Boom Gallery News

Christina Darras / Dutch Blue

Posted on April 8, 2018

“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...

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Sou’ West Expeditions / Group Exhibition

Posted on April 6, 2018

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...

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Five Facts about Regina Middleton

Posted on March 14, 2018

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...

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Five Facts about Andrew Pye

Posted on March 11, 2018

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...

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Five Facts about Tarli Glover

Posted on March 9, 2018

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...

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Regina Middleton / Tidal Detritus

Posted on March 4, 2018

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...

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Tarli Glover / My Place

Posted on March 3, 2018

“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,...

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Andrew Pye / New Tree Scenes

Posted on March 2, 2018

“In New Tree Scenes I approach the Australian bush at face value and from inside it. My studies ‘en plen air’ are ten fold since my last exhibition. To this end, many new elements of the bush have revealed themselves to me and I have tried to include them in these new scenes. First and...

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Five Facts about Summer Projects V Artist Jordy Kerwick

Posted on February 15, 2018

1) I can’t properly straighten either of my pinky fingers. 2) As a 7 year old, I played in a German Xylophone group. 3) I have eaten a piece of 3 week old pizza – microwaved it for 6 minutes and it was brilliant. 4) Twombly/Motherwell and Frankenthaler are my favourite painters – they were...

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Five Facts about Summer Projects V Artist Graeme Altmann

Posted on February 9, 2018

 Meet Summer Projects V Artist Graeme Altmann   1. I have one leg shorter than the other, yes I do have to buy two pairs of shoes sometimes….Ha   2. I loved surfing as a young boy. I wasn’t very good at it, but being out beyond the breakers created a beautiful peace in my...

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Five facts about Sarah Rowe

Posted on February 6, 2018

1. I have long standing love of shipping containers and dump trucks, they’re are both really inspiring I think. The colours and the wear on them are my cup of tea… 2. I spent a year on student exchange in Sweden when I was 17. I went to a Swedish school and I saw snow...

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Five facts about Kate Debbo

Posted on February 3, 2018

I was born and raised in Durban, South Africa. My husband, two children and I immigrated to beautiful Margaret River in Western Australia 5 years ago. We started a furniture making business here, so you can sometimes find me sanding and varnishing something at Anthony’s studio. My mum is Danish and as a child I...

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Five facts about Melissa Boughey

Posted on February 2, 2018

  Where I live– 23 years ago (when I was 22) I left the suburbs of Perth and moved to the south coast region of WA (near Denmark), with my partner, my BA Art (not very practical), and a baby on the way. Suddenly I had a lot to learn: planting veggies, making compost, planting...

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Summer Projects V

Posted on January 30, 2018

Summer Projects V  is our first exhibition for 2018. A group show of work by six dynamic painters from around Australia – Sarah Rowe, Melissa Boughey, Kate Debbo, Graeme Altmann, Jordy Kerwick and Mickey Egan. Though quite varied in the individual artist’s approach, Summer Projects V is a complimentary and exciting show. Sarah Rowe is a Melbourne based artist, and established...

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End of 2017!

Posted on December 22, 2017

We’ve almost come to the end of 2017 here at Boom. It’s been a pretty fabulous year and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers for their support and appreciation for what we do. As always its been a pleasure to work with the many talented artists and makers...

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Boom Christmas Show

Posted on December 16, 2017

Boom Gallery’s annual group exhibition including artwork from many of our favourite exhibitors and introducing a few new artists to the fold. Each artist has completed a small work for this show, making for a dynamic exhibition of works that are affordably priced and perfect for a very special Christmas present. Artists included are Ingrid...

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Jeff Raglus / Beachside Primitive

Posted on December 15, 2017

Loved local painter and musician Jeff Raglus presents his latest body of work in “Beachside Primitive”. A collection of sculptures and paintings made from beachside flotsam and jetsam, driftwood heads, strange relief settings, small paintings and sculptures all executed with a primitive pop vibe. Jeff Raglus is a pop art painter who regularly blurs the...

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Jeff Raglus in Forte

Posted on December 3, 2017

Talented local artist Jeff Raglus, is featured in the December issue of Forte.  Boom Gallery is very excited to be installing Raglus’s new solo exhibition Beachside Primative this week. The exhibition runs 7 December – 24 December 2017. Opening Celebrations Saturday 9th December 2pm -4pm. Check out the full article here.    

