The Bluethumb Art Prize is an annual award that aims to raise the profile of Australian artists by supporting, recognising and celebrating their incredible talent and diversity.
With double the prize money and over 2,200 Australian artists entering, the 2018 prize is Australia’s biggest new art prize and includes many of Australia’s best artists.
Prizes of $2,000 will be awarded in each of the following categories:
Works on Canvas Award
Works on Paper 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.
This exhibition showcases the finalists selected by an eclectic judging panel of 12 industry experts, including Penny Griggs, General Manager of SALA (South Australian Living Artists Festival); June Mills, Indigenous music star, visual artist and traditional owner of Larrakia land; and qualified art curator and Real Housewives of Melbourne star, Gina Liano.
Find all the details and vote for your People's Choice at the website.
Opening Night - 6:00pm Thursday 12 April.
Drinks and cheese boards
Meet the artists and judges
Winners announced at 7:30pm