This year the 2015 Stencil Art Prize exhibited 92 finalists from 21 countries in the world’s largest stencil event from the 16 – 30 October at Ambush Gallery in Sydney. To receive information about the 2016 Call for Entries or details about next year’s exhibition, subscribe to our enewsletter here.
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Congratulations to Monstfur from Poland who has won the 2015 Stencil Art Prize.
Monstfur will receive a $3000 cash prize and a Stencil Art Prize Award Plate by Royal Doulton featuring Pure Evil’s Marilyn MarleneDali design.Three Highly Commendeds were also awarded on the night to Tinku (Guatemala, below top left), Tiera Boo (Australia, below top right) and Losop (Australia, below bottom).
This year’s show featured 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.
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.