Mark Thompson

Sideshow Alice

Friday 19 November - Saturday 11 December 2021

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‘Working as a designer in theatre and opera forces one to examine more than history or style. All of the creative platforms are at work. ...

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'Sideshow Alice'

‘We are the sum of many parts, but the first taste of freedom in the 60s, escaping from a post-war upbringing in Darwin was a revelation. Instilled with a rebellious streak and a dislike of officialdom and control, art school in Sydney was manna from heaven. The sex, drugs and the pop lyrics of rebellion against the older generation were astounding. It’s amazing there are as many alive today, given our excesses.

Alice, her minions and bizarre narrative have always been a not-so-secret touchstone for ideas and revolt. This body of work harks back to an earlier show, opened by the then Premier, Don Dunstan wearing a black silk top hat. Then, as now, the works riffed on various ideas based on Tenniel’s illustrations of the Alice books. The pieces are intended as light and frivolous constructs in a troubled time. Mere diversions to amuse.’ Mark Thompson, artist.

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The Madonna and Alice’s Pig

Glazed earthenware, gold lustre & gold leafed timber

60 x 43 cms

$8,000

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Waiting for Alice

Glazed earthenware & gold lustre

55 x 41 cms

$8,000

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The Mad Hatter at Tea

Glazed earthenware & gold lustre

42 cms ht.

$3,800

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The Hatter, Re-dressed

Glazed earthenware & gold lustre

34 x 20 cms

$2,500

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Off with Her Head Jug

Glazed earthenware & gold lustre

54 cms ht.

$5,000

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Drink Me

Glazed earthenware & gold lustre

29 x 32 cms

$2,800

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The Hookah-Smoking Caterpillar has Given you the Call…

Glazed earthenware & gold lustre

22 x 14 cms

$1,800

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Tenniel’s Door-mouse, in a Cup

Glazed earthenware & gold lustre

14 x 15 cms

$1,500

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Tenniel's Lawyer Owl

Glazed earthenware & gold lustre

37 x 20 cms

$2,800

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Tenniel’s Gryphon Teacup

Glazed earthenware & gold lustre

26 x 12 cms

$1,800

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Tenniel’s Lion Teacup

Glazed earthenware & gold lustre

25 x 16 cms

$2,000

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The Dodo, Dressed

Glazed earthenware & gold lustre

35 x 20 cms

$2,500

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The Dodo at the Edge of the World

Glazed earthenware & gold lustre

41 x 20 cms

$2,800

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The Rabbit Dressed before a Fall

Glazed earthenware & gold lustre

34 x 20 cms

$2,500

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The Pelican

Glazed earthenware & gold lustre

45 x 36 cms

$3,800

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Sideshow Alice

Polychromed terracotta

54 x 36 cms

$5,000

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Alice Tries it on…In a Teacup

Glazed earthenware & gold lustre

31 x 23 cms

$2,500

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Alice Misbehaving

Glazed earthenware & gold lustre

30 x 36 cms

$2,500

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Off to One-side

Glazed earthenware, ceramic decals & gold lustre

55 x 28 cms

$5,000

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A Lady Always Wears Shoes

Vitreous oxide & gold lustre

41 x 12 cms

$2,800

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A Question of Balance

Glazed earthenware, gold lustre & Carrara marble plinth

71 x 26 cms

$6,500

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Something is a Miss

Glazed earthenware & gold lustre

62 x 46 cms

$6,000

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At the End of the Day

Glazed earthenware & gold lustre

40 x 25 cms

$2,500

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On a Dark Horse

Oil on canvas

200 x 150 cms

$18,000

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The Peeper from Veronese's Villa Barbaro

Oil on canvas

200 x 130 cms

$16,000

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Elea Namatjira

Oil on canvas

200 x 136 cms

$16,000

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The Deposition and the Planet Lamp

Oil on canvas

145 x 190 cms

$17,000

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L'Ange

Pastel on handmade paper

145 x 110 cms

$12,000

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