Category: News

Tracks / Cara Johnson

    Cara Johnson is an artist and jeweller hailing from Bellbrae on the Surf Coast. Currently in her final year of a Bachelor of Fine Art – Object Based Practice (Gold and Silversmithing) at RMIT, Cara has developed a very distinct approach and style, her handmade jewellery and drawings clearly express a love for... Read more

Pot & Pan Sustainable Seafood Dinner at the Gallery

The City of Greater Geelong, Future Proofing Geelong and the Surf Coast Shire cordially invite you to an intimate sustainable seafood dinner at Boom Gallery. Costa Georgiadis from ABC Gardening and Richard Webb from the Australian Marine Conservation society will host the evening and the menu will celebrate our regions best sustainable seafood, locally grown... Read more

Sneak Preview of Upcoming Exhibitions

We have three upcoming Exhibitions, all running from 12 February – 7 March with opening celebrations on Friday 13 February from 5:30pm   Cara Johnson / Tracks     Summer Projects II featuring work by: Julia Trybala, Lance Simpson, Eleanor Louise Butt, Shelley McKenzie, Glen Smith, Ren Inei, Nat Anderson & Elizabeth Barnett    ... Read more

Closed for a Summer break

Boom Gallery and The Dirty Rascal will reopen on Jan 19 after  a short break to recharge and refresh, ready for an exciting New Year. Thankyou for all who have worked with us, visited us and supported us over the last year. We would like to wish you a safe and Happy New Year!Read more

Christmas show & Opening

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Nat Anderson / Wayfaring

Nat Anderson is a Geelong based artist whose current chosen subjects are drawn from her constant, almost obsessive rambling walks along the southern ocean coastline and around her home in the Moorabool Valley.  Painted with a limited palette reminiscent of the old masters, Natalie’s strong sense of colour and use of light and dark explores traditional... Read more

Julia Trybala / Beginners

Julia Trybala draws, paints, prints and makes works in Melbourne. Julia has been exhibiting in group exhibitions throughout Melbourne for the past two years. ‘Beginners’ will be her first solo show at Boom Gallery. Julia’s work strives to engage the viewer through her bold use of colour combinations combined with strong portrait work. ‘Beginners’ is... Read more

Emily Besser / Adventuresome Things

  Emily Besser is an artist working from a Sydney studio.  Boom Gallery is delighted to have connected with Emily and has a small body of her work on display and in the stockroom. Emily speaks of her art practice….. “I recently returned to an everyday practice of painting after an intensive period of making... Read more

Jiri Tibor Novak / Postcard Workshop

“Do you like travelling? Do you like remembering your days on the road? Some, after taking photos will never look at them but if you are drawing, writing, keeping a sketchbook….. maybe even making postcards, you will come back & look at these…… remembering the place & time that you created your own experience….” TIBOR... Read more

Shane Drinkwater / Surfaces & Beyond

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 find it difficult to put into words why I paint or what I paint about. Ideas and images appear through the making of the work and I don’t... Read more

Arthur Bannon / Black Box

My current work is focused on the evolving nature of how we tell and understand stories. My paintings examine the shortcomings of language, and probably the need for art itself. Each single painting is reliant on its partner for context, and to evolve beyond its single statement or character to become a ‘story’. The works... Read more

James Butt / Earthscapes

Earthscapes is a selection of recent woodblock prints, wood carvings and mixed media works on paper and canvas by artist James Butt. In creating work for this exhibition, Butt has collected wood for carving from the natural environment; complementing the finished pieces which reflect the Australian landscape. “I like to be inquisitive with my art... Read more

Chelsea Gustafsson / Carpe Diem #YOLO

The flowers evolved as a symbol of guilt for our indulgent lifestyles. I always thought of a vase of cut flowers as an unnecessary pleasure: no practical qualities and very short term pleasure. Similarly, I was as cynical in regards to the process of creating art: an act of self serving indulgence. With our exposure... Read more

Inei / Turner / Hayes & Tuohey / September

  Ren Inei / New Directions This series of paintings mark a journey, a conscious movement Ren Inei is making away from a skill based arts practice focusing on tangible and concrete subject matter towards a more immediate, responsive and personal subject matter. A transition from the physical landscape towards a personal “emotional landscape”. “These... Read more

Craft Cubed / August

A satellite event, part of Craft Victoria’s Festival of Craft ( Australia’s largest Craft focused festival) showcasing the work of talented local designers & makers. Exhibition 8 – 30 August  Read more

Dave Bowers / The Grind / 7 – 30 August

David Bowers was born in Geelong in 1964. He grew up in Melbourne’s outer west, a blend of rural land, working class suburb and industrial wasteland. The paintings in The Grind explore the relationship between industry, agriculture and food – the fragility and ethereal nature of disposable packaging and the power and weight of machinery.... Read more

Art Unlimited / Not by Design / 19 June – 12 July

NAIVE / BRUT / RAW / OUTSIDER Boom Gallery has the privilege of presenting the work of five exceptional artists from the Art Unlimited Studio. The Art Unlimited Studio is a professional access studio for artists with a disability and is situated in the old Geelong Gaol. The vitality and richness of their work is... Read more

Tiel Seivl-Keevers / Winter Harvest / May 30 – June 14

Tiel Seivl Keevers is a painter and illustrator from Brisbane. Her work evolves from her natural surroundings.  In this exhibition Tiel focuses on the changes that occur throughout the season of Winter, exploring ideas and imagery around the concepts of dormancy, death and new beginnings. Exhibition Opening Friday May 30 / 5:30 – 8pmRead more

Rohan Robinson – 60 Days

Boom Gallery is currently exhibiting recent paintings by one of the most significant landscape painters of our region. 60 Days – A Painting Project by Rohan Robinson. The show continues until Nov 19thRead more

microscapes – New Paintings by Chelsea Gustafsson

Boom Gallery is pleased to let you know about a new exhibition by Chelsea Gustafsson. Chelsea’s oil paintings detail the minutia of the everyday with delicacy and humour. Her painting style is intricately detailed and executed. Chelsea often includes unexpected elements such as hand stitching and embroidery, referencing the domestic arts. Chelsea is a resident of... Read more