Boom Gallery News

Boom Artist Tarli Glover talks iso and art making

Boom Artist Tarli Glover talks iso and art making

Tarli Glover is well known at Boom for her beautiful, textured landscapes in pastel and acrylic paint. She depicts the vast countryside surrounding her home town of Ballarat. More recently, in times of isolation and restricted access to places far and wide, Tarli has been exploring her more immediate surroundings and documenting her findings. This... Read more
In the studio with Shelley McKenzie

In the studio with Shelley McKenzie

Boom Artist Shelley McKenzie took some snaps of her beautiful home studio and let us know how she is going in this current climate. Here are some images of home that inform my practice. I revisit this interior space as the light and shadows always turn and I find the interplay of form and pattern... Read more
Interview with Ariana Luca

Interview with Ariana Luca

Our Gallery Manager Dylan sent through some interview questions to Ariana, expanding on her art making, ideas, process and how she is coping in isolation.   DF: Firstly, How have you been coping with this strange time we are in currently? AL: I think that making art every day has really helped me cope quite... Read more
We chat with Tiel Seivl-Keevers

We chat with Tiel Seivl-Keevers

What have you been up to in your iso time? Nothing majorly has changed except for my husband and two teens who are now in ‘my’ space 24/7. So for the first few weeks there was a sense of frustration in the house and I found that my creative flow and focus were disrupted. The... Read more
We chat with Jeweller Emily Thomas

We chat with Jeweller Emily Thomas

Emily uses her work to explore line and gesture.  A mark alone, or repeated rhythmically, creating movement and texture. This frequently results in quite organic pieces with naive strokes forming a hypnotic momentum, flow and lines forming pattern and motion. Milly forms many of her tools and experiments with the unique textures created by different... Read more
We Chat with Beth Gibbeson

We Chat with Beth Gibbeson

What have you been up to during my isolation? Eating lots of delicious food that’s for sure. Believe it or not, I have been super busy with my time. I have 4 children that I have been ‘trying’ to help with their schooling, which takes most of my time actually and often leaves me utterly... Read more
Boom Artist Chats : Ben Crawford

Boom Artist Chats : Ben Crawford

Ben Crawford’s much anticipated, upcoming solo exhibition at Boom scheduled for May/June 2020 has been postponed due to the current circumstances. We checked in with Ben who lives in Southern Queensland on a beautiful little property with his young family, to see how he is going during lockdown. Ben’s painting studio, a decommissioned food truck... Read more
The Seven Seas, Get A Grip

The Seven Seas, Get A Grip

The Seven Seas is a Melbourne based multidisciplinary artist working in illustration and sculpture. He works across many styles from figurative to abstract work, always with a focus on bold colours and large forms. The Seven Seas explores woodworking, casting and illustration techniques to represent his recurring cast of characters and forms reflecting memories, thoughts... Read more
Boom Makers – Position Vacant

Boom Makers – Position Vacant

We currently have a vacancy in Boom Makers. The space would suit a creative looking to work and retail from the one space. Boom Makers is a unique, multi-disciplinary makers studio located directly across the road from the Gallery. Open to the public, these studio spaces allow local creatives to make and sell their wares... Read more
Artist in Residency Studio

Artist in Residency Studio

  Boom Gallery has a plethora of exciting and dynamic spaces to explore, many of which provide opportunities to engage with our ever-growing community of artists. Included in this is our Artist in Residency Studio, an allocated space for artists to work and broaden their practice.   Harry McEvoy at work / 2019   The... Read more
Geelong Design Week

Geelong Design Week

Building Sustainable Food Systems for Our Community – Hear about how sustainable food systems and community initiatives are creating a healthier Geelong When: Saturday 21st March, 10:30 am – 3:00 pm Where: Big Boom, 5 Rutland Street, Newtown Cost: Free Boom Gallery is thrilled to announce we are taking part in the Geelong Design Week,... Read more
Steve Singline, Still Point

Steve Singline, Still Point

“For this latest series of works, I have returned again to the ocean. The calming waters, the stretch of the horizon, the great expanse of sky. The works speak more of yearning than a pictorial representation of a specific place. Still Point… a moment, a sense of being present with the great beyond.” “The horizon is... Read more
Stacey McCall, Still

Stacey McCall, Still

“Somewhere between painted and drawn, objects emerge. Marks made more confidently, shapes and light observed more keenly. Quiet, calm….sometimes the less said the better.” Still is Stacey McCall’s latest body of work, continuing once again with the subject of home, but perhaps with a more confident and deliberate mark. Detailed underpainting glows through her gestural brushstrokes,... Read more
Upcoming Exhibitions – Steve Singline, Stacey McCall & Bushfire Relief Group Exhibition

Upcoming Exhibitions – Steve Singline, Stacey McCall & Bushfire Relief Group Exhibition

  We have two upcoming solo exhibitions at Boom running from 20th February to the 15th of March with opening celebrations on Saturday 22nd February from 1-3pm, sponsored by Austins Wines.     Steve Singline, Still Point “For this latest series of works, I have returned again to the ocean. The calming waters, the stretch of the... Read more
Keren Simmons, Summer Projects VII

Keren Simmons, Summer Projects VII

“I am fascinated by the visual conventions of street signage and the function of the sign as an informative, yet beautiful image, produced by the correlation of colour and symbol, and its operation at the intersection of both written and visual information. Using paint to produce artworks of gateways, I explore the crossover between what... Read more
Marnie Ross, Summer Projects VII

Marnie Ross, Summer Projects VII

“This body work is inspired by a recent tour of Central Australia, with a particular focus on the dramatic colours and light experienced in this unique environment. Marnie was captivated by the graphic lines defining the landscape as strong shadows are cast and the red earth and rock is illuminated, particularly during sunrise and sunset.”... Read more
Jahkarli Romanis, Summer Projects VII

Jahkarli Romanis, Summer Projects VII

‘This ongoing body of work has been created in response to the inaccurate and often reductive representations of Aboriginal peoples created in post-colonial photographs. It explores my own identity as a Pitta Pitta woman and the construction of that identity through photography.” “These photographs are a pursuit for control and agency over my portrayal through... Read more
Michael McCafferty, Summer Projects VII

Michael McCafferty, Summer Projects VII

“This work is part of an on-going exploration into diary keeping, meditations, and translation. Simple parts of day- to- day life; bathroom tiles, schedules, the walk to work, are documented and translated. The translations are simply technical impositions like tracing, collage and re photography. Slowly the materials turn into a composition until finally reduced to... Read more
Rowena Martinich, Summer Projects VII

Rowena Martinich, Summer Projects VII

“The works that I have created for the Summer Projects exhibition further my investigations into the immersive act of painting and colour study within my expressive studio painting practice.Chromatic intensity continues to pervade my work. Giant liquescent gestures sweep, marble and drag across the canvas surface as I build layers of paint on canvases that... Read more
Ember Fairbairn, Summer Projects VII

Ember Fairbairn, Summer Projects VII

Ember Fairbairn’s work endeavours to break spells cast upon her own perception and re-weave new ones, pushing against self-determined boundaries. Against these edges, the painter can sit inside the discomfort of the new, the abject and awkward and also beauty, utilising systems of abstraction to address metaphysical issues. Through gesture and colour, these paintings become... Read more