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More is More, group exhibition

More is More, group exhibition

An exhibition of original, hand made collages from: Lucy James Holly Leonardson Tai Snaith Jade Elford Emily Besser Kieran Madden Dylan Foley Meredith Earls More is More explores different approaches to collage, highlighting the artists’ patterns of collecting, arranging and rearranging. More is More speaks to the process of collage; artists are always looking for... Read more
Meredith Earls, More is More

Meredith Earls, More is More

Centred around conceptual landscapes, I consider my collages experiments in constructs of space and time – obscure unknown locations never representing one specific geography or place. Collaged materials promise a history and context, however together spaces and species are presented without origin, without destination. They are rearranged in my work to form familiar yet false representations of memory,... Read more
Alichia van Rhijn, The Middle Distance

Alichia van Rhijn, The Middle Distance

“Je suis l’espace où je suis.” (I am the space where I am.) – Noël Arnaud The Middle Distance aims to explore the notion of ‘sacred space’, with narrative, ritual and the function of contemplation within spaces forming integral aspects of the collective sculptural installations. The work explores intervals between points, reflecting on architectural spaces... Read more
Lucy James, More is More

Lucy James, More is More

Men With Glasses is an ongoing collection, which began in 2013 as a cheeky foray into the way we view status, gender, relationships, and looks. Since then, well over 1000 heads have been collected, numbered and stored in an analogue Tinder of the past. Over five years of collecting has evolved into an in-depth analysis of... Read more
Melissa Boughey, Eutierria: Moments in Nature

Melissa Boughey, Eutierria: Moments in Nature

Melissa Boughey’s current body of work speaks of a life lived on the land, an intimate connection with both the wild and tamed landscapes in her close daily interactions of living and working on a farm and revegetating native habitat. Ocean swimming, walking the dog, and drawing plein-air in the paperbark wetlands (a stones throw... Read more
Inter:section

Inter:section

Inter:section / Rachel Hine, Hilary Green & Rachel Wood Rachel Hine lives and works in Geelong and spends most days working in her studio. She is a Master’s graduate from Monash University, and has worked as a professional weaver at the Australian Tapestry Workshop. Rachel has exhibited consistently, locally and internationally in group exhibitions for... Read more
Ingrid Daniell, Strange Dreams, Under a Full Moon

Ingrid Daniell, Strange Dreams, Under a Full Moon

“Strange Dreams, Under a Full Moon explores the atmosphere, mystery and magic in the places I experienced on my recent travels through remote Western and South Australia. The intensity of my dreams, visions and memories enhanced during the full moon seemed to draw out an even more intimate and intense connection to place and space in... Read more
Sarah Hickey, Kindred

Sarah Hickey, Kindred

Kindred is the latest exhibition showcasing at Big Boom by artist Sarah Hickey. The relationship between the maker and the made is an intimate, profound one. The creative work is a culmination of the artist’s inner dialogue; the thoughts, dreams and visions, finally birthed into external form after a solitary gestation. The made is laden... Read more
Weaving Workshop at Big Boom

Weaving Workshop at Big Boom

To coincide with our upcoming Craft Cubed exhibition of handwoven tapestry Inter:Section, the amazing Rachel Wood of Wunderweave will be running a workshop with us at Big Boom. See below for details and click the link to book! Join me for a very special workshop at Boom Gallery in Geelong this September! This will be... Read more

Michelle Kettle, Geelong: Exploration of a City

Geelong: Exploration of a City is a close up investigation of Geelong and it’s buildings. Some scenes may be instantly recognisable to those familiar with the city and others depict lesser seen aspects. Somewhat ‘unremarkable’ views are brought into new focus and explored in detail for their texture, light and colour. Photography is an imperative... Read more
Stacey McCall, Back Home

Stacey McCall, Back Home

Back Home continues Stacey McCall’s relationship with the importance of home; the objects we are familiar with are the ones which create the environment where we are most at ease, where families live and grow. Her work draws on crockery and furnishings from her 1970’s childhood; they form a beautiful point of interest and remind us... Read more
Victoria Howlett, Recherche

Victoria Howlett, Recherche

Collage, colour and the calligraphic mark are the visual language of much of Victoria Howlett’s 2D imagery. Although the works in this exhibition range in size from 17.5 cm to 1.2M, and use materials as diverse as oil on board or paper collage, each work holds a compelling vibrancy. Mostly abstract, the images nevertheless contain... Read more
Seth Searle, It Will Always Be Like This

Seth Searle, It Will Always Be Like This

Artists Lucy Roleff and Seth Searle consider notions of time and narrative in their joint exhibition, It Will Always Be Like This. An abundance of mussels on a table, ripe peaches in a glass dish, everyday domestic arrangements, a hand mid reach – such depictions of the ordinary and the opulent are regarded in equal... Read more
Lucy Roleff, It Will Always Be Like This

Lucy Roleff, It Will Always Be Like This

Artists Lucy Roleff and Seth Searle consider notions of time and narrative in their joint exhibition, It Will Always Be Like This. An abundance of mussels on a table, ripe peaches in a glass dish, everyday domestic arrangements, a hand mid reach – such depictions of the ordinary and the opulent are regarded in equal... Read more
Jiri Tibor Novak, As I Can

Jiri Tibor Novak, As I Can

Aireys Inlet artist Jiri Tibor Novak is well known for his quirky and engaging artworks which often pose more questions than they answer. Although he has embraced the Australian way of life, his Czech heritage and European influence are apparent in his work. Jiri Tibor Novak is a printmaker, painter, teacher and occasionally a writer,... Read more
Harry McEvoy, Artist in Residence at Big Boom

Harry McEvoy, Artist in Residence at Big Boom

We have welcomed Harry McEvoy to be our first artist in residence at Big boom. You will find him working away whilst his paintings from The Dog In The Window adorn the walls of our new exhibition space until June 30th. Harry McEvoy is a dynamic young Surf Coast artist who recently relocated to Melbourne.... Read more
Tax Deductible Art for Small Businesses

Tax Deductible Art for Small Businesses

  With the end of the financial year just around the corner now is the opportune time to take advantage of the small business $30,000 tax allowance and consider purchasing a 100% tax deductible artwork to enrich your workplace. Art within the workplace can offer a more inviting environment for employees and clients creating a... Read more
Alizon Gray, seeking silence

Alizon Gray, seeking silence

“My paintings are reflections of my experiences in the world, abstractly recorded as illusory landscapes. The landscape is represented in my paintings as an imagined place, or the in-between space that connects memory and place rather than rendering a particular vista. By building up layers of lines, squiggles, dots, scrubby brush marks, and veils of... Read more
Shane Drinkwater, Marking Time

Shane Drinkwater, Marking Time

Tasmanian born, Brisbane based artist Shane Drinkwater has exhibited widely within Australia and also in Paris, New York and is now represented in Denmark by Copenhagen Outsider Art Gallery. “Painting is something I’ve always needed to do and I’m enjoying it more and more: it’s the joy of putting colour, shape and gesture on a surface. I’m... Read more
Geelong Gallery Acquires ‘This Too Shall Pass’ by Cricket Saleh

Geelong Gallery Acquires ‘This Too Shall Pass’ by Cricket Saleh

Earlier this year This Too Shall Pass by our much admired Cricket Saleh was being considered for acquisition by Geelong Gallery at their annual Geelong Contemporary Soiree. Although on the night a narrow majority of votes went to Rone, Geelong Gallery has since decided to also acquire This Too Shall Pass due to the overwhelming... Read more