Yearly Archive: 2016

Upcoming Workshops at Boom Workroom

Upcoming Workshops at Boom Workroom

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.... Read more
10 facts about Kasper Raglus & Matt Dettmer

10 facts about Kasper Raglus & Matt Dettmer

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... Read more
Hanging Week!

Hanging Week!

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.Read more
Conversations at Boom

Conversations at Boom

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William Buckley: Belonging / Ren Inei

William Buckley: Belonging / Ren Inei

On Monday, 26, December, 1803, at about nine o’clock William Buckley and five other convicts made their move towards freedom. Stealing a gun, some food and an iron kettle they ran through the night …. The story of William Buckley is staggering and unique. The story of a desperate man looking for freedom and a... Read more
William Buckley: Belonging / Natalie Anderson

William Buckley: Belonging / Natalie Anderson

There is so much in William Buckley’s story but for me it is his early days on this continent that I find most fascinating. A stranger in a formidable and unfamiliar land, he is hungry & haunted by inexplicable creatures in the canopies and undergrowth of our coastal scrub.  Buckley is free but living hand... Read more
William Buckley: Belonging / Deb Fisher

William Buckley: Belonging / Deb Fisher

I have loved spending the time to look back at the past. I see Buckley as almost the calm before the storm, a reminder of the beautiful and unique way of life of the Wada wurrung before the impact of the European arrival. In creating my own work in response to Buckley, as usual I became... Read more
William Buckley Play at Boom

William Buckley Play at Boom

We are excited to have this great one-man-show coming to Boom to coincide with our William Buckley: Belonging exhibition. To book click here. The Go-Between: William Murrungurk Buckley tracks the epic adventure of a convict’s escape in 1803 from the farthest out- post of the British Empire – Sullivan Bay (Sorrento) on Port Phillip, and explores... Read more
William Buckley : Belonging / Shelley McKenzie

William Buckley : Belonging / Shelley McKenzie

Through connection to place I began to be aware of William Buckley. When I lived in Fyansford, the Moorabool River and the Barwon were my walking places. Sometimes I might be lucky to see a wallaby or a platypus. There are neat wooden signs saying Buckley Falls and Bunyip Pool small signs of previous presences.... Read more
William Buckley : Belonging

William Buckley : Belonging

We are very excited to present Boom’s major exhibition for 2016, William Buckley: Belonging. In development for over 12 months, this exhibition invited six regional visual artists to respond to the story, myth and legend of William Buckley. What it meant for Buckley to belong and how we, further down the path belong to the... Read more
Meet Loralee Newitt

Meet Loralee Newitt

Current exhibiting artist Loralee Newitt shares 5 facts about herself with us.. 1. I was born in Canada, and grew up in Tasmania 2. I spend more time writing poetry than painting, but hold them both at equal value 3. I practice yoga everyday 4. I don’t have my drivers licence 5. I could live... Read more
Meet Andrea Shaw

Meet Andrea Shaw

Current exhibiting artist Andrea Shaw shares 15 facts about herself below. Andrea’s debut solo exhibition Doorways will be up until March 12. 1-      I grew up on a property twenty minutes south of Bendigo. It backed onto a national park where I used to ride our horse and go exploring. My family have lived in the area since... Read more
Meet Vanessa Oter

Meet Vanessa Oter

This Vanessa Oter, we are delighted to be exhibiting her work as part of our Summer Projects Exhibition Here’s 5 things you probably on’t know about Vanessa 1. I love to walk. I bought a house in the country thinking I could walk everywhere but nope.. I drive more than I’d like which drives me... Read more
Meet Mickey Egan

Meet Mickey Egan

This is Mickey Egan. One of our artists in this years Summer Project’s exhibition. Here are a few words he had to say about himself…… Living on the Surfcoast is a great privilege. The more I have travelled away from my home and returned, the more I see it as a bubble that is removed... Read more
Maker / Kirsten Perry

Maker / Kirsten Perry

It is always great to receive new pieces for the design gallery! These beauties are by Melbourne ceramicist + jeweller Kirsten Perry. Hand built with great texture and form. Pop in and have a look!Read more
William Buckley – Upcoming Exhibition

William Buckley – Upcoming Exhibition

We are really excited for Boom’s major exhibition for 2016 – William Buckley: Belonging. This show will feature work from local artists Cricket Saleh, Deb Fisher, Viktor Cebergs, Natalie Anderson, Shelley McKenzie & Ren Inei. Each artist has been invited to respond to the story, myth and legend of William Buckley. What it meant for... Read more
Meet Julia Trybala

Meet Julia Trybala

Young Melbourne artist Julia Trybala shared 15 facts about herself to coincide with her current solo exhibition ‘Even Ravel’. To see the exhibition listing click here. (Image credit: On Jackson Street). 1. Fact number one is that I get nervous and break out into a sweat talking about myself so let’s see how I’ll go... Read more
Summer Projects III

Summer Projects III

Summer Projects is an annual group exhibition highlighting what the invited artists have been up to over the Summer break. The third edition will feature work by 5 new artists to Boom, Vanessa Oter, Loralee Newitt, Louise Tate, Darren Munce and Mickey Egan. We are excited to bring this dynamic group of artists to Boom... Read more
Andrea Shaw / Doorways

Andrea Shaw / Doorways

“The inspiration for the artworks within this exhibition was as the title suggests. The different, shapes, sizes, colours and patterns found on doorways and building facades served as a starting point for layouts and colour explorations. Doorways aims to explore different view points; simpler constructed layouts representing doors/ facades and exterior aspects and more detailed... Read more
Julia Trybala / Even Ravel

Julia Trybala / Even Ravel

Even Ravel is Julia Trybala’s second solo show at Boom Gallery, following on from her 2014 exhibition Beginners. The works are displayed on paper and panel using primarily acrylic paint, ink and graphite. Through these works, Trybala has created a juxtaposition of imagery that simultaneously encompass delicate pattern-work alongside bold shapes, forms and symbols. With... Read more