Coney Island Series

Coney Island Series

Melbourne artist Mark Ogge lives and works in an old church in Clunes, in country Victoria. He was the first artist commissioned by Spiegelworld, creating an entrance archway mural in 2006. Mark has long been fascinated by the iconography of the circus and fairground, exploring the dichotomy between enchantment and disillusionment.

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Octopus

Melbourne artist Mark Ogge lives and works in an old church in Clunes, in country Victoria. He was the first artist commissioned by Spiegelworld, creating an entrance archway mural in 2006. Mark has long been fascinated by the iconography of the circus and fairground, exploring the dichotomy between enchantment and disillusionment.

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Automata Doors

Melbourne artist Mark Ogge lives and works in an old church in Clunes, in country Victoria. He was the first artist commissioned by Spiegelworld, creating an entrance archway mural in 2006. Mark has long been fascinated by the iconography of the circus and fairground, exploring the dichotomy between enchantment and disillusionment.

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THE FAMOUS SPIEGELTENT

Ah, the carnival: an electrifying destination full of astonishment! Mark Ogge’s paintings teeter between blurred memories of childhood wonder and sobering realities of adulthood, highlighting supernatural moods that ooze from nights at the circus, carnival, and fairground. Born 1966 in Melbourne, Australia, Ogge paints expressions that shift between intense engagement and amazement, creating works that […]

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Gravitron

Purchased by Spiegelworld’s Impresario and one of the first inspirations for creating a new show where circus meets outer space. Mark Ogge based the painting on an actual carnival ride that has toured Australia for years. He sketched the ride at the Royal Melbourne Show and then added the sense of strangeness and mystery experienced […]

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Circus Automaton

Commissioned by Spiegelworld, this coin-operated, mechanical toy theatre contains 20 moving parts and characters, presenting a five-minute circus performance including specially created music and lighting effects. The piece celebrates Spiegelworld’s beginnings in 2006 on the pier at South Street Seaport, New York City, and features the kraken, penguin, monkey with fiddle and ocean liner which […]

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Atomic Saloon

Commissioned by Spiegelworld for the opening of Atomic Saloon Show, the painting depicts a disco in a wild west saloon with characters including the vintage Fremont Street neon signs Vegas Vic and Vegas Vickie. Spiegelworld icons including the kraken, penguin, fiddle playing monkey and aliens are also represented. Legendary New York DJ David Mancuso can […]

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American Dream

Commissioned by Spiegelworld for the opening of OPM at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, a variety show inspired by every B-grade science fiction movie ever made. The work depicts a wide range of classic conspiracy theories including the alien abduction of a cow and an ocean liner and the (fake) moon landing. Melbourne artist Mark […]

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Spiegelworld Jigsaw Puzzle

Depicting the image from the front doors of Spiegelworld’s Circus Automaton by Mark Ogge, this jigsaw puzzle contains 1,000 hand-cut wooden pieces with shapes including a kraken and the Spiegelworld Secret Society symbol. Steve Richardson’s devotion to puzzle making has transformed the idea of the jigsaw puzzle from a very simple diversion into a highly […]

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Absinthe Archway

The Absinthe archway design was used as a decorative entrance for the original season of Spiegelworld’s Absinthe at the Fish Markets in New York in 2006. It was designed to reflect the seafaring spirit of the New York harbour setting, complete with Poseidon, a mermaid and merman, giant kracken and vaudeville performers. Melbourne artist Mark Ogge lives […]

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