The Stencil Art Prize is a biennial exhibition that exhibits in Sydney every other year, the 10th Stencil Art Prize exhibition will take place in September 2019 in Sydney, followed by a tour of regional / metro galleries until August 2021.

The 11th Stencil Art Prize Exhibition will take place in September 2021 in Sydney, followed by a tour of regional /metro galleries until August 2023. Bookings are now open for both the 10th and 11th Stencil Art Prize exhibitions.
Tour Dates
We’ll be announcing more tour dates as they are confirmed.

Gaffa Gallery – 12 – 23 September 2019
Sydney NSW (Launch) Australia

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

Please contact Jacinta on 0422 033 055 or director [at] stencilartpriz [dot] com if you are interested in receiving more information about having the Stencil Art Prize exhibit at your gallery.

The Exhibition will feature approximately 70 artworks from 25 different countries. Galleries will need to pay an administration fee and cover the cost of shipping the artworks to and from their gallery.

We recommend an exhibition space of 75-100 sq or running metres – however we usually exhibit in smaller venues in Sydney due to space constraints in the city.

Digital Catalogue, Exhibition Tour Manual, Installation Support Available, Invitations or Invitation Template, Labels, Media Kit, Public Program Opportunities, Signage.

Artist talks, live mural painting and stencil-making workshops are available, please contact to discuss.



Flinders University Art Museum
“Presenting the 2016 Stencil Art Prize in our City Gallery enabled us to engage with new audiences and challenge expectations about what stencil art is and its place in contemporary art practice. ”
– Celia Dottore, Flinders University Art Museum

Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre
“The 2017 Stencil Art Prize touring exhibition was exhibited at Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre from 6 January to 4 March 2018. Associated touring exhibition materials including condition reports, media release, advertising collateral, exhibition guide, and brochure were both comprehensive and well-presented.

Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre experienced an increase in visitation compared with the same period for the preceding two years and it was noted that visitors spent longer in the exhibition.Visitors to the Stencil Art Prize expressed appreciation for the contemporary and international nature of the works. There were many enquires and subsequent admiration of the methods in which the works were made. “
– Elissa Emerson, Muswellbrook Regional Art Centre




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?

Previous winners include E.L.K (Australia’s highest selling street artist), Ralf Kempken (Australia), 23rd Key (Australia), David Soukup (USA), Monstfur (Poland) and Tinku (Guatemala) and Jana & Js (Austria). The Prize began in 2009 and features an incredible selection of stencil artworks on canvases, reclaimed and found objects, surfboards, skateboards, collaged imagery, sculptural stencils, stencils that make audio noise and delicate materials such as paper.

The exhibition encompasses nearly every possible stencil making method, including hand-cut stencil arrangements, screen-printing, technologically assisted productions and collecting.

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