Plein Air Down Under, Outdoor Painting Festival
Workshops, Paint Outs, Exhibitions, Demonstrations and Artist Talks. This festival celebrates everything to do with outdoor painting.
Plein Air Down Under invites artists to join in the fun of Mandurah’s first outdoor painting festival.
As well as organised Paint Outs, there will be time for artists to explore and paint in other areas.
The 2021 festival dates are the long weekend of 25, 26 and 27 September, with additional pre-festival workshops and activities – 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, awards and prizes, workshops, youth involvement, demonstrations and an exhibition of plein air paintings.
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.
Image: Leon Holmes by Judith Rigter