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The Archibald Prize Finalists 2022

The 52 finalists of Australia’s almost always controversial annual Archibald Prize for portraiture have been announced. I’ve posted a few that intrigue me below – you can see who else made the cut on the Gallery of New South Wales website HERE. If you get the chance, you should most definitely check out the ArchiContinue reading “The Archibald Prize Finalists 2022”

Event : Suburban Gothic and the Sublime Divine

ART EXHIBITION AND FLOOR TALK A presentation by Tanja Stark for the Queensland Jung Society Thursday, December 2, 2021 7.30pm – 9.30pmVenue: St Mary’s Anglican Church Hall455 Main St. Kangaroo Point, QLD 4169“Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.”   — C. G. Jung https://jungqld.com/events/dec-2021/tanja-stark/suburban-gothic-and-the-sublime-divine/ Artist Tanja Stark will hostContinue reading “Event : Suburban Gothic and the Sublime Divine”

Exhibition 27 March 2021 – Artisan Jewellery

Once again I’m excited to be joining John Carozza’s Exhibition ‘Deepstaria’ as a guest artist at Gallery 61, Musk Avenue Kelvin Grove in 2021. John’s evocative paintings conjure the mysterious ocean depths that contain the breathtakingly magical Deepstaria jellyfish, from where the title of his exhibition is drawn. This year in a departure from sculpture, IContinue reading “Exhibition 27 March 2021 – Artisan Jewellery”

Exhibitions : Artists : Galleries : Writers

An eclectic list of galleries, patrons and collaborators who I’ve exhibited with or have inspired me. John Carozza : Australian painter I  want  people to ask themselves, “what does it feel like?” rather than “what does it  mean?” Cairns Regional Art Gallery The Cairns Art Gallery shows art of national and international significance and enables crossContinue reading “Exhibitions : Artists : Galleries : Writers”

Dostoyevsky and the Epileptic Prince (RIP)

  Prince, the artist and musician had the Sacred Disease as a child.  So too did Dostoyevsky and his character the Prince in his classic novel The Idiot. When the young (purple) Prince was Seven he told his mother that he had been visited by an Angel and he had been cured of his seizures.Continue reading “Dostoyevsky and the Epileptic Prince (RIP)”

“Eagles in my Daydreams, Diamonds in my Eyes”: Bowie, Blackstar & the Bataclan

At the time of the Bataclan slaying the Blackstar symbol, seen on Bowie’s ‘holy’ book was everywhere. Most curiously, it showed up on the hand of the Josh Homme, playing drums years earlier in the film clip for Speaking in Tongues. That song came to lead singer Jessie Hughes in a dream, he claimed. Fully formed. Blackstar was yet to be released. The Blind Seer wanted Eagles in his Daydreams, Diamonds in his eyes. He got his wish.

Heavens, Heathens and the Blind Seers

Perhaps somewhere in the liminal spaces between Word on a Wing, Loving the Alien, Bowie’s Lets Dance film clip shot in Aboriginal Australia and Heathen lies Gurrumul, the Blind Seer.

“Crashing Out with Sylvian : David Bowie, Carl Jung and the Unconscious” by Tanja Stark

Image : Tanja Stark 2015 “David Bowie inhabits Carl Jung’s world of archetypes, reading and speaking of the psychoanalyst with a passion.”  Tony Oursler 2013 The haunting figure of an intubated, dystopian and alienated creature inhabiting ‘Ashes to Ashes’ (1980) world of religious, sci-fi and industrial imagery, singing of Major Tom’s trajectory like some perpetually unconsummatedContinue reading ““Crashing Out with Sylvian : David Bowie, Carl Jung and the Unconscious” by Tanja Stark”

Confronting Bowie’s Mysterious Corpses

                                                                                                     Tanja Stark  June 2015  Continue reading “Confronting Bowie’s Mysterious Corpses”

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