Plein Air Down Under Outdoor Painting Festival Event DatesTue 19 Sep 2023 - Tue 26 Sep 2023

Plein Air Down Under Outdoor Painting Festival


Local, national and international artists are invited to join in the fun of Western Australia’s largest outdoor painting festival. Come and paint or come and watch!

Since the days of the impressionists, artists have enjoyed the experience of painting outdoors. It is one of the true joys of being a painter.

Plein Air Down Under is a celebration of outdoor painting and includes Feature Artists, workshops, demonstrations, outdoor painting, awards and prizes and two art exhibitions.

Over 200 artists will be painting throughout Mandurah’s town centre, cultural precinct, and the historic town of Pinjarra.

When the artists aren’t on site painting, the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre serves as the festival hub, offering artists and the general public the opportunity to watch free demonstrations, listen to live music and enjoy the festivities.

Internationally renowned artists Leon Holmes (Aus), Amit Kapoor (India), Matt Ryder (UAE), and Amanda Brett (NZ) will be painting  and demonstrating their techniques throughout the festival, in addition to facilitating pre-festival Masterclasses.

Highlights of the 2023 festival will include:

  • Workshops and Masterclasses
  • Painting Demonstrations
  • Spirit of the Landscape Art Exhibition
  • Artist registration open to professional, non-professional and youth artists.
  • Over $9000 in awards and prizes
  • Day and evening paint-outs
  • A two hour Quick Draw painting competition
  • Opportunities to exhibit, sell, and buy original artwork.

Full program of events – Program at a glance

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Duration 19th - 26th September
Creative Team FEATURE ARTISTS: Amit Kapoor Matt Ryder Amanda Brett Leon Holmes
Plein Air Down Under Outdoor Painting Festival