SongStory Concert

The SongStory Project brings the community together through the universal language of song, the power of personal storytelling and the magic of live performance.

Over the last few months members of the Mandurah community have been invited to share their SongStories – discussing music that takes them back to a special time, place, person, feeling or event.

SongStory Concert brings these stories together in a fun, nostalgic performance for all ages to enjoy. Hear an incredible program of tales and songs from our diverse membership at the Mandurah Seniors and Community Centre, and join us for a morning tea afterward to chat about the show!

Admission is free but you have to book your spot online.

Reserve your spot now.

Mandurah Arts Festival 2023

This spring, ignite your imagination at Mandurah Arts Festival 2023!

Set over four weeks (September 22 to October 22) and hosted across various venues, Mandurah Arts Festival offers a blend of cultural experiences, entertainment, and fun activities.

You’ll be blown by the incredible talent on display at the “Plein Air Down Under” outdoor painting festival, featuring local and international artists, and “Music Under the Bridge” featuring West Australian Opera.

Audiences will be spoilt for choice with the performances such as the captivating theatre show “BRUCE” from WA award-winning producers The Last Great Hunt, experimental theatre experiences including “tiny revolutions” by pvi collective, and interactive social events like “Speed Dating Art,” by Djinda Boojda.

Families, they’ve got you covered too with the magical, musical performance “The Magical Weedy Seadragon” by Breaksea, WA Ballet’s engaging “Storytime Adventures” library sessions and so much more.

For those seeking a deeper connection to the art world, exhibitions such as “Stillness” at Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah (CASM) and outdoor sound art installation “Portrait of the City through Sound” provide moving and thought-provoking experiences.


Also check out these ticketed events:


Whether you’re an art enthusiast or someone looking for a unique cultural experience, the Mandurah Arts Festival won’t disappoint!

For more information visit You can download the 2023 Mandurah Arts Festival Program here.

Mandurah Arts Festival is programmed by the City of Mandurah.

SHELTER by Verity Byth

Shelter is a solo exhibition by Verity Byth that creates an interactive experience to articulate and prioritise the needs for shelter in our personal lives, community and biosphere.
The aim of this project is to engage the community in a discussion about homelessness by exploring the notions and emotions of shelter in a climate-ravaged world.

  • Exhibition Opening: Sunday 6 August, 2.30pm
  • Artist Talk: Sunday 6 August, 1pm-2pm

Visit Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah Facebook Page for updates.

Spirit of the Landscape Art Exhibition


This exhibition celebrates the vast landscapes of rural, regional and remote Australia, through the eyes of exhibiting artists. In telling these stories, artists may choose to reference place, the people of remote communities, the topography of the landscape or the challenges of living and working in remote Australia.

This carefully curated selection of award winning artists will ensure a high standard of work while acknowledging these artists’ continued involvement and support of the Plein Air Down Under Outdoor Painting Festival.

The Spirit of the Landscape Art Exhibition presents:
Andy Dolphin, Andy Conlin, Brendon Darby, Constance Conroy Paul, D’hange Yammanee, Hilly Coufreur, James Walker, Jos Coufreur, Leanne Pearson, Leon Holmes, Matt Ryder, Natasha Ruschka, Pip Phelps, Robyn Lowry, Samuel Swadling, Shane van Rensburg, Tiffany Forster, Val Brooks.


Exhibition Opening

  • Saturday 9 September 2023, at 2.30 pm (following the World Wide Paint Out in Mandjar Square)
  • Everyone welcome


About Plein Air Down Under…

Leading Australian outdoor painting festival Plein Air Down Under is held annually in Mandurah and the Peel Region over the September long weekend and follows in the footsteps of international plein air festivals held in Ireland, the Netherlands, mainland USA and Hawaii. The festival attracts artists of all levels to paint en plein air and features world-class tutors accessible to the general public through free demonstrations, artist talks and special events.

Find out more here.

Plein Air Down Under Outdoor Painting Festival

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

World Wide Paint Out, Mandurah

Artists of all skill levels and mediums are invited to paint in this free event, as part of the 21st International Plein Air Painters Worldwide Paint Out, hosted by the Mandurah Plein Air Artists Inc.

Bring your own paints and materials and join some of the area’s other outdoor painters as they capture the landscape and waterways around Mandjar Bay. During these two days artists around the world will be simultaneously painting outdoors.

All ages are welcome and the public are encouraged to watch individual artists while they paint. Artists are encouraged to upload photos to #ipapgreatworldwidepaintout2023 and be part of this international plein air movement!

Saturday’s paint out is immediately followed by the opening of the Spirit of the Landscape Art Exhibition, opening inside the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre’s Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery at 2.30pm. Everyone is welcome.

  • Date: Saturday 9 September and Sunday 10 September 2023
  • Time: 10am to 2pm
  • Location: Mandjar Square Mandurah, outside the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, Ormsby Terrace, Mandurah

Come along for some or all!

If you like plein air painting, you won’t want to miss Plein Air Down Under, Mandurah’s annual outdoor painting festival weekend, on 23, 24 and 24 September.

The Masterpieces Art Competition and Exhibition

The Masterpieces Art Competition and Exhibition is an annual event at Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah in which local artists aged between 12 and 25 years of age are presented with an opportunity to have their artwork exhibited in a professional gallery.

Be delighted, challenged and intrigued by the annual Masterpieces Art Competition and Exhibition celebrating the creativity and insight of Mandurah’s emerging youth artists. Look out for practical art workshops leading into the exhibition specifically designed for young creatives.

Exhibition Opening: Friday 28 April, 6pm
Join us for the opening launch event with catering and live music and choose your own award winners prior to the judges announcing theirs!
Free event

Visit Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah Facebook Page for updates.

CASM Gallery open: Wed-Sun, 10am – 4pm


Artwork by GEODE MCDONNEL ‘The Seagrove Festival’


Peel Open Studios is an annual event that welcomes thousands of visitors from across Western Australia, as local visual artists and art collectives open the doors to their private studio spaces. Visitors are able to immerse themselves in a vibrant atmosphere, as they explore the creative process during this unique opportunity to see works of art in progress and learn about the artist.

Peel Open Studios 2023 will take place from 15 – 23 April 2023.

Peel Open Studios is a free event.

Download the event guide here or visit for more info.

Peel Open Studios: Origins ’23 exhibition
In partnership with Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

Featuring an eclectic collection of artworks, Origins ’23 provides a small taste of the diverse mediums and creative talent of artists participating in the Peel Open Studios 2023 event.

  • Where: ALCOA Mandurah Gallery, Mandurah Performing Arts Centre
  • Exhibition dates: 31 March – 28 April
  • Opening night: 31 March, from 6 – 7 pm