Your Kid Can't Do This was the ultimate showcase of contemporary talent within the field of stencil artistry, featuring over 50 artists from 16 countries.
Returning for the first time since 2010, international stencil art exhibition ‘Your Kid Can’t Do This’ launched at aMBUSH Gallery, Central Park, Sydney on Friday 26 June. The group exhibition was curated by Luke Cornish, aka E.L.K, who became the first street-based artist to be selected for inclusion in the prestigious Archibald Prize in 2012, and currently holds the record for creating the highest selling piece of street art in Australia.
YKCDT was the ultimate showcase of contemporary talent within the field of stencil artistry, featuring over 50 artists from 16 countries, including the Godfather of modern stencil art Blek Le Rat (France), Australian stencil art royalty Haha and Vexta, and Hugo Kaagman (Amsterdam), who is heralded as the ‘original pioneer of stencil art’. YKCDT also platformed the work of every winner of the Australian Stencil Art Prize from 2009-2014, leading stencillers from across Europe and America, and an assortment of emerging artists whose quieter reputations belie their exceptional talent.
On Saturday 27 June, E.L.K hosted a free stencil workshop in the aMBUSH Project Space, where he and several of YKCDT’s exhibiting artists gave beginners’ master-classes in the production of stencil art. Class members gained expert guidance in the production of a multilayered stencil, and walked away with the artwork they created on the day.