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 and post festival weekend activities include:

  • World Wide Paint Out: 7 & 8 September, Mandjar Square Mandurah
  • Spirit of the Landscape Exhibition, Mandurah Performing Arts Centre
  • Painting Masterclasses with feature artist Lori Putnam (USA)
  •  Portrait Painting Masterclass with feature artist Tony Robinson (Ireland)
  • Plein Air Painting Masterclass with feature artist Leon Holmes (WA)
  • Watercolour Workshop with Gordon Alexander
  • Plein Air Drawing Workshop with Andy Dolphin


Festival weekend activities include:

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


Ticket Information:

  • FREE to watch and enjoy the surrounds
  • Youth Artist Registration (aged 18 and under) $10.00
  • Adult Artist Registration: $77.50 Standard, $62.50 Early Bird to 31 July.

World Wide Paint Out, Mandurah

Artists of all skill levels and mediums are invited to paint in this free event, as part of the 22nd International Plein Air Painters Worldwide Paint Out, hosted by the Mandurah Plein Air Artists Inc.

Bring your own paints and materials and join 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 invited to watch individual artists while they paint.

Artists are encouraged to upload photos to #ipapgreatworldwidepaintout2024 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.

If you like plein air painting, you won’t want to miss Plein Air Down Under, the Peel Region’s annual outdoor painting festival weekend, on 21, 22 and 23 September.

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2024 ASRF Mandurah City Street Rod Nationals

An Australian Street Rod Federation, 4 Day event encompassing both entrant only and general public activities around the Peel region. Over 200 Street Rods and 400+ people hitting the streets of Mandurah, with many coming from the east coast but most from all over Western Australia.

The event kicks off with a Meet and Eat on the Eastern Foreshore around 6pm Friday 22nd March. Entrants are invited to bring their Street Rods down, parking on the Eastern Foreshore where they will be cared for by our Security team. Entrants can then go and enjoy the array of meal choices up and down the road.

Saturday we have Entrant only activities all day and into the evening but the public will be able to see many of the Rods cruising the streets as they make their way to and from the various activities.

Sunday is the big day, our Show and Shine spectacular at Peel Thunder HQ, Rushton Park, open to the public from 10am until 4pm. Tickets are $15 per adult, $5 kids, and $40 for a Family (up to 4 kids). In addition we have two special guests, with over 500K subscribers & views in the millions between them, they are social media & you tube stars Karl Fisher of Japhands Kustoms from Canada, plus Jordan Bennett of Bennett Customs from Dunsborough.

Post 4pm we are back into an Entrant only event, as we take in a busy few days, wind down, have a lovely meal together and farewell our Entrants.

Paint and Sip – Abstract Night

Join Mataya for a fun evening of painting at Matatya’s new venue Nabo !

Doors open at 6:15pm. The first half an hour of all their events is dedicated to getting a drink, snacks, catching up and getting comfortable before you begin a guided painting experience.

Hollie will guide you through her 5 signature abstract steps. Follow along in your own colours to make an Abstract Art work unique to you.

Solo Paint and Sippers are welcome. Come with Friends, make it a Date Night. Everyone is welcome. And no experience is necessary.


  • Canvas (Ready to hang in your home)
  • All High Quality Art Materials (ie Acrylic paints, brushes)
  • Step by Step Guide from an Experienced Artist
  • Glass of Sparkling Wine / Mimosa on arrival
  • Sweet Treats
  • Good Vibes
  • Music
  • Aprons Provided
  • Bring your favourite drink and keep cup with you (Alcoholic drinks are allowed)

Note – This Event is Strictly for Adults 18+

New Year Ceilidh

There is a new ceilidh sensation taking over the dance floors in WA and it is coming to Mandurah in the New Year!

Gallus Ceilidh Band is putting a fresh twist on the traditional Scottish shindig, mashing traditional music with rock and dance tunes to create a high-energy vibe with serious appeal for all age groups.

Their high energy gigs focus on the fun and having a go. Even if you don’t know the dances, they talk you through the steps and will have you birling and spinning in no time. The fusion of Highland Pipes, Borders Pipes, Whistles, Fiddles with Electric Guitar, Bass, Keys and Drums has to be experienced. Throughout the traditional dance sets you’ll find sections from Avicii, AC/DC, The White Stripes, Franz Ferdinand and more. The result is a ceilidh that rocks and the band likes to play hard and fast, leaving audiences out of breath and wanting more!

This is a family friendly community event, it is a ceilidh like no other you’ve seen. Come and blow off those New Year cobwebs! You don’t want to miss it!!!

Buy your tickets here.


‘heartbeat.’ tells the real stories of those attempting to create a career in the arts long after everybody else has grown up.

blending theatre, spoken word, music and verbatim elements, this debut show from ‘perhaps, a theatre company.’ follows five west australian artists as they desperately try to find meaning in their role as a performer. ‘heartbeat.’ explores the power of art in a world that favours the monotonous, returning both the audience and the performers to the magic of childhood and the thing that connects us all: the all-consuming, undeniable desire to create.

you’ve felt it too, right?

Kids Fishing Clinic -helping kids learn to fish

We teach the basic information to help kids to fish!

1/2 day (3 hours) fishing at Henry Sutton Grove Mandurah, location may change dependent on weather and sea state.

Planned Location is Henry Sutton Grove .

Age group between 7 and up (parents must be present)

We teach the basic information to help them to fish, like; how to set up a rod, basic knot tying, casting a rod, fishing safety and how to source fishing rules and regulations as well as identification of fish.

minimum of 6 kids to a maximum of 12 kids

All fishing equipment supplied.

Own transportation required.

Parents or Guardian must be present and assist

As this fishing clinic is conducted outside it may be affected by weather conditions and we may be required to change date or location and we will notify participants as early as possible of any chang