com/events/landing/1222605?Andy Dolphin Art#pleinairdownunder2024 #padu2024 #outdoorpainting #internationalpleinairpainters #pleinairpainterworkshop #watercolourpainting #sketching #sketchingenpleinair #landscapepainting #paintersworkshop #eventsinmandurah ... See MoreSee Less
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Plein Air Down Under
WE know Plein Air Down Under's Masterclasses are the hottest ticket in town, and it seems you do too.MASTERCLASS & WORKSHOP UPDATE:Leon Holmes - SOLD OUTLori Putnam Masterclass #1 & #2 โ€“ SOLD OUTLori Putnam, Fix it, Scrap it or Use it: places availableTony Robinson, Mastering the Painted Portrait: one place leftAndy Dolphin, Plein Air Drawing: places availableGordon Alexander, Fun with Watercolour: places availableCheck out all the Masterclass & Workshop events here:pleinairdownunder.com/workshops/ #pleinairartist #padu2024 #shireofmurray #visitpeel #paintingworkshops #pleinairmagazine #mandurahlocal #artmagazine #mandurahartist #AustralianArtist #ArtistsOfAustralia #everythingmandurah #loriputnamart #andydolphinart #gordon_alexander_art ... See MoreSee Less
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Plein Air Down Under
๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฃ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—”๐—ถ๐—ฟ ๐——๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ป ๐—จ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—บ ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฎ ๐—š๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ. Get ready to be surprised by the number of activities, Masterclasses, Workshops, and Paint Outs happening even BEFORE the festival weekend kicks off! Whether you're joining us for the entire week or just the festival weekend, we've packed the schedule so you won't miss a moment of inspiration.Whether you're joining us for the full week or just the festival weekend โ€“ we donโ€™t want you to miss a thing! Check out, Program at a Glance 2024 ๐Ÿ‘‡ pleinairdownunder.com/program-at-a-glance-2024/#padu2024 #pleinairdownunder2024 #pleinairartist #outdoorpainting #outdoorpaintingfestival #paintingworkshops #paintingmasterclass #Perthpleinairpainters #visitmandurah #visitpinjarra ... See MoreSee Less
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Postal Address
P.O Box 788
30-32 Pinjarra Road
Mandurah, WA
Australia,ย 6210