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Paint Out

Gasworks Arts Park

Event Date: 27 November 2021 to 5 December 2021
Author / Presenters: Gasworks Arts Park

Gasworks Arts Park is thrilled to be able to present Paint Out 2021.

This is an En Plein Air event for professional & amateur artists, arty people and nature lovers. En Plein Air is a French expression that means ‘in the open air’ and is most often used to reference the act of painting and sketching outdoors with the artist’s subject in full view.

Paint, draw or sketch anywhere over our four hectares of beautiful parklands at Gasworks. Choose a site in the park that inspires you and create an artwork of what you see and feel.

This year’s event will be run differently to ensure social distancing while providing creative opportunities in the fresh air, and prizes!

There will be eight sessions run over three hours each on the following two weekends:

Saturday and Sunday, 27 & 28 November
Saturday and Sunday, 4 & 5 December
At the end of each Paint Out session the completed artworks will be hung in the Foyer Gallery until January 9, so visitors can come and enjoy the art.

The exhibition will also be hosted online via the Gasworks website.

All artworks in the exhibition will be eligible to win one of four $1,000 prizes; tailored to give amateur artists as well as professionals a fair chance of winning one of them.

Some of the wellbeing outcomes of participating in Paint Out 2021 include:

A welcome change from being confined to home after months of being locked in. (Thank you to everyone for your amazing patience and community support!)
Reconnecting with nature.
A fun way to ‘exercise’ the body and the brain as you find your perfect spot within the park.
Communicating with those creating around you with plenty of room to feel safe.
Forgetting the hardships endured to focus on creating and being in the moment.
A vitamin D infusion to aid the immune system.
The opportunity to have fun in a supportive environment where perfectionism and competitiveness are negated.

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