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    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.

Merry Christmas from Boom

Kate and Ren would like to wish all of our customers, artists, makers and friends a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful celebration of the commencement of a New Year.

We have had a great second year of business with lots of positive developments. It’s been great to collaborate with Andy and his team from Rue Cler Market and we are very excited about where this aspect of the gallery will go in the next year.

WE will be open as normal until end of trade Saturday 21st Dec, then will take a break until WEDNESDAY 22nd Jan 2014.

There are some great exhibitions planned for the New Year and the food developments in the cafe are truly exciting!

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 surface, a delicacy of texture and a subtle layering of colour.

The simple organic forms are dynamic, with the appearance of solidity yet they seem to hover in a quiet negative space.

Boom Gallery is delighted to present such an impressive body of work that beautifully reflects Ngaio’s recent experiences with breast cancer.

“Strata” mixed media on canvas 101 x 101cm

“Magma” mixed media on canvas 91 x91cm

“Tectonic” mixed media on canvas  101 x 76cm

“Crust” mixed media on canvas  91 x 91cm

“Mantle” mixed media on canvas  101 x 101cm

“Obsidian” mixed media on canvas  101 x 101cm

“Earth” mixed media on canvas 91 x91cm

“Olivine” mixed media on canvas  107 x 76cm

“Quarry” mixed media on canvas  101 x 76cm

“Abalon” mixed media on canvas  101 x 76cm

“Pumice” mixed media on canvas 101 x 76cm

 

“Terrafirm celebrates an aesthetics of imperfection, of well worn surfaces and landscapes and the imagined history of a place. The works have been created during my year of battling breast cancer and have provided me with the grounding and therapy needed to battle the fight of my life. The process of adding numerous layers and then removing, scraping, scratching and even peeling back into the surface parallels the personal journey I have been on, and my need to tear back layers of myself to discover a strength and resilience I didn’t know I possessed. There is beauty for me in a surface that has revealed it’s history and a strength in the person that has survived a battle.”

Ngaio Lenz

 

 

 

 

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 1856.
The field trip and exhibition continues the tradition of making art at this site of national significance.

The artists included in the exhibition are Ben Fennessy, Pai De Bruyn, Jiri Tibor Novak, Gregory Day, Cricket Saleh,
Glen Romanis, Deb Fisher, Ren Inei and Natalie Anderson.

 

 

Gregory Day made two films in response to Merrang and the story of “Mrs Adolphus Sceales with Black Jimmie on Merrang Station” these contribute to the evocative storytelling of the Merrang exhbibition. One of these can be viewed currently on YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4TFZyeKGxc&feature=youtube_gdata

Rohan Robinson – 60 Days

For Life for Love acrylic on linen 128 x 98 cm

For Life for Love
acrylic on linen
128 x 98 cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 19th

Rohan’s artist statement sums up the project ……

60 DAYS

60 days of looking at the floor

60 days of anxiety

60 days of despair

60 days of the wide open road

60 days of rain

60 days of the luckiest man

60 days of ain’t no sunshine

60 days of way too many black dogs

60 days of life gets better

60 days of island of humour

60 days of intellect and ideas versus materialism and indulgence.

 

Everywhere I Turn Leads to Some New Ambush acrylic on linen 120 x 120 cm

Everywhere I Turn Leads to Some New Ambush
acrylic on linen
120 x 120 cm

 

Disposition acrylic on linen 120 x 89 cm

Disposition
acrylic on linen
120 x 89 cm

Mrs Laidlaw

Mrs Laidlaw’s Waterhole
acrylic on linen
120 x 180 cm

Still Love Ya After a Cranky Drive Home acrylic on canvas 97 x 61 cm

Still Love Ya After a Cranky Drive Home
acrylic on canvas
97 x 61 cm

In the Local Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart II acrylic on linen 182 x 240 cm

In the Local Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart II
acrylic on linen
182 x 240 cm

Ladies Lunch at Old Patjarr synthetic polymer paint on canvas 200 x 180 cm

Ladies Lunch at Old Patjarr
synthetic polymer paint on canvas
200 x 180 cm

Can You Leave Me Like You Found Me? acrylic on linen 120 x 89 cm

Can You Leave Me Like You Found Me?
acrylic on linen
120 x 89 cm

Everywhere I Turn Leads to Some New Ambush acrylic on linen 120 x 120 cm

Everywhere I Turn Leads to Some New Ambush
acrylic on linen
120 x 120 cm

 

31/10/2013 - 12:06 am

Katie witt - Love Rohan robinson’s painting “everywhere I turn leads to another ambush”. There are two titled like this-it’s the second painting. Just wondering how much it is?

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 Barwon Heads, Boom Gallery has exhibited her work several times over the previous two years.

19 Sept – 12 Oct 2013

Opening Friday 20 Sept 4 – 8pm ……view, drink, eat

Boom Gallery - 11 Rutland St, Newtown

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23/09/2013 - 5:07 am

Jose Carrilho - Hi,

When I saw the title, I thought about very small and detailed landscape paintings.

This is an interesting concept: paintings of landscapes that are already small on their own .

Best wishes of success,

Jose Carrilho

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