New Acquisitions Exhibition
End Date: 1 February 2019
End Time: 2.00 pm
Joondalup Art Gallery
4/48 Central Walk,
Map and Directions
The City of Joondalup has built a significant collection of contemporary art for the enjoyment of the City’s residents and visitors. It was established and is developed in accord with the vision of a “global city; bold, creative and prosperous”. The artworks that were transferred to the City from the City of Wanneroo in 1998 included artworks by the very best contemporary Western Australian painters and sculptors of the day and the collections contemporary feel has been maintained. In 1991, artists Robert Juniper, Sally Morgan and Leon Pericles were commissioned to produce limited editioned print artworks that were inspired by the Joondalup area. Other Western Australian artists who have been commissioned since include Lindsay Harris and Tony Windberg. These artworks are currently installed in the Joondalup Library.
Each year, the City acquires exemplars of Western Australian contemporary art through its Visual Arts program. This includes the staging of the Community Invitation Art Award (CIAA) as well as directly commissioning artists to produce works in response to their experiences in the City’s environments. New Acquisitions presents six artworks recently acquired for the Art Collection, including Susan Roux’s Wives, which won the acquisitive prize and the People’s Choice Award in the 2018 CIAA, and Place of Glistening, a three-panel artwork commissioned from Nien Schwarz that was inspired by the City’s physical geography.
Nien Schwarz is the most recent recipient of this commission opportunity. Her intention was to celebrate the natural and built environmental characteristics of the City “through a glittering” that expresses the “local geology, bodies of water, native flora and urban history”. She was determined to “to honour what was and can be” in her depiction of the City. The soft colours in this work are achieved through the use of ground, natural earth minerals and pigments including some collected in the area.
Gallery hours: Monday - Thursday 10.00am - 2.00pm, Friday 10.30am - 2.30pm.
For further information call 9400 4924.