2019 Stencil Art Prize

2019 EXHIBITION DATES ANNOUNCED – 12 to 23 September 2019

The 2019 Stencil Art Prize will exhibit at Gaffa Gallery, in Sydney’s CBD from the 12 to 23 September 2019. The winner will receive a $5000 AUD cash prize.

Gaffa is an independent contemporary art organisation located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD on Clarence Street, next to Town Hall Station.

Entries for the 2019 Stencil Art Prize open on 1 June 2018, subscribe to our enewsletter to receive notification of entries opening – subscribe here. 

Congratulations to our 2017 Winner – Jana & Js from Austria (winning artwork ‘I wish everybody knew’ pictured below). Read more about Jana & Js here.
Jana and JS stencil


The Stencil Art Prize is a touring exhibition of the world’s biggest, best and most daring artists that use the technique of cutting stencil layers, and painting a design.

This grassroots art form has undergone a resurgence in recent decades and is now thriving on the streets in every country around the globe. Edgy, political, cheeky and pop-culture inspired – the technique lends itself to a sense of wonder and intrigue. How was the stencil made and what does it mean?

Our annual stencil event is the largest and longest running stencil event on the globe. Each year, we exhibit the most innovative, inspiring, challenging and captivating stencil artworks.

Collectively our finalists push the boundaries of the “stencil definition” each year as they develop new stencil techniques, messages, materials and technology. From photo realist stencils involving dozens of layers- to intricate hand cut stencils on delicate paper – the Stencil Art Prize is the authority on all things ‘stencil art’.

The Stencil Art Prize is now a biennial exhibition that will next exhibit in September 2019 in Sydney, and then tour regional galleries in Australia.

Subscribe to our monthly enewsletter to receive updates about the touring Stencil Art Prize here.

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