Category: Artists

Steve Singline / In These States of Being

Steve Singline / In These States of Being

“This series of seascapes is a further exploration on the horizon. The horizon is a recurring theme in my work. For me, the horizon is a symbol of the eternal and a point of connection with the temporal. The horizon is the place that is always beyond us, a place never reached. It is also... Read more
Boom Christmas Show

Boom Christmas Show

Boom’s annual Christmas Show always seeks to celebrate the diversity of Boom Artists. This year we have invited 18 painters to contribute 2 works each, all paintings on 30x40cm ply. An incredible selection of artwork, perfect for Christmas presents!Read more
Pencil Pushers curated by Dylan Foley

Pencil Pushers curated by Dylan Foley

Pushing Pencils. As a creative person myself, I have always been intrigued by modes of illustrative practice, this interest is equal parts awe and envy. The directness of pen or pencil to paper requires skill and confidence in the medium, there is no room for uncertainty or option to press ‘undo’. The appeal of illustration... Read more
Ren Inei / Circle Geelong

Ren Inei / Circle Geelong

“This new body of works references the landscape that circles Geelong. I have been living near Maude in the foothills of the Brisbane Ranges for the last 12 years. This incredible part of our region has and does influence my arts practice on a daily basis. The ground and sky that I pass through each... Read more
Cricket Saleh / The Butcher, To Conclude

Cricket Saleh / The Butcher, To Conclude

The Butcher series as a collection of work, speaks of the often fraught relationship between humanity and beast. It explores the very modern disconnect between food and origin. This exhibition, the conclusion to The Butcher series, uses the portrait to convey the conversation. The photographic work sidles away from the photographic medium, and as with Cricket’s work over... Read more
Seb Brown / Plans for Sculptures

Seb Brown / Plans for Sculptures

Seb Brown‘s latest body of work, Plans for Sculptures presents a series of drawings of unrealised and unrealisable structures, ambiguous in scale, proportion and material. Often unsettling, the plans are support material for a larger scale project equalising the importance of the process and the final outcome. Motifs, forms and textures from Brown’s previous work as a... Read more
Liam Snootle / On the Riot Trail

Liam Snootle / On the Riot Trail

Liam Snootle is a self-taught visual artist from Melbourne with a background in Mathematics and graffiti. Predominantly working with painting and urban installation pieces, Snootle’s work can be categorised as a visual response to sound or in contrast an attempt at creating an aural experience via visual stimulus. Influenced heavily by East Coast American alternative... Read more
Nat Anderson, Jake Plumridge / Ocean

Nat Anderson, Jake Plumridge / Ocean

  Drawing from a mutual obsession with the Southern Ocean, friends Nat Anderson (Painter) and Jake Plumridge (Photographer and Film maker) have come together to bring a unique and immersive view of the sea to Boom. Ocean will feature works by both artists, drawn from Jake’s incredible ‘up close and personal’ ocean photography that celebrates... Read more
Upcoming Exhibitions – Vanessa Oter / Emily Besser / GREEN

Upcoming Exhibitions – Vanessa Oter / Emily Besser / GREEN

We are super excited for these three amazing exhibitions!   Emily Besser / World of Things This exhibition is a collection of paintings and drawings driven by gesture, colour and feeling. In her practice, Emily aims to push the flatness of paint and paper into objecthood, by playing with the depth and sight-lines we expect... Read more
New shows from Ngaio Lenz, Chelsea Gustafsson and Ingrid Daniell

New shows from Ngaio Lenz, Chelsea Gustafsson and Ingrid Daniell

We are so happy to have three incredible solo exhibitions from three amazing women up at the moment! To see a full set of images and read artists statements for each exhibition click here. Below are some photos from the opening last week and general install shots. These shows will be up until June 4.Read more
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
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 / 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 : 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