Summer Bonsai in Mandurah 2022

Mandurah Bonsai Club Inc would like to invite you to “Summer Bonsai in Mandurah” on 14th – 16th January 2022.

We hope that you may be joining us at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre to view a delightful showing of locally sculptured bonsai trees.

You will see a wide selection of both styles and species of tree. Members of Mandurah Bonsai Club will be present to help guide you through the display and you may even be talking to the person who sculptured the tree you are viewing.

Workshops will occur during the day in which please feel to ask a question, either in general or specifically about one of your trees. You are welcome to bring your tree along as an aide to assist in answering your questions.

There will be a club sales table and some raffles to tempt you.

We hope to see yourself along with your family.

Proudly Supported by the City of Mandurah and Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

Mandurah Arts Festival

Immerse yourself in all things arts and culture over two massive weekends!

The Mandurah Arts Festival celebrates what is unique to Mandurah – our people, places and stories.

Experience and enjoy the performance, dance, music, visual arts, theatre and outdoor activities from renowned and upcoming local, national and international artists. From global art initiatives to community-led projects, the festival is inclusive, thought-provoking and sometimes challenging.

We aspire to deliver a festival that connects people through shared experiences of place and stories and encourages people to express pride in who they are and where they are from.

This is our Mandjoogoordap – our meeting place of the heart – and through Mandurah Arts Festival, we share our stories with the world.

Festival Launch Friday 29th October 2021

Come along and celebrate as we launch our new public artwork, Meeting Place. Bring a picnic or enjoy a bite to eat from an array of food trucks, as local musicians serenade you with live music. Hear from the creative team behind Meeting Place as they delve into their inspiration and process in creating the artwork.

From 7.30 pm, relax and unwind as Australian Baroque presents Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, accompanied by live poetry reading!

Event Schedule

From 5 pm Food trucks and local acoustic musicians
 6.45 pm Opening speeches
 7.30 pm Australian Baroque presents Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons
 8.30 pm Performance concludes

Please note: This is an outdoor event. Please ensure you bring along weather appropriate clothing, such as hats, jackets, sunscreen and insect repellent. 

Wearable Art Mandurah Showcase brings garments to life!

An inspiring collection of handcrafted wearable art pieces from local, national and international designers will take centre stage in November for the Wearable Art Mandurah Showcase.

The Showcase events will be held on November 6 and 7 at David Grays Arena as part of the 2021 Mandurah Arts Festival (October 29 – November 7).

Wearable Art Mandurah 2021 Showcase

6 & 7 November

David Grays Arena, Dower Street, Mandurah

Wearable Art Mandurah’s 2021 Showcase presents revolutionary works of art on the body from local, interstate and international designers. This year experience a theatrical catwalk performance, accompanied by a specially commissioned film showing the garments in all their wonder. Witness the garments simultaneously live, and in film, as they parade across the oval at David Grays Arena in a never-before-seen wearable art event. 

Awards Night 

Saturday 6 November, 7:30 pm 

Experience the Showcase come to life including the announcement of the competition winners. 

Relaxed Performance 

Sunday 7 November, 1:30 pm 

Bring the family to this adapted, family-friendly performance designed to suit people wanting to experience a more relaxed experience, with technical elements softened and the ability to move around the space. 

Closing Performance 

Sunday 7 November, 7:30 pm 

Finish off your Mandurah Arts Festival experience by attending the closing performance of the 2021 Showcase. 

 Immerse yourself in all things arts and culture – 29 October to 7 November 2021.

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Plein Air Down Under 2021

Plein Air Down Under invites local, national and international artists to join in the fun of Western Australia’s largest outdoor painting festival.

REGISTER TO PAINT AT PLEIN AIR DOWN UNDER

Register now to paint at Plein Air Down Under’s outdoor painting festival.  Three days of painting, free demonstrations, over $8,000 in awards and prizes, multiple exhibitions, and much more!

