Visual Art Commission 2021/22

About the City of Joondalup Visual Art Commission

Please note applications for the visual art commission in 2021/22 have now closed.

The City of Joondalup’s Visual Art Commission program has been in place since 2012, with the aim of documenting and representing local landmarks and people in the art collection.

Artists from across Australia are invited to submit expressions of interest that respond to the social, urban or natural environment of the region, with one artist selected to create a new artwork for the collection, valued at $15,000.

Past commissions have been awarded to Tony Windberg (WA), Lindsay Harris (WA), Nien Schwarz (WA) and Paul Kaptein (WA), as well as international artist Brandon Ballengee (USA) and Dr Helen Pynor (NSW).

These commissions form a key focus area of the City of Joondalup’s Art Collection which are inspired by the unique attributes, history, landscape and community of the region.

In 2021-22, the Visual Art Commission has been awarded to leading Minang/Wardandi/ Bibbulmun artist, Christopher Pease.

Image: ‘Place of Glistening’, 2019, mixed media on canvas by Nien Schwarz