Heating Up

Thursday 17 November 2016

By Freddy Grant

About this Curation

The weather is finally warming up and it seems in 2017 warm interiors will be the new cool. Forget everything that's been in. Navy and midnight blues? Out. Concrete and copper? Out. Cool and white tones? Out. Surely not open plan living? Out!

The design world is turning away from minimalism and towards warm and cosy interiors. Think browns, dark greens and reds to replace the greys and blues we've all been obsessed with; warm materials like matte finish terracotta and cork instead of cold, hard polished surfaces; and best of all little nooks to escape the digital age rather than big open spaces with your gadgets on display. This curation explores a restricted colour palette and artworks that work in a cosy space.

About the Curator

Freddy is Bluethumb's PR & Communications Manager and part of the curatorial team. He is the lead on many of Bluethumb’s key initiatives including the Bluethumb Art Prize and the Indigenous art centre platform.

A day in the life includes coordinating art shows, projects and events, writing press releases and guest articles, and passionately promoting Bluethumb and our artists.

Freddy is also one of Bluethumb’s best customers.

69.5cm (W) x 49cm (H)
Acrylic on 300 gsm Fabriano paper.
76cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Acrylic on unstretched canvas.
153cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Oil and charcoal on linen
72cm (W) x 103cm (H)
Hand-Cut Stencil & Aerosol on Cradled Wood Panel.
46cm (W) x 61cm (H)
oil on canvas
90cm (W) x 90cm (H)
Acrylic on Canvas
50cm (W) x 76cm (H)
acrylic paint on stretched canvas, ready to hang
41cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Acrylic on Arches Paper
52cm (W) x 42cm (H)
Archive quality signed Limited Edition Print 2 of 200
120cm (W) x 90cm (H)
Oil paint on Canvas
36cm (W) x 45cm (H)
Oil paint on canvas board
95cm (W) x 95cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas, coated in a satin vanish
100cm (W) x 100cm (H)
Oil Paint on canvas
102cm (W) x 122cm (H)
Acrylics and mixed media
51cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Acrylic on Canvas
145cm (W) x 121cm (H)
Oil paint on canvas mounted on homemade wooden stretcher
67cm (W) x 94cm (H)
ink and gouache on vintage book pages
50cm (W) x 40cm (H)
Acrylic paint on particle board, framed in a timber frame with an off-white slip which highlights the white orchids and flowers on the creeping vine. Total size including frame W 69cm x H 59cm.
92cm (W) x 122cm (H)
acrylic on canvas