2017 Bluethumb Art Prize Shortlisted

By Janni Fewster
Melbourne

About this Curation

We've spent the last two weeks looking at the astonishing entries for the bluethumb Art Prize. Many heated discussions were had at bluethumb HQ as we ruminated over our Top 100. With 1140 artists submitting exclusive originals, our new art prize is bigger than this year's Archibald.

We're overwhelmed and humbled by the positive response from the Australian art community, and thank every artist that took the time to create and submit their work. Congratulations to all the shortlisted artists!

About the Curator

Janni is bluethumb’s in-house curator, she knows our artists and their art like the back of her hand. Being an artist herself she has an even greater appreciation of other artists’ creations. Career highlights include curating exhibition Icons Uncovered, also at SALA festival, Melbourne Fringe and Midsumma. Janni has an eye for artworks that compliment each other and has curated many private collections.

30cm (W) x 40cm (H)
Oil Paint
$2,990

100cm (W) x 120cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$3,500

150cm (W) x 100cm (H)
Oil Paint
$3,000

137cm (W) x 81cm (H)
Oil Paint
$2,300

152.5cm (W) x 102.5cm (H)
Mixed Media
$8,750

75cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Oil Paint
$4,000

91cm (W) x 122cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$340

85cm (W) x 80cm (H)
Oil Paint
$830

122cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$2,500

180cm (W) x 200cm (H)
Mixed Media
$1,300

76cm (W) x 100cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$2,320

41cm (W) x 38cm (H)
Mixed Media
$1,170

61cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$1,010

62cm (W) x 204cm (H)
Oil Paint
$7,150

91cm (W) x 91cm (H)
Mixed Media
$1,900

50cm (W) x 70cm (H)
Oil Paint
$2,850

36cm (W) x 45cm (H)
Oil Paint
$1,100

127cm (W) x 91cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$1,750

101cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$680

100cm (W) x 50cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$1,980