In its fourth iteration, GNAP19 promises to inspire and surprise audiences with a bold mix and unique snapshot of Australian contemporary art.
Recognised as a prestigious national, biennial, contemporary art prize, GNAP will soon present sixteen important Australian artists in Ballarat, Victoria.
Finalists are; Benjamin Armstrong (VIC), Amanda Jane Davies (TAS), Janet Fieldhouse (QLD), Caroline Garcia (NSW), Marie Hagerty (ACT), Matt Hinkley (VIC), Naomi Hobson (QLD), Laresa Kosloff (VIC), Grace Lillian Lee (QLD), Shirley Macnamara (QLD), Karen Mills (QLD), Claudia Moodoonuthi (QLD), Raquel Ormella (NSW), Nicola Smith (NSW), Neridah Stockley (NT), Tricky Walsh (TAS).
Reflecting a myriad of historical and contemporary influences, GNAP19 artists explore ideas ranging from Australian cultural and social history, self-portraiture, identity and transformation, to a humorous perspective on skullduggery and office culture, to theories surrounding the fourth dimension, expressed through video, painting, textiles, ceramics, sculpture and installation.
The Guirguis New Art Prize is generously sponsored by local surgeon Mark Guirguis, administered by Federation University Australia and presented in partnership with the Art Gallery of Ballarat.