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Paul Boam


Paul Boam is a highly articulate and distinguished artist, studying at Nottingham and Leeds Colleges of Art, arriving Australia 1964, he has amassed a career as a painter and lecturer, including Tasmanian School of Art for many years. His work is represented in many state and regional galleries, as well as various corporate collections such as Artbank , Reserve Bank, West LB Landesbank, Hong Kong.

His geometric abstract squares within squares with centralised leaf-shaped motifs from early works gradually incorporated more representation and sensitivity to the bush and local landscape, incorporating drawing, a shift in colour palette to greens, pinks and blues, and representation of the drama of light filtered within the landscape and through the trees.

Boam’s current exhibition titled “Journey”: from painting, through drawing into collage.

“This exhibition shows how the demands and frustrations of cancer have changed my work over a period of 5 years. How working at my easel gradually became impossible, the move towards more drawing, and how collage has enabled me to keep exploring ideas.”
Paul. March 2017


born UK 1938

studies & travel

  • Snr Lecturer Faculty of Education, UTAS

1965-1989     Lecturer Tasmanian School of Art, UTAS

1962-3           Leeds College of Art, UK

1957-1962     Nottingham College of Art, UK

solo exhibitions

2017                Journey Colville Gallery, Hobart

2012                Coles Bay Quarry Colville Gallery, Hobart

2010                New Works Colville Gallery, Hobart

2009                Salamanca Collection, Hobart

2007                Regeneration Salamanca Collection, Hobart

2005                Bathurst Revisited Salamanca Collection, Hobart

2003                Bush Dance with Jenny Turner, Salamanca Collection, Hobart

2001               Elements Salamanca Collection, Hobart

1999                Bathurst Harbor Salamanca Collection, Hobart

1996                Line & Colour with Jenny Turner Salamanca Collection, Hobart

1995                Paul Boam, Jenny Turner Katsui Studio, Perth

1992                Paul Boam Freeman Gallery, Hobart

1991                Paul Boam, Janice Hunter, Ben Richardson Freeman Gallery, Hobart

1990                Paul Boam Stuart Gerstmman Gallery, Melbourne

Paul Boam, Derick Smith Freeman Gallery, Hobart

1989                Paul Boam Gallery Cimitiere, Launceston

1988                Land, Sea & Sky with Jenny Turner Beaver Gallery, Canberra

Paul Boam Freeman Gallery, Hobart

1986                Paul Boam Freeman Gallery, Hobart

1980                Jenny & Paul Boam, Recent Paintings Drawings Bowerbank Gallery, Deloraine

1977                Jenny & Paul Boam Fine Arts Gallery, UTAS, Hobart

1975                Paul & Jenny Boam Bowerbank Gallery, Deloraine

1971                Man and His Art – Paul Boam Bowerbank Gallery, Deloraine

1970                Paul Boam Ball & Chain Gallery, Hobart

1968                Paul & Jenny Boam Don Camillo Restaurant, Hobart

1966                Paul & Jenny Boam Art Boutique, Hobart

1965                Paul & Jenny Boam Lloyd Jones Art Gallery, Hobart

1964                Paul & Jenny Boam Chesterfield Civic Theatre


selected group exhibitions

2004                Disorientate Plimsoll Gallery, UTAS

1996                Modernism in the Tasmanian Landscape TMAG

1992                Mandoria Art Prize Perth

1990                International Contemporary Art Fair Melbourne

1989                Six Painters Bonython Meadmore Gallery, Sydney

1987                Tasmania Ultima Freeman Gallery, Hobart

1985-86           Mandoria Art Prize Perth

1985                Six Contemporary Artists TMAG, Hobart

Eight from Tasmania Editions Gallery, Freemantle

1984                Burning Desires Salamanca Arts Festival, Hobart

1981                John McCaughey Memorial Art Prize National Gallery Victoria, Melbourne

1980                Burnie Works on Paper Burnie Art Gallery, Burnie

1979                The Capital Permanent Purchase Award Geelong Art Gallery, Geelong

Contemporary Tasmanian Drawings University of Tasmania, Hobart

1975-78           Tasmanian Art Gallery Exhibition TMAG, Hobart

1975-76           Blue Gum Festival of Tasmania TMAG, Hobart

1974                74 Enviroment – A Survey of Tasmanian Artists TMAG, Hobart

1973                Tasmanian Artists TMAG, Hobart

1972                Festival Exhibition of Painting William House, Adelaide

1971                Blue Gum Festival of Tasmania TMAG, Hobart

1970                Corio 5 Star Whisky Prize Geelong Art Gallery, Geelong

Five Local & Interstate Painters Powell St Gallery, Melbourne

1969                Caltex Purchase Prize Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Ballarat

1968                Tasmanian Avante Garde Painting UTAS, Hobart

1967                Exhibition of Eleven Painters QVMAG, Launceston

1965-70           Launceston Art Purchase Exhibition QVMAG, Launceston

1964-65           Tasmanian Group of Painters TMAG, Hobart

1962                Young Contemporaries London, UK

1960-63           Midland Young Contemporaries Nottingham, UK

1960-63           Midland Group of Artists Nottingham, UK



Australian Securities Commission

Ballarat Fine Art Gallery

Burnie Art Gallery

Colt Collection, USA

Derby Technical College

Federal Law Court, Hobart

Hobart Technical College

Legal & General Insurance, Hobart

Myer Collection, Melbourne

Nottingham University, UK

Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery

Reserve Bank, Hobart

Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery

University of Tasmania Fine Art Collection

Websters, Hobart

West German Landesbank, Hong Kong

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Past events

Garden Path, a painting by Zsuzsa Kollo, 2010
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91a Salamanca Place, Battery Point

Specialising in modern and contemporary Tasmanian and Australian artists.