Banksy reworks his famous girl with heart balloon to mark third anniversary of Syria conflict

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By Marta Millere in New Art on Thursday 13 March 2014

Graffiti legend Banksy joins us as we mourn the third anniversary of the Syria conflict by speaking up and reworking his famous ‘Girl with a Balloon’ stencil masterpiece. In the recreated piece, he depicts a young girl, just like the one before, but this time it’s a young Syrian refugee who has probably lost her family to bloodshed.

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Fake: a stencil artist based in Amsterdam

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By Al Saulso in New Art on Friday 12 October 2012

Fake is a multi-talented stencil artist taking Amsterdam’s art world by storm. Running parallel to greats like Bansky, Fake keeps to his system of multi-tasking, pushing out two to three paintings at a time, as well as sculptures and prints.

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Berlin Stencil Art Challenge

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By Henry in New Art on Friday 29 April 2011

Blek Le Rat did what Banksy did twenty years before Banksy did. And that’s according to Banksy himself. Now creatives around the world have the chance to be flown to Berlin to take part in a live stencil art session with him. Upload a JPEG of your own stencil art to Hugo Create to take part.

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Numskull’s Weird Machine prints, paintings, installations

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By Michelle Wilding in New Design on Thursday 2 December 2010

Sydney artist Numskull recently unveiled his latest series of prints, paintings and installations titled The Weird Machine at Sydney’s Lo-Fi Collective Gallery. I love the bold typography, icon and stencil juxtapositions.

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PaperMonster

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By Contributions in New Illustration on Monday 30 August 2010

Combining both stencil and collage techniques, PaperMonster’s work is truly one of a kind. When first looking at his work, there appears to be a single image of a woman expressing a certain emotion. Take a closer look and you will see all the chaos beneath the surface.

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Australian stencil artist 23rdkey

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By Stephanie Yazbek in New Art on Thursday 22 July 2010

Jessica Kease, who goes by the alias 23rdkey, is an Australian stencil artist who understands the definitions of detail and layering. As a stencil art myself, I respect the intricacy that goes into the construction of stencils and 23rdkey blows my mind with her complex designs. She has featured in Deviant Art for her piece Grind On My Face, a stencil of her flattened face on a skate deck.

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Sydney graffiti artist, Emily Hasselhoo

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By Nikki Savvides in New Art on Thursday 12 February 2009

I love the work of Sydney graffiti and stencil artist Emily Hasselhoof. Bold, bright and bizarre, her images are like the dreams of a serial tripper. Evil little girls dressed in fluorescent garb commit unspeakable acts while green rabbits are devoured by sharks and odd little ponies masquerade as equine medusas. Hasselhoof regularly exhibits around town. I caught her show at Ruban Rat in Newtown last year where I was blown away by her fantastic use of colour.

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Construction of the American dream

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By Jenn Porreca in Video on Tuesday 5 February 2008

Ever heard of the Polaroid Kidd? How about SWOON or Chris Stain? Some artists can only lay their head on dreamswept pillows hoping for this kind of ingenuity. Check out this recent video on this amazing trio.

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