Andrijasevich wins top prize at 2022 Community Art Exhibition

CAE 2022 winner
CAE 2022 winner

Julia Andrijasevich has claimed the top prize in the City of Joondalup’s 2022 Community Art Exhibition (CAE) for her textile Isolation.

The Greenwood artist received $4,000 in prize money for producing this year’s Most Outstanding Artwork.

The CAE is being held at Lakeside Joondalup Shopping City until Sunday 10 April, featuring more than 160 artworks produced by local residents and members of local affiliated visual arts associations – all at various stages of their practice.

Of the winning artwork, the judges said: “The work stood out for a number of reasons, being: the scale of the work compared to its subject matter; the media – textiles – being very personal and domestic; and the process is intimate in line with the subject matter. There is ambiguity about the isolation – is it about lockdown or just some quiet in an increasingly clamorous world? There is a fineness to the figure’s modelling. In all, the fine connections between work, subject, process, material and presentation were exemplary.”

While the Community Art Exhibition again features an impressive array of paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, glassworks, textiles, photography, printmaking and mixed media, some significant changes were made to the event format in 2022.

The City increased the prize pool to $11,000 to show its support and commitment to culture and the arts in Joondalup.

This year, instead of several media category awards, a single overall prize of $4,000 was on offer to the winner, an increase of $2,500 from 2021. Similarly, the Celebrating Joondalup and Student awards increased by $1,000 and $500 respectively.

Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob said the exhibition had also been incorporated into the programming for the Joondalup Festival for the first time.

“I congratulate all participating artists on producing the outstanding and enormous wealth of artwork on display, particularly Julia who joins an impressive list of overall winners,” Mayor Jacob said.

“I am certain many of the artworks we have on display were created during, or inspired by, the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are certainly home to a very talented artistic community and I am sure everyone who visits Lakeside Joondalup over the next two weeks will be impressed.”

Votes for the Popular Choice Award can be cast by completing a survey form, which is available on-site at the exhibition and online through the QR code in the CAE catalogue.

A $500.00 prize is on offer, so attendees are encouraged to support the artists and vote for their favourite artwork.

This year’s competition judges were: Emma Buswell, local artist and Exhibitions and Engagement Coordinator at Fremantle Arts Centre; Kamilé Burinskaité, the founder of Kamilé Gallery; and local artist, lecturer and curator, Stuart Elliot.

2022 Community Art Exhibition Category Winners

Highly Commended ($1,500)

Olga Perova for Bargello vase. Comments: This work demonstrates a wonderful and dedicated mastering of the material. Its form, construction and presentation made it stand out to the judges. The use of gradient colours and line detail make it a thing to marvel at. It is a work that compels you to spend more time with it.

Celebrating Joondalup ($1,500)

Katie Gordon for Joondalup Still Life – A Study in Biodiversity. Comments: This work is finished and presented to a high standard and with an appreciation of craftsmanship. The work explores sustainability concerns, which are vitally important in the City of Joondalup.

Student Award ($750)

Monique Chevalier for Honey. Comments: The relationship between the work, its media and subject matter is excellent. The form, suggesting a honeycomb screen is very evocative; the liquid quality of the glass’s finish reflects with bubbles. Conceptually interesting, the exposed comb indicates nature’s imperilment.

Inside Out Billboard Commission ($3,000)

Kodi Dennison for When can we play?

Arts in Focus (support for exhibition in 2023 and $500 prize)

Afsaneh Khoramshahi for A Countess from Georgia.

Visual Art Commission 2022/23 Expressions of Interest

The City of Joondalup invites regional and local Western Australian artists to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for a $20,000 visual art commission in 2022–23 to be acquired into the City of Joondalup’s Art Collection. The artwork is to be in response to the commission themes and completed within the timeframe and allocated budget.

This commission is open to Western Australian professional visual artists working across all mediums.  Regional artists are encouraged to apply and if accepted will be eligible for a City of Joondalup Regional Artists Bursary to cover travel, accommodation and other related expenses.

Applications open June 20 2022 and close August 15 2022, 5.30pm.

Please refer to the Information for Artists, prior to completing the form below.

If you require any assistance with your application please contact  or call (08) 9400 4951.

Application Timeline

Applications open: Monday 20 June 2022
Applications close: Monday 15 August 2022, 5.30pm
Successful applicant advised: Friday 7 October 2022
Commission duration: October 2022– August 2023

Application Form

Creative North

A series of exhibitions by members of local art associations.

Located in a pop-up exhibition space at Hillarys Boat Harbour.

  • Ocean View Art Group
    Thursday 13 August – Sunday 30 August 2020
  • U3A Art Group
    Thursday 3 September – Sunday 20 September 2020
  • Paul Innes – Artist in focus exhibition
    Thursday 24 September – Sunday 18 October 2020
  • Trigg Art Club
    Thursday 22 October – Sunday 15 November 2020
  • The Pastel Society of WA
    Thursday 19 November – Sunday 13 December 2020
  • Lucy Gray and Vicky Funston
    Thursday 17 December 2020 – Sunday 10 January 2021
  • North Coast Art Club
    Thursday 14 January – Sunday 7 February 2021
  • Art Happenings
    Thursday 18 February – Sunday 14 March 2021
  • Wanneroo Joondalup Art Society
    Thursday 18 March – Sunday 11 April 2021
  • Joondalup Community Arts Association
    Thursday 15 April – Sunday 9 May 2021

Supported by the City of Joondalup and Hillarys Boat Harbour.

