Illustrated lecture: Dr Jenny Mcfarlane― Clarice Beckett and the familiar made strange
The High Ground, Geelong Library & Heritage Centre
Join Curator and author Dr Jenny Mcfarlane for a fascinating illustrated lecture exploring the influence of the Theosophical Society on Australian artists between 1890–1934 with a special focus on the artist Clarice Beckett.
Geelong Gallery presents an exclusive in-focus, thematic survey of the work of Australian artist Clarice Beckett (1887–1935). This exhibition presents key works from across Beckett’s oeuvre ranging from 1919 to the early 1930s, providing a critical representation of this enduringly enigmatic modernist artist’s atmospheric depictions of light, climate, and bayside Melbourne. Beckett’s beautiful paintings are revered for the ways in which they captured the essence of Beaumaris streetscapes and Melbourne cityscapes in varying light and weather conditions, as well as atmospheric vistas towards the waters of Port Phillip Bay.