Boom Gallery News

Mark De Koning, Strange Time

Mark De Koning, Strange Time

Strange Time is an inquiry into the human condition, exploring how we as a species attempt to relate to the bizarre world we have created, highlighting the the disconnect between our biological nature and the peculiarities of modern life. The work seeks to provoke critical thought and reflection. Mark explores ideas through contemporary drawing, working... Read more
Beth Gibbeson, Got Me Singing

Beth Gibbeson, Got Me Singing

Beth Gibbeson’s paintings explore the different landscapes in which she has lived, reflecting on the rural, urban and places abroad she has called home. The works blend the ideas of landscape, time, memory, and connection. “I begin my work from a free, subliminal place by drawing the shapes, lines, light and spaces. My memories of... Read more
The Stockroom

The Stockroom

Our stockroom is open to the public and the salon style hang, whilst eclectic aims to inspire, intrigue and excite our audiences. Through the stockroom display, we encourage people to be a bit playful when they hang artwork in their homes – if you buy artwork you love and connect with, your collection will always... Read more
Bridgette McNab – Red, Yellow Blue

Bridgette McNab – Red, Yellow Blue

“Beyond the theatre is life, and behind life, the theatre. My point of departure was the imaginary and I discovered the real; but behind the real there was the imaginary.” -Jean Luc Godard Stylistically and theoretically influenced by French New Wave directors, Jean Luc Godard and Eric Rohmer, Bridgette McNab’s work explores the process of... Read more
Cricket Saleh, Dog

Cricket Saleh, Dog

Human consumption, decay + disintegration. The set moves away – albeit momentarily – from Cricket’s Flemish window light – into a space with the occasional contemporary reference. The flowers, at different stages of undoing, are often secondary to the ordinary happenings elsewhere within the frame. Cricket’s art has long referenced current thoughts in relation to... Read more
Emily Besser, Pairings: New Work

Emily Besser, Pairings: New Work

Emily is interested in creating new visual relationships, as in the craft of poetry, where the familiar is seen afresh. The colours, patterns, shapes and marks that have become part of the visual language of the artist, are spliced, segmented, and finally mended, to create new works: ‘Pairings’. This body of work was completed before... Read more
Five facts about Meredith Earls

Five facts about Meredith Earls

I live in Melbourne, however I spent my childhood growing up in Ocean Grove. I still feel happiest when I’m at the beach. I’m trained as a graphic designer and I currently work as Design Director at a Melbourne based design studio. Our studio works on strategic design projects within the built environment. Everyday we... Read more
Boom Makers

Boom Makers

Boom Makers is a unique studio and retail space for local creatives to make and sell their wares. Directly across the road from the Gallery you will find our picture framer (The Frame Shop Geelong), handmade silver and gold jewellery (Ernest and Joe), homewares and interiors (Maryla), handmade leather goods (Bookseed Artisan) and the amazing... Read more
Graeme Altmann, Coastal Boy

Graeme Altmann, Coastal Boy

Established artist Graeme Altmann brings his latest series of paintings to Boom for his first solo exhibition with us. This body of work is drawn from the story of Graeme’s uncle, Alf Altmann who was lost at sea when trying to row across the Bass Strait in a homemade kayak. “My inspiration has been driven... Read more
Meredith Earls, A Balance of Opposites

Meredith Earls, A Balance of Opposites

  Inspired by traditional ceremonial floral arrangements such as the spectacularly decorated alters of Mexican Día de Muertos and the intricate Japanese art of Ikebana, A Balance of Opposites examines the moment of display. Frictions between luxury and simplicity, permanence and ephemerality, humanity and the natural world become rich, dark paper collages that explore harmony through contrast.... Read more
Nick Dridan, Medley

Nick Dridan, Medley

Nick Dridan’s latest solo exhibition at Boom continues his interest in capturing quiet moments of life in regional Victoria in a new series of meticulously detailed paintings. “I recently considered the Wittgenstein quote- “whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.” Although he was not referring directly to art, I believe he was making a point... Read more
Five facts about Cat Rabbit

Five facts about Cat Rabbit

1. I reside with both a cat (Porco) and a rabbit (Pipo). I love them both but they don’t quite love each other. Not yet. 2. My favourite cake to make (and eat) is a lemon chiffon cake. (related fact: I am counting down the days till the next Great British Bakeoff Season). 3. I... Read more
Five facts about Michelle Kettle

Five facts about Michelle Kettle

A bit more info about the paintings; For this collection of small paintings I’ve revisited suburbs I lived in when I first moved to Melbourne, mainly Carlton north. Moving through these old streets again, I’ve framed my compositions to capture particular elements of the architecture that I love, mainly windows, doors and those spectacular Victorian... Read more
Cat Rabbit, (Nothing But) Flowers

Cat Rabbit, (Nothing But) Flowers

“(Nothing But) Flowers is a new body of work exploring the possibilities of felt as a medium. The title comes from a Talking Heads song, which postulates a future society that has reverted to a natural state, devoid of modern conveniences. The song followed me around all summer – on the radio, a surprise shuffle coming through my... Read more
Rohan Robinson, Desire For a Sedentary Personality

Rohan Robinson, Desire For a Sedentary Personality

“So somebody asks… “What do you do?” I’m at a point of the more I do it, the less I really know, the landscape is a vehicle for language, not STYLE, but a developed deep seated personal language, that takes many years to reach. My work is not necessarily site specific, but more a conglomerate... Read more
Meet the Maker / Champ & Co.

Meet the Maker / Champ & Co.

Founder, director and head designer at Champ Co, Lauren Stellar, was trained with MA in Architecture at RMIT Melbourne. After working at several Architecture firms in Melbourne, Lauren started Champ Co as a business that would develop her interest in play theory and exercise design in many other mediums other than architecture. Lauren runs both... Read more
Michelle Kettle, Folded Light

Michelle Kettle, Folded Light

Sunlight on a building will suddenly draw your attention where it may have been overlooked before. A curtain stirring or a door closing, you suddenly look back, look up, or glance across the street. There is a two sided voyeurism although neither viewers are to be seen. Divided by space and walls, with you on... Read more
Five facts about Sally Stokes

Five facts about Sally Stokes

I live in the Hawkesbury sandstone area – bushland that has more diversity per hectare than the Amazon basin. I’m married and have been for 39 years!  We have one delightful son. I’m in a drawing group that has met on Tuesdays for 40 years! We now have a camper van and go to the... Read more
Five facts about Natalie Anderson

Five facts about Natalie Anderson

I live in a very old, tiny farmhouse in the Barrabool hills which six months ago had subversive graffiti all over the internal walls, fungus growing in the kitchen floor and pine needles falling through the roof! My studio is in a 1970’s  ‘sleep out’ addition on the back of the farmhouse which, thanks to... Read more
Five facts about Amber Stokie

Five facts about Amber Stokie

I started private drawing lessons when I was 9. I majored in painting at University in 1993 though quickly changed to a major in drawing in the first 6 months. This traditional medium will always have a respected place in my practice, it keeps enticing me to come back. It’s the purist part of me.... Read more