2021 major Award winners

The 2021 Plein Air Down Under Festival had over $8000 in prizes and awards spread over multiple categories.

Major Awards

BRENDON DARBY – $2,500 Open Acquisitional, presented by the City of Mandurah

TIFFANY FORSTER – $1,000 Non-professional Category, presented by West Australian Society of Arts

DAVE CONLIN – $500 RFDS People’s Choice Award, presented by the Royal Flying Doctor Service

ANDY DOLPHIN – $500 Peel Region Award, presented by the Peel Development Commission

LEON HOLMES – $500 Pinjarra Award, presented by the Shire of Murray & Pinjarra Connect

DARREN WILLANS – $200 Highly Commended, sponsored by Silver Sands Resort

JOS COUFREUR – $200 Highly Commended, sponsored by Catch 22 Tapas & Cocktail Lounge

CASS GARTNER – $200 Highly Commended, sponsored by Diverse Glazing Group

FLOYD RUYS-ELLYL – $50 Youth Award under 13, presented by Bendigo Bank Halls Head

DIYA BALA – $150 Youth Award aged 13 – 18, presented by Bendigo Bank Halls Head


Chocolate Wheel Prizes

Presented at 6 pm Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 September

Multiple Prize Draws: Artists received a ticket for every painting done on Saturday and Sunday

2021 Quick Draw Award winners

CORRINE RAPLEY – $500 in products, Best Oil Painting, presented by Michael Harding Paints & Leon Holmes Products

DAVE CONLIN – $500 Best Watercolour Painting, presented by the Watercolour Society of WA

DIANE BRAMLEY – $500 Best Pastel, presented by Mandurah Caravan & Tourist Park

CHRISTINE MARTIN – $500 Best Painting (other mediums) presented by the Peel Chamber of Commerce & Industry

INDI ALEXANDER – $50 Youth Award under 13, sponsored by Bust-a-Burpee

DIYA BALA – $150 Youth Award aged 13 – 18, sponsored by Bust-a-Burpee