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)

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$560

35.5cm (W) x 35.5cm (H)

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$490

76cm (W) x 76cm (H)

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$1,270

46cm (W) x 46cm (H)

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$650

52.5cm (W) x 39cm (H)

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$450

22cm (W) x 27cm (H)

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$380

44cm (W) x 32cm (H)

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$990

120cm (W) x 49cm (H)

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$1,950

96cm (W) x 63cm (H)

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$7,950

51cm (W) x 61cm (H)

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$710

106cm (W) x 80cm (H)

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$1,500

91.5cm (W) x 91.5cm (H)

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$1,200

49cm (W) x 49cm (H)

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$820

45cm (W) x 30cm (H)

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$780

31cm (W) x 31cm (H)

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$690

51cm (W) x 41cm (H)

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$450