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Clarice Beckett at Geelong Gallery
- Adult Return ferry + General Exhibition ticket
- Concession & Senior Return ferry + General Exhibition ticket
- Child Return ferry + General Exhibition ticket
- Family (2A+2C) Return ferry + General Exhibition ticket
- Groups 10+ Return ferry + General Exhibition ticket
- Images as rotating in the above image carousel
- Clarice Beckett, ‘Anglesea’ 1929, oil on pulpboard Private collection, Image courtesy of Art Gallery of South Australia
- Clarice Beckett, ‘Across the Yarra’ c. 1931, oil on cardboard National Gallery of Victoria, Bequest of Harriet Minnie Rosebud Salier, 1984, Image courtesy of National Gallery of Victoria
- Clarice Beckett, ‘Boatshed, Beaumaris’ c. 1928, oil on cardboard Castlemaine Art Museum, Maud Rowe Bequest, 1937, Image courtesy of Castlemaine Art Museum
- Clarice Beckett, ‘Luna Park’ 1919, oil on board Art Gallery of South Australia, Gift of Alastair Hunter OAM and the late Tom Hunter in memory of Elizabeth through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation 2019, Image courtesy of Art Gallery of South Australia
Clarice Beckett + Ferry Packages
Between the 1st of April and the 9th of July 2023, Geelong Gallery presents an exclusive in-focus, a thematic survey of the work of Australian artist Clarice Beckett (1887–1935). This exclusive Geelong Gallery exhibition brings a new perspective on the practice of this enduringly popular artist through key works from major Australian public galleries and rarely-seen private collections.
Port Phillip Ferries is excited to announce, that as the Official Travel Partner of this exhibition, we will be offering some very exclusive and limited edition packages that include return ferry tickets and entry to this amazing collection of locally inspired paintings.
Gallery session times with packages
There are limited numbers allocated for each session time, so please book early to secure your preferred session time.
Weekday timetable > Wednesday to Friday
- Docklands to Geelong Ferry: Departs at 9.30 am (via Portarlington) / Arrives in Geelong at 11.40 am
- Gallery Session time options: 12.00 pm, 12.20 pm, 12.40 pm or 1.00 pm (capped at 20 pax per session time)
- Geelong to Docklands: Depart Geelong at 3.00 pm (via Portarlington) / Arrives in Docklands at 5.10 pm
Weekend & Public Holidays > Saturday and Sundays
- Docklands to Geelong Ferry: Departs at 10.40 am (via Portarlington) / Arrives in Geelong at 12.50 pm
- Gallery Session time options: 1.20 pm, 1.40 pm or 2.00 pm (capped at 20 pax per session time)
- Geelong to Docklands: Depart Geelong at 4.00 pm (via Portarlington) / Arrive at Docklands at 6.10 pm
About the exhibition
1 April 2023 to 9 July 2023
This much-anticipated 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.
Beckett also worked in our region and these works provide an important local context for Geelong Gallery’s presentation. For a period of six months in 1926, Beckett left the familiar environment of her coastal home in Beaumaris to visit rural Victoria. She stayed with the brother of her good friend Maud Rowe on his Western District sheep station, ‘Naringal’. It was in this new environment that she produced some of her most experimental landscapes, capturing the radiating heat of the afternoon sun, or the muted light of dusk, across a wide panoramic farming country. In addition, Beckett also frequented the beaches of Anglesea as evidenced in paintings of 1929 when she joined a group of Meldrum school students on painting camps.