The Guirguis New Art Prize (GNAP)
Sat 11 Apr - Sun 31 May 2015
The Guirguis New Art Prize (GNAP) is a $20.000 national, acquisitive, biennial, contemporary Art
Prize administered by Federation University Australia's Arts Academy.
Initiated and generously supported by local Ballarat surgeon Mr Mark Guirguis, this prestigious Art
Prize showcases a selection of Australia's most exciting contemporary artists in Ballarat, Victoria.
In 2015, the major award of $20,000 will be presented to the winning artist for the most outstanding
single work of art from a pool of 15 Australian shortlisted finalists' presented in an exhibition at the
Art Gallery of Ballarat and FedUni's Post Office Gallery, Ballarat from Saturday 11 April to Sunday
31 May 2015.
The list of GNAP15 finalists are Chris Barry (VIC), Chris Bond (VIC), Teelah George (WA), Julie
Gough (TAS), Louise Hubbard (VIC), Susan Jacobs (VIC), Jess Johnson (VIC), Ross Manning
(QLD), Dylan Martorell (VIC), Pilar Mata-Dupont (WA), Kate Mitchell (NSW), Dominic Redfern
(VIC), Mark Shorter (NSW), Conrad Tipungwuti (NT) and Jemima Wyman (QLD).
GNAP15 judges, Hannah Mathews, Curator, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) and
Max Delany, Senior Curator, Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) will select and
announce the winner at the gala exhibition opening at the Art Gallery of Ballarat.
The Art Gallery of Ballarat and Post Office Gallery will be open from 10am to 5pm daily. Entry is
GNAP is presented in association with the Art Gallery of Ballarat.