Boom Gallery News

Arcadia Scott / Melbourne Ceramics Market at Boom

Arcadia Scott / Melbourne Ceramics Market at Boom

Arcadia is a self-taught potter working from her home studio in Brunswick Victoria. Working with a range of clays and glazes, her designs are inspired by the tactile nature of the form. Creating wheel thrown pieces, she creates items that are functional, tactile and expressive. The Timelines Collection is a body of work that is... Read more
Dawn Vachon / Melbourne Ceramics Market at Boom

Dawn Vachon / Melbourne Ceramics Market at Boom

Dawn Vachon studied visual arts at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, receiving her BFA in 2008. Since relocating to Melbourne, she has made a lot of ceramic pots and has exhibited a handful of ceramic things that aren’t pots. Notably she was included with a group of outsiders showing as part... Read more
Christina Darras / Selected Works

Christina Darras / Selected Works

Christina Darras loves the procedure of embroidery, it calms her mind. She loves the coloured threads, the needles, the white canvas, the time one spends on it. Embroidery instantly slows down one’s rhythms, taking them from hectic to slow, tic toc, old style time. She builds her images to the unknown, colour by colour, feeling... Read more
Tina Thornburn / Melbourne Ceramics Market at Boom

Tina Thornburn / Melbourne Ceramics Market at Boom

Tina Thorburn is the production potter behind Clay by Tina and has been working full time as a ceramists since early 2016. Tina took up wheel throwing as a hobby in 2014 at the Carlton Arts Centre, Melbourne. And despite years of study and degrees in biomedicine, journalism and international development, Tina is happiest in... Read more
Stacey McCall / Selected Works

Stacey McCall / Selected Works

After completing a Fine Art Degree in Gold and Silversmithing, Stacey spent 12 years designing bespoke jewellery, eventually opening a small store and workshop in Melbourne’s inner city suburb of Kensington. But after the birth of daughter number three, her art practice was homeward bound and after daughter number five, her creativity was nurtured by... Read more
Five facts about Beth Gibbeson

Five facts about Beth Gibbeson

5 Facts about current exhibiting artist Beth Gibbeson 1      I grew up in Cairo, Egypt as a teenager 2      I am a mother of 4 children and married to a crazy Sri Lankan 3      I achieved solving the rubix cube this year with a best time of 3 mins and 54 secs. 4      I love... Read more
Meet the Maker / Sharon Alpren

Meet the Maker / Sharon Alpren

We are delighted to be representing the work of Kyneton based ceramic artist Sharon Alpren at Boom. We value the integrity of Sharon’s approach and the constant evolution of her practice. We have a large range of her pieces currently in stock, perfect for end of year gift giving. ‘I am a potter. I began... Read more
Five facts about Mark De Koning

Five facts about Mark De Koning

5 Facts about current exhibiting artist Mark De Koning   I have 9 brothers and sisters I’m agnostic 29 years old I’m an optimistic realist I dropped out of art school Mark’s exhibition Strange Time runs until December 2. To view the works online click here.Read more
Mark De Koning, Strange Time

Mark De Koning, Strange Time

Strange Time is an inquiry into the human condition, exploring how we as a species attempt to relate to the bizarre world we have created, highlighting the the disconnect between our biological nature and the peculiarities of modern life. The work seeks to provoke critical thought and reflection. Mark explores ideas through contemporary drawing, working... Read more
Beth Gibbeson, Got Me Singing

Beth Gibbeson, Got Me Singing

Beth Gibbeson’s paintings explore the different landscapes in which she has lived, reflecting on the rural, urban and places abroad she has called home. The works blend the ideas of landscape, time, memory, and connection. “I begin my work from a free, subliminal place by drawing the shapes, lines, light and spaces. My memories of... Read more
The Stockroom

The Stockroom

Our stockroom is open to the public and the salon style hang, whilst eclectic aims to inspire, intrigue and excite our audiences. Through the stockroom display, we encourage people to be a bit playful when they hang artwork in their homes – if you buy artwork you love and connect with, your collection will always... Read more
Bridgette McNab – Red, Yellow Blue

Bridgette McNab – Red, Yellow Blue

“Beyond the theatre is life, and behind life, the theatre. My point of departure was the imaginary and I discovered the real; but behind the real there was the imaginary.” -Jean Luc Godard Stylistically and theoretically influenced by French New Wave directors, Jean Luc Godard and Eric Rohmer, Bridgette McNab’s work explores the process of... Read more
Cricket Saleh, Dog

Cricket Saleh, Dog

Human consumption, decay + disintegration. The set moves away – albeit momentarily – from Cricket’s Flemish window light – into a space with the occasional contemporary reference. The flowers, at different stages of undoing, are often secondary to the ordinary happenings elsewhere within the frame. Cricket’s art has long referenced current thoughts in relation to... Read more
Emily Besser, Pairings: New Work

Emily Besser, Pairings: New Work

Emily is interested in creating new visual relationships, as in the craft of poetry, where the familiar is seen afresh. The colours, patterns, shapes and marks that have become part of the visual language of the artist, are spliced, segmented, and finally mended, to create new works: ‘Pairings’. This body of work was completed before... Read more
Five facts about Meredith Earls

Five facts about Meredith Earls

I live in Melbourne, however I spent my childhood growing up in Ocean Grove. I still feel happiest when I’m at the beach. I’m trained as a graphic designer and I currently work as Design Director at a Melbourne based design studio. Our studio works on strategic design projects within the built environment. Everyday we... Read more
Boom Makers

Boom Makers

Boom Makers is a unique studio and retail space for local creatives to make and sell their wares. Directly across the road from the Gallery you will find our picture framer (The Frame Shop Geelong), handmade silver and gold jewellery (Ernest and Joe), homewares and interiors (Maryla), handmade leather goods (Bookseed Artisan) and the amazing... Read more
Graeme Altmann, Coastal Boy

Graeme Altmann, Coastal Boy

Established artist Graeme Altmann brings his latest series of paintings to Boom for his first solo exhibition with us. This body of work is drawn from the story of Graeme’s uncle, Alf Altmann who was lost at sea when trying to row across the Bass Strait in a homemade kayak. “My inspiration has been driven... Read more
Meredith Earls, A Balance of Opposites

Meredith Earls, A Balance of Opposites

  Inspired by traditional ceremonial floral arrangements such as the spectacularly decorated alters of Mexican Día de Muertos and the intricate Japanese art of Ikebana, A Balance of Opposites examines the moment of display. Frictions between luxury and simplicity, permanence and ephemerality, humanity and the natural world become rich, dark paper collages that explore harmony through contrast.... Read more
Nick Dridan, Medley

Nick Dridan, Medley

Nick Dridan’s latest solo exhibition at Boom continues his interest in capturing quiet moments of life in regional Victoria in a new series of meticulously detailed paintings. “I recently considered the Wittgenstein quote- “whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.” Although he was not referring directly to art, I believe he was making a point... Read more
Five facts about Cat Rabbit

Five facts about Cat Rabbit

1. I reside with both a cat (Porco) and a rabbit (Pipo). I love them both but they don’t quite love each other. Not yet. 2. My favourite cake to make (and eat) is a lemon chiffon cake. (related fact: I am counting down the days till the next Great British Bakeoff Season). 3. I... Read more