18 September 2015 – 23 January 2016

Opening times

Admission: Free. 

As stencil art has become more established, it has moved indoors and as a result, changed the rules from temporary works on the street to permanence in national gallery collections.

Coinciding with Spirit of Place and inspired by Ben Johnson’s hyperrealist paintings, Stencilism: A Cut Above has brought together emerging and established artists from the world of street art that have evolved an almost obsessive eye for detail in their stencils, including international artists Czarnobyl, Otto Schade, Orticanoodles and Stickee.

Accompanying Stencilism: A Cut Above is 'Walls' by Matt Maber in the gallery foyer, a photograph exhibition which documents street artists and their work across the UK.