Bluethumb Art Prize 2018

People's Choice

Vote for your 5 favourites from our top 100 semi-finalist, shortlisted from 2300 entries, and be in the draw to win a $500 Bluethumb gift voucher. Voting closes 15th April 2018.

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Patjarr Creek, 67-17

76.2cm (W) x 76.2cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas


Savage Garden

122cm (W) x 92cm (H)
Acrylic on cradled panel. Gloss varnished with UV protection. Edges sealed with black lacquer.


The Overpass

35.5cm (W) x 35.5cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas



92cm (W) x 77cm (H)
Oil painting on board


My Grandfather's Country (18-1)

76cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Acrylic paint on canvas


Nyuku Ngurra, 17-87

80cm (W) x 101cm (H)
acrylic paint on canvas


Sometimes I Fear the Silence.

96cm (W) x 126cm (H)
quality oils on board, professionally framed (100x130 in frame) ready to hang.


Superb Suburb II

150cm (W) x 118cm (H)
Artists quality permanent oil paint on stretched canvas


Lime Green Jumper

76cm (W) x 112cm (H)
Acrylic on Canvas


La Lucha

100cm (W) x 70cm (H)
An acrylic and oil painting to represent the battle between two worlds inside us all.


Sleepyhead II

27cm (W) x 27cm (H)
Silkscreen, etching, collagraph and collage on Hahnemuhle paper


Meeting at the Ritz

102cm (W) x 153cm (H)
Acrylic on linen


The Blue Boy

45cm (W) x 58cm (H)
Pigment ink print on rag paper


Uruna Tjina (James Range, NT) Catalog no. 155-17

47cm (W) x 35cm (H)
Watercolour on watercolour Paper


Clowning Around

152cm (W) x 122cm (H)
Oil paint on linen.


Afterlife Part 1

144cm (W) x 144cm (H)
Acrylic on linen



96cm (W) x 109cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas



59.6cm (W) x 84.3cm (H)
Hand Cut Stencil & Aerosol


Abandoned Dance

150cm (W) x 120cm (H)
Oils, oil stick and charcoal on canvas


Smoke - Framed Original

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


間 (Ma)

87cm (W) x 72cm (H)
Pigment Ink on Cotton Rag


Hunting for Honey

227cm (W) x 100cm (H)
Stringybark with Ochre and PVA Fixative


Cardinal Rules and The Scape Goats

152.4cm (W) x 121.9cm (H)
acrylic on 8 1/2 oz cotton duck


Breathing Space

91cm (W) x 91cm (H)
oil on Canvas


Magnolia Majesty

110cm (W) x 79cm (H)
Oil on linen



101cm (W) x 153cm (H)
Acrylic paint on canvas


What Goes Up

89cm (W) x 160cm (H)
Oil paint on canvas with raw hardwood frame



122cm (W) x 122cm (H)
Acrylic on stretched canvas


Portrait of the Artist's Inheritance (diptych)

120cm (W) x 90cm (H)
Oil on Board


Black Cat of Mykonos

107cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Photography Digital colour, manipulated with textures added, printed on archival paper


Ngayuku Ngura, 17-106

122cm (W) x 91cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas


The First Lovers 3

26cm (W) x 32cm (H)
These images are strictly limited to an edition of 50 copies and are printed archivally on 300 gsm rag paper . There is a generous paper border.


In the Garden of Eden

57cm (W) x 77cm (H)
watercolour paint on paper


Daughter Of Earth (Sp. Hija De La Tierra)

54cm (W) x 54cm (H)
Genuine Gold Leaf & oil painting on Linen


Conversation with Otto

120cm (W) x 150cm (H)
Oil on canvas


Of Heart and Hands

117cm (W) x 143cm (H)
Oil paint on linen board. Framed


Mr George Fish and His Marvellous Monocular

38cm (W) x 31cm (H)
Oil on Tyvek paper, shadowbox mounted on board.



90cm (W) x 90cm (H)
Pencil on Bristol Board


Three doves in frangipani (Peace doves) - Major work exhibited at Yering Station Gallery

152cm (W) x 122cm (H)
Oil paint on stretched canvas by well know and both locally and internationally collected artist John Graham


Lighting Strikes Catalog no. 145-11

128cm (W) x 70cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas


Female Form

21cm (W) x 29.7cm (H)
Sewn drawing using cotton thread on paper


Papa Tjukurpa 11178

91cm (W) x 107cm (H)
Acrylic on Canvas


Patupiri Wiltja (7968-17)

20cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Tjanpi (wild harvested grass), wool, raffia, emu feathers, wire


