Category: Exhibitions

Dylan Foley, More is More

Dylan Foley, More is More

“I am a mix of a bower bird, procrastinator and perfectionist; the creative process for me is simultaneously painstaking and therapeutic. I work very intuitively, each collage I make takes shape serendipitously from what I can find in vintage magazines and books I have collected over time – there is something very important to me... Read more
Mark Cairns , Blue Latitude

Mark Cairns , Blue Latitude

Mark Cairns has a natural affinity with the ocean. The horizon, a constant conceptual meditation nestled amongst cascading scales of blue. Cairns cleverly leads our gaze as we are drawn into direct contemplation of seascape occupied in unison with man-made constructs. Blue Latitude is a body of work in which Cairns uses focal points of... Read more
Emily Besser, More is More

Emily Besser, More is More

“I was introduced to collage at around 4 years old by my Mum. She was a kindergarten teacher and wanted to prepare me for school so she made me a scrapbook full of images cut out of magazines. In black pen and neat teacher writing, she would label the image. This way, I would learn... Read more
Kieran Madden, More is More

Kieran Madden, More is More

The pieces I have chosen for “More is More” bridge a period from my final few years in New York to my arrival back in Australia and the start of my practice here. My inspiration for these works as always is to take vintage print imagery and recontextualize it to create collages that range from... Read more
More is More, group exhibition

More is More, group exhibition

An exhibition of original, hand made collages from: Lucy James Holly Leonardson Tai Snaith Jade Elford Emily Besser Kieran Madden Dylan Foley Meredith Earls More is More explores different approaches to collage, highlighting the artists’ patterns of collecting, arranging and rearranging. More is More speaks to the process of collage; artists are always looking for... Read more
Meredith Earls, More is More

Meredith Earls, More is More

Centred around conceptual landscapes, I consider my collages experiments in constructs of space and time – obscure unknown locations never representing one specific geography or place. Collaged materials promise a history and context, however together spaces and species are presented without origin, without destination. They are rearranged in my work to form familiar yet false representations of memory,... Read more
Alichia van Rhijn, The Middle Distance

Alichia van Rhijn, The Middle Distance

“Je suis l’espace où je suis.” (I am the space where I am.) – Noël Arnaud The Middle Distance aims to explore the notion of ‘sacred space’, with narrative, ritual and the function of contemplation within spaces forming integral aspects of the collective sculptural installations. The work explores intervals between points, reflecting on architectural spaces... Read more
Lucy James, More is More

Lucy James, More is More

Men With Glasses is an ongoing collection, which began in 2013 as a cheeky foray into the way we view status, gender, relationships, and looks. Since then, well over 1000 heads have been collected, numbered and stored in an analogue Tinder of the past. Over five years of collecting has evolved into an in-depth analysis of... Read more
Melissa Boughey, Eutierria: Moments in Nature

Melissa Boughey, Eutierria: Moments in Nature

Melissa Boughey’s current body of work speaks of a life lived on the land, an intimate connection with both the wild and tamed landscapes in her close daily interactions of living and working on a farm and revegetating native habitat. Ocean swimming, walking the dog, and drawing plein-air in the paperbark wetlands (a stones throw... Read more
Ingrid Daniell, Strange Dreams, Under a Full Moon

Ingrid Daniell, Strange Dreams, Under a Full Moon

“Strange Dreams, Under a Full Moon explores the atmosphere, mystery and magic in the places I experienced on my recent travels through remote Western and South Australia. The intensity of my dreams, visions and memories enhanced during the full moon seemed to draw out an even more intimate and intense connection to place and space in... Read more
Sarah Hickey, Kindred

Sarah Hickey, Kindred

Kindred is the latest exhibition showcasing at Big Boom by artist Sarah Hickey. The relationship between the maker and the made is an intimate, profound one. The creative work is a culmination of the artist’s inner dialogue; the thoughts, dreams and visions, finally birthed into external form after a solitary gestation. The made is laden... Read more
Weaving Workshop at Big Boom

Weaving Workshop at Big Boom

To coincide with our upcoming Craft Cubed exhibition of handwoven tapestry Inter:Section, the amazing Rachel Wood of Wunderweave will be running a workshop with us at Big Boom. See below for details and click the link to book! Join me for a very special workshop at Boom Gallery in Geelong this September! This will be... Read more
Stacey McCall, Back Home

Stacey McCall, Back Home

Back Home continues Stacey McCall’s relationship with the importance of home; the objects we are familiar with are the ones which create the environment where we are most at ease, where families live and grow. Her work draws on crockery and furnishings from her 1970’s childhood; they form a beautiful point of interest and remind us... Read more
Seth Searle, It Will Always Be Like This

Seth Searle, It Will Always Be Like This

Artists Lucy Roleff and Seth Searle consider notions of time and narrative in their joint exhibition, It Will Always Be Like This. An abundance of mussels on a table, ripe peaches in a glass dish, everyday domestic arrangements, a hand mid reach – such depictions of the ordinary and the opulent are regarded in equal... Read more
Lucy Roleff, It Will Always Be Like This

Lucy Roleff, It Will Always Be Like This

Artists Lucy Roleff and Seth Searle consider notions of time and narrative in their joint exhibition, It Will Always Be Like This. An abundance of mussels on a table, ripe peaches in a glass dish, everyday domestic arrangements, a hand mid reach – such depictions of the ordinary and the opulent are regarded in equal... Read more
Alizon Gray, seeking silence

Alizon Gray, seeking silence

“My paintings are reflections of my experiences in the world, abstractly recorded as illusory landscapes. The landscape is represented in my paintings as an imagined place, or the in-between space that connects memory and place rather than rendering a particular vista. By building up layers of lines, squiggles, dots, scrubby brush marks, and veils of... Read more
Shane Drinkwater, Marking Time

Shane Drinkwater, Marking Time

Tasmanian born, Brisbane based artist Shane Drinkwater has exhibited widely within Australia and also in Paris, New York and is now represented in Denmark by Copenhagen Outsider Art Gallery. “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... Read more
Ellie Malin, Marking Time

Ellie Malin, Marking Time

Ellie Malin is a Melbourne based artist working in relief woodblock printing. Her bold, visceral artworks reflect an intuitive approach to image making where colours and form construct the landscape. By choosing mainly formal solutions she engages the viewer with images containing both pure abstraction and evocations of the world around her. “An image may begin... Read more
Beth Gibbeson, Marking Time

Beth Gibbeson, Marking Time

Beth Gibbeson’s current works on paper explore the enchanting rock formations among the cliffs of her local landscape, the Mornington Peninsula coast. The varied surfaces and textures of these large rocks are deep with their natural markings which continue to alter over time within their unique environment. Her works on paper are an abstract interpretation... Read more
Ben Crawford, Marking Time

Ben Crawford, Marking Time

Irish-born Ben Crawford says that his work is “often autobiographical, with stories and characters from my life informing and populating the paintings. I’m interested in the mythologisation of memory.” Now living in northern NSW, surreal elements in Ben’s work transform the traditional landscape into a somewhat mystical realm. “These paintings stem from little kernels of ideas; stories and... Read more