Stencil Art Prize finalists announced for the 2019 touring exhibition

The biennial ‘Stencil Art Prize’, now celebrating its tenth year, has announced the finalist list of participants for the 2019 touring exhibition, which will present a vibrant showcase of the most recent innovative, inspiring, challenging and captivating stencil artworks to hit the scene by Australian and international artists.

The ‘Stencil Art Prize’ invites artists to showcase new skills and techniques, materials and technology and to share their stories from the political to the cheeky and all that lies between. Audiences will experience entries from photorealist works created using multiple layers to intricate hand cut stencils on fine papers.

Angus Comyns, Girl with marker. Courtesy the artist and Stencil Art Prize

We congratulate the following 66 entrants from 23 countries who were selected by this year’s judges; Jess Scully, curator, and elected Councillor for the City of Sydney and Tristan Chant a Sydney-based printmaker, curator and Visual Artist Manager & John Fries Award Producer at Copyright Agency|Viscopy.

Australian artists: 085C3N3, Angus Comyns, ARGH, Belinda Keyte, Brent Winstone, byrd, Calm, CHILL SURREALISM, CREAMED, DEAKZ, Disco Rice, DRAHTFUNK, Eamon Standring, Edward Woodley, Fergie Stencils, Helen Proctor (living in Netherlands), Julie Hickson, Geoff Cunningham, MAN.De, Mark Callaghan, n2o, Nev Sety, TBIRD, Viki Murray, vink and Vivian Messimeris.

International artists: 8lazy (Poland), Anagard (Indonesia), Blake Hopkins (USA), Catherine McMillan (Canada), Cornelius Völtz (Germany), David Grieves (Canada), eins92 (Germany), EJSMONDT (Poland), El Kartoon (Russia), Elas (Germany), ELKI (Scotland), Flox (New Zealand), Get Pinned Art (USA), JMS (Switzerland), JOGO (South Korea), Jussi, TwoSeven (Finland), just stencil the world (Germany), Justinas Zozo (Lithuania), KAMELOGANA (Germany), Koleszar (USA), La T’Ash (Netherlands), LEON GSK (Croatia), MATEO (Canada), Mezk (Mexico), Mhexi, (England), Michal Maka (Poland), MONSTFUR (Poland), Moz (Italy), Nick Glynn (Canada), Nightwatcher & Homadokht (Iran), Nils Westergard (USA), PositivityAry (USA), R.Nuage (France), Rebelman★Army (Japan), REMO (USA), RenNL (The Netherlands), RMYR (Germany), RMYR (Germany), SKMV (Spain), Stephen Quick (United Kingdom) and Tinku (Guatemala).

Koleszar (USA) , Mule Deer in Velvet. Courtesy the artist and Stencil Art Prize

The winner of the $10,000 cash prize will be announced at the opening of the exhibition at Gaffa Gallery, Sydney on 12 September 2019 continuing until 23 September. Then it’s on to Southern Buoy Studios, Mornington Peninsula from 7 December 2019 to February 2020, then further north to Queensland’s Gympie Regional Gallery from 24 June to 31 July 2020, and at Glasshouse Regional Gallery in Port Macquarie, NSW from 19 September to 29 November 2020. The tour will continue until August 2021, with more dates to be confirmed.

In celebration of the Stencil Art Prize’s ten-year anniversary, a hardcopy book highlighting the prize and the artists will accompany the show.


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