About Plein Air Down Under

img_5785.jpgOUTDOOR PAINTING FESTIVAL 28, 29 and 30 SEPTEMBER 2019

Plein Air Down Under launches Mandurah’s inaugural annual plein air festival and includes workshops, day and night paint outs, painting demonstrations, prizes and an exhibition.

Local, national and international artists are invited to express their interpretation of Mandurah’s natural and built environment, while enjoying everything the region has to offer.

FEATURE GUEST ARTIST WARWICK FULLER will be conducting a two day oil painting workshop, en plein air of course!


Below is a 2019 sample program, to be confirmed.  Some elements will change.


Half day Workshop for Youth aged 18 and under, conducted by Leon Holmes

Two Day Workshop – The Art of Plein Air.  Presented by the festival’s feature artist, Warwick Fuller on 26 and 27 September.


Day One Saturday 28 September

Welcome breakfast/brunch and registration for artists and guests.

Organised Paint Out

Evening event and optional Nocturnal Paint Out

Day Two Sunday 29 September

Painting demonstration, followed by an organised Paint Out

Free time to paint around Mandurah

Evening: Critique and Artist Talk

Day Three Monday 30 September (long weekend)

Quick Draw two hour painting competition

Mid-afternoon: Judging, sales, prizes and exhibition event.


In addition to work created at the above paint outs, participants may also work on an additional painting created over the 3 days, inspired by Mandurah’s landscape. This will be judged at the Monday afternoon event.

Exact paint out locations will be confirmed closer to the event.


Full Day Portraiture Workshop, conducted by feature artist. Dependant on demand.

The public and any remaining festival attendees are invited to paint with the Mandurah Plein Air Artists at their weekly Tuesday paint out.