In the former industrial city of Geelong, one-hour southwest of Melbourne, business partners Ren Inei and Kate Jacoby have been tirelessly transforming an old wool mill into an art gallery.
A four-year job, the red brick warehouse is now Boom Gallery, a multidimensional creative mecca that could easily suit the streets of Melbourne’s Brunswick and Sydney’s Redfern.
With polished concrete floors, custom cabinetry and industrial light fittings, the space houses a gallery, retail showroom, cafe, shared studios, education space, function space and later this year, urban garden.
Supporting local artists and designers, Boom Gallery exhibits a diverse range of artists including Jeff Raglus, Ellie Malin, Jiri Tibor Noval and Glen Smith. With local buyers enjoying Boom Gallery’s accessible pricing and relaxed atmosphere; it is akin to city galleries in its quality and passion, but distinctly laid-back — a luxury afforded by the slower pace.
Around the globe, creatives are transforming small towns to critical acclaim, and in Geelong, Boom Gallery is a key player. Watch this space!