City of Joondalup Art Collection Indigenous Artworks

The City of Joondalup currently holds 23 artworks from Indigenous artists, acquired through purchases from galleries or from artists as a result of their engagement in City projects. The City’s collection spans multiple language groups including Noongar/ Bibulmen, Pirjantjatjara, Gooniyandi, Yamatji, Badimaya, Ngaanyatjarra, Barda, Bailgu, Yinjibarndi, Gija and Kukatja.

Indigenous Curator, Esther McDowell (Yabini Kickett) of Craigie researched and wrote about the artworks produced by Lindsay Harris, Ben Pushman, Julie Dowling, Shane Pickett and the NAIDOC Print Project of 2009.

This resource details five Noongar, Yamatji and Badimaya artists from the City of Joondalup’s art collection. Each artwork talks to culture, history, place and time some separately and some all at once. It has been produced as part of NAIDOC Week 2020 celebrations and the artworks can be viewed in person at the Joondalup Library.