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PLEIN AIR DOWN UNDER INVITES LOCAL, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS TO JOIN IN THE FUN OF THE PEEL REGION’S LARGEST OUTDOOR PAINTING FESTIVAL.

The 2020 festival dates are the long weekend of 26, 27 and 28 September, with additional pre-festival workshops and activities – these are 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.

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Enjoy this album of Friday's workshop photos by Brian Osborne, lots of happy faces, learning and painting. ... See MoreSee Less

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Introducing Brendon Darby, another of Plein Air Down Under's feature guest artists. Brendon's two day workshop was hugely successful and he will be doing a painting demonstration at 9am Sunday morning, near the suspension footbridge off George Street, Pinjarra. Come and watch Brendon paint, and while you are there - walk the Pinjarra Heritage Trail to see over 100 artists painting, en plein air, bien sûr!

Download the full program here: pleinairdownunder.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/plein-air-program2020-web.pdf
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Plein Air Down Under

Meet the artists, listen to their stories, and watch the artwork come to life in real time.
How much more authentic can it be?
There will be pop up exhibitions and sales on 26, 27 and 28 September, as part of Plein Air Down Under.
Or, ask the artist if you can buy direct from their easel. EFTPOS available.

Artwork image: Summer Fields by Hilly Coufreur Abstract Artist
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19 hours ago

Plein Air Down Under

Smell the wet paint and get caught up in the excitement of watching art come to life before your eyes!
The QUICK DRAW is two hours of high energy, snappy decisions and spontaneous, lively artwork.

2 - 4pm Saturday 26 September, Mandurah foreshore near TODS Cafe.
Full details here: pleinairdownunder.com/quick-draw/
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A very warm Plein Air Down Under welcome to Cass Gartner, watercolourist extraordinaire. Today, Cass is busy running a workshop, and Saturday morning at 9am, you will find her doing a free painting demonstration. Come and watch! Check out the full program here: pleinairdownunder.com/festival-program/ ... See MoreSee Less

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