Royal Doulton partners with Stencil Art Prize

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CANBERRA’s own E.L.K. won the Stencil Art Prize back in 2010 and now organisers are calling for 2015 entries from stencil artists around the globe.

Last year's Stencil Prize exhibition
Last year’s Stencil Prize exhibition

In its 7th year, prize showing will exhibit around 70 finalists and the $3000 winning artwork at aMBUSH Gallery in Sydney this October.

It’s a rare opportunity for emerging stencil artists to exhibit alongside recognised artists such as the aforementioned E.L.K (2010 Winner, Australia), 23rd Key (2011 & 2014 Winner, Australia), David Soukup (2013 Winner, USA) and Ralf Kempken (2012 & 2013 Winner, Australia).

This year, curiously, Royal Doulton has come on board as Principal Partner, Stencil Art Prize Director, Jacinta Fintan tells us. “CityNews” wonders if we may soon see an E.L.K. on a Royal Doulton teapot?

The 2015 Stencil Art Prize Exhibition will be held at aMBUSH Gallery’s new space in Central Park in Sydney’s CBD. “We are so lucky to have aMBUSH Gallery and Central Park providing us with this space, particularly at a time when many galleries in Sydney are closing – to get an upgrade in terms of exhibition space is pretty unheard of,” Fintan says.

In 2014, the Prize exhibited 65 stencil finalists from 18 countries including Germany, Iran, France, USA, Scotland, Canada, Netherlands, England, Argentina, Norway, Thailand, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Turkey, Poland, Czech Republic and Australia.

This year the Stencil Art Prize has a discounted “unpick, roll and stretch” package on offer from their sponsor Matilda Framers in Sydney. The stretching package means that finalists can send larger canvases to Australia to be re-stretched and not incur huge shipping fees.

Entries close on July 1 and cost $25 each. The image submitted must be of a completed stencil painting on a format that can be exhibited in a gallery. For all details visit stencilartprize.com

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