About Paint Storm Performances

Phil Doncon’s Paint Storm is a dynamic and unique performance that features huge images being painted before your very eyes – on a huge 10 metre wide canvas. Done in concert with an eclectic and dynamic soundtracks, the choreographed painting ‘wows’ audiences with its speed and precision. In a matter of minutes images appear and dissolve.

Performances are available for a range of settings and audiences, including schools, festivals, theatre and corporate.

WATCH Paint Storm performances

Watch Phil’s performance with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra at the Perth Concert Hall, July 2012.

Watch Phil’s festival performance on Vimeo below


Symphony Orchestra

Phil Doncon has performed live painting as part of the ‘Play Me a Picture’ Series with a number of State Orchestras.

Performances so far include:

  • West Australian Symphony Orchestra -Perth Concert Hall (2006, 2007 & 2012)
  • Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra -Federation Concert Hall, Hobart (2008 & 2012)
  • Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra – Albert Hall, Launceston (2008)
  • Adelaide Symphony Orchestra – Grainger Studio, Adelaide (2010)

Primary & Secondary School Arts Incursions

Educational Performances, Workshops & Teacher Resources

The Paint Storm program is designed to provide maximum educational opportunities across multiple learning areas. It helps build an appreciation for diverse genres of music (from classical to jazz, to heavy rock) as well as introducing different styles of art. The program explores innovative ways in which students can respond to music using the visual arts.

In 2017 and beyond, the program will be focusing on helping students build skills towards greater resiliency, as well as to mitigate the effects of bullying. The chief instrument to achieve these goals is the high energy performance, with workshops, seminars and ‘Teacher Resource Packs’ backing up the performance and reinforcing learning.

Paint Storm uses a unique and powerful painting and music performance to help students engage with art in a totally new way, while experiencing 5 Key Elements of Resilience.
1. Being proactive (calming down and diffusing conflict)
2. Persevering (not giving up)
3. Being assertive (strong and kind), and
4. Self-acceptance
5. Learning from, and being empowered by failure


Junior Primary  – “The Hero’s Heart”– (60 mins)  + question time

Senior Primary – “Powering Up”– (75 mins) + question time

Secondary – “Free Stylin’ – The Freedom to Choose” – (70 mins) + question time

Teacher Resource Packs

Designed to make it easy for teachers, this resource is jammed full of practical exercises that will ignite the imagination engaging art and music, as well as reinforce learning in the areas of language, society & environment and values. Lots of fun for students and teachers alike.


A range of possibilities exist with the Paint Storm workshops. The main outcome from a workshop is for all students to be involved in ‘speed’ painting images to music in groups. This is an exciting activity for the students and the time pressure helps them to loosen up artistically, as well as to build groupwork skills.

Lead up activities involve discussing how the performance was created, drawing emotions, drawing to music, drawing goals and vision.

Schools Visited 2009 – 2017

Paint Storm has visited nearly 300 schools since 2009, as follows:

Melbourne – Geelong Schools 2011-17

  1. Croydon Hills Primary
  2. Ivanhoe Primary
  3. Geelong Baptist College (2015)
  4. Scotch College
  5. Geelong East Primary
  6. Newtown Primary
  7. Orchard Grove Primary
  8. Mount Erin College
  9. Lilydale Primary
  10. Hamlyn Banks Primary
  11. Geelong Baptist College (2013)
  12. Beverly Hills Primary
  13. Lysterfield Primary
  14. Rolling Hills Primary
  15. Auburn South Primary
  16. Warranwood Primary
  17. Templestowe Heights Primary (2011 & 2013)
  18. Croydon Hills Primary
  19. Ringwood North Primary

WA Schools 2015-17

  1. Hale School
  2. Australind SHS
  3. All Saints College
  4. Ocean Road Primary
  5. Rossmoyne SHS
  6. Guildford Grammar
  7. Wirrabirra Primary
  8. Karridale Primary
  9. Leschenault Catholic Primary
  10. Pinjarra Primary
  11. Saint James Anglican School
  12. Roseworth Primary
  13. Gingin DHS
  14. Hocking Primary
  15. Rostrata Primary
  16. Bullsbrook SHS
  17. Canningvale Primary
  18. Dalmain Primary
  19. Mount Magnet DHS
  20. North Balga Primary
  21. Joondalup Primary
  22. Hampton Park Primary
  23. Bannister Creek
  24. Merredin Residential College
  25. Ellenbrook Secondary College
  26. Upper Swan Primary
  27. Geraldton Grammar School
  28. Springfield Primary
  29. Currumbine Primary
  30. Mandurah Catholic College
  31. Bluff Point Primary
  32. Ashburton Drive Primary
  33. Rosalie Primary
  34. Dalkieth Primary
  35. Lake Joondalup Baptist College
  36. Bull Creek Primary
  37. Tapping Primary
  38. South lake Primary
  39. Riverton Primary
  40. Dongara DHS
  41. Noranda Primary
  42. Cooballup Primary
  43. Curtin University
  44. Hillcrest Primary
  45. Manjimup Primary
  46. Nannup Primary
  47. Wandina Primary
  48. Cervantes primary
  49. Gosnells Primary
  50. Excelsior Primary
  51. Coorow Primary
  52. Madeley Primary
  53. Saint Judes Primary
  54. Falls Road Primary
  55. Beachlands Primary
  56. Parkerville Primary
  57. Quinns Primary
  58. Vasse Primary
  59. Georgina Molloy Anglican School
  60. Beeliar Primary
  61. Forrest Crescent Primary
  62. Dalmain Primary
  63. Gingin DHS
  64. Curtin University
  65. Maida Vale Primary
  66. Two Rocks Primary
  67. Liwara Primary
  68. Bridgetown SHS
  69. West Byford Primary
  70. Scotch College
  71. Saint Hildas
  72. Applecross Primary
  73. Bassendean Primary
  74. Pearsall Primary
  75. South Coogee Primary
  76. Boyup Brook DHS

