Plein Air Down Under Media Pack

This pack provides easy options for including Plein Air Down Under information in Social Media, Websites and/or Media Releases.

Thank you for helping us spread the word, we are excited about building a festival that celebrates the act of painting outdoors. Also available is an assortment of images to choose from, labelled ready for acknowledgement.

If you would like further information, please contact:

Barb Thoms 0414 441 761

barbarathoms@iinet.net.au

SOCIAL MEDIA OPTIONS

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Plein Air Down Under invites local, national and international artists to join in the fun of Mandurah’s first outdoor painting festival. Workshops, Paint Outs, an Exhibition, Demonstrations and Artist Talks all celebrate the joy of plein air painting. And there is almost $5,000 in cash and prizes! Feature guest artist is Warwick Fuller.

28, 29 and 30 September 2019

Mandurah, Western Australia

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WEBSITE AND MEDIA RELEASES

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Plein Air Down Under invites local, national and international artists to join in the fun of Mandurah’s first outdoor painting festival.  The festival includes workshops, day and evening paint outs, an exhibition, artist talks and a two-hour Quick Draw painting competition.

Almost $5,000 in cash and prizes is on offer for artists accepting the challenge of capturing the character and beauty of Mandurah’s natural and built environment.

The festival dates are 28, 29 and 30 September, with additional pre-festival workshops and activities – all designed to celebrate the art of painting outdoors. The festival will be held around Mandurah’s town centre, cultural precinct and Dolphin Quay Marina.

One of Australia’s foremost living landscape painters, Warwick Fuller, will be Plein Air Down Under’s feature guest artist for 2019.  He will be in Mandurah for the duration of the outdoor painting festival, to be held on 28, 29 and 30 September, as well as his sold out pre-festival workshop.

As well as organised Paint Outs, there will be time for artists to explore and paint in other areas. 

Prize Categories and Awards:

  • $2,500 Best in Show, presented by the City of Mandurah
  • $500 People’s Choice Award, presented by Bendigo Bank Halls Head
  • $500 Peel Region Award, presented by Bendigo Bank Halls Head
  • $200 Youth Award, presented by Bendigo Bank Halls Head
  • $500 Quick Draw Award
  • Youth, Highly Commended: One-on-one mentoring session with plein air artist Leon Holmes. $500 value

What is Plein Air Painting?

En plein air is a French expression meaning “in the open air” and refers to the act of painting outdoors. The artist’s subject is in full view, with no photographic reference. It allows the artist to paint a moment in time, in real time. Plein air artists capture the spirit and essence of a landscape or subject by incorporating natural light, colour and movement.

Plein Air Down Under is proudly supported by the City of Mandurah, Bendigo Bank Halls Head Branch and the Mandurah Plein Air Artists (Inc).