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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 2023 festival dates are the long weekend of 23, 24 and 25 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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Check out page 30 and 31 of the Peel Development Commission quarterly magazine, focusing on tourism excellence and the unique experiences on offer in the Peel Region."Something new, unique and uplifting is capturing the community’s imagination. The Plein Air Down Under outdoor painting festival is a European concept but local, so there’s no need to travel overseas for this unique experience! Due to its wide appeal, art can transform any region into a choice tourism destination."This is great reading and encapsulates what Plein Air Down Under is all about. Thanks to Judith Darlington for the beautifully written article, follow the link below and enjoy the full magazine:www.peel.wa.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Peel-Issue-Dec2022-LR.pdf ... See MoreSee Less
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These beautiful smiling faces are just two of the many volunteers who gave time, energy and expertise to ensuring Plein Air Down Under was an experience to cherish. Our survey results tell us the warmth and friendliness of the festival volunteers was definitely a highlight. Thank you.Pictured: Lesa Hinchliffe MC of the RFDS Spirit of the Landscape Exhibition opening and festival weekend awards and Judith Darlington, Project Lead for RFDS Spirit of the Landscape Exhibition, Steering Committee Member and Marketing guru. Photo Mark Labrow Photography ... See MoreSee Less
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Contact

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