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Plein Air, A Site for Resistance and Remedial Action 

A curated research exhibition co-curated by UOW Students and Staff.

PITT Studio, SoA, The Art House

Image: Angelina May Davis

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The Project


The activity is an exhibition looking at the therapeutic aspects of painting outside, and how Plein Air Painting offers the artist autonomy and freedom, away from the studio and gallery. The relationships between creativity and Health and Well-Being in line with School of Art research.


Links with Venture Arts (Manchester), Bethlem Gallery (South London) Worcester Gallery and Museum (landscape specialists)


The activity will have learning and teaching in its design, bringing real-world responsibilities in exhibition management and curating, students will be decision-makers and shape the exhibition, skills learnt will include, event management, professional artist/stakeholder relationships, marketing and promotion, design, curating and front of house.


Students will learn about:

  • Artist relationships

  • Event planning

  • Exhibition and Private View Planning

  • Contribute towards texts and social media

  • Curate and hang, install, deinstall, invigilate

  • Participate in a Plein Air event

  • Artists Contracts


Students will benefit from:


  • Working experience of curating 

  • Artist networking experience

  • Reference for work undertaken for CV 

  • Career development 




Applications Deadline: Thursday 9th March

First Meeting: Thursday 16th March

Studio Visits: from Monday 20th March (dates tbc)

Plein Air Event: Saturday 6th May

Please send a CV and Cover Letter explaining why you want to take part in the project to

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