Matthew Thorley has been awarded the 2016 Overall Runner-Up Award.
The annual City of Joondalup Community Invitation Art Award (formerly known as the Invitation Art Award between 1998-2012) proudly demonstrates the City’s ongoing commitment to the promotion of high calibre Western Australian contemporary art.
This prestigious award recognises the artistic, creative and innovative skills of professional Western Australian contemporary artists. Presenting a cross section of the Western Australian contemporary art scene, each year it brings together a diverse selection of artists working in a broad array of media.
The Award significantly contributed to the development of the City of Joondalup Art Collection through the acquisition of the winning artwork. In 2013, the Invitation Art Award became the Community Invitation Art Award. (Excerpt from City of Joondalup website www.joondalup.wa.gov.au