This year the Stencil Art Prize will exhibit 92 finalists from 21 countries in the world’s largest stencil event. Finalist and winning artworks will exhibit at aMBUSH Gallery from the 16 – 30 October 2015 in Sydney.
The winner will be announced at the launch and will take home a $3000 cash prize, plus a Stencil Art Prize Award Plate by Royal Doulton featuring Pure Evil’s Marilyn MarleneDali design. Guests are invited to enjoy complimentary nibbles and drinks courtesy of Cobs Popcorn, Bilpin Cider, First Drop Wines and Pistonhead Lager.
This year’s show features an incredible selection of stencil artworks on canvases, reclaimed and found objects including beer tins, surfboards, skateboards, collaged imagery, sculptural stencils, stencils that make audio noise and delicate materials such as paper. Showcasing nearly every stencil making method on the planet, including hand-cut stencil arrangements, screen-printing, technologically assisted productions and collecting – don’t miss this exhibition.
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FREE PUBLIC EVENTS
Stencil Art Prize Exhibition Launch – 6pm, Friday 16 October
Stencil Art Forum – 2pm, Saturday 17 October
Panel members include artists Joshua Smith, Losop, Poncho Army, Boo; as well as Gallery Director Bill Dimas (aMBUSH Gallery) and Academic Dr Jacqueline Millner (Sydney University), who will discuss key philosophical and artistic questions concerning the stencil art discipline. More details on Facebook here.
Audio Description Tour -2pm, Saturday 24 October
A free Audio Described tour is to be held for people with a visual or cognitive disability. The Tour will take approximately 1 hour- full details here.
The Stencil Art Prize is the largest stencil event in the world. It began in 2009 and was then known as the Australian Stencil Art Prize which accepted stencils from Australian artists only. In 2013 it expanded to accept international entries in response to mounting interest from stencil artists around the globe. The prize exhibits shortlisted finalists in Sydney each year and aims to recognise and reward stencil artists. It is an acquisitive art prize. Read more here.