Yearly Archive: 2016

Boom Christmas Show

Boom Christmas Show

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!Read more
Pencil Pushers curated by Dylan Foley

Pencil Pushers curated by Dylan Foley

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... Read more
Ren Inei / Circle Geelong

Ren Inei / Circle Geelong

“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... Read more
Peta Armstong / Temper The Dawn

Peta Armstong / Temper The Dawn

“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... Read more
Cricket Saleh / The Butcher, To Conclude

Cricket Saleh / The Butcher, To Conclude

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... Read more
Seb Brown / Plans for Sculptures

Seb Brown / Plans for Sculptures

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... Read more
Liam Snootle / On the Riot Trail

Liam Snootle / On the Riot Trail

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... Read more
Form and Flora Floortalk / Sat 24

Form and Flora Floortalk / Sat 24

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... Read more
Boom turns 5! Stockroom Sale for one week only!

Boom turns 5! Stockroom Sale for one week only!

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... Read more
Nat Anderson, Jake Plumridge / Ocean

Nat Anderson, Jake Plumridge / Ocean

  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... Read more
Home-Work / Craft Cubed 2016

Home-Work / Craft Cubed 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... Read more
Daniel Bushaway / Summit

Daniel Bushaway / Summit

[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... Read more
David Rossiter / Made in India – 100% Organic

David Rossiter / Made in India – 100% Organic

[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... Read more
CURRENT – group show of new paintings

CURRENT – group show of new paintings

[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... Read more
Abstracted Conversations – Upcoming event

Abstracted Conversations – Upcoming event

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... Read more
GREEN / Group Exhibition

GREEN / Group Exhibition

[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... Read more
Emily Besser / World of Things

Emily Besser / World of Things

[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... Read more
Vanessa Oter / Animal Kingdom

Vanessa Oter / Animal Kingdom

[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... Read more
Upcoming Exhibitions – Vanessa Oter / Emily Besser / GREEN

Upcoming Exhibitions – Vanessa Oter / Emily Besser / GREEN

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... Read more
New shows from Ngaio Lenz, Chelsea Gustafsson and Ingrid Daniell

New shows from Ngaio Lenz, Chelsea Gustafsson and Ingrid Daniell

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.Read more