Espionage Gallery was founded in January 2011 by Adelaide based stencil artist Joshua Smith. The gallery was initially created as a predominately street art/graffiti based gallery but has since gone on to showcasing illustration, oil and acrylic painting, photography, sculpture, vinyl toys and ceramic and glass works. The gallery prides itself on showing the best local, national and international artists, both emerging and established.
Some artists the gallery has shown include David Soukup (Chicago), Snik (UK), Icy & Sot (New York), Elisa Mazzone (Paris), Lisa Vanin (Toronto), F63 (Vancouver), ColaSa (Teipei), Wiland (Portugal), John Koleszar (Phoenix), Ian Walker (Bristol), Irek Tankpetrol (Manchester), Tommy Gurr (UK), YMT (Sydney), Rebecca Murphy (Sydney), ELK (Melbourne), 23rd Key (Melbourne), Nicole Tattersall (Melbourne), Kaitlin Beckett (Melbourne), Be Free & Suki (Melbourne), Kate Gagliardi (Melbourne), Cameron Brideoake (Melbourne), Gary Seaman, Fletch, Donovan Christie, Ellie Kammer, Bec Winnel, KAB 101, Blotchwoman, Koven, Dlux, Draw JBL, SYNC, Monk, Rah, Solo, Caitlin Millard, Véra Ada, Jelena Vujnovic, Jenny Allnutt, James Dean, Joshua Miels, Lilian Choo, Peter Fong, Alphamanta, Tiff Rysdale, Emmaline Zanelli, Hailey Lane, and Harmony Nicholas.
Joshua Smith is the gallery director of Espionage Gallery and also an accomplished Stencil Artist. In the last 14 years Josh has had over 140 exhibitions worldwide in galleries such as ChinaHeights, NGV - Federation Square, ArtRage Complex, Per Square Metre, Oh Really Gallery, Helen Gory Gallerie, Peter Walker Fine Art, Art Monster Gallery, 19 Karen, and Outpost Project - Cockatoo Island. His work has been showcased in Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth, the Gold Coast, Toronto in Canada, St. Louis in the United States, and Kobe, Ashiya and Osaka in Japan.
Aside from the gallery and creating his own artwork Josh also works for a variety of organisations such as Red Cross Australia, Carclew Youth Arts, City of Holdfast, City of Marion, City of West Torrens, City of Playford, Baptist Care SA and Refugee Services. He teaches stencil art to a diverse range of students, from private school students to homeless and disadvantaged youth.