Visual Art Commission 2021/22
The City is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from professional artists for a $15,000 visual art commission in 2021/22.
Applications open Monday 16 November 2020 and close Friday 15 January 2021.
Artists are invited to respond to the social, urban or natural environment within the City of Joondalup region and to consider how their overall artistic practice relates to the themes in their EOI.
The commissioned artwork should be an extension of the artist’s current practice, reflective of their interests, style and approach to art-making.
Past commissions have been awarded to Western Australian artists Tony Windberg (2012), Lindsay Harris (2013), Nien Schwarz (2017) and Paul Kaptein (2020). International artist Brandon Ballengee (2016) and interstate artist Helen Pynor (2019) have also been commission recipients.
The commissioned artwork must be completed within the timeframe (see key dates below) and allocated budget of $15,000.
The commissioned artwork will become part of the City’s art collection and placed on display within City of Joondalup public buildings. The artwork must therefore be robust and suitable for acquisition, without modification, into the City’s art collection. Materials used must be of archival quality.
- An artist statement that describes artist’s overall practice (up to 250 words)
- A resume (no more than two A4 pages)
- A project statement that outlines the proposed themes to be explored in the project and the artist’s proposed approach to research and artwork production (up to 250 words)
- Up to six images of completed artworks with captions (title, year, medium and dimensions).
A selection panel, comprising City representatives, will shortlist artists for recommendation to Council. Canvassing of Elected Members will disqualify from selection, and selection of the artist is at the City’s discretion.
By submitting an Expression of Interest, the Artist agrees to the following timeline and payment schedule.
|Monday 16 November 2020||EOIs open||Nil|
|Friday 15 January 2021||EOIs close||Nil|
|Thursday 1 April 2021||Commission outcome announced||Nil|
|June 2021||Contract signed||$5,000|
|July 2021||Commission commences||Nil|
|August – November 2021||Research and design development||Nil|
|December 2021||Design and concept approved||$5,000|
|May 2022||Submission of final artwork||Nil|
|June 2022||Approval and acquisition of artwork||$5,000|
Please note all figures are exclusive of GST.
About the City of Joondalup
The City of Joondalup is a region that covers an area of 97 square kilometres square from beach to bushland. The City centre has a relaxed, casual atmosphere and is a combination of cultural, civic, commercial and residential properties built on the edge of the stunning Lake Joondalup.
The City of Joondalup encompasses Beldon, Burns Beach, Connolly, Craigie, Currambine, Duncraig, Edgewater, Greenwood, Heathridge, Hillarys, Iluka, Joondalup, Kallaroo, Kingsley, Kinross, Marmion, Mullaloo, Ocean Reef, Padbury, Sorrento, Warwick and Woodvale (part).
About the City of Joondalup Visual Art Commission
The visual art commission aims to document and capture the landmarks and people who represent the City of Joondalup.
It is expected that the commissioned artist will explore one or more of the themes identified below and engage with the Joondalup community / local area to deliver an artwork that relates to the City of Joondalup. Any locations or landmarks cited within the artwork must be within the boundaries of the City of Joondalup.
Three themes have been identified to assist artists to develop their artwork proposals, these are:
- Social Environment: people, community and history
- Urban Environment: the city, urban and suburban
- Natural Environment: the local environment, including flora and fauna.
The City’s Art Collection is on display throughout its Civic and Administration Buildings, Libraries and Leisure Centres. It is the City’s policy to rotate artworks throughout these areas on a regular basis to give public access to the collection.
The artist should consider the display and rotation of the Art Collection when planning the commissioned artwork:
- The artwork must have the capacity to be displayed in public spaces without hindrance to public access or safety
- Any materials used in the artwork must be of archival quality
- The artwork must be ‘exhibition-ready’ and any resources required to display the work in public spaces must be provided by the artist
- The artwork should not be produced for a specific location, and should be easy to move and re-install within the City’s Civic buildings.
Further information about the City of Joondalup can be found on the City’s website, including: