Mural project with Sioux Tempestt

The Whitford Library foyer is being transformed by artist in residence, Sioux Tempestt. Sioux creates abstract, mural, sculptural and digital art and several of her large-scale murals can be found throughout Perth.

Community workshops were held with seniors, schools and children throughout June to develop concepts for the mural. In the next phase of the project, Sue will set up her workshop as Artist in Residence in the Whitford Library meeting room from Monday 27 June to Tuesday 12 July.

You are invited to drop in and visit Sioux every Monday and Tuesday between Monday 27 June and Tuesday 12 July. Sioux will be developing the ideas from the workshops into her distinctive style. See how the project goes from a concept to the finished piece, and what it looks like ‘in the middle’ when the magic is being created. The  developing designs of the project will be on display as well as some examples of her previous work in an impromptu gallery.

Sioux will be holding a free Discovery Session to share the creative process she engages, her inspiration and artistic achievements.

Book Discovery Session

About Sioux Tempestt

Transcending creative disciplines Sioux creates abstract, mural, sculptural and digital art which meaningfully contributes to its context. Her work aims to create a narrative and connection as Sioux believes art plays an intrinsic contribution to our wellbeing, health, and happiness – more so now than ever.

Sioux is passionate about working with the community – young people in particular, mentoring and facilitating creative workshops for local governments and schools. She constantly pushes the boundaries of her practice to communicate and share her tremendous positivity and energy for life.

Large scale murals form part of Sioux’s practice and you’ll find several painted throughout Perth. Among other clients, Sioux has produced artistic projects for Curtin University, the City of Perth, the City of Melville, the City of Stirling, the City of South Perth, the City of Vincent, the Town of Victoria Park, the City of Subiaco, the Town of Claremont, Coles, Dale Alcock and Hawaiian.

Sioux has delivered 10 solo exhibitions and exhibited in numerous group shows. Among other achievements Sioux’s ‘Dirty Beats’ music video is an official selection of the 2022 Revelation Perth International Film Festival. Sioux received a Highly Commended, City of Bayswater Art Award, 2021; was a Finalist, City of Busselton Art Award, 2021; Finalist, Perth Royal Art Prize, 2019; Finalist, City of Rockingham Castaways Sculpture Awards, 2019; Finalist, Minnawarra Art Awards, 2021; Finalist, Town of Claremont Art Awards, 2021; Highly Commended, City of South Perth Emerging Artist Award 2018; Highly Commended, Town of Bassendean Visual Art Award 2018; Finalist, City of Joondalup 2018 Community Invitation Art Award.

Sioux is curator of the Darlington Arts Festival Sculpture on the Scarp 2022. Her work is held in public and private collections.


This project was made possible with assistance of DLGSCI and Lotterywest.

Inside-Out Billboard Project

Joanna Webber artwork
Image Credit: ‘Lemons and Gum Leaves’, 2021, Joanna Webber. City of Joondalup Inside-Out Billboard Commission, installation view. Image courtesy of the artist. Photo: Christophe Canato.

The Inside-Out Billboard Project is a digital representation of a commissioned artwork displayed on a 3 metre by 6 metre commercial billboard at the Joondalup Library.

Artists are invited to the commission by recommendation when exhibiting in either the Community Art Exhibition (CAE) (held in March) or the Invitation Art Prize (IAP) (held in October). Each artwork is displayed for six months at the Joondalup Library and rotated to be displayed at a later stage on a second billboard installed at the Joondalup Courthouse. The billboards are rotated in March and October.

Artworks currently on view are: ‘Lemons and Gum Leaves’, 2021, by Joanna Webber at the Joondalup Library; and ‘Hymenosporum, After the Seeds are Sown’, 2019 by Sarah Elson at the Joondalup Law Courts.

Inside-Out Billboard Commissions

Mural Arts

The City’s Mural Arts Program aims to introduce a range of mural styles that reflect the diversity of the community’s aspirations and tastes.

It builds on and promotes the character and identity of the Joondalup region by running two annual programs:

  • Artist-driven mural programs, whereby an artist is commissioned to install a mural in reference to the location and the surrounding community. This is through a curated shortlisting process.
  • Community-driven murals involve engaging the community through programs such as the City’s Schools Connections Program in the design and installation of the mural.

Previous commissioned artists include Amok Island, Horatio T. Birdbath, Hayley Welsh, and Esty Nagy.

Image: ‘Rain Bird’, 2020 by Kerise Delcoure at Neil Hawkins Park, Joondalup

Falklands Park, Kinross
Edges by Darren Hutchens 2021

As part of the City’s annual Mural Arts Program, Darren Hutchens was commissioned to produce this mural Edges in December 2021. Edges responds to the theme of the Edge inspired by a collaboration with Edge Youth Centre, the coastal location, and local flora and fauna.