The Art Prize for All Australian Artists

Over 2300 Australian artists. Australia’s biggest new art prize. Buy them before they're famous and vote in our People's Choice.

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.

Prizes of $2,000 will be awarded in each of the following categories:

  • Works on Canvas Award
  • Works on Paper Award
  • Photography Award
  • Other Media Award
  • People’s Choice Award (voted for by the public)

The overall Bluethumb Art Prize of $10,000 will be awarded to the work considered by the judges to be the most outstanding across all categories.

Vote for your People's Choice favourites from our top 100 semi-finalist and be in the draw to win a $500 Bluethumb gift voucher.

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Artprize collage 2A selection of last year's finalists
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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...

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51cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Acrylics on anvas
102cm (W) x 153cm (H)
Acrylic on linen
150cm (W) x 118cm (H)
Artists quality permanent oil paint on stretched canvas
41cm (W) x 51cm (H)
Oil painting on stretched canvas
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Recent Entries

61cm (W) x 91cm (H)
Oil on canvas
60cm (W) x 30cm (H)
Mixed medium of quality acrylic paints, inks and pouring medium.
80cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Pigment ink-jet print
61cm (W) x 76.5cm (H)
Oil on stretched canvas
120cm (W) x 85.5cm (H)
Oil on Canvas mounted on board
76cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Oil on Stretched 12 oz Cotton Canvas, Triple Primed, Gallery Wrapped Staple Free Edges
40cm (W) x 50cm (H)
this portrait was painted predominantly with a pallet knife.
156cm (W) x 105cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas with frame
90cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Fine Art Photographic Print
102cm (W) x 102cm (H)
Artists quality acrylic paint on stretched canvas.
76.2cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Oil on Canvas - Framed
120cm (W) x 50cm (H)
Digital Archival print
30.5cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas, witb gold leaf embellishment, sealed and ready to hang!
50cm (W) x 60cm (H)
113cm (W) x 113cm (H)
spray paint, acrylic and paper on wood inside a wooden frame.
30cm (W) x 24cm (H)
oil based ink on Hahnemuhle paper 300gsm
91cm (W) x 91cm (H)
mixed media on canvas
56cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Watercolour and fade-proof pigment ink on 300gsm acid-free textured watercolour paper.
21cm (W) x 29.7cm (H)
A4 Inkjet Print on Canson Platine Fibre Rag photographic paper
27cm (W) x 27cm (H)
Silkscreen, etching, collagraph and collage on Hahnemuhle paper