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 was 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 were Chris Barry (VIC), Chris Bond (VIC), Teelah George (WA), Julie Gough (TAS), Lou 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) announced the winner, Lou Hubbard at the gala exhibition opening at the Art Gallery of Ballarat, for her work Dead Still Standing, 2014.

GNAP15 was presented at the Art Gallery of Ballarat and the Post Office Gallery from10am to 5pm daily. 

GNAP15 was presented in association with the Art Gallery of Ballarat, with the generous support of the Art
Gallery of Ballarat Foundation.