Sydney Schools 2013

  1. Reddam House Secondary College
  2. Reddam House Junior College

W.A Schools 2012 – 2014

  1. Methodist Ladies College
  2. Christ Church Grammar
  3. Saint Hilda’s College 2014
  4. All Saints College
  5. North Woodvale Primary
  6. Rossmoyne Primary
  7. Yanchep Beach Primary
  8. Hale School
  9. Notre Dame Primary
  10. Allanson Primary
  11. Amaroo Primary
  12. Leschenault Catholic Primary 2014
  13. Halls Head Primary
  14. Carramar Primary
  15. Freshwater Bay Primary
  16. Spring Hill Primary
  17. Malvern Springs Primary 2014
  18. Attadale Primary
  19. Glen Huon Primary
  20. Saint Mary’s Merredin
  21. Merredin College
  22. Kelmscott Primary
  23. Singleton Primary
  24. Noranda Primary
  25. Dalyellup College
  26. Two Rocks Primary
  27. Mundijong Primary
  28. Treetops Montessori
  29. Churchlands Primary
  30. East Beechboro Primary
  31. Saint John’s School Geraldton
  32. South Perth Primary
  33. Butler Primary
  34. Koorana Primary
  35. Tranby College
  36. St Hildas College 2013
  37. Poytner Primary
  38. Makybe Rise Primary
  39. Melville Primary
  40. Rockingham Beach Primary
  41. Dalmain Primary
  42. Madeley Primary
  43. East Kenwick Primary
  44. Assumption College
  45. Oberthur Primary
  46. Pingelly Primary
  47. Mount Barker Community School
  48. Ranford Primary
  49. Middle Swan Primary
  50. Perth Modern School
  51. Alinjarra Primary
  52. St Judes Primary
  53. Tapping Primary
  54. Darlington Primary
  55. St Josephs School Northam
  56. Aubin Grove Primary
  57. Woodlands Primary
  58. Gosnells Primary
  59. Hocking Primary
  60. Dunsborough Primary
  61. Pinjarra Primary
  62. Rostrata Primary
  63. Malvern Springs Primary
  64. St Lawrence Primary Geraldton
  65. East Beechboro Primary
  66. Mandurah Catholic College
  67. Carnamah DHS
  68. Mercy College
  69. Leschenault Catholic Primary 2012
  70. Ashburton Drive Primary
  71. Quinns Rocks Primary
  72. Glen Forest Primary
  73. Applecross Primary
  74. Kardinya Primary
  75. Amaroo Primary School 2012
  76. Geraldton Grammar
  77. Dawesville Catholic Primary
  78. Pemberton DHS
  79. North Parmelia Primary
  80. Wanneroo Primary
  81. Yokine Primary
  82. Sorrento Primary
  83. Forest Crescent Primary
  84. Ashdale Primary
  85. Cowaramup Primary
  86. Landsdale Primary
  87. Bassendean Primary
  88. Shelley Primary
  89. Hillcrest Primary
  90. Gibb Street Primary
  91. Edgewater Primary
  92. Victoria Park Primary
  93. Mount Pleasant Primary
  94. South Lake Primary
  95. Fremantle LDC
  96. Balga SHS
  97. Ocean Road Primary
  98. Trinity College
  99. Glenn Huon 2012
  100. Dudley Park Primary

