April 18, 2019

Inspired by Jeffrey Smart

Jeffrey Smart is an artist best known for his precisionist urban and industrial landscape paintings. Considered to be one of Australia's greatest painters, Jeffrey Smart trained at the South Australian School of Arts and Crafts in the late 1930s. Influenced by modernism in the 1940s, he worked in a distinctive, detailed style and loved to fill his work with "private jokes and playful allusions". He saw beauty in the everyday, painting highways, factories, trucks and vacant city lots. His polished style and ability to see the seemingly ordinary with fresh eyes has had a lasting impact on Australian contemporary artists. In this curation we explore some of these artists who have been inspired by Smart's legacy.

Curated by Freddy Grant

91cm (W) x 74cm (H)


60cm (W) x 60cm (H)

Other Media

65cm (W) x 65cm (H)


21cm (W) x 26cm (H)


21cm (W) x 26cm (H)


79cm (W) x 53cm (H)


80cm (W) x 40cm (H)


100cm (W) x 70cm (H)


122cm (W) x 92cm (H)


189cm (W) x 122cm (H)


100cm (W) x 75cm (H)


About the Curator

Freddy Grant

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.

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