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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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GOQ the Lost Eighth by Great Ocean Quarterly

GOQ the Lost Eighth by Great Ocean Quarterly

  Here’s a tiny slice of good news in an aching world – five years after Great Ocean Quarterly  closed the doors, they’ve released the eighth issue of Great Ocean Quarterly – the one that got got away. The Lost Eighth, as they’re calling it, is a passion project, an itch that needed a scratch.... Read more
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
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