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Wanting to respond in a meaningful way to the terrible bushfires the country has experienced over the past months, Boom Gallery have worked with some of their key artists to curate a group exhibition in order to fundraise and help alleviate some of the impact many have experienced from the fires.


All works in the exhibition have been donated and will be available for purchase with 100% of proceeds going to people in need. The works will be sold via a silent auction with reserves well below usual sale prices. Interested parties will have the opportunity to bid over the course of the exhibition.


Artworks included will be from Boom artists such as: Ingrid Daniell, Harry McEvoy, Jiri Tibor Novak, Isobel Rayson, Ben Crawford, Shelley McKenzie, Cricket Saleh, Jeff Raglus, Amber Stokie, Sarah Kelk, Dean De Landre, Tarli Glover and more...




I am pleased to be donating the work above, 'Marble Skies', to this fundraiser.


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'Marble Skies'

Acrylic on Canvas, Framed in Tasmanian Oak

44cm x 36cm, 2019


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"I love living in Australia, and even thought I wasn’t born here, like so many of you, I feel such a strong connection to this wonderful land that we all call home.


The importance of our personal connection to landscape is so often overlooked, yet when our landscape is threatened, as we can have all recently experienced, it elicits powerful and emotional responses.


Alongside so many of you, my heart broke watching this beautiful country burn. I’m devastated, angry, sad and feel utterly helpless. Please call out our government and continue projecting the message that we need to take action NOW on climate change. The more voices heard, the stronger our message", Sarah Kelk, 2020




LETTING IN THE LIGHT

I'm super excited to finally announce what I've been busy working on with the amazing

team at Boom Gallery. My solo show 'Letting In The Light' opens on Dec 7th,

and I can't wait to share this body of work with you all.

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Solo Show // BOOM Gallery

Opens 7th Dec, 1-3pm // December 5th - 23rd

Boom Gallery, 311 Rutland Street, Newtown, VIC 3220

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LETTING IN THE LIGHT


The importance of our personal connection to a landscape is often overlooked, but landscapes - and more specifically, the light that surrounds these places - can elicit powerful emotional responses. Letting in the Light by Sarah Kelk explores this idea with a raw and brutal energy.


We all interpret landscapes differently based on experience, intuition and connectedness, and this influences how and why we are drawn to certain places. Some days, the landscapes surrounding us evoke a feeling of sadness, yearning or emptiness. On other days, all we feel is beauty and hope. It is this unpredictable and ever-changing train of thought that ties us to the natural environment where cycles begin and end in constant rotation.


These works reflect Kelk’s connection to the world around her; her emotional response to landscapes significant to her; and the role that light plays in her life, through colour and tone.


There is a lack of wide views in the works, which creates a sense of emptiness. This is contrasted by dense layers and detailed blocks of colour, communicating a definite liveliness and energy. And while there are no obvious landscapes depicted in each painting, a sense of familiarity and nostalgia somehow emerges from the shapes that fold into, and over, each other.


While we all hold our own personal experiences tied to ‘place’, a single landscape has the beautiful power of meaning more than one thing, to many different people. These experiences can be open and shared, or kept immensely private for moments of solitary reflection and light.