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Five Facts about Beci Orpin

Five Facts about Beci Orpin

1. I lived with my mum and sister in an inner-city commune when I was young. It was a wild and fun way to grow up. 2. I don’t drive, but spend a lot of time on my bicycle. 3. My studio is in a warehouse in Brunswick, which I share with my husband Raph’s... Read more
Five Facts about Carla McRae

Five Facts about Carla McRae

[photo credit: Anu Kumar] 1. I love budgerigars. I had a few when I was a kid (Pretty Boy I, Pretty Boy II, etc) and they all flew away or died. Cages are cruel though – I could never have one now. 2. I like to draw to ambient music. My ultimate hack to getting into... Read more
Madeleine Peters / Olivine

Madeleine Peters / Olivine

Olivine acknowledges landscape as an ever shifting space of material and cultural changes. The young volcanic ground of South-Western Victoria becomes a setting for Peters’ recollections to play out, assembling a strange and familiar dream. The limitation of memory is observed in these works, natural exaggeration and disintegration of experience evident in each scene. The... Read more
Five Facts about Katie Eraser

Five Facts about Katie Eraser

Image by Tatanja Ross (On Jackson Street) I have an unquenchable appetite and curiosity to learn about people, which renders me full of questions, I try not to turn a conversation into an interrogation, but I would rather talk about you than me. I am drawn to anything bright and colourful, my house is full of trinkets... Read more
Beci Orpin & Carla McRae / Out of Bounds

Beci Orpin & Carla McRae / Out of Bounds

The child explores their world with abandon. Making games of getting from one place to another, studying the curiosity of simple, everyday things, endlessly inspired by the excitement of each day. Once we grow up, it’s a place that becomes off limits and out of bounds. Playing and spending time without purpose, losing track of... Read more
Five Facts about Shelley McKenzie

Five Facts about Shelley McKenzie

When I was 50, i parachuted out of a plane in South Africa  🇿🇦.  I live off the grid. My favourite job was teaching in prison. My family including four legged friends are gold. I love my solitude. Shelley’s solo exhibition Home Front is now showing. Visit the gallery to view or to see a full exhibition... Read more
Five Facts about Amy Wright

Five Facts about Amy Wright

Serial Netflix binger Queen of Analogue to my partner, Steve, the King of Digital. Quite likes cake and dislikes wearing socks. Frequent Opp shopper and lover of all things floral. Mum to my gorgeous 6 month old girl, Maeve. Image by Sarah Anderson Amy’s solo exhibition Roadtrip is now showing. Visit the gallery to view or... Read more
Five Facts about Leah Thiessen

Five Facts about Leah Thiessen

I recently went to Italy and came back crazy for everything Italian, especially the food and wine so now I’m obsessed with Panacotta. I grew up with a mother that was an artist and a trance medium……which makes for a very interesting childhood. I am very lucky to live on the edge of a lake.... Read more
Amy Wright / Roadtrip

Amy Wright / Roadtrip

Wright’s Roadtrip series narrates as she says: “countless hours on the road with a sleeping newborn in the back.” As well as the “vast panorama of the rural landscape and the hyper speed of the roadside as it races by” Wright says that she was inspired by the roadside stop, a space that she says... Read more
Shelley McKenzie / Home Front

Shelley McKenzie / Home Front

We are thrilled to welcome local artist and Boom regular Shelley McKenzie back to the Gallery for her new solo exhibition Home Front. Shelley says in relation to this latest series to be shown at BoomGallery: “Gertrude Stein’s companion Alice Toklas observed it was through polishing furniture she understood the real beauty of it. Daily home rituals of cleaning... Read more
Leah Thiessen / The Spirit of Place

Leah Thiessen / The Spirit of Place

In this body of work, Thiessen writes that she is responding to the northern NSW environment she is immersed in daily, “the natural ecology of the Terranora Broadwater, with its mangroves and natural bush terrain…” She explains the dynamism in her work as originating from the movement in nature. “In nature nothing is ever static,... Read more
Ariana Luca / Contingent Gestures

Ariana Luca / Contingent Gestures

“Contingent Gestures is a series of works on paper that explores the relationship between chance, spontaneity and control in my own drawing practice. Each drawing traces the physical process of formulating and composing an abstract drawing through both random mark-making and controlled actions. Through these works I aim to capture my own fluctuating levels of... Read more
Ingrid Daniell / Remembering Paradise

Ingrid Daniell / Remembering Paradise

“Remembering Paradise is an ode to our precious earth; using places that have personal connection as my muse; Tasmania’s Freycinet National Park and Schouten Island, Point Addis and the low tide walk between Jan Juc and Bells Beach; I have juxtaposed two views of our earth. Painting the landscape as an arcadian ideal; redolent of... Read more
Christina Darras / Dutch Blue

Christina Darras / Dutch Blue

“Dutch Blue is a body of work that includes paintings and aquarelles using only one colour, the ultramarine blue. Ultramarine blue or Dutch Blue, or Delphi Blue, is a pigment, a colour with great potential and qualities. It can be very transparent and light, it can also be very dense, compact and covering. It can be... Read more
Sou’ West Expeditions / Group Exhibition

Sou’ West Expeditions / Group Exhibition

The seed for this collaborative exhibition was planted in Winter 2017 when Ren and Mickey made the journey through Southwest Victoria to Ben’s Rosebrook property and studio. The landscape was dark and moody, (just the way they like it) and the artistic collaboration fuelled a creative exploration. Using this beautiful scenery as inspiration and seeing... Read more
Five Facts about Regina Middleton

Five Facts about Regina Middleton

1. Both my Mum and Dad are/were collectors. Mum collects in the name of ‘art’ and Dad collected in the name of ‘we might need that some day’ – it was inevitable that I would seek beauty in the discarded. 2. I grew up in Western Australia, spending many of my formative years in the... Read more
Five Facts about Andrew Pye

Five Facts about Andrew Pye

1. I love lawns, I have a large lawn outside my studio and I try to keep it looking like the white house lawn. The rest of my studio is completely disorganised. 2. I dry works in old abandoned structures such as sheds, old gold rush toilets etc. 3. I am constantly at battle with... Read more
Five Facts about Tarli Glover

Five Facts about Tarli Glover

I tend to be naturally inward-looking and don’t really like having people in my studio when I’m working toward exhibitions or creative projects. I stay insular in my creative space – ‘my very own island’. When I do occasionally have visits, I get very nervous and anxious about it but I capitulate to requests for... Read more
Regina Middleton / Tidal Detritus

Regina Middleton / Tidal Detritus

Surf Coast jeweller Regina Middleton is a fossicker at heart, who finds herself propelled to meander, observe and collect along the shoreline. Faced with the overwhelming amount of rubbish choking our oceans, Regina seeks out these unwanted materials to create works that reflect on environmental decay. Reclaiming this detritus and pursuing her intuitive pull towards... Read more
Tarli Glover / My Place

Tarli Glover / My Place

“The body of work created for My Place continues to reflect my interest in the regional landscapes of the central and western plains of Victoria, the familiar environments that I have lived, my whole life in. My country, my land, my place has left a powerful and lasting impression on the aesthetics of my work,... Read more