2019 Stencil Art Prize



Entries for the 10th Stencil Art Prize have now opened with entries closing 1 April 2019. Entry is via email and costs $40 (AUD) per artwork and the winner will receive a $10,000 cash prize (AUD). Entry forms and information here.
[Pic by Sam Ferguson, Australia]



The Stencil Art Prize is thrilled to announce the launch of the International Shipping Scholarship for eligible finalists in 2019. The scholarship aims to drastically reduce the shipping cost of artworks for international finalists.

International artists wishing to be eligible for the scholarship will be required to submit artworks in one of two size specifications and then ship canvas artworks in a poster tube to Australia, with the Stencil Art Prize stretching the canvases at no cost to the artist onto pre-made stretcher bars. International finalists do not have to utilise the scholarship if they do not wish to. Read more here.

2019 EXHIBITION & TOUR 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 $10,000 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.

The Stencil Art Prize Exhibition will then go on tour to the following venues. (More dates to be announced)

Southern Buoy Studios – 7 December 2019 – February 2020
Mornington (57 KM South of Melbourne) VIC Australia

Gympie Regional Gallery -24 June – 31 July 2020
Gympie QLD Australia

Glasshouse Regional Gallery, 19 September 2020 – 29 November 2020
Port Macquarie NSW Australia

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 biennial stencil event is the largest and longest running stencil event on the globe. We exhibit and tour 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 a biennial exhibition that will next exhibit in September 2019 in Sydney, and then tour regional galleries in Australia. Galleries interested in hosting the Stencil Art Prize can read more about the Tour here.

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

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