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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
Colleen Guiney at Cosh Living

Colleen Guiney at Cosh Living

A selection of Colleen Guiney’s beautiful works are available to view at Cosh Living’s new showroom in Church Street, Richmond until the end of January. These works are available through Boom, to view online click here or please get in touch if you have any queries. https://coshliving.com.au/blogs/news/colleen-guiney-at-cosh-living     “The process of making art is... Read more
Wattleitbe, Young Lovers (Are) Turned To Trees

Wattleitbe, Young Lovers (Are) Turned To Trees

“This body of work comprising a collection of 13 paintings is the imagined continuation of another painting called, Young Lovers.I began to see the original work as the setting for a story and painted toward the understanding that powerful bonds between people transmute into and heighten the everyday. For me, it’s also ironic because I’m... Read more
Terra Firma II, Group Exhibition

Terra Firma II, Group Exhibition

Terra Firma II is the second iteration of this popular group exhibition, which focuses on the unique landscape of Australia. We have selected a diverse range of artists from across Regional and Metro Victoria and New South Wales to respond to this concept and are delighted to be presenting this really beautiful show. Shelley McKenzie – “While... Read more
Dean De Landre, Daisy

Dean De Landre, Daisy

“I’ve always liked the daisy, the form, limited colour palette, associations with spring, warm sunny days; what’s not to like? This series is a homage to the daisy as an icon in both popular culture and our gardens. When I hear flowers, I think daisies, maybe others do too.” Dean De Landre is a painter... Read more
Isobel Rayson, Familiar Boundaries

Isobel Rayson, Familiar Boundaries

“This series of new woodblock carvings reflects a continued exploration of place, the immediate surroundings of my home and studio in rural New South Wales. Like most, the events of this year have resulted in an abundance of time spent at home and I feel incredibly grateful for the quiet open space I have there.... Read more
Ben Crawford, Eighty Eight Miles Per Hour

Ben Crawford, Eighty Eight Miles Per Hour

“The idea for this show started with a memory: when I was a little boy in Ireland, I went to a forest with my older brother and some of his friends. A discarded jerrycan had been discovered with a little petrol left inside. Somebody thought to recreate the fire trails made by the DeLorean in... Read more
Tiel Seivl-Keevers, Burnt Out

Tiel Seivl-Keevers, Burnt Out

“A response to the destruction of fires and rejuvenation of our land. Exploration into the devastation and beauty of the earth’s epidermis and how nature can bring sorrow and joy to our lives. During the bushfires of 2019/2020, I was in Europe and watched the devastation from afar. It made me realise how tiny a... Read more
Jiri Tibor Novak, From the Botanic Garden

Jiri Tibor Novak, From the Botanic Garden

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GOQ the Lost Eighth by Great Ocean Quarterly

GOQ the Lost Eighth by Great Ocean Quarterly

  Here’s a tiny slice of good news in an aching world – five years after Great Ocean Quarterly  closed the doors, they’ve released the eighth issue of Great Ocean Quarterly – the one that got got away. The Lost Eighth, as they’re calling it, is a passion project, an itch that needed a scratch.... Read more
Harry McEvoy, Over the Hills, Under the Table

Harry McEvoy, Over the Hills, Under the Table

  “Whilst working on this body of work I was under the strict lockdowns in the outskirts of the Melbourne CBD. With time feeling endless and days seeming unlimited, it gave e hours to reflect on not only my own painting practice but also think back to past ventures. I began to think about a... Read more
Charlotte Thodey, Nourish

Charlotte Thodey, Nourish

“With Nourish in mind and in isolation in Sydney, I found what I could to paint and then could eat afterwards. It limited the outings. I took existing paintings and re-looked. I was already ‘spare’, I became sparer. It really is the simple things that matter and bring joy. My mother would say ‘ when things... Read more