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
20cm (W) x 20cm (H)
Oil Paint
$380
45cm (W) x 45cm (H)
Oil Paint
$820