Your Artist Registration includes:

  • Access to paint at all festival paint outs, 25 – 27 September
  • Eligibility for over $8,000 in awards and prize money
  • Exhibition and selling opportunities in the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre
  • Registration for the festival’s Two-Hour Quick Draw Painting Competition

$60 Over 18

$10 aged 18 and under

Register here Plein Air Down Under –

FEATURE ARTIST EXHIBITION

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The Plein Air Down Under Feature Artist Exhibition presents plein air and studio works by internationally acclaimed artists Herman Pekel (Vic), Lyn Diefenbach (Qld), Leon Holmes (WA), Val Brooks (WA) and Sue Hibbert (WA).

HERMAN PEKEL is an artist of immense talent and insight, known internationally for his award-winning work in oil, watercolour and gouache.

LYN DIEFENBACH holds Eminent Pastellist status in the International Association of Pastel Societies and is a highly respected and sought-after tutor, regularly teaching internationally and across Australia.

LEON HOLMES, the co-founder of Plein Air Down Under, is an international award-winning Australian artist, regularly exhibiting and teaching internationally in the USA, Holland, the UK, Greece and Poland.

SUE HIBBERT is a multi-award winning watercolour artist from Perth. Published both internationally and nationally, Sue’s practice has been featured in six solo exhibitions in the last decade and 30 select and curated group show across Australia and in Italy. Her use of expressive washes of colour and calligraphic brushstrokes captures the flow of light and mood upon an object or landscape.

VAL BROOKS is an award-winning, inspired by the quality of light and colours in the Australian landscape, especially the movement and colours of the ocean.  She has been painting land and seascapes since 1991 and is well known for her expertise in the Pastel medium. She also enjoys travelling to Europe, capturing café scenes and familiar landmarks, en Plein air.

ALCOA MANDURAH ART GALLERY, inside the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

9 Ormsby Terrace, Mandurah

EXHIBITION DATES: 11 September to 10 October

FEATURE ARTIST EXHIBITION OPENING & ARTIST TALK

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Come early, join in the free painting outside the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, attend the exhibition opening and listen to Feature Artist Leon Holmes talk about his artwork.

ALCOA MANDURAH ART GALLERY, inside the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

9 Ormsby Terrace, Mandurah

OPENING EVENT: Saturday 11 September at 2.30 pm, following the World-Wide Paint Out

WORLDWIDE PAINT OUT

Outdoor painters are invited to paint in Mandurah on 11 and 12 September as part of the 19th International Plein Air Painters Worldwide Paint Out.

Artists of all skill levels and mediums are invited to take part in this free event, which runs from 10 am till 2 pm each day.  Bring your paints and materials and join in the fun.

MANDJAR SQUARE, outside the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

9 Ormsby Terrace, Mandurah

Read more: World Wide Paint Out Mandurah | Facebook

Do you want to paint outdoors, show your work, and meet awesome people?   You can do all of this at Plein Air Down Under’s outdoor painting festival. You don’t have to be a professional artist, but you might be inspired to become one!

YOUTH CATEGORIES

  •  Under 13
  • 13 – 18 years

YOUTH REGISTRATION OF $10 INCLUDES:

  • Outdoor painting 25 – 27 September, in Mandurah and Pinjarra.
  • Awards and prizes
  • Showing your paintings in the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre.
  • Painting in the two-hour Quick Draw Painting Competition

Youth Registration Here

PLEIN AIR DOWN UNDER MASTERCLASS UPDATE

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PASTELS WITH LYN DIEFENBACH  4 PLACES LEFT

23 & 24 September: en plein air and studio

OIL PAINTING WITH LEON HOLMES SOLD OUT

23 & 24 September: en plein air

TWO DAY STUDIO OIL PAINTING WITH LEON HOLMES 3 PLACES LEFT

28 & 29 September: studio

TWO DAY WATERCOLOURS WITH SUE HIBBERT 3 PLACES LEFT

 NOTE:  Please refer to the updated Masterclass situation, depending on WA border closures.

