Boom Gallery News

Carla McRae / Full Sun

Posted on April 4, 2017

Carla McRae – Full Sun “Full Sun is a reflection on a summer spent in Iceland. Co-existing with lava fields, waterfalls, volcanoes, glaciers and craters; shrunken down and humbled by powerful, epic versions of nature. A hyper-awareness of these forces in a land of extreme contrasts. An ever-present sun crawls across the sky, never sinking below...

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Mickey Egan / Commute, Day in Day Out

Posted on March 31, 2017

“These paintings are part of a continued theme that explores a notion of travel between my home and work place and back again. Through my windscreen, I absorb the landscape, rolling hills, sky, shadow patterns, weather conditions and roadside vegetation, old & new. Often I will stop observe, photograph or draw what I see and...

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Kirsten Duncombe / Transmission

Posted on March 31, 2017

  “The cosmos has long represented ‘the final frontier’ from our human perspective here on Earth. Scientists and astronomers have transmitted coded electronic messages, as well as actual objects, into space for several decades in an attempt to contact possible alien life. I have drawn inspiration from imagery, colours and symbols related to this cosmic...

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Andrea Shaw / Fabric of Place

Posted on March 10, 2017

Andrea Shaw is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Torquay. Drawing from her studies in landscape architecture and textile design, strong relationships between colour, pattern, surface and space inform her works. Often painting abstract representations of the many planes of the natural landscape she creates dynamic and playful works. Andrea’s practice is varied and she experiments...

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Elizabeth Barnett / Arrangements

Posted on March 8, 2017

Elizabeth Barnett is a visual artist whose practice encompasses printmaking, painting, and illustration. Elizabeth’s work depicts intimate domestic spaces filled with exotic and interesting plants, colour, treasured objects and furniture. “A table in my studio plays host to an ever evolving arrangement of objects; ceramics, jugs and cups, plants, vases of flowers, bowls of lemons...

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Summer Projects IV

Posted on February 13, 2017

Summer Projects is an annual group exhibition showcasing recent artwork created over the Summer break, from some new and exciting artists to Boom. This time we have an all girl group show which features work from four recent RMIT and VCA arts graduates that we discovered at their end of year exhibitions and two established artists who have been practicing for many years. The exhibition...

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Steve Singline / In These States of Being

Posted on February 7, 2017

“This series of seascapes is a further exploration on the horizon. The horizon is a recurring theme in my work. For me, the horizon is a symbol of the eternal and a point of connection with the temporal. The horizon is the place that is always beyond us, a place never reached. It is also...

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Boom Christmas Show

Posted on December 14, 2016

Boom’s annual Christmas Show always seeks to celebrate the diversity of Boom Artists. This year we have invited 18 painters to contribute 2 works each, all paintings on 30x40cm ply. An incredible selection of artwork, perfect for Christmas presents! Chelsea Gustafsson, Sandra Eterovic, Shelley McKenzie, Emily Besser, Elizabeth Barnett Lance Delary-Simpson Sandra Eterovic, Shelley McKenzie,...

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Pencil Pushers curated by Dylan Foley

Posted on November 29, 2016

Pushing Pencils. As a creative person myself, I have always been intrigued by modes of illustrative practice, this interest is equal parts awe and envy. The directness of pen or pencil to paper requires skill and confidence in the medium, there is no room for uncertainty or option to press ‘undo’. The appeal of illustration...

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Ren Inei / Circle Geelong

Posted on November 22, 2016

“This new body of works references the landscape that circles Geelong. I have been living near Maude in the foothills of the Brisbane Ranges for the last 12 years. This incredible part of our region has and does influence my arts practice on a daily basis. The ground and sky that I pass through each...

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Peta Armstong / Temper The Dawn

Posted on November 21, 2016

“For Temper The Dawn I explore pieces that are neither object or functional form. I start the making process mostly with drawing and constructing the first generation with stoneware clay using either hand building or throwing techniques, I then add texture and/or alter the pieces. This is the ‘first draft’ and I consider the results. I then...

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Cricket Saleh / The Butcher, To Conclude

Posted on October 26, 2016

The Butcher series as a collection of work, speaks of the often fraught relationship between humanity and beast. It explores the very modern disconnect between food and origin. This exhibition, the conclusion to The Butcher series, uses the portrait to convey the conversation. The photographic work sidles away from the photographic medium, and as with Cricket’s work over...

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Seb Brown / Plans for Sculptures

Posted on October 25, 2016

Seb Brown‘s latest body of work, Plans for Sculptures presents a series of drawings of unrealised and unrealisable structures, ambiguous in scale, proportion and material. Often unsettling, the plans are support material for a larger scale project equalising the importance of the process and the final outcome. Motifs, forms and textures from Brown’s previous work as a...

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Liam Snootle / On the Riot Trail

Posted on September 26, 2016

Liam Snootle is a self-taught visual artist from Melbourne with a background in Mathematics and graffiti. Predominantly working with painting and urban installation pieces, Snootle’s work can be categorised as a visual response to sound or in contrast an attempt at creating an aural experience via visual stimulus. Influenced heavily by East Coast American alternative...

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Form and Flora Floortalk / Sat 24

Posted on September 20, 2016

Form and Flora / Join us for a Floor Talk this Saturday 10 – 10:30am The Floor Talk will discuss the four Flora themes that have informed the creative dialogue that anchors Form and Flora. Bunya Bunya, Grassland, Saltmarsh Coastal and Wattle were selected as representative of the Geelong Region and instrinsic to the character...

