2017 Bluethumb Art Prize Shortlisted

By Janni Fewster

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)
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100cm (W) x 120cm (H)
Acrylic Paint

150cm (W) x 100cm (H)
Oil Paint

137cm (W) x 81cm (H)
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152.5cm (W) x 102.5cm (H)
Mixed Media

75cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Oil Paint

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

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

122cm (W) x 61cm (H)
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180cm (W) x 200cm (H)
Mixed Media

76cm (W) x 100cm (H)
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41cm (W) x 38cm (H)
Mixed Media

61cm (W) x 76cm (H)
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62cm (W) x 204cm (H)
Oil Paint

91cm (W) x 91cm (H)
Mixed Media

50cm (W) x 70cm (H)
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36cm (W) x 45cm (H)
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127cm (W) x 91cm (H)
Acrylic Paint

101cm (W) x 76cm (H)
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100cm (W) x 50cm (H)
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