Plein Air Down Under 2022 Outdoor Painting Festival Event DatesSat 24 Sep 2022 - Mon 26 Sep 2022 ManPAC & Plein Air Presents

Plein Air Down Under 2022 Outdoor Painting Festival


Leading Australian outdoor painting festival Plein Air Down Under returns to Mandurah from September 24 to 26, with local, national and international artists.

The Plein Air Down Under outdoor painting festival presents artists painting throughout Mandurah’s Western foreshore, cultural precinct and the nearby historical town of Pinjarra over the long weekend of 24th-26th September.

The festival includes day and evening paint outs, painting demonstrations, over $8,000 in awards and prizes and two exhibitions.

Two internationally recognised feature artists – Tiffanie Mang (USA) and Leon Holmes (Aus) – will be visible and painting throughout the festival.  Visitors and art lovers will be able to watch up close as they weave their magic on the canvas, then move between the many professional and amateur artists painting throughout each day.

Evening festivities continue inside the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre from 4pm on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September.  This free event is open to artists and spectators and includes painting demonstrations, live music and exhibitions.

A wide range of pre-festival activities will be taking place from 10th-23rd September:

  • 10 September: at 2.30 pm: RFDS Spirit of the Landscape Exhibition opening – All Welcome
  • 10 & 11 September 10am to 2pm: International World-Wide Paint Out, Mandjar Square, Mandurah
  • 19 & 20 September: Tiffanie Mang Gouache Masterclass, studio and en plein air. Finding Freedom with Limitation Register
  • 20 September: Explore Peel Paint Out #1. Location TBA
  • 21 & 22 September: Leon Holmes Oil Painting Masterclass, en plein air The Fundamentals of Plein Air. SOLD OUT
  • 22 & 23 September: Tiffanie Mang Gouache Masterclass, studio and en plein air. The Power of Harnessing Greys. Register HERE
  • 23 September: Day: Explore Peel Paint Out #2. Location TBA Evening: Artists Meet & Greet in the gardens of the Leon Holmes Gallery Register HERE

“Nothing in the history of art has ever seen a movement this large, a movement that has become a lifestyle.”   Eric Rhoads, Publisher of PleinAir Magazine, USA.

“Plein Air Down Under is up there with the best of the international ‘plein air’ festivals I’ve attended. It had the spirit of community and excitement in the artists that reminded me of that cloud I couldn’t get down from after I first attended Ireland’s ‘Art in the Open Festival’ – I’m so happy to see so many smiles on so many faces.”   Leon Holmes, Co-Founder of Plein Air Down Under.

Duration Saturday 24 September to Monday 26 2022 From 9am daily
Plein Air Down Under 2022 Outdoor Painting Festival