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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 Play at Boom

William Buckley Play at Boom

We are excited to have this great one-man-show coming to Boom to coincide with our William Buckley: Belonging exhibition. To book click here. The Go-Between: William Murrungurk Buckley tracks the epic adventure of a convict’s escape in 1803 from the farthest out- post of the British Empire – Sullivan Bay (Sorrento) on Port Phillip, and explores... 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
Maker / Kirsten Perry

Maker / Kirsten Perry

It is always great to receive new pieces for the design gallery! These beauties are by Melbourne ceramicist + jeweller Kirsten Perry. Hand built with great texture and form. Pop in and have a look!Read more
Summer Projects III

Summer Projects III

Summer Projects is an annual group exhibition highlighting what the invited artists have been up to over the Summer break. The third edition will feature work by 5 new artists to Boom, Vanessa Oter, Loralee Newitt, Louise Tate, Darren Munce and Mickey Egan. We are excited to bring this dynamic group of artists to Boom... Read more
Upcoming Exhibition with Julia Trybala

Upcoming Exhibition with Julia Trybala

Next week we will be hanging the work of the young talented artist Julia Trybala with her solo show ‘Even Ravel’. It was lovely to see a feature on this show on the odd pear’s blog. 0dd pears is in the business of selling socks, beautiful, fun, mismatched, colourful and creative socks.  They are also... Read more
Lola’s Kitchen at Boom

Lola’s Kitchen at Boom

Lola’s Kitchen bringing the best of food & coffee to our gallery visitors! In the freshly refitted, light filled cafe we are delighted to work alongside the team from Cater&Co who bring their professionalism and passion. We are equally excited that the coffee that they use is from Industry Beans one of Melbourne’s best boutique coffee... Read more
2016 Stockroom Exhibition

2016 Stockroom Exhibition

Always a fabulous way to start a new year! One of the best things that has happened at Boom over the last year or so was setting up our Stockroom. This has meant we always have a large range of fantastic artworks on hand,  although it can get a bit crowded in that small space….. This exhibition provides... Read more
Boom Christmas Show 2015

Boom Christmas Show 2015

Our annual Christmas show celebrates the diversity of Boom artists and this year we have invited over 40 creatives to contribute up to 6 artworks, all small square format – 30x30cm or less. This group show will see work from Boom regulars, new artists, locals and some making their way over from as far as... Read more
Harry McEvoy / Superraw

Harry McEvoy / Superraw

It is not often that a Year 11 student is offered a solo exhibition in a commercial gallery but Harry McEvoy deserves this opportunity. He has really impressed us by his persistent desire to paint, draw and make, often on found objects and waste materials. His artwork is a celebration of youthful energy and boldness... Read more
Cater and Co. at Boom

Cater and Co. at Boom

We are so excited to have a new operator in our cafe! Cater and Co. are now running the show here with fresh, delicious food and Industry Beans coffee. Come down and check it out!  Cater and Co. at Boom Will be open for our upcoming exhibition opening this Friday night – December 4 from... Read more
Sandra Eterovic / Cheap Pop

Sandra Eterovic / Cheap Pop

Sandra Eterovic enjoys exploring traditional gender roles, the public/private self, cultural signifiers and the way we make meaning. Her style is influenced by Pop and naive art forms, and traditional illustration. She aims to deliver uncomfortable messages through work that is accessible and likeable. Cheap Pop is divided into two parts. Three of the five... Read more
15 things about Ren Inei

15 things about Ren Inei

1) My mum and dad are both post World War II migrants – dad from Italy and mum from Holland ….they fell hugely in love in Australia. 2) I was some of the end result of that love and grew up feeling not quite Italian, not quite Dutch and mostly, sort of Aussie. 3) I’m... Read more
15 things about Nat Anderson.

15 things about Nat Anderson.

  1. I trained and worked as a Speech Pathologist for 15+ years in the area of Trauma rehabilitation. I am passionate about communication & inclusiveness and continue to advocate strongly for people with communication disability in my current role at Barwon Health. 2. I adore dogs and would rescue them all if I could.... Read more

Emily Besser Offer

There’s been so much love for Emily Besser’s paintings and she wants to return the good vibes….over the month of September any of her work sold from our stockroom will be discounted [$100 off regular price]. Have a look here and get in touch!  Read more

New Exhibitions Open!

Please join us for opening celebrations Friday 13th March from 5:30pm Andrew Pye / Victorian Landscapes Oil paintings and drawings that depict scenes of post-drought Victoria. Gestural representations of natural landscapes – a picturesque visit to regional Victoria. Yvonne Paton / Connections  Inspired by pristine and ancient coastlines, the curious grace of gum trees and native bushland, Yvonne... Read more

Boom Artist Janne Kearney Shortlisted for International Portrait Prize

Congratulations to local artist Janne Kearney for being named a semi-finalist in the prestigious BP Portrait Award, held at The National Portrait Gallery in London! Janne’s painting ‘Miasma’ (pictured) is on its way to London for judging and if selected to join the exhibition, Janne’s artwork will travel the UK and be seen by hundreds of thousands... Read more

Summer Projects II

Summer Projects is a dynamic group exhibition highlighting what the artists have been up to over the Summer break. The show features work by Boom regulars Ren Inei / Nat Anderson / Shelley McKenzie / Glen Smith + Boom newbies Eleanor Louise Butt / Lance Delary Simpson / Julia Trybala + Elizabeth Barnett   Ren Inei Nat Anderson... Read more