GNAP, a national, biennial, acquisitive, contemporary art exhibition and $20,000 prize, generously sponsored by local surgeon and philanthropist, Mr Mark Guirguis, Administered by Federation University Australia, GNAP17 will be presented at FedUni's Post Office Gallery and the Art Gallery of Ballarat.

The GNAP17 judge is Simon Maidment, Senior Curator, Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Victoria.

The GNAP17 finalists are:

Abdul Abdullah (NSW)
Joel Arthur (ACT)
Erin Coates (WA)
DAMP (Narelle Desmond, Deb Kunda, Sharon Goodwin & James Lynch) (VIC)
Carly Fischer (VIC)
Natasha Johns-Messenger (VIC)
Jumaadi (NSW)
Julia McInerney (SA)
Brian Robinson (QLD)
Julia Robinson (SA)
Alistair Rowe (WA)
Yhonnie Scarce (VIC)
Esther Stewart (VIC)
Peter Vandermark (ACT)

Congratulations to all the finalists!

Further details will be presented shortly.