Artist-in-residence program

Artist in Residence 2018, Helen Pynor, portrait by Ben Gilbert, Wellcome

Every three years, the City of Joondalup hosts a visual artist from interstate or overseas for a period of time so that they may produce a new artistic work and forge connections with our local community. This provides the City with an opportunity to view the local area through the fresh eyes of a visitor and their creative response to the residency. During their stay, the artist researches a commissioned artwork for the Art Collection based on their sustained engagement and experiences with the City’s social, urban or environmental attributes.

In 2015, the inaugural year of this program, the City hosted New York artist Brandon Ballengée for a specialised programme of ecological, scientific and creative activities. In late October, Sydney-based artist Helen Pynor will be in residence to exchange ideas about the human body with scientists and healthcare practitioners in the City, as well as interested community participants.

Email your details if you wish to be kept up to date about Helen’s visit to the City and her work while she is in town.