Boom Gallery News

Holly Leonardson, More is More

Holly Leonardson, More is More

Impractical Decorating Ideas reflect a ‘more is more’ approach to home decorating through the activities of constant collecting and endless craft making, forming what could graciously be described as curated clutter. Colourfully accentuated crochet imagery, accompanied by paper cut-outs of found sea shells, porcelain animals, retro toys, glass and ceramic vessels, swirly blobs of hardened... Read more
Tai Snaith, More is More

Tai Snaith, More is More

For More is More, Melbourne artist Tai Snaith presents two series of 3 separate framed collage works which playfully look at different aspects of the creative female psyche. The first series of smaller square works is called ‘Ladies of Leisure’ and comes from Snaith thinking about free time and how we chose to spend it.... Read more
Jade Elford, More is More

Jade Elford, More is More

My pieces for this exhibition combine older works with new. They unite through their minimalist arrangements and use of black and white photographs with coloured ones. For my two recent collages, I looked through my pile of torn out pages (some that I have kept since 2016) and chose backgrounds that instantly set up an idea. When I... Read more
Dylan Foley, More is More

Dylan Foley, More is More

“I am a mix of a bower bird, procrastinator and perfectionist; the creative process for me is simultaneously painstaking and therapeutic. I work very intuitively, each collage I make takes shape serendipitously from what I can find in vintage magazines and books I have collected over time – there is something very important to me... Read more
Mark Cairns , Blue Latitude

Mark Cairns , Blue Latitude

Mark Cairns has a natural affinity with the ocean. The horizon, a constant conceptual meditation nestled amongst cascading scales of blue. Cairns cleverly leads our gaze as we are drawn into direct contemplation of seascape occupied in unison with man-made constructs. Blue Latitude is a body of work in which Cairns uses focal points of... Read more
Emily Besser, More is More

Emily Besser, More is More

“I was introduced to collage at around 4 years old by my Mum. She was a kindergarten teacher and wanted to prepare me for school so she made me a scrapbook full of images cut out of magazines. In black pen and neat teacher writing, she would label the image. This way, I would learn... Read more
Kieran Madden, More is More

Kieran Madden, More is More

The pieces I have chosen for “More is More” bridge a period from my final few years in New York to my arrival back in Australia and the start of my practice here. My inspiration for these works as always is to take vintage print imagery and recontextualize it to create collages that range from... Read more
More is More, group exhibition

More is More, group exhibition

An exhibition of original, hand made collages from: Lucy James Holly Leonardson Tai Snaith Jade Elford Emily Besser Kieran Madden Dylan Foley Meredith Earls More is More explores different approaches to collage, highlighting the artists’ patterns of collecting, arranging and rearranging. More is More speaks to the process of collage; artists are always looking for... Read more
Meredith Earls, More is More

Meredith Earls, More is More

Centred around conceptual landscapes, I consider my collages experiments in constructs of space and time – obscure unknown locations never representing one specific geography or place. Collaged materials promise a history and context, however together spaces and species are presented without origin, without destination. They are rearranged in my work to form familiar yet false representations of memory,... Read more
Alichia van Rhijn, The Middle Distance

Alichia van Rhijn, The Middle Distance

“Je suis l’espace où je suis.” (I am the space where I am.) – Noël Arnaud The Middle Distance aims to explore the notion of ‘sacred space’, with narrative, ritual and the function of contemplation within spaces forming integral aspects of the collective sculptural installations. The work explores intervals between points, reflecting on architectural spaces... Read more
Lucy James, More is More

Lucy James, More is More

Men With Glasses is an ongoing collection, which began in 2013 as a cheeky foray into the way we view status, gender, relationships, and looks. Since then, well over 1000 heads have been collected, numbered and stored in an analogue Tinder of the past. Over five years of collecting has evolved into an in-depth analysis of... Read more
Melissa Boughey, Eutierria: Moments in Nature

Melissa Boughey, Eutierria: Moments in Nature

Melissa Boughey’s current body of work speaks of a life lived on the land, an intimate connection with both the wild and tamed landscapes in her close daily interactions of living and working on a farm and revegetating native habitat. Ocean swimming, walking the dog, and drawing plein-air in the paperbark wetlands (a stones throw... Read more
Inter:section

Inter:section

Inter:section / Rachel Hine, Hilary Green & Rachel Wood Rachel Hine lives and works in Geelong and spends most days working in her studio. She is a Master’s graduate from Monash University, and has worked as a professional weaver at the Australian Tapestry Workshop. Rachel has exhibited consistently, locally and internationally in group exhibitions for... Read more
Ingrid Daniell, Strange Dreams, Under a Full Moon

Ingrid Daniell, Strange Dreams, Under a Full Moon

“Strange Dreams, Under a Full Moon explores the atmosphere, mystery and magic in the places I experienced on my recent travels through remote Western and South Australia. The intensity of my dreams, visions and memories enhanced during the full moon seemed to draw out an even more intimate and intense connection to place and space in... Read more
Sarah Hickey, Kindred

Sarah Hickey, Kindred

Kindred is the latest exhibition showcasing at Big Boom by artist Sarah Hickey. The relationship between the maker and the made is an intimate, profound one. The creative work is a culmination of the artist’s inner dialogue; the thoughts, dreams and visions, finally birthed into external form after a solitary gestation. The made is laden... Read more
Weaving Workshop at Big Boom

Weaving Workshop at Big Boom

To coincide with our upcoming Craft Cubed exhibition of handwoven tapestry Inter:Section, the amazing Rachel Wood of Wunderweave will be running a workshop with us at Big Boom. See below for details and click the link to book! Join me for a very special workshop at Boom Gallery in Geelong this September! This will be... Read more

Michelle Kettle, Geelong: Exploration of a City

Geelong: Exploration of a City is a close up investigation of Geelong and it’s buildings. Some scenes may be instantly recognisable to those familiar with the city and others depict lesser seen aspects. Somewhat ‘unremarkable’ views are brought into new focus and explored in detail for their texture, light and colour. Photography is an imperative... Read more
Stacey McCall, Back Home

Stacey McCall, Back Home

Back Home continues Stacey McCall’s relationship with the importance of home; the objects we are familiar with are the ones which create the environment where we are most at ease, where families live and grow. Her work draws on crockery and furnishings from her 1970’s childhood; they form a beautiful point of interest and remind us... Read more
Victoria Howlett, Recherche

Victoria Howlett, Recherche

Collage, colour and the calligraphic mark are the visual language of much of Victoria Howlett’s 2D imagery. Although the works in this exhibition range in size from 17.5 cm to 1.2M, and use materials as diverse as oil on board or paper collage, each work holds a compelling vibrancy. Mostly abstract, the images nevertheless contain... Read more
Seth Searle, It Will Always Be Like This

Seth Searle, It Will Always Be Like This

Artists Lucy Roleff and Seth Searle consider notions of time and narrative in their joint exhibition, It Will Always Be Like This. An abundance of mussels on a table, ripe peaches in a glass dish, everyday domestic arrangements, a hand mid reach – such depictions of the ordinary and the opulent are regarded in equal... Read more