JOIN US FOR THE LAUNCH OFCUT: 10 YEARS OF THE STENCIL ART PRIZE
Join us for the launch of CUT: 10 Years of the Stencil Art Prize on Friday 4 June at 6.30pm at Newcastle Library. Author of the book, and director of the Stencil Art Prize, Jacinta Fintan, will be signing books and give a reading from the book. All are welcome to attend – please RSVP here.
Cut is a new, independently published coffee table book, documenting the history of the Stencil Art Prize.
There’s no doubt that we will look back at the last decade as one of the most tumultuous in our lifetimes. Like all great art, the 500 artworks in Cut reflect the times their artists lived through – the Climate emergency, the Global Financial Crisis, the chaos of Australian politics, Trump, Brexit and the Covid pandemic.
Cut tells the story of the Prize’s growth and evolution, through the eyes of its creator, Jacinta Fintan. Beginning as a small Council-funded prize in Sydney’s inner west, the Prize grew into a globally significant prize, drawing entries from elite stencil artists in more than 20 countries. It toured across galleries in Australia bringing the finalists’ work to the cities and regions.
Cut documents the changes in stencil art, from its relatively primitive origins to highly sophisticated, labour-intensive major works. But always with a cutting edge, reflecting the large crossover with the broader street art community.
With a RRP of $50 (AUD), it’s a must-have for fans of art, design or politics.