2021 IAP Artists Announced

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The City of Joondalup has announced the 30 artists who have been selected to participate in its most prestigious annual visual arts event, the 2021 Invitation Art Prize (IAP).

The IAP is an acquisitive art prize open to professional Western Australian artists and is acknowledged by the visual arts industry as one of the major contemporary visual art prizes for professional artists in the state.

The 30 artists are Annette Peterson, Bjoern Rainer-Adamson, Britt Mikkelsen, Bruce and Nicole Slatter, Bruno Booth, Caspar Fairhall, Christophe Canato, Desmond Mah, Di Cubitt, Dushong, Elmari Steyn, Fiona Gavino, Harrison See, Jessee Lee Johns, Jurek Wybraniec, Kelsey Ashe, Kieron Broadhurst, Leanne Bray, Lindsay Harris, Liz Gray, Lucille Martin, Mandy White, Marla Bishop, Nathan Beard, Ron Nyisztor, Ross Potter, Shaun Wake-Mazey, Susanna Castleden and Toni Wilkinson.

Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob said the 30 artists selected would present an interesting and diverse exhibition, and a representation of current practice.

“The selected artists work across a range of mediums, many of them working across two or three disciplines,” Mayor Jacob said.

“These include painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, design, sculpture, installation, film and video, textiles, and mixed media.

“While the past 15 months have certainly been a tough time for us all, it is pleasing to see the local arts and cultural industry emerge from the many challenges that COVID-19 has presented and continues to present.

“The City has long valued culture and the arts, and it has never been a more important time to encourage and support the local arts industry. I look forward to seeing what our art prize delivers in October.”

The exhibition will be held at the event’s venue partner, Westfield Whitford City, from Sunday 10 October to Sunday 24 October 2021, with the overall winner claiming a prize of $25,000.

As in previous years, the prize-winning artwork in 2021 will be acquired for the City’s Art Collection.