Invitation Art Prize

IAP 2021 winnerRunning for it’s 24th year, the Invitation Art Prize is a popular and significant event in the City’s cultural calendar and a celebration of WA’s professional visual arts community.

The exhibition runs at Westfield Whitford City Shopping Centre from Sunday 9 October –  Sunday 23 October 2022 with one selected artist to be awarded the Acquisitive Prize of $25,000. This year includes the addition of a $500.00 participation fee received by each exhibiting artist.

Key details

EOIs closed: Friday 29 April, 5.00pm
Opening event: Saturday 8 October, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Exhibition dates: Sunday 9 October – Sunday 23 October 2022
Location: Westfield Whitford City Shopping Centre, Cnr Marmion and Whitfords Avenue, Hillarys
Opening Hours:
Monday – Wednesday, Friday: 9.00am – 5.30pm
Thursday: 9.00am – 9.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday: 11.00am – 5.00pm

Expressions of Interest have been reviewed for the City of Joondalup’s Invitation Art Prize. A competitive pool of 169 entries were received this year for a place amongst the shortlist of 30 artists. The shortlisted artists are:

Jack Ball
Bori Benko
Dan Bourke
Emma Buswell
Christophe Canato
Claudia Caporn
Mel Dare
Danielle Freakley
Fiona Gavino
Pascale Giorgi
Luisa Hansal
Brent Harrison
Kirsten Hudson
Christopher Hummel
Afsaneh Khoramshahi
William Leggett
Tim Maley
Leonie Ngahuia Mansbridge
Elisa Markes-Young
Matthew McAlpine
Ant Muia
Annette Nykiel
Holly O’Meehan
Sid Pattni
Amy Perejuan-Capone
Andy Quilty
Bruce and Nicole Slatter
Lea Taylor
Sioux Tempestt
Kay Wood

EOIs were reviewed by an independent selection panel including:

  • Elham Eshraghian-Haakansson: WA Artist and Winner of the 2020 Invitation Art Prize
  • Kelly Fliedner: Writer, Curator and Co-Founder/Editor of Semaphore
  • Barry Keldoulis: CEO, Art Fairs Australia and Fair Director, Sydney Contemporary

The panellists noted that “the selected artists engage critically with conceptual practice and their applications provided evidence of experienced exhibition making. The selected artists show dedication to expressing themselves through a variety of visual media with clarity and distinction. These artists have excellent technical enquiry and the foundation of their practice is grounded with rigorous research and a solid sense of self.”

For further information please contact or 9400 4924.

Image: “Kwinana Freeway (ramp)” (detail), 2021, Ron Nyisztor. Image courtesy of the Artist.

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

Public Art: Inside-Out Billboard City of Joondalup Library

The Inside-Out Billboard artwork is commissioned for the site and changes bi-annually.

Artists are invited to participate following recommendations from the judges at the annual Community Art Exhibition and the Art Prize.

The printed canvas is 6 x 3 metres and is back-lit at night.

The artwork is installed again at the City Courthouse after a period of 18 months in storage.


Arts Development Scheme

Arts Development Scheme image

Apply for up to $10,000 to develop new audiences in Joondalup

The City has a vibrant cultural life with an annual cultural calendar of events including concerts, festivals, art exhibitions and a host of community events. The Arts Development Scheme was established to attract visiting companies to Joondalup to build audiences in the northern corridor of Perth.

Projects may be any performing arts initiative that engages the community and meets the funding criteria. Examples include workshops, theatre performances, community cultural development and concerts.

Applications for 2022 funding have now closed.

To keep in the loop with updates and future funding rounds, sign up to the City’s Arts in Focus Newsletter.


Celebrating Joondalup

The City of Joondalup invites local schools to participate in its annual art competition, Celebrating Joondalup. Prizes are awarded to the winning artist, their school and the runners up.

Student outcomes

  • This is an opportunity to meet some of the requirements of the Arts curriculum while learning about Local Government and community.
  • The competition offers the chance to exhibit to the whole school and the wider community.

One artwork will be selected as the winner of the Celebrating Joondalup competition and will be used to represent the City of Joondalup in the annual #shoWcAse in Pixels competition.

The 2022 Celebrating Joondalup winner was Monaye Foster from Prendiville Catholic College.

Monaye’s artwork will be on display in Yagan Square in September 2022.

Get involved

Individual students, partners, or groups can contribute to the designs.

Registrations for the 2023 competition will open in February 2023. Contact the School Liaison Officer to register your interest.

Artwork will be on display in the City of Joondalup Libraries during June. The winning artist and their school along with runners up will be awarded prizes.

Keep up to date on what the City has available for schools and subscribe to the School Connections eNewsletter.