Boom Gallery News

Colleen Guiney, A Calm Resting Place

Colleen Guiney, A Calm Resting Place

“I began this series during the covid-19 2020 lockdown, a time when we were confronted with a level of uncertainty, but also a gift of more time and contemplation. Artistically this set me on a path of reflection and attention to significant natural habitats. The coastal views of the Pink Lakes of South Australia caught... Read more
Natalie Anderson, Uncharted

Natalie Anderson, Uncharted

“Does anyone else keep starting sentences with “if you had told me two years ago I would be…’? Perhaps not unprecedented, these times do feel uncharted, for our generation at least. If we are fortunate not to have experienced the loss of loved ones, we can certainly catalogue various losses in terms of freedoms, losses... Read more
Sarah Rowe, Snug as a Bug

Sarah Rowe, Snug as a Bug

“If I can’t see the edges of a quilt or blanket sometimes it can appear to me to be not that different from an abstract painting or landscape. In this series of works, I hone in on what I really love about textiles and apply it to paintings which could be read as a cropped... Read more
Carla McRae, The Form is the Feeling

Carla McRae, The Form is the Feeling

“I’ve been enjoying exploring new processes of navigating and translating my internal dialogue with the world — finding more nuanced ways of giving form to feelings. Shape, colour, line and texture offer a freeing, invigorating and consoling place to retreat to when the world feels uncertain and fractured. The work in this show was created... Read more
Process Insight – Stacey McCall

Process Insight – Stacey McCall

We asked Stacey McCall a few questions relating to her latest body of work for her current solo exhibition Autumn. Read on for some insight into her process.. I work full time as a painter, from a shed in my backyard. My girls leave for school around 7.30 and I’m usually in there by 8.30-9.... Read more
Q and A with Rowena Martinich

Q and A with Rowena Martinich

We asked Rowena some questions about art and life.. read on for a bit of background on her practice. To see Rowena’s work in our current exhibition Flux click here. 1. How and when did you start painting? I have always been a painter, even as a kid I embraced watercolours and painted flowers out... Read more
Q and A with Skye Jefferys

Q and A with Skye Jefferys

We asked current exhibiting artist Skye Jefferys some questions about her painting practice.. read on for some interesting insight into her process. To see Skye’s recent work for Flux, click here. – 1. How and when did you start painting? I had skirted around the edges of painting at university, while studying a Bachelor of... Read more
Stacey McCall, Autumn

Stacey McCall, Autumn

“At the beginning of Autumn 2020 we moved our family of seven to Toolamba, a small town in the Goulburn Valley north of Melbourne, where my husband and I have been growing walnuts for the past 20 years. It was harvest time, so it was all hands on, but when harvest was done I had... Read more
Rowena Martinich, Flux

Rowena Martinich, Flux

  “The process of making the paintings in Flux requires a kind of dance. A series of extensions, bends, twists and delicate steps as I transition across the canvas that is laden on the floor. My arms, legs, torso and hands all co-ordinate to glide large brushes across the surface. I pre-empt my moves as... Read more
Skye Jefferys, Flux

Skye Jefferys, Flux

“My approach to painting is similar to meditation, there is a ‘letting-go’ of all the noise and expectation and allowing an energetic vibration to flow onto the canvas through the paintbrush. Sometimes this can be a dynamic and full-body experience, moving around and on top of the artwork horizontally or taping canvas to the wall... Read more
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
Shelley McKenzie, The Anakies

Shelley McKenzie, The Anakies

“Northwest of Geelong are three volcanic cones, The Anakies, that last erupted around 1.5 million years ago. Known by some as the “little hills” or “three sisters” they are now the site of substantial quarry operations with the southernmost cone destined for complete removal. These works consider activity in the surrounds of these beautiful, sentinel... 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
Kathryn Junor, Views From Cars

Kathryn Junor, Views From Cars

  Kathryn’s paintings are drawn from lived experience of a place with a hint of imagination. Influenced by the cubist movement and the way they reduced their subjects to forms, Colour palettes are arrived by saturating hints of colours found in nature.By combining these two approaches in tandem with strong graphic qualities and use of... 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