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  • Off Broadway Festival Hub 74 Pyrmont Bridge Road Annandale, NSW, 2038 Australia (map)

Featuring 84 stencil artists from 21 countries, the Stencil Art Prize is the world’s largest and longest running stencil event. Exhibition is free and open from Wednesday to Sundays, 11am – 6pm. Visit our website for artists talk details. All artworks are for sale at the gallery and online at

The 2016 Stencil Art Prize encompasses nearly every stencil making method on the planet including hand drawn and hand cut stencils, computer generated stencil layers, silk screen stencils and screen printing processes, collage and mixed media stencils, spray paint techniques, water colour, ink and more. 

Participating countries include Argentina, Australia, Canada, Columbia, Czech Republic, England, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Spain, Thailand, The Netherlands, Turkey and the United States. 

Highlights of the 2016 Stencil Art Prize include Pablo Ursua’s 3D painting of a dinosaur with 3D glasses for viewing (Spain). R. Nuage’s intricate and delicate hand cut paper stencil (France). Ralf Kempken’s beautiful stencil based optical illusions (Australia). Tinku’s haunting painting that uses salt and soil gathered from countries hit by state violence and discrimination to pay tribute to them (Guatemala). Leviathan Crew’s dream-like train scene painted on a section of a wooden desk (Czech Republic).

The Stencil Art Prize began in 2009 in Sydney and brings together stencil artists from around the globe each year to celebrate this unique art form. Previous winners include E.L.K (Australia), 23rd Key (Australia), David Soukup (USA), Monstfur (Poland) and Ralf Kempken (Australia).

Full details at

  • Opening night drinks on Monday 5 September at 6pm
  • Winner’s Announcement - the winner of the $5000 prize will be announced on Sunday 11 September at 2pm, all welcome. 
  • Free artist talks timetable and audio description tour –various dates, see website for details
Earlier Event: 4 September
Official Birdhat Birdwatching Tour
Later Event: 5 September
Alternate Reality Game