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 visualarts@joondalup.wa.gov.au or 9400 4924.

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