29 May, 2006

stencil art - sydney

Melbourne & Sydney Stencil Festival 06

The preparations and planning for this years Stencil Festival are in full swing. This year we will not only celebrate stencil art in Melbourne but for the first time also stage a Stencil Festival in Sydney!

In Melbourne the festival has moved from North Melbourne to the vibrant cultural hub of Fitzroy and [was] held at the Rose St. Artist Market (60 Rose St.) for five days from Thursday 18 to Monday 22 May 2006.

In Sydney the Pine Street Creative Arts Centre (64 Pine St.) in the inner city suburb of Chippendale will host the first Sydney Stencil Festival from Thursday 1 to Monday 5 June 2006.

We are calling now for applications of artists who wish to participate in this years festivals. Please find attached the application form or download it from:

see the website for more details


Potluck Stencil Art is a two day extravaganza during the Sydney Stencil Festival for the public to access stencil art making. This is a spectacular free event to all young people and families to stencil, swap and share designs.

So bring along your t-shirts, jackets, caps and pants for your very own design! If this is your first stencilling attempt- don’t fret! There will be templates, professional artists and designers to help you with your unique wearable art. All works can be entered into the Potluck Bid with proceeds going toward both the artist and event charity drive for ‘The Settlement’ organisation.

Event Dates: Saturday & Sunday, 3 & 4 June 2006
Workshop Times: Saturday & Sunday, 11am – 2pm
Potluck Bid: Sunday 2.30pm-3.30pm. Bring your family and friends


The Podcast Network produced two features at the Melbourne Stencil Festival. See a 25 min. flic shot at the Opening Night (with interviews, heaps of paintings etc) and a second part from the live spraying with an interview with Logan Hicks.

Towards the end of the first feature is an interview with one of the organisers wherein he comments on the Melbourne stencil art scene and the impact that Melbourne's art colleges are having.

Logan Hicks comments on how the eighties teenage graffiti artists are now mid career art professionals and describes the impact that their graffiti background is having on their work and on the commercial art industry.

Two videos from Graffiti TV

Logan Hicks cutting stencils
Logan Hicks in action

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