Artists ‘Plein Air Day’ May 5th 2024

How to win $500 or $250

Painting outdoors at the ‘Plein Air’ day in the City of Boroondara to celebrate the 2024 Camberwell Art Show opening

  •  Artists who wish to participate must register (click register here Button Below) for the event before 30th April and pay a $20 entry fee
    • On Sunday 5th May 2024 registered artists for the event will meet at 11am inside the main entrance of the Hawthorn Arts Centre in Burwood Rd Hawthorn.
  • At the Arts Centre the registered artists will be given stamped 1/4 sheet “Baohong” Watercolour paper (generously supplied by Senior Art Supplies) for their painting and have an allocated amount of time, a maximum of 4 hours to paint within the city of Boroondara.
  • Artists must return to the registration desk at the Town hall at 3pm and hand their painting to the Camberwell Rotary Club Representative.
  • All paintings collected by 3pm, will be judged by successful international ‘plein air’ watercolourist and the winner of this event last year, Mike Kowalski, for the awards Best of the Day $500 and runner up $250.
  • The Judge’s selection of highly commended entrants will be displayed at this years Art show with the Award Winner of the 2024 “Plein Air Day”.
  • The announcement of the winner will be at 1pm on Artists day Monday 24th June at the Camberwell art show with the winning artists being presented with their Awards.

NB. If there is rain on this day there are many indoor options available for artists to paint under cover …’plein air’ artists are a very hardy lot!

“……Why is plein air the best teacher?
1: It makes you look
2: You see shapes not a flat pattern as in photos.
3: You simply must simplify, no way you can get it all in.
4: You must paint quickly……” Joseph Zbukvic