Margaret Kemarre Ross

107cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Acrylic on linen


Love Stick

102cm (W) x 92cm (H)
Oil on canvas


'at first I was afraid, I was petrified'

42cm (W) x 59.4cm (H)
archival inkjet made from a scanned silver gelatin print with selective toning. Sulphide, gold and selenium


Love Over Gold

91cm (W) x 122cm (H)
Acrylic on Canvas


Shine Opposite

120cm (W) x 120cm (H)
oil on canvas


Alpi, 17-686

55.8cm (W) x 91.4cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas


My Rubbery World

122cm (W) x 92cm (H)
Oil on Canvas


Front Porch with Wine During Minor Disagreement Ed. 2 of 5

24cm (W) x 18cm (H)
Giclée printed computer drawing on Hahnemühler paper



86.5cm (W) x 56cm (H)
acrylic on linen


Look Beyond

92cm (W) x 122cm (H)
Acrylic paint finished in oil on canvas with wooden backing


Girl with a Basket of Fruit

75cm (W) x 75cm (H)
Gallery Floating Acrylic (Photographic print on metallic paper mounted on acrylic).


Sally Rugg

101cm (W) x 101cm (H)
oil on canvas


Fertility #2, 2017.

90cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Pigment print on lustre paper. Poster sized edition of 100. (Large scale limited edition of 8 also available).


'Last Donut Of The Night'

120cm (W) x 90cm (H)
Oil on Linen


View to the North

76cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Oil and beeswax on stretched canvas, ready to hang


Above and Below

102cm (W) x 100cm (H)
oil on linen, Australian hardwood frame, stretched wrap-around linen, D-rings, gallery wire, ready to hang


Sitting Nude

76cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Oil on Stretched 12 oz Cotton Canvas, Triple Primed, Gallery Wrapped Staple Free Edges


Wilkinkaarra ­ Lake Mackay, 09ZJ279

91cm (W) x 183cm (H)
Acrylic on Linen


Spirit they've gone

150cm (W) x 100cm (H)
acrylic on canvas


My Birthing Place 749-17

121.9cm (W) x 101.6cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas


The Hare and LEGO

75cm (W) x 75cm (H)
oil on canvas



55cm (W) x 15cm (H)
Tjanpi (wild harvested grass), raffia, wool, and emu feathers.


Moon Glow

122cm (W) x 140cm (H)
The mixed media I have used, is acrylic paint, liners, Gesso, acrylic inks, acrylic texture gel and acrylic varnish.


The Saga

120cm (W) x 90cm (H)
Acrylic and ink a on canvas


Modern Life is Rubbish

77.5cm (W) x 96.5cm (H)
Gouache on 650gsm textured watercolour paper, deckled edges all sides. Professionally framed, Ready to hang.


Albany Trio on Turkish Paisley.

60cm (W) x 45cm (H)
Oil on canvas. Framed.


Untitled 1, Juncture

42cm (W) x 61.7cm (H)
Pigment Archival Inkjet Print on Canson Rag Photographique



45cm (W) x 70cm (H)
Oil paint and photographic transfer on canvas


Makes me Wonder

51cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Oil on Linen


A Shifting Stillness #4

90cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Fine Art Photographic Print


Interior - Hallway

180cm (W) x 120cm (H)
oil on canvas


Construct 6/10

80cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Pigment ink-jet print



207cm (W) x 135cm (H)
acrylic and ink on canvas


A Life of Wonders

122cm (W) x 122cm (H)
Acrylic, Collage, Oil Pastel, Pencil, Collage, Gloss Medium.


Wak Wak

140cm (W) x 50cm (H)
Stringybark with Ochre and PVA Fixative


frozen ocean with plastic beacon.

41cm (W) x 51cm (H)
Oil painting on stretched canvas



55cm (W) x 67cm (H)
Trompe L'oeil style hyper-realistic drawing on paper



120cm (W) x 85.5cm (H)
Oil on Canvas mounted on board


Ara Irititja, wb333-16

90cm (W) x 90cm (H)
Acrylic paint on plywood, enhanced by walka (designs burnt onto the wood)


Painless (Luke)

61cm (W) x 91.4cm (H)
Oil Paint


Bon Appétit (Portrait of Manu Feildel )

160cm (W) x 110cm (H)
oil on panel wood


Hamilton passing Carrington

101cm (W) x 101cm (H)
acrylic on canvas


Mountains Falls

51cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Acrylics on canvas


Chrysanthamum Boy - and the benefit of foresight

60cm (W) x 60cm (H)
60cm diameter Acrylic on board.


Mind Maps Vs Road Blocks

46cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Acrylic and charcoal on cradled panel



59cm (W) x 54cm (H)
Acrylic on wood panel.