About

About us

 

The Stencil Art Prize is the world’s largest touring stencil exhibition. Since 2009 we’ve been showcasing some of the best stencil artists on the planet. The current 2017 Stencil Art Prize Touring Exhibition, features 67 finalists from 25 countries – with Austrian duo Jana & JS taking out the $5000 cash prize with their portrait ‘I wish everybody knew’. The Prize was judged by Australian street artist Rone at the launch of the exhibition in September 2017.

Tour dates for the 2017 Stencil Art Prize:

  • 9 – 17 September 2017, Stirrup Gallery, Sydney NSW Australia
  • 6 January – 4 March 2018, Muswellbrook Regional Art Centre, Muswellbrook NSW Australia
  • 23 March – 6 May 2018, Noose Regional Art Gallery, Noosa QLD Australia

All stencil artworks are for sale online here, along with a selection of prints. The next Stencil Art Prize exhibition will be held in September 2019. Subscribe to our email newsletter  to receive information about future exhibitions and entry information.

 

Objective

 

  • Recognise and reward stencil artists
  • Provide recognition for stencil art as an artform in its own right
  • To foster creative connections between stencil artists from different countries and cultures
  • Archive stencil art

 

History

 

The Stencil Art Prize is the only large scale prize in the world that exists to recognise and reward stencil artists. The Prize originally began as the Australian Stencil Art Prize which ran as an Australian only prize from 2009 – 2012. In 2013, in response to mounting interest from international stencil artists, the organisers of the Australian Stencil Art Prize restructured and relaunched the art prize as the ‘Stencil Art Prize’.

The Stencil Art Prize is an acquisitive art prize, which means that the winning artwork is kept by the Stencil Art Prize. 

 

Exhibitions

 

2009 Inaugural Australian Stencil Art Prize
12- 26 November 2009
Exhibited at Oh Really Gallery, Newtown, Sydney Australia
Winner: Miss Link, Sydney, Australia

2010 Australian Stencil Art Prize
11 – 21 November 2010
Exhibited at Oh Really Gallery, Newtown, Sydney Australia
Winner: E.L.K, Canberra, Australia

2011 Australian Stencil Art Prize
4 November – 11 December 2011
Exhibited at Outpost Project, a street art festival attracting 80,000 visitors to Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour
Winner: 23rd Keys, Melbourne, Australia

2012 Australian Stencil Art Prize
21 November – 2 December 2012
Exhibited at Chrissie Cotter Gallery in Camperdown, Sydney Australia
Winner: Ralf Kempken, Melbourne, Australia

2013 – Stencil Art Prize
Australian Stencil Art Prize & World Stencil Prize
16 – 27 October 2013
Exhibition will be held at Chrissie Cotter Gallery in Camperdown, Sydney Australia
Australian Category Winner: Ralf Kempken, Melbourne, Australia
World Category Winner: David Soukup, Chicago, USA

2014 – Stencil Art Prize
16-19 October 2014
aMBUSH Gallery, Waterloo (Sydney, Australia)
Winner: 23rd Keys, Melbourne, Australia
Highly Commended: Tinku (Guatemala/Mexico), Monstfur (Poland), Tiera Boo (Australia)
MTN Australia ‘Best New Artist/Encouragement Award”: Mark Callaghan (Australia)

2015 – Stencil Art Prize
16-30 October 2015
aMBUSH Gallery, Central Park (Sydney, Australia)
Winner: Monstfur, Poland
Highly Commended: Tinku (Guatemala/Mexico), Tiera Boo (Australia), Losop (Australia)

2016 – Stencil Art Prize Touring Exhibition- Sydney
5 – 25 September 2016
Off Broadway Hub at Sydney Fringe Festival. 84 finalists from 21 countries
Winner:Tinku, Guatemala
Highly Commended: Tiera Boo (Australia), Mod Cardenas (Guatemala) and Mark Callaghan (Australia)

2016 – Stencil Art Prize Touring Exhibition- Adelaide
11 February – 9 April 2017, Flinders University City Gallery, Adelaide, 84 finalists from 21 countries

2017 – Stencil Art Prize Touring Exhibition – Sydney
9 – 17 September 2017, Stirrup Gallery, Sydney NSW Australia. 67 finalists from 25 countries
Winner: Jana & JS (Austria)
Highly Commended: Moz (Italy), Katherine Jukes (Australia), Justinas Zozo (Lithuania)

2017 – Stencil Art Prize Touring Exhibition – Muswellbrook
6 January – 4 March 2018, Muswellbrook Regional Art Centre, Muswellbrook NSW Australia

2017 – Stencil Art Prize Touring Exhibition – Noosa
23 March – 6 May 2018, Noose Regional Art Gallery, Noosa QLD Australia

2019 – Stencil Art Prize Touring Exhibition – Sydney
September 2018 – Venue to be announced

Management

 

Jacinta Fintan, Founder & Director
Working primarily in the area of urban art, Jacinta is an experienced art consultant and curator. Over the past nine years, she has built up the internationally successful Stencil Art Prize which is now regarded as the largest stencil event in the world. In response to increasing demand for her commercial work with muralists and street artists, Jacinta launched The Wall Station in January 2017 as a business dedicated to delivering high quality bespoke murals.

In addition to her work as an art consultant and curator, Jacinta is an experienced marketing and publicity professional delivering promotional services to artists in Australia through her company Sweet Media.

Earlier in her career, Jacinta held several full time high level Marketing and Communications Management positions with leading cultural organisations such as FBi Radio, Community Broadcasting Association of Australia, The University of Sydney Union, The Women’s College and Screenwise Acting School.

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