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Jasmine Mansbridge, Painting A Perfect World

Jasmine Mansbridge, Painting A Perfect World

Painting A Perfect World “As the title suggests this body of work is an optimistic one. Instead of what is wrong with the world, I wanted to focus on what an ideal world would look like. I wanted to touch on various subjects and quietly pose a question about them, leaving room for contemplation and... Read more
Cricket Saleh, Doll Parts

Cricket Saleh, Doll Parts

“Doll Parts is a little vignette, with moments of navel gazing. It was born out of a discussion I fell into with a loved one – that lingered with us both – which queried a pause in feminism. It looks at the work itself, poking about at its decorative elements, as it soap boxes with much... Read more
Eternal – Lotte Frances, Kasper Raglus + Emma Lipscombe

Eternal – Lotte Frances, Kasper Raglus + Emma Lipscombe

Eternal Kasper Raglus, Lotte Frances & Emma Lipscombe Eternal speaks to the wonderfully endless subject matter for exploration within the realm of abstraction. Each unique in their approach to this genre of making, the work of these three artists is complimentary in its difference. Emma Lipscombe “These paintings form part of my ongoing study of colour, pattern,... Read more
Andy Pye in Contemporary Landscape Perspectives

Andy Pye in Contemporary Landscape Perspectives

at Wangaratta Art Gallery This dynamic exhibition of five contemporary landscape Australian painters, Max Berry, Holly Greenwood, Dan Kyle, Bronte Leighton-Dore and Andrew Pye explores individual perspectives of elements of the Australian bush, the terrain,  landscape and key symbolism of trees and flora in their immediate environment. All five artists are emerging as contemporary painters... Read more
Geelong Contemporary Soiree at Big Boom

Geelong Contemporary Soiree at Big Boom

We are very excited to be the first offsite venue of this annual fundraising event for Geelong Gallery’s Geelong Contemporary committee and would like to invite our audiences to join us on the night. Details below: A Geelong Contemporary fundraising event @ Big Boom Saturday 13 March 2021, from 7.00pm to 10.00pm Join Geelong Contemporary to support... Read more
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
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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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