Boom Gallery News

Five facts about Kate Debbo

Five facts about Kate Debbo

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... Read more
Five facts about Melissa Boughey

Five facts about Melissa Boughey

  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... Read more
Summer Projects V

Summer Projects V

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... Read more
End of 2017!

End of 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... Read more
Boom Christmas Show

Boom Christmas Show

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... Read more
Jeff Raglus / Beachside Primitive

Jeff Raglus / Beachside Primitive

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... Read more
Jeff Raglus in Forte

Jeff Raglus in Forte

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.    Read more
Boom Super Saturday & Final Openings

Boom Super Saturday & Final Openings

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... Read more
Nick Dridan / Half the Story

Nick Dridan / Half the Story

  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... Read more
The Seven Seas / Take it Easy

The Seven Seas / Take it Easy

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... Read more
Shelley McKenzie / Inside Out

Shelley McKenzie / Inside Out

  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... Read more
Chelsea Gustafsson / Legacies

Chelsea Gustafsson / Legacies

  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... Read more
Sue Grossman / Stages of Enlightenment

Sue Grossman / Stages of Enlightenment

  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... Read more
Ellie Malin / Electric Earth

Ellie Malin / Electric Earth

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... Read more
Play Clay Play

Play Clay Play

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... Read more
Opened 6 years ago today

Opened 6 years ago today

Boom as it was early 2011. Today marks 6 years since our first opening. [excuse the poor quality photos]Read more
Collage Makers

Collage Makers

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... Read more
Colleen Guiney / X Marks the Spot

Colleen Guiney / X Marks the Spot

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... Read more

Jiri Tibor Novak / Portraits

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,... Read more
Natalie Anderson / Yearning

Natalie Anderson / Yearning

“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... Read more