Category: Artists

John Santucci, Garden Therapy

John Santucci, Garden Therapy

“The theme behind this new body of work is colour humour and hopefully optimism in a time when we need it more than ever. These pieces are of a whimsical nature which include retro toys, old cameras and music items from my own home. And of course the star of the show, a jungle of... Read more
Ben Fennessy, Tower Hill

Ben Fennessy, Tower Hill

“For this exhibition of paintings and prints, I have focused on 360-degree views from the top of the crater of this dormant volcano, which is located on the lands of the Eastern Maar people. The vastness and beauty of Tower Hill is fascinating. It is such an awe-inspiring, ancient environment that changes constantly, depending on where... Read more
Q & A with James Price

Q & A with James Price

“These are works about life at it’s most calm. For me most things are at their most beautiful when they are still. When I stay still and try to think about love I think about the charm of people, and of nature. I’m trying to create work that carries this sort of charismatic energy –... Read more
We Interview Kasper Raglus

We Interview Kasper Raglus

“For this new series of paintings I wanted to continue my exploration of physical and mental space. Creating the work during such an uncertain time influenced the colours and structure.” Local painter and musician Kasper Raglus plays a long game. Ignoring external distractions, he has steadfastly continued to refine the formal elements and pictorial symbols... Read more
Nearness (in a time of separation)

Nearness (in a time of separation)

Nearness explores relationships; Ben’s connection to family near and far, Mickey’s affinity to the natural world around him and Ren’s intuitive response to those closest to him. In this uncertain time of enforced separation, these artists reflect on their connections to others through painting. Irish born Ben Crawford lives and works in the verdant landscape of Currumbin Valley, QLD. “As... Read more
Anita Beaney, Found Light

Anita Beaney, Found Light

Found Light is an observation of ambient light in the natural environment. Exposures recorded on medium format film at different times of the day reflect variations in the quality and colour of light. These images taken around the Great Ocean Rd aim to capture the serenity of the location, inviting audiences to also look inward... Read more
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