Introducing Kate Jacoby, co-founder and Gallery Director of the inspiring Boom Gallery in Geelong, a showcase for both emerging and established artists.
In creating Boom Gallery, Kate has fostered a vibrant creative community with a focus on promoting originality and diversity.
Our Brand Director, Marnie, met with Kate to learn how her vision has helped establish Boom Gallery as a hub for artistic expression and cultural exploration in the region.
I GREW UP IN
Suburbia in the 70’s and 80’s. Walking to school, solo tennis against brick walls, TV sessions watching the Goodies, day long beach trips down the Great Ocean Road, spiral perms and Dolly magazines.
MY LIFE NOW IN 5 WORDS
Busy, delicious, stretching, varied and fortunate.
WHAT BRINGS ME JOY
Sunny autumn walks with my dog followed by eggs on toast.
MY WORKSPACE IN 3 WORDS
Dynamic, evolving, delightful.
IN THE STUDIO I LISTEN TO
At work - whatever easy going playlist is on the background (I’m not in charge!). At home, when I’m in charge, depending on mood – Nick Cave, Olafur Arnalds or This American Life.
3 WORDS TO DESCRIBE THE AUSTRALIAN ART SCENE
Exciting, diverse, underfunded.
THE MOVIE THAT CHANGED MY LIFE
The movie that comes to mind is ‘Calamity Jane’ with Doris Day. Watched at peak pre- puberty, a distraction from the big feelings of this time. I wonder if it would have the same effect now?
MY TOP 3 DINNER GUESTS
Dan Hunter (to cook), Nick Cave (to charm and entertain), friend Corie to fan girl the former with.
THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE SOMEONE HAS GIVEN ME
Don’t overthink it (it, being these very questions).
MY BEST PIECE OF ADVICE TO UP-AND-COMING ARTISTS AND CREATIVES
Find your ‘thing’, be both bold and playful and ultimately, work hard. Connect with other artists, find a forum to show your work – talk to a Gallerist we are very friendly.