Our Festival

Something new, unique and uplifting is capturing the community’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 provides a unique opportunity for artists, spectators and collectors to participate in Western Australia’s largest outdoor painting festival.

Focussing on outdoor and evening paint-outs, over $12,000 in awards and prizes, workshops, youth involvement, Lotterywest Demo Zone and two art exhibitions. Internationally renowned artists Leon Holmes (Aus), Amit Kapoor (India), Matt Ryder (UAE), and Amanda Brett (NZ) will be painting and demonstrating throughout the festival.

Over 200 artists will be painting throughout Mandurah’s town centre, cultural precinct, and the historic town of Pinjarra. When the artists aren’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 2023 festival will include:

  • Workshops and Masterclasses
  • Lotterywest Demo Zone
  • Spirit of the Landscape Art Exhibition
  • Artist registration open to professional, non-professional and youth artists
  • Over $9000 in awards and prizes
  • Day and evening paint-outs
  • A two-hour Quick Draw painting competition
  • Opportunities to exhibit, sell and buy original artwork.



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Plein Air Down Under
Watch the artists painting around the Eastern Foreshore (circular pool end), around the block to Ray White - Mandurah offices, and back down Pinjarra Road to the bridge.Oils, watercolours, pastels, gouache, pencils - you can see it all. Watching art created in the landscape is magical, come and watch the artists from 11.30amOr, join in one of the many free art activities, with materials supplied.Day One proudly presented by Ray White Mandurah.Check out the full three day weekend program here: pleinairdownunder.com/three-day-festival/#raywhitemandurah #mandurah #mandurahartist #everythingmandurah #cityofmandurah #visitmandurah #wathedreamstate #thisiswa ... See MoreSee Less
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How are YOU going with your #padu2023 posts and reels?Lorene Vigus and Sarah Pondevie have done so much painting over the last three days, they don't know which way is up! Great photo ladies, and thanks for tagging us.Remember our Instagram Photo Contest continues to 26 September, and the winner of the best photo or reel wins a $200 voucher from Terrace Art Framers.Start snapping!! #visitmandurah #wasainc #everythingmandurah #mandurahartist #westernaustralia #inspiredbynature #shireofmurray #mandurahlife #pleinairpainters #cityofmandurah #pastelsocietywa #peel ... See MoreSee Less
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Look at that sky! Today was the last day of Leon Holmes and Matt Ryder's Masterclasses, both at Falcon Beach. Is that a couple of fan girls we see??And we have only just begun, there is plenty more painting - come and join us.Register here: www.trybooking.com/CGKJM ... See MoreSee Less
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And this is what our two feature artists do in their down time; knock out a masterpiece each. Leon Holmes and Matt Ryder - Artist. Legends. ... See MoreSee Less
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Postal Address
P.O Box 788
30-32 Pinjarra Road
Mandurah, WA
Australia, 6210