PLEIN AIR DOWN UNDER PRE-FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES

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 PRE-FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES
Saturday 11 September: Mandurah Performing Arts Centre
  • Opening of the Plein Air Down Under Featured Artist Exhibition, 2.30 pm
Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 September: around the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre
  • World Wide Paint Out
Wednesday 22 September: Mandurah
  • Sue Hibbert Watercolour Masterclass, Day One
Thursday 23 September: Mandurah
  • Sue Hibbert Watercolour Masterclass, Day Two
  • Leon Holmes Oil Painting Masterclass, Day One
  • Lyn Diefenbach Pastel Masterclass, Day One

Friday 24 September: Mandurah

  • Leon Holmes Oil Painting Masterclass, Day Two
  • Lyn Diefenbach Pastel Masterclass, Day Two
  • Artist Meet and Greet/Orientation in the gardens of the Leon Holmes Gallery

 

Best of Fringe Comedy at Fringe Mandurah – Hilarious!

Best of Fringe Comedy at Fringe Mandurah – Tickets on Sale Soon!

Best of Fringe Comedy at Fringe Mandurah
Best of Fringe Comedy at Fringe Mandurah – The best stand up acts from WA and beyond.

Join FRINGE WORLD’s funniest stand-ups in the aptly titled Best of Fringe! You’ll get four award-winning comics in an hour of power, with non-stop belly laughs sending you home in stitches. Presented by: Brendan Maloney Brendan Maloney has been involved in comedy for well over a decade, as a stand up (mediocre at best) and then a booker and promoter (where he’s performed somewhat better)! Moving to Perth and the Comedy Lounge in 2018, Brendan helped turn the scene into one of Australia’s best, and this year looks to take that up another notch again – with his very own venture. Maloney & Sons bring world-class comedy to the world’s most isolated city. The countries biggest household names and next big things too, all brought to your doorstep alongside WA’s freshest and funniest.

There is something for everyone… not too naughty, not too nice. Please check the show rating on the ticket page to see if it’s suitable for you.

About Fringe Mandurah

FRINGE WORLD is the most popular annual festival in Perth, and hundreds of thousands of people enjoy the incredible array of entertainment on offer annually.

The City of Mandurah has included Fringe Mandurah as part of its series of  Endless Long Weekends from February 6th until March 1st 2021. There will be something for everyone at Fringe Mandurah; from comedy, music and much more, plus ticket prices are great value so you can enjoy multiple shows over the long weekend! To see what other Fringe events are happening, visit our events page.

For accommodation in Mandurah, check here.

Best of Fringe Comedy at Fringe Mandurah – Hilarious!

Best of Fringe Comedy at Fringe Mandurah – Tickets on Sale Soon!

Best of Fringe Comedy at Fringe Mandurah
Best of Fringe Comedy at Fringe Mandurah – The best stand up acts from WA and beyond.

Join FRINGE WORLD’s funniest stand-ups in the aptly titled Best of Fringe! You’ll get four award-winning comics in an hour of power, with non-stop belly laughs sending you home in stitches. Presented by: Brendan Maloney Brendan Maloney has been involved in comedy for well over a decade, as a stand up (mediocre at best) and then a booker and promoter (where he’s performed somewhat better)! Moving to Perth and the Comedy Lounge in 2018, Brendan helped turn the scene into one of Australia’s best, and this year looks to take that up another notch again – with his very own venture. Maloney & Sons bring world-class comedy to the world’s most isolated city. The countries biggest household names and next big things too, all brought to your doorstep alongside WA’s freshest and funniest.

There is something for everyone… not too naughty, not too nice. Please check the show rating on the ticket page to see if it’s suitable for you.

About Fringe Mandurah

FRINGE WORLD is the most popular annual festival in Perth, and hundreds of thousands of people enjoy the incredible array of entertainment on offer annually.

The City of Mandurah has included Fringe Mandurah as part of its series of  Endless Long Weekends from February 6th until March 1st 2021. There will be something for everyone at Fringe Mandurah; from comedy, music and much more, plus ticket prices are great value so you can enjoy multiple shows over the long weekend! To see what other Fringe events are happening, visit our events page.

For accommodation in Mandurah, check here.