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  • [ WELCOME TO BOOM GALLERY ]

    Boom Gallery is a vibrant and active contemporary art gallery. We represent a cross section of work – from emerging and established artists, with a strong regional bias.

    We exhibit most media, including painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, photography, design and small objects. We give artists a platform to exhibit and sell their work and provide information about art investment.

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 July – 2 August (opening Friday 18 July 5:30 – 8pm)

On the Blower 110 x 110cm

Looking Forward 90 x 100cm

Boat or bicycle 160 x 110cm

Kitchen Tidy 100 x 200cm

Night 90 x 90cm

Paper thin walls 180 x 120cm

Primaries 130 x 110cm

Red 120 x 130cm

Red Sea 160 x 122cm

Royal Telephone 122x 122cm

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 landscape as both inspiration and artistic content. Surf Garden is a beautiful expression of the artist’s love and respect for the natural world.

Exhibition 17 July – 2 August (opening Friday 18 July 5:30 – 8 pm)

Surf Jellyfish         70x70cm

Sea Nature 2     50 x 50cm

Sea Nature 4          50 x50cm

Sea Nature 4         50 x50cm

Sea Nature 1       50 x 50cm

Seaweed Owl         80 x80cm

Surf Garden 4         70 x70cm

Surf Garden 7         70 x 70cm

Surf Garden          70 x 105cm

Surf Garden 13          70 x 70cm

Surf Garden 5          70 x 70cm

Surf Garden 2          60 x 60cm

Floating under The Surf       84 x 119cm

 

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 their beauty.

‘Figure’ & ‘Contemplations’ are colourful woodblock prints depicting an inspired landscape of ‘other worlds’. The beauty of nature, the man made and a fascination for impurities within it,  sparks the imagination.
Offcut shapes of paper are the starting point, which are transformed into woodblocks for printing. These shapes become centre stage as the relationship between them is explored through layers of colour and textures. Remnants, which once would have been discarded are now the stars, moon and sky and are telling a story about what might exist beyond the familiar. Stories unfold over time and new discoveries made between the layers of tones and negative spaces.

This exhibition continues to 12 July

 

Glacial Landscape IV 120 x 80 cm

Contemplations 24 x 24cm

Eternal Landscape VI 44 x44cm

Eternal Landscape IV 44 x44cm

Eternal Landscape V 44 x 44cm

Figure 24 x 24cm

Geometric Cliffs V 80 x 60cm

Maoi 24 x 24cm

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 a result of the unique way each artist interprets their world.

Exhibition 19 June – 12 July (opening Friday 20 June 5:30 – 8 pm)

A TRAIN

GATE

HOUSE

ADRIAN SEGON

Adrian draws upon his private world in producing images that captivate the viewer, while inviting us to explore and enjoy his world. Patterning and his emotive use of colour produce a vibrancy that gives life to Adrian’s beautiful works.

Adrian’s preferred medium is archive quality felt tip pen on paper. At the moment he has work in Renegades and Free Spirits, a large travelling show travelling down the East coast of Australia over the next 2 years and possibly Europe after that.

 

Old Geelong Gaol

Barwon Terrace Mill

City of Greater Geelong

CHRISTIAN DEN BESTEN

Christian is an artist who moves freely between 2D works, sculpture and New Media. Christian often works with an accumulation of small components in creating his idiosyncratic pieces. As a keen observer of popular culture, Christian explores his immediate visual world of film, people, architecture, vehicles and water craft.

Belmont Village Meats

Coles Belmont

Specsavers Kmart Centre Belmont

DAVID GILLHAM

A preoccupation with local architecture has manifest in David’s careful and extensive visual exploration of Geelong’s industrial and urban landscapes. David works without direct reference to the buildings but creates not only a work of accuracy but one that transforms the vista to that of a new and enchanting reality.  When an architectural feature has become a chosen subject, he may subsequently develop a theme into a series of works.  David is a dedicated artist frequently carrying a graphic journal with him where and whenever possible.

 

 

Reminds me of a Cat

Door Handle & Padlock

Phone

JULIE HENRYS

The muted quality of pastel, Julie Henrys’ favoured medium, well suites her transporting of every day subjects into beautiful images. They invite the viewer to ponder their meaning.  Julie has a wonderful sense of design and her use of colour creates new worlds from old images. Julie often uses catalogues and art journals as her reference for her works.

 

Caterpillar Thursday

Christmas Day

Easter Eggs

 

SUSAN STRIPLING

Susan Stripling has been working at the Art Unlimited studio for over 15 years. She has developed a strong and unique style that explores the many aspects of pattern and colour played off against each other.  Susan has a whimsical personality and delights in capturing friends, colleagues and everyday objects (usually from her immediate environment). These are integrated within her alluring compositions.

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