Australian Stencil Art Prize 2010

Oh Really Gallery recently hosted the opening of the 2nd Australian Stencil Art Prize (ASAP) with the crowd spilling onto Enmore Road. The Australian Stencil Art Prize recognises and rewards Australian stencil artists and this year the exhibition features 20 finalists.  The winning artwork was ‘Saul Williams’ by E.L.K  and the detail in it is amazing. There is something that will appeal to everyone with artworks in many different stencil styles, methods and mediums and with a cash prize of $2000 for the winnner, the standard is high.

The exhibition is being held at Oh Really Gallery from 11 – 21 November 201. The gallery is open Thursdays to Sundays from 12noon – 6pm and all artworks are for sale.

My favourite of the exhibition was ‘Art Defines Us’ by 16 year old high school student James Ottaway from Tasmania. Can’t wait to see what this young talent will produce next. I was spewing that his artwork had already sold by the time I arrived at the gallery. Note to self: Get to the gallery earlier next year!

NSW:
SHANTA, ‘Last Drag, Last Life’
cecart, ‘Deadly Hipster’
AAAGHH!!,  ‘Obsolescence’ and ‘Talk to the Hand!’
Nick Hore, ‘Chop’
Ilia Kokalevski, ‘These aren’t the droids you’re looking for’
sYKe, ‘Cowboys & Indians
Melanie Foster, ‘Pinned All Round’
Poncho Army, ‘Blue’

ACT
‘E.L.K, ‘Saul Williams’ and ‘Crush the rebel scum’
Nicholas Baxter, ‘Technicolor fighting fish’

VIC
Ralf Kempken, ‘3D Screen Portrait’
Boo, ’sailors rights’
Rhen Dodd, ‘We’re in for nasty weather’
Jak Rapmund, ‘Life’s better in 3D’
23rd Key, ‘Grind On My Face’

WA
Shaggy Bat, ‘Exposed’

QLD
Danny Guinsberg, ‘Memento’
Tom Deacon, ‘Artificial Innocence’
Robyn Cross, ‘Where’s Leon?’

TAS
James Ottaway, ‘Art Defines Us’

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  1. [...] in common? Stencil art! I have a new found respect for stencil art. It began when I visited the Australian Stencil Art Prize 2010 at the Oh Really Gallery last year and I fell in love with a great design by a very talented 16 [...]

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