THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED AT PLEIN AIR DOWN UNDER 2022

There were many activities during September, highlighted by the festival weekend:

PRE-FESTIVAL 2022

10 September: at 2.30 pm:  RFDS Spirit of the Landscape Exhibition opening Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery, inside Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

10 & 11 September 10am to 2pm:   – International World-Wide Paint Out, Mandjar Square Mandurah

This global event is in its 20th year, with the aim of having many plein air artists painting, all around the world, at the same time.

20th Great  W O R L D W I D E  Artist Paint Out

19 & 20 September:  Tiffanie Mang Gouache Masterclass, studio and en plein air.

20 September: Explore Peel Paint Out #1. Ravenswood Hotel, on the banks of the
Murray River. Food and drinks available.

22 September: Andy Dolphin Workshop, plein air drawing.

21 & 22 September: Leon Holmes Oil Painting Masterclass, en plein air.

22 & 23 September: Tiffanie Mang Gouache Masterclass, studio and en plein air.

23 September:

Day:  Explore Peel Paint Out #2. Location Falcon Bay Beach.

Evening: Artists Meet & Greet in the gardens of the Leon Holmes Gallery.

FESTIVAL DAY ONE   |   Sat 24 Sept 2022   |   Mandurah  

Western Foreshore, Leighton Place Mandurah

  • Plein air painting along the Western Foreshore and King Carnival
  • Children’s art activity, presented by Community Bank Halls Head
  • Youth Zone, presented by the City of Mandurah
  • Watercolour activity, come and try
  • Lotterywest Free Demo Zone 10am, 12pm and 2pm

From 4pm, Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

  • Artist’s get together, open to the public
  • Feature Artist Demonstration
  • Bar open, freshly cooked paella available
  • Chocolate Wheel prizes
  • Nocturne paint out around the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre
  • Artists submit one painting for exhibition and judging

FESTIVAL DAY TWO   |   SUN 25 Sept 2022  |   Pinjarra

Pinjarra Town Centre, Edenvale Complex

  • Plein air painting around the Pinjarra Heritage Trail
  • Watercolour activity, with Linda Murray
  • Lotterywest Free Demo Zone 10am, 12pm and 2pm

From 4pm, Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

  • Artist’s get together, open to the public
  • Feature Artist Painting Demonstration
  • Bar open
  • Chocolate Wheel prizes
  • Nocturne paint out around the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre
  • Artists submit one Pinjarra painting for exhibition and judging

FESTIVAL DAY THREE   |   MON 26 Sept 2022   |   Mandurah

Mandjar Square, Ormsby Terrace Mandurah

  • Two Hour Quick Draw Painting Competition, 10am to 12noon
  • Wearable Art Mandurah models in the landscape
  • Quick Draw Judging, Exhibition and Sales, 12.15pm onwards
  • Main Awards and Exhibition, Presentations and Sales, 2.30pm
  • Conclusion of festival weekend activities, 4pm

POST FESTIVAL 2022

27 September: Explore Peel Paint Out #3. Creery Wetlands.

Continuing to October 16: RFDS spirit of the Landscape Exhibition and Festival Weekend exhibitions, Mandurah Performing Arts Centre