2017 Winner - "I wish everybody knew” by Jana & JS (Austria)

 “This image is very representative of our work as it shows two of our main inspirations: a human figure and the city. Over the years we have been focusing our work on the place of human beings in our modern cities. We want to translate the feelings of particular moments, journeys, personal experiences in which we have and that are inspiring us.

The building pattern used on the background is based on a picture we took in New York a couple of years ago – a city where we found lots of inspiration. The central subject of the painting is a women, in a poetic and romantic position, illustrating an introspective moment.

We prefer not to describe precisely all our intentions, because not everything is completely conscious. For us the feelings are more important than explanations, but mostly because we believe that everyone can interpret the image as they like, and maybe find an echo to their own personal experiences.”⁣

Highly Commended

More Trash by Katherine Jukes (Australia)
Backdoor by Moz (Italy)
King Fisher by Justinas Zozo (Lithuania)

Finalists

2017 – Stencil Art Prize Touring Exhibition launched in Sydney on 9 – 17 September 2017, Stirrup Gallery, Sydney NSW Australia. 
67 finalists from 25 countries including Australia, Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Cyprus, England, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Syria, Thailand, United Kingdom and USA. 
The Sydney Exhibition ran as part of the Sydney Fringe Festival program, which is the largest independent arts program in the state of New South Wales in Australia.
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
Stencil Art Prize Finalists 2017

085c3n3, Australia
Afshid, Iran
Alexios Avlamis, Greece
amorfart, Hungary
Angus Comyns, Australia
Belinda Keyte, Australia
Benjam, USA
Blake Hopkins, USA
Brent Winstone, Australia
Brenton Mitchell, Australia
byrd, Australia
Camo, Australia
Campbell La Pun, Japan
Catherine McMillan, USA
CAZ.L, Germany
CRISP, Australia
CRS, Cyprus
David Grieves, Canada
David Soukup, USA
DCT46,  Spain
Dotmastors, UK
DRAHTFUNK, Australia
ELLE48, UK
Elvira Yanushko, Russia
Fergie Stencils, Australia
Headache, Thailand
Hugo Gerez, Argentina
Jana & JS, Austria
Jenna YoNa Bloom, Australia
Joel Hart, New Zealand
Jogo, South Korea
JOKady, Germany
Julie Hickson, Australia
Just stencil the world, Germany
Justinas Zozo, Lithuania


Katherine Jukes, Australia
Kirpy, Australia
Lapin, Australia
Lloyd Wright, Australia
Mark Callaghan, Australia
Me Bes, Spain
MEZK, Mexico
Miss Meow, Australia
Mister Feeney, UK
Mousa Al Shammas, Syria
Moz, Italy
Mr. Edwards, Australia
Mue Bon, Thailand
Nev Sety, AUstralia
Nicholas Thomas John, Canada
OiNk, UK
OTC, Australia
PAWA, AUstralia
Raizes ( or Roots), Brazil
Rebel man★Army, Japan
Rehgan De Mather, Australia
Samuli Suonpera, Finland
Sarita, Australia
Shanta, Australia
skmv, Germany
sputNik, Australia
Stephen Quick, UK
Taki Myk, Poland
tbC, Australia
Tbird, Australia
vInk, Australia
Vivian Messimeris, Australia

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