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Summer Projects V
21 January - 21 February
Group Exhibition – Summer Projects V
We have reopened and are launching our 2018 exhibition calendar with Summer Projects V. This is Boom’s annual exhibition to commence a New Year and it includes the work of many exciting new artists as well as one of our regulars. Summer Projects V presents work by Sarah Lowe, Melissa Boughey, Jordy Kerwick, Mickey Egan, Graeme Altmann & Kate Debbo. We are pleased to welcome the partnership of Austins & Co Wines with their sponsorship of our openings.
“I have returned to painting after a very long time away from it. My main bread and butter is in textile design which I also have a great love for and often, my inspiration and motivation comes from interiors and textiles. My work centres around colour, shape and pattern and how they interact with each other. I experiment with combinations of these three basic elements to create an expression of myself. I favour the use of strong colour with impact, I like contrasts. The forms I make are often juxtaposed against each other into an abstract landscape or an aerial view composition, occasionally there are figurative elements. As I’m also a textile designer, I find it natural to collage and layer paint in a fabric-like way. I use oils because I think the colour is better and I seem to enjoy the creative process more when I use this medium”
“I am constantly in awe of the natural environment, held enthralled by the way the light changes, the long shadows of autumn into winter, the play between scratchy, shrubby bush and warm fields of colour in summer; the shape of things. Waterways, creeklines, heading up a mountain, a vista or just the humble feeling of being but a speck in the universe (but somehow deeply connected to the earth) may all imbue the work. The new work for Summer Projects V is inspired by trips made to my local beach, via coastal heath, wetlands, and farmland. Often incorporating some sort of motion; riding, walking, or driving – so the view is not stationary. The imagery is caught unawares, out of the corner of my eye, imbued in memory or the saturation of colour. I often start a work with a couple of simple shapes or colours and allow an intuitive approach using materials at hand until a feeling of a landscape emerges”
“I create paintings in layers of acrylics and oils which are characterised by expressive colours and forms. My paintings are made from memories and my direct experiences of the ‘here and now’. I consider each piece to be a page out of my journal, a reflection of my daily existence. The images are a means to an end. They are a way to give shape and meaning to the paint. I am inspired by everyday colours and events. Through my work I hope to engage the viewers imagination and evoke a sense of joy and vibrancy.”
“My current work is based not far from the sea. The drive through the home territory of the Djargurd wurrong towards my own birth town, between salt lakes and country of ancient fires is pretty much all I need to inspire me.”
“I was lucky enough to spend some time painting outdoors over the past few months and was able to absorb the colours of my surroundings – purples, blues and the occasional brilliant hues from a setting western sun. In many ways, my still life paintings are very autobiographical and encapsulate my rawness and flawed traits as a person. The result for these works are a raw, textural response to my surroundings.”
“These paintings are consequential reconstructions of many observations, photos, drawings and experiences taken from a recent trip I took to Vanuatu with my family in August 2017. This small series has provided as an experimental platform to explore and project impressions of figures and motifs within a contemporary context verses notions of a historic timeline.”
Opening Celebrations Saturday 27th January from 2pm-4pm.
To see a full exhibition listing see here.