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Amber Stokie, And So It Goes

Amber Stokie, And So It Goes

“This body of work is about moments: moments of support, moments of togetherness, moments of quiet ritual, moments of love and intimacy within relationships. We have control over the frequency and nature of these moments, we decide who and how we are with others. In today’s disordered and increasingly chaotic world, this acknowledgment seems pertinent... Read more
Gift Vouchers Now Available Online

Gift Vouchers Now Available Online

Perfect for that last minute gift idea! Our Gift Cards are now available to purchase online To make life easy follow this link Boom and Big Boom will be open until midday 24/12/19 and recommence for 2020 on Jan 13  Read more
Art Money Now Available

Art Money Now Available

We are delighted to now offer Art Money to our customers to help them build their art collections. Put simply Art Money makes owning art immediate and affordable. Interest free Art Money is available for artworks priced from $675 to $50000. After paying a 10% deposit, the customer can take the artwork home and pay... Read more
Discussing Art with Cricket Saleh

Discussing Art with Cricket Saleh

‘Howl’ continues until Dec 1st All works can be viewed hereRead more
Cricket Saleh, Howl

Cricket Saleh, Howl

Howl and the previous body of work, Dog, are bookends. While Dog conversed with the viewer openly, in the light of day, Howl is the viewers’ subconscious. The conversation is with the self. The viewer is overwhelmed by the previous discussions and retreats inwards. Within the landscape, a tonally monastic set, nature returns, like a... Read more
Shelley McKenzie, Material World

Shelley McKenzie, Material World

Shelley McKenzie studied Art and Art Therapy. Her practice is underpinned by the therapeutic benefits of making art and its ability to mobilize aspects of being. The immersive experience of living on 100 acres of bushland outside Geelong is reflected in the themes and motifs of her work. Her work explores the natural environment, the... Read more
Natalie Anderson , n. cloud. age | A Mass of Clouds

Natalie Anderson , n. cloud. age | A Mass of Clouds

“In a break from my usual practice, all of the works from n. cloud. age – A mass of clouds, are painted on paper and all with virtually no preparation or forethought. We all have stressors in life and sometimes the effect of even minor things can be cumulative. In the second half of this... Read more
Joel Wolter, Peaks and Alleys

Joel Wolter, Peaks and Alleys

Joel Wolter is a visual artist residing on the Victorian Surf Coast. Born in Geelong in 1978, Joel holds a BA of Fine Art from the Victorian College of the Arts and has many years of experience as a professional printmaker and as an art educator. Joel is widely exhibited across Australia and his artworks... Read more
Jeff Raglus, Boneyard

Jeff Raglus, Boneyard

“Earlier this year I was given a large private commission of 26 paintings for new houses in the Byron Bay area. The only instructions were to “keep it simple and abstract”. I enjoyed this challenge so much, that I decided to just continue on for my Boom show in much the same vein, but producing... Read more
Andrew Pye, The Great Ocean Road

Andrew Pye, The Great Ocean Road

“To me, the landscapes are always seeking a balance between order and chaos. I have often said that there is no hidden meaning to my work, that it is the Australian Bush. I stand by this, as I seek to continue the work of the pioneer Australian Modernists, paying homage to their motif and legacy.... Read more
James Lemon, Ceramicist

James Lemon, Ceramicist

New Zealand born ceramicist and creator James Lemon resides in Northcote, Melbourne, where he creates an array of handmade items from vases and mugs through to jewellery. We are lucky enough to showcase some of James’s work in our new space Big Boom (5 Rutland street) We recently asked James some questions about his practice... Read more
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