Plein Air Down Under Outdoor Painting Festival

September 23 @ 10:00 AM - September 25 @ 8:00 PM
Plein Air Downunder Outdoor Painting Festival Mandurah 2023

Workshops, Paint Outs, Exhibitions, Awards & Prizes, Demonstrations and Artist Talks. This festival celebrates everything to do with outdoor painting. Plein Air Down Under invites artists and art lovers alike to join in the fun of the Peel Region’s outdoor painting festival. Come and paint, or come and watch!

Over $12,000 in cash and prizes are on offer for artists accepting the challenge of capturing the character and beauty of Mandurah and Pinjarra’s natural and built environment.


Pre-festival activities include:

  • World Wide Paint Out: 9 & 10 September, Mandjar Square Mandurah
  • Spirit of the Landscape Exhibition, Mandurah Performing Arts Centre
  • Oil Painting Masterclass with feature artist Leon Holmes (AUS), two days
  • Oil Painting Masterclass with feature artist Matt Ryder (UAE), three days
  • Watercolour Masterclass with feature artist Amanda Brett (NZ), three days
  • Plein Air Drawing Workshop, with Andy Dolphin
  • How to Write an Artist Statement Workshop, with James Walker


Festival weekend activities include:

  • Artists Meet and Greet at the Leon Holmes Gallery
  • Demonstrations by feature artists
  • Lotterywest Free Demo Zone
  • Day and evening paint outs and festivities
  • Two-hour ‘Quick Draw’ painting competition
  • A day painting in historical Pinjarra
  • An exhibition of festival weekend artwork
  • Free have-a-go painting activities for all ages
  • Awards and prizes

Download the festival program here.

Ticket Information:

  • FREE to watch and enjoy the surrounds
  • Youth Artist Registration (aged 18 and under) $10.00
  • Adult Artist Registration: Earlybird registration $52.20 (before July 31st) then $67.50 Standard Adult Artist Registration


September 23 @ 10:00 AM
September 25 @ 8:00 PM
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Further information


Mandurah and surrounds
Western Australia6210Australia+ Google Map
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Organizer Name
Mandurah Plein Air Artists (Inc)
0414 441 761
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