Inspired by Clarice Beckett

By Freddy Grant
Melbourne

About this Curation

During the 1920s and 1930s Clarice Beckett surrendered to the sensory impressions of her everyday world with such intensity that the force of her painted observations created an entirely new visual language. The extreme economy of her painting tested her Australian audiences, and yet distinguished her as working at the avant-garde of international modernism. The artist’s famed ethereal images of commonplace motifs such as lone figures, waves, trams and cars have continued to inspire artists to this day.

This curation explores contemporary Australian artists who create work using similar motifs to Clarice Beckett and build on her distinct visual language.

About the Curator

Freddy is Bluethumb's Head of PR & Comms and part of the curatorial team. He is the lead on many of Bluethumb’s key initiatives including the Bluethumb Art Prize and our 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.

61cm (W) x 46cm (H)

Oil Paint
$560

35.5cm (W) x 35.5cm (H)

Oil Paint
$490

76cm (W) x 76cm (H)

Oil Paint
$1,270

46cm (W) x 46cm (H)

Oil Paint
$650

36cm (W) x 22cm (H)

Oil Paint
$450

20cm (W) x 25cm (H)

Oil Paint
$380

41cm (W) x 29cm (H)

Oil Paint
$990

117cm (W) x 46cm (H)

Oil Paint
$1,950

76cm (W) x 43cm (H)

Oil Paint
$7,950

51cm (W) x 61cm (H)

Oil Paint
$710

20cm (W) x 25cm (H)

Oil Paint
$200

42cm (W) x 30cm (H)

Oil Paint
$360

102cm (W) x 76cm (H)

Acrylic Paint
$1,200

91.5cm (W) x 91.5cm (H)

Acrylic Paint
$1,200

45cm (W) x 45cm (H)

Oil Paint
$820

45cm (W) x 30cm (H)

Oil Paint
$780