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Boom turns 5! Stockroom Sale for one week only!

Posted on August 30, 2016

CONTACT US TO FIND OUT WHICH WORKS ARE INCLUDED IN THE SALE! The month of August sees Boom Gallery turn 5. We are very excited to be celebrating this milestone, over the years Boom has grown and evolved to include additional gallery spaces, a stockroom, a pumping cafe, design gallery dedicated to handmade jewellery and...

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Nat Anderson, Jake Plumridge / Ocean

Posted on August 24, 2016

  Drawing from a mutual obsession with the Southern Ocean, friends Nat Anderson (Painter) and Jake Plumridge (Photographer and Film maker) have come together to bring a unique and immersive view of the sea to Boom. Ocean will feature works by both artists, drawn from Jake’s incredible ‘up close and personal’ ocean photography that celebrates...

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Home-Work / Craft Cubed 2016

Posted on August 23, 2016

[Click on images to enlarge] Jess Wright and Lara Davies aka Home-Work have created an inspiration wall of photographs and drawings from their everyday life and recent travels.  (see a video of the girls installing this here!) Home-Work brings to the gallery a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their creative process, resulting in a series of paintings...

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Daniel Bushaway / Summit

Posted on August 2, 2016

[click on images to enlarge] Daniel Bushaway’s second solo exhibition at Boom, Summit explores his fascination with industry and infrastructure in the natural landscape through the medium of photography – using a large format view camera. During the warmer months, Daniel ventured to Victorian alpine ski resorts to investigate the networks of ski-lifts that help move the masses...

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David Rossiter / Made in India – 100% Organic

Posted on July 27, 2016

[Click on images to enlarge] David Rossiter has created 31 pen & ink drawings for his incredible solo exhibition 100% Organic – Made in India. “Looking back on previous trips to India, arriving with basic art materials but without any preconceived plan, I would still end up depicting my eventually chosen subject matter in some...

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CURRENT – group show of new paintings

Posted on July 26, 2016

[Click on images to enlarge] A selection of fresh work from new and existing Boom artists, showcasing current creative practices. This exhibition features paintings by Ren Inei, Shane Drinkwater, Mickey Egan, Skye Jeffreys and Louise Tate.   Skye Jeffreys Skye Jefferys is a visual artist based in Singapore. She holds a Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication...

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Abstracted Conversations – Upcoming event

Posted on June 29, 2016

Please join The Rogue Academy for a round-table conversation over coffee, to be held at Boom Gallery on Saturday 9th July, 10am – 12 noon. Abstracted Conversations takes, as a starting point, the current abstract works of Emily Besser and Vanessa Oter, and uses the last day of their exhibition to ignite further discussions on the idea of abstraction in art, and...

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GREEN / Group Exhibition

Posted on June 23, 2016

[Install shots by Cricket Studio – click on each image to enlarge] We are so happy with this curated group exhibition which features more than twenty artists’ work, all based on the theme of plants, nature and gardens. Green showcases beautiful original artwork from the USA, Mexico and Australia, in all mediums ranging from paintings to tapestries...

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Emily Besser / World of Things

Posted on June 22, 2016

[Install images by Cricket Studio. Click on image to enlarge.] This exhibition is a collection of paintings and drawings driven by gesture, colour and feeling. In her practice, Emily aims to push the flatness of paint and paper into objecthood, by playing with the depth and sight-lines we expect from traditional landscape painting. Stopping short...

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Vanessa Oter / Animal Kingdom

Posted on June 21, 2016

[Install shots by Cricket Studio. Click on image to enlarge.] “As an informal lyrical abstractionist, my work presents a symphony of the world that envelopes me. The current vista is theThorpdale Landscape, Gippsland, Victoria. My body of work for Animal Kingdom represents an ongoing conversation I have with my daily life here in country Victoria. My mark...

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Upcoming Exhibitions – Vanessa Oter / Emily Besser / GREEN

Posted on May 28, 2016

We are super excited for these three amazing exhibitions!   Emily Besser / World of Things This exhibition is a collection of paintings and drawings driven by gesture, colour and feeling. In her practice, Emily aims to push the flatness of paint and paper into objecthood, by playing with the depth and sight-lines we expect...

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New shows from Ngaio Lenz, Chelsea Gustafsson and Ingrid Daniell

Posted on May 17, 2016

We are so happy to have three incredible solo exhibitions from three amazing women up at the moment! To see a full set of images and read artists statements for each exhibition click here. Below are some photos from the opening last week and general install shots. These shows will be up until June 4.

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Upcoming Workshops at Boom Workroom

Posted on May 3, 2016

DRAWING: HAIR STUDIES With Chelsea Gustafsson With no experience necessary, this 5 hour workshop introduces students to the process required to create detailed studies of hair, looking at form, contrast and texture. Students will choose on the day to work with pencil, conté or charcoal, bringing to life delicate drawings of braids, up-do’s and stylish locks....

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10 facts about Kasper Raglus & Matt Dettmer

Posted on April 27, 2016

1. Matt is a keen fisherman and spends many hours on piers and in boats searching for the ‘catch of the day’. 2. Kasper likes spending time driving his 1965 Valiant. 3. Matt recently moved to Berlin in search of the perfect schnitzel. 4. Kasper enjoys chasing surf around the Great Ocean Road where he...

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Hanging Week!

Posted on April 13, 2016

Hanging week is always fun with new work coming into the gallery and being installed. Often the artists work alongside gallery director Ren Inei in the process. Three new exhibitions are being installed currently with the opening this Friday night.

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