Julie took me to the tip, definitely the most personable tip I’ve seen in my life. Flowers by the gate to make it welcoming, and usable stuff sorted out in categories… the tip keeper lent me these things to put on your feet for jumping, haven’t tried them yet. I wonder how many tips lend out sports equipment?
— Heidi Lunabba

heidi lunabba | lancelin

Heidi Lunabba collaborated with The Wangaree Community Centre in Lancelin, a centre managed by DADAA, a leading not-for-profit community arts and cultural development (CACD) organisation, promoting artistic vibrancy and social inclusion for people with disability, people experiencing mental illness and those who experience other forms of social, political or economic disadvantage.

Through a series of workshops, interviews and community events, Heidi’s work and subsequent project #othercomic investigated how social norms and the dichotomies of ‘us’ versus ‘them’ these norms create, affected the lives of Lancelin residents.

About the artist

Heidi Lunabba works critically and creatively on socially responsive and community-based art projects, often inviting people to participate. Through installations, photography and lens-based media she explores questions around identity, gender and communication, in public and privates spaces.

Lunabba has an MA in Fine Arts from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts and is based in Helsinki, Finland. Lunabba has exhibited her works in solo exhibitions in Finland, Sweden and France, and participated in group exhibitions in Scandinavia, Tokyo, New York and Berlin. In addition to her artistic practice, Lunabba has also curated numerous exhibitions including We are already here, Galleri Gro, Jakobstad, Finland and is member of the Måndagsklubben Window Gallery (MWG) curatorial group. Lunabba has participated in several international residencies in Italy, Sweden, France and Hungary.

About the host partner

The Wangaree Community Centre in Lancelin is a contemporary purpose-built arts space located within the coastal community of Lancelin. The centre is managed by DADAA

Lacelin is a coastal town approximately one and half hours’ drive north of Perth, the capital of Western Australia.