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Boom Super Saturday & Final Openings

Posted on November 30, 2017

Join us next Saturday Dec 9th for our first “Super Saturday”. In conjunction with Boom Makers and Neighbour Geelong, a fun and timely option for Christmas Shopping with a design market, discounts in the gallery stockroom, festive food & drink and kids activities. Also the opening of our final 2 exhibitions for 2017, a great...

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Nick Dridan / Half the Story

Posted on November 18, 2017

  Nick Dridan grew up on a farm in Amphitheatre, central Victoria, surrounded and enclosed by the Pyrenees mountain ranges. His work borrows heavily from this landscape, its forms, and its inhabitants. He finds the strangeness and beauty of everyday things and scenes provides much of his inspiration. Nick’s paintings could be described as lying somewhere...

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The Seven Seas / Take it Easy

Posted on November 16, 2017

The Seven Seas is a Melbourne based multidisciplinary artist working in illustration and sculpture. He has recently made the shift from figurative to abstract work, focusing on bold colours and large forms created out of timber using power tools and computerised routers. With Take It Easy The Seven Seas continues to blur the lines of...

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Shelley McKenzie / Inside Out

Posted on October 24, 2017

  Shelley McKenzie’s vibrant paintings explore the notion of art making itself, with physical process and sensory experience integral to her practice and aesthetic outcomes. Each painting is layered with colour, form and line, incorporating the artist’s internal and external worlds. At times it seems like the internal and external environments merge – these latest...

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Chelsea Gustafsson / Legacies

Posted on October 21, 2017

  This new series of still life paintings are studies of bric-a-brac and accumulations of objects. Inspired by the memento mori and vanitas still-lifes that contemplate our mortality and the transience of earthly pleasures, these paintings draw on their symbolism but extend on the conclusion that some of these concepts are short lived. Here things...

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Sue Grossman / Stages of Enlightenment

Posted on September 27, 2017

  Sue Grossman is a printmaker specializing in the complex process of reduction Linocut. Known for her brightly coloured and detailed, patterned prints, Sue finds the process of carving the Lino cathartic. “I often just get lost in my own little world of carving spontaneous patterns. Although painstaking at times, I love the layering process...

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Ellie Malin / Electric Earth

Posted on September 24, 2017

Ellie Malin is a Melbourne based artist working predominantly in relief woodblock printing and experimenting in painting, installations and collaborative projects. Her bold, visceral artworks reflect an intuitive approach to image making where colours and form construct the landscape. Her artworks are inspired by a love for travel, memories, and also from the most meaningful...

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Play Clay Play

Posted on August 26, 2017

Kirsten Perry and Peta Armstrong maintain an inquisitive and playful approach in their individual art practice. They creatively push and explore their use of the ceramic medium resulting in unique and at times, quirky pieces. Peta Armstrong works from her backyard studio in Torquay and also in the family business of surfboard making. She is...

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Collage Makers

Posted on August 24, 2017

A Boom curated show featuring the medium Collage. Collage is an art form of assemblage, often relying on the intricately hand cut, with found materials commonly used. This group exhibition has three artists exploring this medium in unique and varied ways – local artist Dylan Foley, French artist Julien Pacaud and Munich based artist Claude...

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Colleen Guiney / X Marks the Spot

Posted on August 22, 2017

Port Fairy artist Colleen Guiney’s art practice is a form of escapism. It provides her with an effective counterbalance to society’s overwhelming requirement to conform, to fit in, to be neat, for everything to be in the right place. Her work originates in the subconscious and evolves over extended periods of time as she layers, re-purposes and reworks...

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Jiri Tibor Novak / Portraits

Posted on August 1, 2017

Jiri Tibor Novak’s latest body of work for Portraits delivers an amalgam of reference points that range from biblical narratives to the artist’s experience of immigration and diaspora. Concurrently, Novak’s enduring fascination with the revolutionary movement off the Russian avant-garde is evident.   Jiri Tibor Novak is a printmaker, painter, teacher and occasionally a writer,...

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