Yearly Archive: 2014

Closed for a Summer break

Boom Gallery and The Dirty Rascal will reopen on Jan 19 after  a short break to recharge and refresh, ready for an exciting New Year. Thankyou for all who have worked with us, visited us and supported us over the last year. We would like to wish you a safe and Happy New Year!Read more

Christmas show & Opening

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ICON

Icons are sacred images representing the saints, Christ, Mary & narrative scenes. Dating to the 4th C & venerated among Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox & Catholic Churches, these images follow set traditions with symbolic meaning, attention to detail, strict colour palettes and compositions. ICON at Boom Gallery will present the work of five artists who have... Read more

Christmas Show

The Boom Annual Christmas show is of an epic scale this year, with almost 50 artists contributing .  Each artist is presenting 2 works (no bigger than 30x30cm in size), resulting in an excitingly diverse and accessibly priced exhibition. The show will run from 27 Nov – 23 Dec and will open with a festive celebration on... Read more

Nat Anderson / Wayfaring

Nat Anderson is a Geelong based artist whose current chosen subjects are drawn from her constant, almost obsessive rambling walks along the southern ocean coastline and around her home in the Moorabool Valley.  Painted with a limited palette reminiscent of the old masters, Natalie’s strong sense of colour and use of light and dark explores traditional... Read more

Julia Trybala / Beginners

Julia Trybala draws, paints, prints and makes works in Melbourne. Julia has been exhibiting in group exhibitions throughout Melbourne for the past two years. ‘Beginners’ will be her first solo show at Boom Gallery. Julia’s work strives to engage the viewer through her bold use of colour combinations combined with strong portrait work. ‘Beginners’ is... Read more

Jiri Tibor Novak / 90 Postcards

Tibor is responsible for many one man shows and books here in Australia and overseas. He has been a dedicated contributor to the arts in Geelong and Surfcoast having taught at the Gordon Tafe and mentored many young artists over the last 15 years.  One of his recent endeavours was an artist book titled “Visitors”(a limited edition of... Read more

Emily Besser / Adventuresome Things

  Emily Besser is an artist working from a Sydney studio.  Boom Gallery is delighted to have connected with Emily and has a small body of her work on display and in the stockroom. Emily speaks of her art practice….. “I recently returned to an everyday practice of painting after an intensive period of making... Read more

Jiri Tibor Novak / Postcard Workshop

“Do you like travelling? Do you like remembering your days on the road? Some, after taking photos will never look at them but if you are drawing, writing, keeping a sketchbook….. maybe even making postcards, you will come back & look at these…… remembering the place & time that you created your own experience….” TIBOR... Read more

Shane Drinkwater / Surfaces & Beyond

Painting is something I’ve always needed to do and I’m enjoying it more and more: it’s the joy of putting colour, shape and gesture on a surface.
I find it difficult to put into words why I paint or what I paint about. Ideas and images appear through the making of the work and I don’t... Read more

Arthur Bannon / Black Box

My current work is focused on the evolving nature of how we tell and understand stories. My paintings examine the shortcomings of language, and probably the need for art itself. Each single painting is reliant on its partner for context, and to evolve beyond its single statement or character to become a ‘story’. The works... Read more

James Butt / Earthscapes

Earthscapes is a selection of recent woodblock prints, wood carvings and mixed media works on paper and canvas by artist James Butt. In creating work for this exhibition, Butt has collected wood for carving from the natural environment; complementing the finished pieces which reflect the Australian landscape. “I like to be inquisitive with my art... Read more

Chelsea Gustafsson / Carpe Diem #YOLO

The flowers evolved as a symbol of guilt for our indulgent lifestyles. I always thought of a vase of cut flowers as an unnecessary pleasure: no practical qualities and very short term pleasure. Similarly, I was as cynical in regards to the process of creating art: an act of self serving indulgence. With our exposure... Read more

Inei / Turner / Hayes & Tuohey / September

  Ren Inei / New Directions This series of paintings mark a journey, a conscious movement Ren Inei is making away from a skill based arts practice focusing on tangible and concrete subject matter towards a more immediate, responsive and personal subject matter. A transition from the physical landscape towards a personal “emotional landscape”. “These... Read more

Craft Cubed / August

A satellite event, part of Craft Victoria’s Festival of Craft ( Australia’s largest Craft focused festival) showcasing the work of talented local designers & makers. Exhibition 8 – 30 August  Read more
Kasper Raglus / Unknown Effects / 7 – 30 August

Kasper Raglus / Unknown Effects / 7 – 30 August

Unknown Effects explores the concept of the artist imagining what it would be like to view his work through somebody else’s eyes. Kasper is a 23 year old artist based out of Aireys Inlet.  His recent paintings continue with themes around words, meaning and context. He draws heavily from his other “love” / artistic pursuit – music. Lyrics are... Read more
Glen Smith/ Territory/ 7 -30 August

Glen Smith/ Territory/ 7 -30 August

The latest solo exhibition ‘Territory’ by Glen Smith carries on and extends the body of artwork that he began in 2013 within his exhibition ‘Local’. Focusing on the Geelong urban landscape within a contemporary context, Smith’s new body of artwork completed over 2014 further extends and widens his gaze taking in icons of local industry,... Read more

Dave Bowers / The Grind / 7 – 30 August

David Bowers was born in Geelong in 1964. He grew up in Melbourne’s outer west, a blend of rural land, working class suburb and industrial wasteland. The paintings in The Grind explore the relationship between industry, agriculture and food – the fragility and ethereal nature of disposable packaging and the power and weight of machinery.... Read more

Shelley McKenzie / Inside Outside / 17 Jul – 2 Aug

Inside / Outside showcases the latest selection of paintings by Geelong artist, Shelley McKenzie. These vibrant paintings explore the notion of art making itself, with physical process and sensory experience integral to her practice and aesthetic outcomes. Each painting is layered with colour, form and line, incorporating the artist’s internal and external worlds. Exhibition 17... Read more

Maryla Johns / Surf Garden / 17 July – 2 August

  In this exhibition, Geelong artist and textile designer Maryla Johns explores a new perspective of ‘surf art’. Incorporating both digital and painterly techniques, Johns depicts the beauty to be found in humble seaweed, with pops of colour and abstracted forms. A self confessed ‘seaweed biographer’, Johns uses layers, patterns and textures from the coastal... Read more
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