Category: Artists

Colleen Guiney, Places of Me

Colleen Guiney, Places of Me

“The process of making art is very much about accessing and exposing my emotional life. Most of it is from the subconscious and I choose what to reveal and what to keep to myself. The landscapes I have experienced have had a profound effect on me and that has only become obvious through this series... Read more
Mickey Egan Reviews ‘Getting warmer’

Mickey Egan Reviews ‘Getting warmer’

Last week Boom Artist and studio resident Mickey Egan sat down with current exhibiting Artist Louise Tate to discuss her solo show and painting practice in general. We are delighted to receive this review of Getting warmer.  Emerging Melbourne based painter Louise Tate has a new show at Geelong’s Boom Gallery, Getting warmer. The show... Read more
Q & A with Louise Tate

Q & A with Louise Tate

Boom’s Gallery Manager Dylan recently interviewed current exhibiting Artist Louise Tate. Read on for some insight into her practice. DF: I am interested to hear about your upbringing, have you always been creative? Did you want to be an artist when you ‘grew up’? LT: I grew up in the hills of a small town... Read more
Louise Tate, Getting warmer

Louise Tate, Getting warmer

Getting warmer imagines a luminous otherworldly landscape in which bodies softly fade into the hot afternoon sun. After a summer full of smoke that saw skies turn pink, orange, red and black, I began to image these strangely beautiful landscapes that were mostly devoid of human life. Drawn from the Victorian bush, the lush rainforest... Read more
Ariana Luca, Unfold, Fragment and Disperse

Ariana Luca, Unfold, Fragment and Disperse

Unfold, Fragment and Disperse, explores how non-representational drawing and painting processes can capture the physical movements, gestures and decisions of the artist. Through works on paper and board, Ariana Luca explores how the process of constructing an abstract composition can be captured and reflected within the surfaces of the works themselves. In this series, each... Read more

Shane Drinkwater, Quietly Spoken

“These works express my ongoing interest in repetitive mark making, I continue to explore favourite themes such as:  astronomy, maps, codes…” “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’m interested in the making! I delve... Read more
Boom Artist Tarli Glover talks iso and art making

Boom Artist Tarli Glover talks iso and art making

Tarli Glover is well known at Boom for her beautiful, textured landscapes in pastel and acrylic paint. She depicts the vast countryside surrounding her home town of Ballarat. More recently, in times of isolation and restricted access to places far and wide, Tarli has been exploring her more immediate surroundings and documenting her findings. This... Read more
In the studio with Shelley McKenzie

In the studio with Shelley McKenzie

Boom Artist Shelley McKenzie took some snaps of her beautiful home studio and let us know how she is going in this current climate. Here are some images of home that inform my practice. I revisit this interior space as the light and shadows always turn and I find the interplay of form and pattern... Read more
Interview with Ariana Luca

Interview with Ariana Luca

Our Gallery Manager Dylan sent through some interview questions to Ariana, expanding on her art making, ideas, process and how she is coping in isolation.   DF: Firstly, How have you been coping with this strange time we are in currently? AL: I think that making art every day has really helped me cope quite... Read more
We chat with Tiel Seivl-Keevers

We chat with Tiel Seivl-Keevers

What have you been up to in your iso time? Nothing majorly has changed except for my husband and two teens who are now in ‘my’ space 24/7. So for the first few weeks there was a sense of frustration in the house and I found that my creative flow and focus were disrupted. The... Read more
We chat with Jeweller Emily Thomas

We chat with Jeweller Emily Thomas

Emily uses her work to explore line and gesture.  A mark alone, or repeated rhythmically, creating movement and texture. This frequently results in quite organic pieces with naive strokes forming a hypnotic momentum, flow and lines forming pattern and motion. Milly forms many of her tools and experiments with the unique textures created by different... Read more
We Chat with Beth Gibbeson

We Chat with Beth Gibbeson

What have you been up to during my isolation? Eating lots of delicious food that’s for sure. Believe it or not, I have been super busy with my time. I have 4 children that I have been ‘trying’ to help with their schooling, which takes most of my time actually and often leaves me utterly... Read more
Boom Artist Chats : Ben Crawford

Boom Artist Chats : Ben Crawford

Ben Crawford’s much anticipated, upcoming solo exhibition at Boom scheduled for May/June 2020 has been postponed due to the current circumstances. We checked in with Ben who lives in Southern Queensland on a beautiful little property with his young family, to see how he is going during lockdown. Ben’s painting studio, a decommissioned food truck... Read more
The Seven Seas, Get A Grip

The Seven Seas, Get A Grip

The Seven Seas is a Melbourne based multidisciplinary artist working in illustration and sculpture. He works across many styles from figurative to abstract work, always with a focus on bold colours and large forms. The Seven Seas explores woodworking, casting and illustration techniques to represent his recurring cast of characters and forms reflecting memories, thoughts... Read more
Artist in Residency Studio

Artist in Residency Studio

  Boom Gallery has a plethora of exciting and dynamic spaces to explore, many of which provide opportunities to engage with our ever-growing community of artists. Included in this is our Artist in Residency Studio, an allocated space for artists to work and broaden their practice.   Harry McEvoy at work / 2019   The... Read more
Steve Singline, Still Point

Steve Singline, Still Point

“For this latest series of works, I have returned again to the ocean. The calming waters, the stretch of the horizon, the great expanse of sky. The works speak more of yearning than a pictorial representation of a specific place. Still Point… a moment, a sense of being present with the great beyond.” “The horizon is... Read more
Stacey McCall, Still

Stacey McCall, Still

“Somewhere between painted and drawn, objects emerge. Marks made more confidently, shapes and light observed more keenly. Quiet, calm….sometimes the less said the better.” Still is Stacey McCall’s latest body of work, continuing once again with the subject of home, but perhaps with a more confident and deliberate mark. Detailed underpainting glows through her gestural brushstrokes,... Read more
Upcoming Exhibitions – Steve Singline, Stacey McCall & Bushfire Relief Group Exhibition

Upcoming Exhibitions – Steve Singline, Stacey McCall & Bushfire Relief Group Exhibition

  We have two upcoming solo exhibitions at Boom running from 20th February to the 15th of March with opening celebrations on Saturday 22nd February from 1-3pm, sponsored by Austins Wines.     Steve Singline, Still Point “For this latest series of works, I have returned again to the ocean. The calming waters, the stretch of the... Read more
Keren Simmons, Summer Projects VII

Keren Simmons, Summer Projects VII

“I am fascinated by the visual conventions of street signage and the function of the sign as an informative, yet beautiful image, produced by the correlation of colour and symbol, and its operation at the intersection of both written and visual information. Using paint to produce artworks of gateways, I explore the crossover between what... Read more
Marnie Ross, Summer Projects VII

Marnie Ross, Summer Projects VII

“This body work is inspired by a recent tour of Central Australia, with a particular focus on the dramatic colours and light experienced in this unique environment. Marnie was captivated by the graphic lines defining the landscape as strong shadows are cast and the red earth and rock is illuminated, particularly during sunrise and sunset.”... Read more