While the rest of us have been easing ourselves back into work life as *gently* as possible, artists Ingrid Daniell, Tiel Seivl-Keevers, Belinda Wiltshire, Elizabeth Barnett, and Yvonne Paton have been working hard for Boom Gallery’s latest exhibition. Summer Projects VI features a range of long-represented and new artists at the Newtown gallery, showcasing works created over the summer months.
From exploring landscape details to painting while out camping in Western Australia, each of the artists draw on their personal relationships to the natural world for this exhibition. ‘I sought to encapsulate what summer means to me, with a palette of bright hues; flowers harvested from our summer garden, arranged in handmade pottery vessels atop the colourful shapes and forms of stacked books and textile patterns, pared-back still-lifes, interior sanctuaries from the heat of the season,’ explains artist Lizzie Barnett.
In addition to the painted works in Summer Projects VI, the gallery will also host the works of local ceramicists Tina Thorburn of Clay By Tina. A Leg Up: 100 Planters Project sees a dynamic display of 100 different handmade plant pots with unique in three pastel glazes inspired by Tina’s family hobby farm in Anakie. Ten per cent of all profits from planter sales will go towards Diversitat, an organisation that works with newly arrived refugees, asylum seekers and other disadvantaged community members in Geelong and Colac.