Congrats to Kim Hyunji, winner of the $10,000 Bluethumb Art Prize 2018

61cm (W) x 91.4cm (H)
Oil Paint
$3,850

The Bluethumb Art Prize is our annual award that aims to raise the profile of Australian artists by supporting, recognising and celebrating their incredible talent and diversity.

The 2018 prize has smashed our inaugural year’s number of entries, with more than double the entries of the Archibald Prize, including many of Australia’s best artists. Building on the overwhelming success of last year’s prize and exhibition, we have doubled the prize money pool and introduced category awards to give more artists the opportunity to step into the spotlight in 2018.

Kudos to our $2,000 category award winners

Photography

90cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Fine Art Photographic Print
$1,550

Paper

71cm (W) x 53.5cm (H)
Marker and pencil on Arches medium textured, 300gsm, cold pressed watercolour paper.
$4,490

Canvas

61cm (W) x 91.4cm (H)
Oil Paint
$3,850

Other Media

20cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Tjanpi (wild harvested grass), wool, raffia, emu feathers, wire
$2,350
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Judging Panel

Glenn Iseger-Pilkington

Glenn Iseger-Pilkington is a Wadjarri, Nhanda and Nyoongar man...

Marcus Westbury

Marcus Westbury is the CEO of Contemporary Arts Precincts that...

Penny Griggs

Penny Griggs has dedicated her career to the arts industry. Cu...

June Mills

June Mills is a well-known Darwin identity – a traditional own...

Finalists

89cm (W) x 160cm (H)
Oil paint on canvas with raw hardwood frame
$7,450
45cm (W) x 58cm (H)
Pigment ink print on rag paper
$2,600
122cm (W) x 122cm (H)
Acrylic on stretched canvas
$8,800
227cm (W) x 100cm (H)
Stringybark with Ochre and PVA Fixative
$5,650
51cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Acrylics on canvas
$1,023
152cm (W) x 152cm (H)
Oil, acrylic and charcoal on canvas
$9,572
38cm (W) x 31cm (H)
Oil on Tyvek paper, shadowbox mounted on board.
$1,280
60cm (W) x 60cm (H)
60cm diameter Acrylic on board.
$4,030
71cm (W) x 53.5cm (H)
Marker and pencil on Arches medium textured, 300gsm, cold pressed watercolour paper.
$4,490
122cm (W) x 91cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas
$1,785
97cm (W) x 97cm (H)
Oil on Linen, 97x97cm
$8,500
61cm (W) x 91.4cm (H)
Oil Paint
$3,850
20cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Tjanpi (wild harvested grass), wool, raffia, emu feathers, wire
$2,350
91cm (W) x 122cm (H)
Acrylic on Canvas
$2,000
76cm (W) x 76cm (H)
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
$1,450
101cm (W) x 153cm (H)
Acrylic paint on canvas
$2,700
120cm (W) x 120cm (H)
oil on canvas
$7,500
60cm (W) x 45cm (H)
Oil on canvas. Framed.
$3,300
80cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Pigment ink-jet print
$2,650
76cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Oil and beeswax on stretched canvas, ready to hang
$3,100
207cm (W) x 135cm (H)
acrylic and ink on canvas
$11,550
90cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Fine Art Photographic Print
$1,550
77.5cm (W) x 96.5cm (H)
Gouache on 650gsm textured watercolour paper, deckled edges all sides. Professionally framed, Ready to hang.
$1,850
120cm (W) x 90cm (H)
Acrylic and ink a on canvas
$1,900
101cm (W) x 101cm (H)
oil on canvas
$6,500
150cm (W) x 118cm (H)
Artists quality permanent oil paint on stretched canvas
$3,800
47cm (W) x 35cm (H)
Watercolour on watercolour Paper
$2,103
80cm (W) x 101cm (H)
acrylic paint on canvas
$1,410
92cm (W) x 77cm (H)
Oil painting on board
$8,500
21cm (W) x 29.7cm (H)
Sewn drawing using cotton thread on paper
$210
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Semi-Finalists

120cm (W) x 85.5cm (H)
Oil on Canvas mounted on board
$15,300
45cm (W) x 58cm (H)
Pigment ink print on rag paper
$2,600
92cm (W) x 122cm (H)
Acrylic paint finished in oil on canvas with wooden backing
$1,450
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Recent Entries

61cm (W) x 91cm (H)
Oil on canvas
$1,600
60cm (W) x 30cm (H)
Mixed medium of quality acrylic paints, inks and pouring medium.
$390
80cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Pigment ink-jet print
$2,650
61cm (W) x 76.5cm (H)
Oil on stretched canvas
$1,350
120cm (W) x 85.5cm (H)
Oil on Canvas mounted on board
$15,300
76cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Oil on Stretched 12 oz Cotton Canvas, Triple Primed, Gallery Wrapped Staple Free Edges
$3,300
40cm (W) x 50cm (H)
this portrait was painted predominantly with a pallet knife.
$655
156cm (W) x 105cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas with frame
$2,500
90cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Fine Art Photographic Print
$1,550
102cm (W) x 102cm (H)
Artists quality acrylic paint on stretched canvas.
$1,070
120cm (W) x 50cm (H)
Digital Archival print
$1,850
30.5cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas, witb gold leaf embellishment, sealed and ready to hang!
$629
50cm (W) x 60cm (H)
MODELLING PASTE/ACRYLICS/INKS ON CANVAS
$415
113cm (W) x 113cm (H)
spray paint, acrylic and paper on wood inside a wooden frame.
$3,555
30cm (W) x 24cm (H)
oil based ink on Hahnemuhle paper 300gsm
$480
91cm (W) x 91cm (H)
mixed media on canvas
$1,350
56cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Watercolour and fade-proof pigment ink on 300gsm acid-free textured watercolour paper.
$730
21cm (W) x 29.7cm (H)
A4 Inkjet Print on Canson Platine Fibre Rag photographic paper
$180
27cm (W) x 27cm (H)
Silkscreen, etching, collagraph and collage on Hahnemuhle paper
$270
101cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Acrylic on Canvas
$4,350