W.A Schools 2009 -11

  1. North Mandurah Primary
  2. Rockingham Beach Primary
  3. Beeliar Primary
  4. Kingsway Primary
  5. South Lake Primary
  6. Serpentine Primary
  7. Wembley Downs Primary
  8. Frederick Irwin College
  9. Winthrop Primary
  10. Wirrabirra Primary
  11. Campbell Primary
  12. Boyup Brook DHS
  13. Ocean Beach Primary
  14. Tranby College
  15. Ballajura Primary
  16. Bullcreek Primary
  17. Parkfield Primary
  18. Hocking Primary
  19. Mukinbudin DHS
  20. St Josephs School – Northam
  21. Richmond Primary
  22. Kingston Primary
  23. Yanchep DHS
  24. Vasse Primary
  25. St Mary’s Primary – Bunbury
  26. Rangeway Primary
  27. Bluff Point Primary
  28. Allendale Primary
  29. Chapman Valley Primary
  30. Dongara DHS
  31. Mingenew Primary
  32. Northampton DHS
  33. Eneabba Primary
  34. Carine Primary
  35. Hampton Park Primary
  36. Carey Park Primary
  37. Geographe Primary
  38. Butler Primary
  39. Comet Bay Primary
  40. Calista Primary
  41. Baldivis Primary
  42. Singleton Primary
  43. Abrolhos Island Schools
  44. Eden Hill Primary
  45. Medina Primary
  46. Marmion Primary
  47. Endeavour Primary
  48. Saint Lawrence Primary – Geraldton (2009 & 2010)
  49. Badgingarra Primary
  50. Peter Moyes Anglican Community School
  51. Edgewater Primary
  52. Oberthur Primary
  53. Newton Primary
  54. Strathalbyn Christian College – Geraldton
  55. Dudley Park Primary
  56. Melville Primary
  57. Carramar Primary
  58. Australind Primary
  59. Adam Road Primary
  60. Leschenault Catholic Primary
  61. Mercy College
  62. Victoria Park Primary
  63. St Jerome’s School
  64. Ardross Primary
  65. Tapping Primary
  66. River Valley Primary
  67. Sutherland Dianella Primary
  68. Aquinas College – Jnr school
  69. North Beach Primary
  70. Gooseberry Hill Primary
  71. Yangebup Primary
  72. South Perth Primary
  73. Campbell Primary
  74. Kelmscott Primary
  75. Vasse Primary
  76. Gibb Street Primary
  77. Bunbury Primary
  78. Ashdale Primary
  79. Jandakot Primary
  80. Boyare Primary
  81. Quinns Rocks Primary
  82. Koondoola Primary
  83. Madeley Primary
  84. South Coogee Primary
  85. Mel Maria Primary – Attadale
  86. Jurien Bay DHS
  87. South Merredin Primary
  88. North Woodvale Primary
  89. Sorrento Primary
  90. Settlers Primary
  91. Mandurah Baptist College for ‘The Song Room’
Get in touch
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  • “I would just like to say a big, fat, huge thank you for your Paint Storm incursion, it is by far one of the best performances I have ever had the pleasure of attending."

    Cheryl -Music Teacher

  • Thankyou very much for the prior activities and CD. They were fantastic and gave me an opportunity to think differently.


  • I love that he looks at the audience and paints


  • The painter could paint such a brilliant picture in such little time.


  • When I asked a group of Yr 7 girls how
    the day was, their response... AWESOME!

    Assistant Principal

  • Thanks for the amazing performance. I have received a lot of positive feedback from students and staff.

    Deputy Principal

  • A wonderful ENERGETIC performance enjoyed by all! Thank you


  • Phil was just the right artist to engage the audience – young, fresh, athletic and very appealing


  • " We didn't really know what to expect with Paint Storm, but the show more than delivered! ...We thoroughly recommend Paint Storm to anyone who may be considering booking this performance for their school."

    River Valley Primary School P&C

  • I loved that the music matched the picture


  • "An awesome way of showing the skills of painting. The show was a humorous and fun style. It was a very clever way of passing on messages about life."

    Jai - Year 7 student

  • Excellent use of different media and stimuli


  • The message was powerful


  • Very organised and motivating show. Very talented! Great messages and awesome music. The children loved the show


  • The children were engaged and attentive – they really enjoyed all the visual images. I’m sure it will inspire them to ‘have a go’ with their own painting


  • I thoroughly enjoyed both performances but particularly loved the relevance of the second one covering bullying, resilience, strategies for calming down etc....


  • Wonderful. I had staff who would not usually be adventurous in the arts, actually engage their children in movement, music and arts after the show. Amazing!!


  • Some performers deliver their product well but don’t have rapport with the audience – not Phil. He really captivated them with his performance and his genuine enjoyment and appreciation of the audience and his craft. Fabulous.


  • Very inspirational – fantastic enthusiasm.


  • I like it that he leaps and twists and paints


  • A wonderful experience for students and teachers. I was enthralled


  • "Absolutely brilliant, you not only burn up a huge amount of energy on stage, you provided us with pre and post activities that teachers can use over and over that cover so many areas of the curriculum. Every school needs to witness what you do as it is just absolutely amazing!!!”

    Cheryl - Music Teacher

  • The children thoroughly enjoyed your performance, as did I. A great way to encourage thought and imagination


  • Thankyou for providing an opportunity where children can see art on a huge scale, other than the gallery.


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