Our 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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Plein Air Down Under
Four more reasons to visit the RFDS Spirit of the Landscape Exhibition, on now at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre. Open this weekend 1 - 5pm, Saturday and Sunday.Brendon Darby is primarily known for his stunning landscapes and portraits, many of which bridge the gap between realism and abstract, and has been a finalist in The Archibald Prize, The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize and The Black Swan for Portraiture. He has held more than 40 solo exhibitions across Australia, in Austria, Italy, Hong Kong and London, and has spent considerable time living, painting and exhibiting in Europe and the USA. Says Brendon: "One of my main motivations to paint is a very basic human trait that I think we all possess: the need to share experiences that stimulate us. Living in Australia, I’m surrounded by a variety of landscapes that never cease to amaze me. There is a lot I want to share with you. "RFDS Spirit of the Landscape ExhibitionContinues to 16 OctoberAlcoa Mandurah Art Gallery, inside Mandurah Performing Arts Centre#royalflyingdoctorservice #alcoamandurahartgallery #mandurahpac #visitmandurah ... See MoreSee Less
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Warwick Fuller was Plein Air Down Under's very first Feature Artist, way back in 2019, and we are delighted to have two of his artworks exhibited in the current RFDS Spirit of the Landscape Exhibition.Says Warwick "The vastness of Australia is almost incomprehensible. Whether looking west from the Mundi Mundi Plains of NSW, or east from Mount Tom Price in WA, I am bewildered when trying to imagine how sapiens ever crossed it let alone inhabited it. In these two paintings, sketching aspects of the sparse Silverton Landscape, I attempt to tease out the less obvious and the subtle nuances hiding in this harsh minimal country which is crisscrossed overhead regularly by the RFDS."RFDS Spirit of the Landscape ExhibitionMandurah Performing Arts Centre9 Ormsby Tce. MandurahMonday-Friday 9am to 5pmThis Sat & Sun 1 - 5pmMore information here: pleinairdownunder.com/exhibitions-2/ ... See MoreSee Less
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And this is just one reason to view the RFDS Spirit of the Landscape Exhibition, on now at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre.9 Ormsby Terrace MandurahMonday - Friday 9am to 5pmThis weekend Sat & Sun: 1 - 5pmImage: Steadfast, by Tiffanie Mang $1,110 ... See MoreSee Less
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Keep painting ! 🎨😊#padu #enpleinair #aussieart #art #painting #artworks #originalartwork #westernaustralia #artists #artistslife ... See MoreSee Less
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Skill Development is an important part of Plein Air Down Under, and running our Masterclasses and Workshops the week before the festival gives participants the opportunity to learn from the masters.Sold-out classes were held by Tiffanie Mang (x 2), Leon Holmes and Andy Dolphin.Here they are at work. ... See MoreSee Less
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Postal Address
P.O Box 788
30-32 Pinjarra Road
Mandurah, WA
Australia, 6210