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 by a child.
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.