Category: Artists

Beth Gibbeson, Painting My Heart Out

Beth Gibbeson, Painting My Heart Out

Beth Gibbeson is an abstract artist based in Melbourne. Her work explores landscape, past and present focusing on bold rich colours, form and shape to represent her visual and emotional interpretation of what she experiences. The past 12 months and living in lockdown with her four children and husband has had a profound shift on Beth’s... Read more
Gordon Lingard, Sacred Gums

Gordon Lingard, Sacred Gums

“Whilst we’re not as rich in architectural history as Europe, our history is in the land, in gum trees, vast landscapes which sing, hum and vibrate with a resonance hard to ignore. ‘The spirit’s in the land.’ (Archie Roach). Sacred Gums is a reflection of this and draws inspiration from an ongoing and ever deepening love of... Read more
Amber Stokie, Finding My Way

Amber Stokie, Finding My Way

“This collection of work is the outcome of an intense and exciting period of exploration and discovery during the first few months of my relocation from Victoria to South Australia. In an attempt to capture special and distinct moments in the early days of my new life I have interpreted both the physical landscape and my... Read more
Colleen Guiney at Cosh Living

Colleen Guiney at Cosh Living

A selection of Colleen Guiney’s beautiful works are available to view at Cosh Living’s new showroom in Church Street, Richmond until the end of January. These works are available through Boom, to view online click here or please get in touch if you have any queries. https://coshliving.com.au/blogs/news/colleen-guiney-at-cosh-living     “The process of making art is... Read more
Wattleitbe, Young Lovers (Are) Turned To Trees

Wattleitbe, Young Lovers (Are) Turned To Trees

“This body of work comprising a collection of 13 paintings is the imagined continuation of another painting called, Young Lovers.I began to see the original work as the setting for a story and painted toward the understanding that powerful bonds between people transmute into and heighten the everyday. For me, it’s also ironic because I’m... Read more
Terra Firma II, Group Exhibition

Terra Firma II, Group Exhibition

Terra Firma II is the second iteration of this popular group exhibition, which focuses on the unique landscape of Australia. We have selected a diverse range of artists from across Regional and Metro Victoria and New South Wales to respond to this concept and are delighted to be presenting this really beautiful show. Shelley McKenzie – “While... Read more
Dean De Landre, Daisy

Dean De Landre, Daisy

“I’ve always liked the daisy, the form, limited colour palette, associations with spring, warm sunny days; what’s not to like? This series is a homage to the daisy as an icon in both popular culture and our gardens. When I hear flowers, I think daisies, maybe others do too.” Dean De Landre is a painter... Read more
Isobel Rayson, Familiar Boundaries

Isobel Rayson, Familiar Boundaries

“This series of new woodblock carvings reflects a continued exploration of place, the immediate surroundings of my home and studio in rural New South Wales. Like most, the events of this year have resulted in an abundance of time spent at home and I feel incredibly grateful for the quiet open space I have there.... Read more
Ben Crawford, Eighty Eight Miles Per Hour

Ben Crawford, Eighty Eight Miles Per Hour

“The idea for this show started with a memory: when I was a little boy in Ireland, I went to a forest with my older brother and some of his friends. A discarded jerrycan had been discovered with a little petrol left inside. Somebody thought to recreate the fire trails made by the DeLorean in... Read more
Tiel Seivl-Keevers, Burnt Out

Tiel Seivl-Keevers, Burnt Out

“A response to the destruction of fires and rejuvenation of our land. Exploration into the devastation and beauty of the earth’s epidermis and how nature can bring sorrow and joy to our lives. During the bushfires of 2019/2020, I was in Europe and watched the devastation from afar. It made me realise how tiny a... Read more
Jiri Tibor Novak, From the Botanic Garden

Jiri Tibor Novak, From the Botanic Garden

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Harry McEvoy, Over the Hills, Under the Table

Harry McEvoy, Over the Hills, Under the Table

  “Whilst working on this body of work I was under the strict lockdowns in the outskirts of the Melbourne CBD. With time feeling endless and days seeming unlimited, it gave e hours to reflect on not only my own painting practice but also think back to past ventures. I began to think about a... Read more
Charlotte Thodey, Nourish

Charlotte Thodey, Nourish

“With Nourish in mind and in isolation in Sydney, I found what I could to paint and then could eat afterwards. It limited the outings. I took existing paintings and re-looked. I was already ‘spare’, I became sparer. It really is the simple things that matter and bring joy. My mother would say ‘ when things... Read more
Rachel Hine, Heard Not the Voice of a Bird

Rachel Hine, Heard Not the Voice of a Bird

    “As a school child in the seventies, on hot days, we were sometimes treated to a movie morning in the multi-purpose room. Before VHS, the room was set up like a theatre with a movie projector and reel to reels. We sat on the floor in rows and once we watched the Australian... Read more
Andy Pye, Fringe Lyf

Andy Pye, Fringe Lyf

Regional towns and their footy ovals. Fringe Lyf explores regional towns doing it tough. “Some other Australian artists have previously looked at this such as Drysdale and Dobell. In Dobell’s Wangi Scene (1949) we are presented with a mature mother, a young child and milking cow kept primarily for the family to drink milk. We see... Read more
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