START AT GEORGE PLACE ( 363 GEORGE STREET ), AND VIEW THE STENCIL ART POP-UP CARDBOARD GALLERY TO GET IN THE MOOD.
HOP ONLINE TO VIEW OUR DIGITAL MAP AND EXPLORE A CURATED PASTE UP TRAIL IN THE CBD. THIS URBAN EXHIBITION WILL FEATURE 10 ARTWORKS ACROSS 100 PASTE UPS IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS.
THE MEDIUM BECOMES THE MESSAGE, WITH EACH PASTE UP INSTALLATION AND LOCATION WORKING IN TANDEM TO CREATE A UNIQUE DISCUSSION ON THE STREET.
STENCIL ART POP-UP CARDBOARD GALLERY
mezzanine level, george place
Three stencil artists are shaking things up in the CBD with a very special Cardboard Pop-Up Exhibition on the Mezzanine of George Place.
Curated by Stencil Art Prize, this month-long show will feature stencil artworks on cardboard by
Camo, Sophie Odling and Nev Sety.
Think laneway-street-art meets
Sophi Odling paints on canvas and walls that reflect the people and culture that she encounters in her travels. After a 14 year successful fashion career and fashion label, Sydney based Sophi now focuses purely on her painting and growth in the street art world. Sophi describes her paintings as evoking emotions of joy and appreciation through colours and detail. They can bring simple bliss with bold palettes, whilst at the same time make cultural statements on how the variety of beauty can be perceived and should be celebrated.
Camo is a self- taught street artist who grew up in Sydney’s South West and paints as much as he can. He is inspired by world events, rebellion and colour. His colourful stencil art frequently features child’s play and childhood. Consequently, his artworks are enormously popular with young families, children and the young at heart in any community.
Nev Sety (previously known as Luv[Sic]) is a Sydney-based stencil artist with work found on walls in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne. Starting in 2014 with stickers before moving onto paste-ups, life-sized stencils and then large scale murals, his work has been constantly evolving as he attempts to challenge himself and the artform. Originally attracted to stencils by the therapeutic effects that the designing, cutting and spraying of works provides, Nev's goal is to bring his viewers along his journey of self-discovery and to pose the question, "What are you searching for?"
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Just like a double negative, Notnotcamscott is difficult to pin down. Working in both street & gallery, digital & material, this artist explores numerous territories and techniques through his practice. Born in New York, Cameron has been working in Sydney for over a decade. Known in Sydneyâ€™s street art scene under his moniker NOTNOT, Cameron produces truly unique works that enrich tired urban spaces. By combining his love for found or recycled materials with painting, stencils and his one of a kind streetscreen practice, NOTNOT creates thought provoking works that always possess a distinctive aesthetic. Alongside from his passion for public art making, Cameron has completed an honours degree in fine arts/arts from the University of New South Wales.
Jenna YoNa Bloom is a self taught stencil artist from Sydney Australia. Using three tone stencils with bright colour backgrounds, her work often has strong meaningful messages through simplistic imagery. Her simple stencils are steeped in emotion.
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CRISP is an Australian street artist currently based in Bogotá, Colombia. He believes in local communities reclaiming the street aesthetic as their own! He was born to artist parents, and grew up in rural Australia. From a very young age he drew, painted, sculpted, pottered, carved, photographed and created anything he could as a form of personal expression. The streets are his main playground these days, mainly Bogota but has now combined his love of travel with street art. You can find his work on the walls of London, Miami, Sydney, Mexico City, New York City, Winnipeg, Santo Domingo, Atlanta, Bogota and more.
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Trained as a graphic designer. Originally from the UK. Work in screen print, collage, stencil also digital print such as╩paste ups and zines. Exhibited paste ups at Outpost on Cockatoo Island, multiple finalist in the Stencil Art Prize as well as solo and group exhibitions.
Stencil Artist, Miss Link, from Sydney Australia won the inaugural Stencil Art Prize in 2009, which was then known as the Australian Stencil Art Prize. “I was always a kid who drew, loved art at school and was encouraged by both my parents to grow my love of art. After leaving school I started as an apprentice in “graphic pre-press”. I spent much of that time cutting masks, planning film and making plates for CMYK process printing. It was not what I wanted to do but I got pretty handy with a scalpel and learnt a lot. It wasn’t until my late 20’s that I did a course in collegraph, the print making process excited me and led me to stencil, where I had some ready-made skills from my apprenticeship. Always a bit of a risk taker, street art just appealed to me. I love to set it free, and once it is, it belongs to the street; I have no attachment to what happens to it, an exercise in impermanence.”
Stuart studied sculpture at UEL in London and has held a number of solo and group shows in Sydney. Working in Sydney’s inner west, he makes street art on a regular basis including mural commissions in Sydney.
Helen is an Australian artist currently living and working in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Here she continues her focus on abstract landscape painting both in her studio and on large-scale mural projects. For the past ten years she has carved out a reputation within the Sydney street art scene for her stencils, paste-ups and murals.
Her current practice explores the use of colour and methods of abstraction to depict the emotional nostalgia that is revived from a personal connection to place.