Clarice Beckett: The present moment

Clarice Beckett (1887-1935) is celebrated for her ethereal, atmospheric landscape paintings that capture the commonplace and its motifs: lone figures, waves, trams and cars. The most comprehensive retrospective of Beckett’s work ever staged, ‘Clarice Beckett: The present moment’ features 130 paintings; timeless and incidental everyday scenes of 1920s and 1930s Melbourne, curated to chart the chronology of one single day, from the first breath of sunrise, through to the hush of sunset, before returning into the enveloping mists of nightfall. Part of the 2021 Adelaide Festival.

Clarice Beckett, Australia, 1887-1935, Wet day, Brighton, c.1928, Melbourne, oil on board. Gift of Alastair Hunter OAM and the late Tom Hunter in memory of Elizabeth through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation 2019, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Art Gallery of South Australia
27 February to 16 May 2021
South Australia