Boom Gallery News

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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Natalie Anderson / Yearning

Posted on July 28, 2017

“We spend a lot of time looking down. If we are not looking at our laptops we are most certainly looking at our phones. Our phones provide us with the perfect excuse not to look around, not to engage and not to be present in our immediate environment. We are hyper-connected and yet not really...

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Isobel Rayson / “From Where I Left Off”

Posted on July 26, 2017

“My work explores mark making as a means to investigate and document ideas of presence and trace. The creation of these latest works involves completing daily rituals and routines based on physical mark making that follow a series of directives, these include varying time parameters, established prior to commencing each work. The final works become...

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Louise Tate / Intimacies

Posted on July 6, 2017

‘Beneath its russet wood, a wardrobe is a very white almond’, says Gaston Bachelard in The Poetics of Space, ‘Its inner space is intimate space’. Recent RMIT graduate Louise Tate’s latest body of work discovers intimacy within spaces of domesticity. Translucent layers of watercolour, oil, or synthetic polymer paint build up to form the patterned...

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Terra Firma / Group Exhibition

Posted on July 1, 2017

Featuring a diverse group of artists from across the country, Terra Firma is a Boom curated group show exploring the ever-changing and always interesting Australian landscape. Shane Drinkwater “There has often been a reference to landscape in my work. In this particular series there is a more agricultural side to it: deep felt marks and lines carved by...

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Meredith Earls / Iridescent

Posted on June 27, 2017

“A phenomenon of surfaces that appear to change hue as the angle of view or the angle of illumination changes. Iridescent is a new body of work exploring new perspectives. Seductive florals intertwine and morph, blooming into new and foreign forms. Magical bird and snake motifs dance together in abundance. Rich imagery is carefully collected,...

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How To Make Your House a Home

Posted on June 14, 2017

Boom Gallery Director Ren Inei was interviewed by BUPA recently on the topic ‘How To Make Your House a Home’.  Check out the article here.

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Emily Besser / To The Edges: Pieced Work

Posted on June 8, 2017

Within the genre of abstract painting, Emily Besser has been engaging with different ways of picture-making that mimic the patterns and processes of historically domestic and decorative crafts. Emily has used repetitive mark-making to engage with the slow processes of embroidery and weaving and has also drawn on the legacy of geometric patterns belonging to the...

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Rachel Hine / Make My Own People

Posted on June 6, 2017

Rachel Hine weaves figurative tapestry inspired by classical portraiture and a strong interest in fashion. Her colourful, and often textural pieces have expressive figures inhabiting a psychedelic landscape. Using a combination of Medieval and Renaissance portraits and contemporary fashion, Rachel has emphasised the pensive and confronting gaze of the subject. The concept of ‘looking’ and...

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