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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.

Summer Projects / 5 Feb – 8 Mar

Ren Inei has invited a selection of Boom regulars and some artists new to the gallery to show the work they have been busy creating over the Summer months.  Kasper Raglus, Jeff Raglus, Holly Evans, James Butt, Andrew Pye, Emma Hollard and Steven Singline will exhibit a diverse range of new work and provide insight to their arts practice, sources of inspiration and creative ways to while away the summer days.

Thanks to the fabulous Cricket Saleh for the images   www.cricket-studio.com.au

Exhibition opening Friday 7 Feb / 5:30 – 8pm.   Summer Projects continues until March 8.

 

Summer Projects

Holly Evans, Steve Singline, Emma Hollard, Jeff Raglus

Jeff Raglus

Steve Singline, James Butt

Andrew Pye

James Butt, Holly Evans, Steve Singline, Emma Hollard

Summer Projects

Kasper Raglus, Jeff Raglus, Holly Evans

Meredith Earls / “Matter”

Meredith Earls is a Melbourne based  graphic designer, who after a period of travel and change has created this body of work which explores ideas of spaces – real and imagined, physical, intangible and the space between past and future.  She uses a range of painting, mixed media and collage to create these fresh and surreal works.

“I’m interested in making the things that can’t be seen visible. If we are all made up of matter,
what could the space between look like?
If we could see the connections between people, how might they look? These are my everyday magic landscapes.
I’m drawn to collage as a way of taking things apart, re-arranging them and making something new.
I love the qualities of old printed magazines and the nostalgia and romance that they possess.”

“Matter” runs from Feb 6 – 8 March.

OPENING FRIDAY  7 FEB 5:30- 8pm

Alchemy (38x50cm)

At Great Depths (38x50cm)

Chemical Bonds (38x50cm)

Commonplace Magic (38x50cm)

Fullest Tide (38x50cm)

Magnetic Energy (38x50cm)

Moving Molecules (38x50cm)

Stereogram (38x50cm)

String Theory (38x50cm)

The Shape Of Shadows (38x50cm)

Where Does The Ocean Begin (38x50cm)

Collective Landscape I & II (38x50cm)

 

Excited about 2014

Boom Gallery is back on board for another year and we are excited to tell you about some of the things that are happening. After a refreshing break over summer we have reopened and are delighted to be able to showcase the work of some excellent artists and designers through our gallery in the coming months and into all of 2014 ! 

“Terrafirm” / Ngaio Lenz

Ngaio Lenz’s “Terrafirm” continues for the next 2 weeks. This beautiful exhibition of paintings by the Mackay based artist, explores the aesthetics of imperfection, utilising layering and experimental overlay of materials, scratching and peeling back surfaces. Themes of landscapes and personal journeys through illness discovering strength, resilience and beauty. If you’ve not yet viewed this exhibition make it a priority

ends February 1st

Ngaio Lenz at Boom Gallery

Ngaio Lenz at Boom Gallery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Matter”/ Meredith Earls  6 Feb – 8 March

We are excited to exhibit the work of Merdith Earls for the first time at Boom Gallery. Meredith is a Melbourne based  graphic designer, who after a period of travel and change has created this body of work which explores ideas of spaces – real and imagined, physical, intangible and the space between past and future.  She uses a range of painting, mixed media and collage to create these fresh and surreal works.

Exhibition will open on 7 February  5:30 – 8 pm

"Las Montañas"  oil and mixed media on wood, 50cm x 50cm

“Las Montañas” oil and mixed media on wood, 50cm x 50cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Summer Projects” / a group show curated by Boom Gallery   6 Feb – 8 Mar

Ren Inei has invited a selection of Boom regulars and some artists new to the gallery to show the work they have been busy creating over the Summer months.  Kasper Raglus, Jeff Raglus, Holly Evans, James Butt,  Andrew Pye and others will exhibit a diverse range of new work and provide insight to their arts practice, sources of inspiration and creative ways to while away the summer days.

Exhibition will open on 7 February  5:30 – 8 pm

"Tsunami Surfer" mixed media

“Tsunami Surfer” James Butt mixed media

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rue Cler Market at Boom Gallery

After last year’s success which saw long lunches, pumping breakfasts and a multitude of small, medium and large events , 2014 promises another year of exciting developments for the Gallery cafe. Under the creative direction of Rue Cler Market catering the cafe now has a busy breakfast and lunch trade – and this year encompasses a new events department dedicated to unique private and corporate events in the Gallery spaces.  Owner Andy Pye is going to even further lengths to source local produce, with organic farmers growing custom fruit and vegetables for the kitchen.  
Cafe open from  9:30 – 4  Wed -Sat

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

 

 

 

 

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