Category: Artists

Graeme Altmann, Coastal Boy

Graeme Altmann, Coastal Boy

Established artist Graeme Altmann brings his latest series of paintings to Boom for his first solo exhibition with us. This body of work is drawn from the story of Graeme’s uncle, Alf Altmann who was lost at sea when trying to row across the Bass Strait in a homemade kayak. “My inspiration has been driven... Read more
Meredith Earls, A Balance of Opposites

Meredith Earls, A Balance of Opposites

  Inspired by traditional ceremonial floral arrangements such as the spectacularly decorated alters of Mexican Día de Muertos and the intricate Japanese art of Ikebana, A Balance of Opposites examines the moment of display. Frictions between luxury and simplicity, permanence and ephemerality, humanity and the natural world become rich, dark paper collages that explore harmony through contrast.... Read more
Nick Dridan, Medley

Nick Dridan, Medley

Nick Dridan’s latest solo exhibition at Boom continues his interest in capturing quiet moments of life in regional Victoria in a new series of meticulously detailed paintings. “I recently considered the Wittgenstein quote- “whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.” Although he was not referring directly to art, I believe he was making a point... Read more
Five facts about Michelle Kettle

Five facts about Michelle Kettle

A bit more info about the paintings; For this collection of small paintings I’ve revisited suburbs I lived in when I first moved to Melbourne, mainly Carlton north. Moving through these old streets again, I’ve framed my compositions to capture particular elements of the architecture that I love, mainly windows, doors and those spectacular Victorian... Read more
Cat Rabbit, (Nothing But) Flowers

Cat Rabbit, (Nothing But) Flowers

“(Nothing But) Flowers is a new body of work exploring the possibilities of felt as a medium. The title comes from a Talking Heads song, which postulates a future society that has reverted to a natural state, devoid of modern conveniences. The song followed me around all summer – on the radio, a surprise shuffle coming through my... Read more
Rohan Robinson, Desire For a Sedentary Personality

Rohan Robinson, Desire For a Sedentary Personality

“So somebody asks… “What do you do?” I’m at a point of the more I do it, the less I really know, the landscape is a vehicle for language, not STYLE, but a developed deep seated personal language, that takes many years to reach. My work is not necessarily site specific, but more a conglomerate... Read more
Michelle Kettle, Folded Light

Michelle Kettle, Folded Light

Sunlight on a building will suddenly draw your attention where it may have been overlooked before. A curtain stirring or a door closing, you suddenly look back, look up, or glance across the street. There is a two sided voyeurism although neither viewers are to be seen. Divided by space and walls, with you on... Read more
Five facts about Sally Stokes

Five facts about Sally Stokes

I live in the Hawkesbury sandstone area – bushland that has more diversity per hectare than the Amazon basin. I’m married and have been for 39 years!  We have one delightful son. I’m in a drawing group that has met on Tuesdays for 40 years! We now have a camper van and go to the... Read more
Five facts about Natalie Anderson

Five facts about Natalie Anderson

I live in a very old, tiny farmhouse in the Barrabool hills which six months ago had subversive graffiti all over the internal walls, fungus growing in the kitchen floor and pine needles falling through the roof! My studio is in a 1970’s  ‘sleep out’ addition on the back of the farmhouse which, thanks to... Read more
Five facts about Amber Stokie

Five facts about Amber Stokie

I started private drawing lessons when I was 9. I majored in painting at University in 1993 though quickly changed to a major in drawing in the first 6 months. This traditional medium will always have a respected place in my practice, it keeps enticing me to come back. It’s the purist part of me.... Read more
Memory + Paint / Sally Stokes, Ben Crawford & Louise Tate

Memory + Paint / Sally Stokes, Ben Crawford & Louise Tate

Sally Stokes Sally Stokes is a Sydney based abstract landscape artist who works from her studio amongst the angophoras in Dural and her boatshed studio in a remote part of the Hawkesbury river. Sally has completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Masters of Analytical Psychology. She has had sixteen solo shows and numerous... Read more
Natalie Anderson / Close To Home

Natalie Anderson / Close To Home

  “At it’s heart my art practice is driven by the desire for life long learning and a connection to country. As a self taught artist living a ‘sea affected life’ in the shadow of the ancient You Yangs, the landscape and the ocean around Geelong keeps me captivated as an artist and a seeker.... Read more
Amber Stokie / Me, You & In Between

Amber Stokie / Me, You & In Between

Amber Stokie returns to her love of drawing to investigate identity development, and the dynamics that operate within close relationships. Using performance photographs from her Master of Fine Arts folio as source material, Stokie reshapes, shifts and establishes connections within her drawings to create individual narratives. The universal pursuit of individualism and the desire to... Read more
Five facts about Beci Orpin

Five facts about Beci Orpin

1. I lived with my mum and sister in an inner-city commune when I was young. It was a wild and fun way to grow up. 2. I don’t drive, but spend a lot of time on my bicycle. 3. My studio is in a warehouse in Brunswick, which I share with my husband Raph’s... Read more
Five facts about Carla McRae

Five facts about Carla McRae

[photo credit: Anu Kumar] 1. I love budgerigars. I had a few when I was a kid (Pretty Boy I, Pretty Boy II, etc) and they all flew away or died. Cages are cruel though – I could never have one now. 2. I like to draw to ambient music. My ultimate hack to getting into... Read more
Five facts about Amy Wright

Five facts about Amy Wright

Serial Netflix binger Queen of Analogue to my partner, Steve, the King of Digital. Quite likes cake and dislikes wearing socks. Frequent Opp shopper and lover of all things floral. Mum to my gorgeous 6 month old girl, Maeve. Image by Sarah Anderson Amy’s solo exhibition Roadtrip is now showing. Visit the gallery to view or... Read more
Amy Wright / Roadtrip

Amy Wright / Roadtrip

Wright’s Roadtrip series narrates as she says: “countless hours on the road with a sleeping newborn in the back.” As well as the “vast panorama of the rural landscape and the hyper speed of the roadside as it races by” Wright says that she was inspired by the roadside stop, a space that she says... Read more
Leah Thiessen / The Spirit of Place

Leah Thiessen / The Spirit of Place

In this body of work, Thiessen writes that she is responding to the northern NSW environment she is immersed in daily, “the natural ecology of the Terranora Broadwater, with its mangroves and natural bush terrain…” She explains the dynamism in her work as originating from the movement in nature. “In nature nothing is ever static,... Read more
Ingrid Daniell / Remembering Paradise

Ingrid Daniell / Remembering Paradise

“Remembering Paradise is an ode to our precious earth; using places that have personal connection as my muse; Tasmania’s Freycinet National Park and Schouten Island, Point Addis and the low tide walk between Jan Juc and Bells Beach; I have juxtaposed two views of our earth. Painting the landscape as an arcadian ideal; redolent of... Read more
Christina Darras / Dutch Blue

Christina Darras / Dutch Blue

“Dutch Blue is a body of work that includes paintings and aquarelles using only one colour, the ultramarine blue. Ultramarine blue or Dutch Blue, or Delphi Blue, is a pigment, a colour with great potential and qualities. It can be very transparent and light, it can also be very dense, compact and covering. It can be... Read more