Boom Gallery News

Glen Smith/ Territory/ 7 -30 August

Glen Smith/ Territory/ 7 -30 August

The latest solo exhibition ‘Territory’ by Glen Smith carries on and extends the body of artwork that he began in 2013 within his exhibition ‘Local’. Focusing on the Geelong urban landscape within a contemporary context, Smith’s new body of artwork completed over 2014 further extends and widens his gaze taking in icons of local industry,... Read more

Dave Bowers / The Grind / 7 – 30 August

David Bowers was born in Geelong in 1964. He grew up in Melbourne’s outer west, a blend of rural land, working class suburb and industrial wasteland. The paintings in The Grind explore the relationship between industry, agriculture and food – the fragility and ethereal nature of disposable packaging and the power and weight of machinery.... Read more

Shelley McKenzie / Inside Outside / 17 Jul – 2 Aug

Inside / Outside showcases the latest selection of paintings by Geelong artist, Shelley McKenzie. These 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. Exhibition 17... Read more

Maryla Johns / Surf Garden / 17 July – 2 August

  In this exhibition, Geelong artist and textile designer Maryla Johns explores a new perspective of ‘surf art’. Incorporating both digital and painterly techniques, Johns depicts the beauty to be found in humble seaweed, with pops of colour and abstracted forms. A self confessed ‘seaweed biographer’, Johns uses layers, patterns and textures from the coastal... Read more

Ellie Malin / Recent Prints / 19 June – 12 July

Ellie Malin is a print media artist based in Melbourne. Her colourful bold art works reflect a playful approach to image making where bright colours and form construct the landscape. Her artworks are inspired by a love for travel, childhood memories, and also from the most meaningful to the insignificant moments in life in all... Read more

Art Unlimited / Not by Design / 19 June – 12 July

NAIVE / BRUT / RAW / OUTSIDER Boom Gallery has the privilege of presenting the work of five exceptional artists from the Art Unlimited Studio. The Art Unlimited Studio is a professional access studio for artists with a disability and is situated in the old Geelong Gaol. The vitality and richness of their work is... Read more

Anita Beaney / From Here & There / May 30 – June 14

“From Here & There” is a collection of sea and landscapes – of mountains, deserts and sea.  Anita has created this body of work using old photographic processes.  The images were shot with a medium format camera, a Mamiya twin lens c330, using 120 roll film then printed on to watercolour paper.  A technique used to... Read more

Amanda Carson / Pleasant Twittering / May 30 – June 14

Pleasant Twittering was inspired by Amanda’s travels in WA and from her own backyard in Jan Juc.  These delicate watercolour paintings, undertaken with a contemporary approach, using blocks of colour and repetition of patterns to detail a beautiful selection of “feathered friends”.  These paintings draw upon Amanda’s background in graphic design, and her enduring love... Read more

Tiel Seivl-Keevers / Winter Harvest / May 30 – June 14

Tiel Seivl Keevers is a painter and illustrator from Brisbane. Her work evolves from her natural surroundings.  In this exhibition Tiel focuses on the changes that occur throughout the season of Winter, exploring ideas and imagery around the concepts of dormancy, death and new beginnings. Exhibition Opening Friday May 30 / 5:30 – 8pmRead more

Introducing Arthur Bannon

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Ngaio Lenz “Terrafirm” 5 Dec – 1 Feb

Ngaio Lenz is a Mackay based artist.  She has a strong exhibiting history with many solo shows over the past 10 years in both QLD & Vic.  Most recently at Flinders Lane Gallery & Hand Held Gallery in Melbourne and Umbrella Studio in Townsville. In this body of paintings there is a beautiful treatment of... Read more

Merrang 14 -30 November

In August of this year Boom Gallery took 9 artists on a 3 day field trip to Merrang, a historic property in the heart of the Western District of Victoria. The early Australian colonial artist Robert Dowling painted arguably his most significant painting “Mrs Adolphus Sceales with Black Jimmie on Merrang Station” at Merrang in... Read more

Rohan Robinson – 60 Days

Boom Gallery is currently exhibiting recent paintings by one of the most significant landscape painters of our region. 60 Days – A Painting Project by Rohan Robinson. The show continues until Nov 19thRead more

microscapes – New Paintings by Chelsea Gustafsson

Boom Gallery is pleased to let you know about a new exhibition by Chelsea Gustafsson. Chelsea’s oil paintings detail the minutia of the everyday with delicacy and humour. Her painting style is intricately detailed and executed. Chelsea often includes unexpected elements such as hand stitching and embroidery, referencing the domestic arts. Chelsea is a resident of... Read more

Big Boom

Last Friday saw the launch of Big Boom. Celebrating both the second birthday of the gallery and the opening of the extended gallery space. A large group of artists exhibited their work, creating a varied and dynamic show. There was a wonderful response from the friends and supporters of Boom Gallery with an enthusiastic crowd... Read more

Local – new artwork by Glen Smith

Local is a new exhibition by artist Glen Smith. Grungy street art inspired urban environments and skylines captured in their full illuminated glory. Artworks that are specific in their Geelong locations, yet captured in a “glimpsing” manner allowing for both familiarity for the locals with their intimacy of the physical locations, while also creating broader... Read more

Introducing “The Brainery Store”

THE BRAINERY STORE is open. THE BRAINERY STORE is introducing people who inspire us in word and deed. It is a simple idea about sharing the things people know, harbouring a hyper-local focus within the surroundings of its location. Pop-up or one term outposts will take form around the country. The lectures will hold a... Read more

Recent work -Jiri Tibor Novak, Zoe Snyder, Jean Bohuslav

Boom Gallery is thrilled to present recent work by this trio of well respected Geelong artist’s.   The notion of journeying is a theme that each of these artists explore. Jiri Tibor Novak’s softly hued paintings of place and memory. His delicate etchings depicting a man and his world full of symbols and poetry. Zoe Snyder’s sculptures... Read more

Alex Game – New Bestiarum

Alex Game   Fall of the U.A.C Crusader (detail)  intaglio & aquatint Human history is filled with conflict over race, ideology and environment. It seems to be an almost inevitable part of human relationships and the world we live in. I have an avid interest in history, particularly military history; and as much as I don’t advocate violence,... Read more

Eight Women – Artist / CHELSEA GUSTAFSSON

Chelsea Gustafsson is an artist and graphic designer from Barwon Heads.Chelsea‘s most recent series of paintings include an embellishment of embroidery. The cross stitching adds a tactile quality and a graphic element to the work. Her subjects often involve a character or scene designed with some sort of quirk and whimsy to it: Goldfish swimming... Read more