New billboard installation for Joondalup Library
18 March 2018
Angela Stewart’s Prudenza is the latest artwork to feature on the City’s Inside-Out Billboard at Joondalup Library.
The artwork – a 60x30cm multi-media painting on board, which has been enlarged to a final scale of 6mx3m – was installed yesterday (17.3).
Stewart was selected to undertake the commission after entering the 2017 Community Invitation Art Exhibition.
The installation took place just prior to the 2018 Joondalup Festival, potentially exposing the City’s newest public artwork to tens of thousands of festival-goers when the region’s biggest cultural event is staged in the Joondalup City Centre from Friday 23 March to Sunday 25 March.
Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob said as well as providing cultural enrichment and adding colour and vibrancy to the City Centre, public artworks such as Prudenza played an important role in shaping and developing the City’s sense of community and identity.
A previous Inside-Out Billboard commission by artist Amy Perejuan-Caporn, Cave of Forms, December 1975 (featured on the Joondalup Library in 2015) was also installed on the Joondalup Courthouse Billboard as part of a rotation of artworks.
As part of the City’s Mural Arts program, artist Hayley Welsh will paint a mural in Nanika Park, Joondalup. Welsh worked with Year 6 students at Joondalup Primary School to design the work.
Visitors are welcome to visit her during the weekend of the Joondalup Festival as part of the Art@home trail on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 March.