Stanley Farley at his studio

Stanley Farley working on the Vessel of Poetry
at his bush studio.

The Study

Podcast No.6: Interview with Stanley Farley

by Craig Robertson

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Podcast No.6: Stanley Farley (14.2 Mb mpeg-4; 59 minutes)

Stan Farley is a painter and sculptor with a passion for poetry. His studio is built around an old railway carriage in the Whipstick Forest near Bendigo, surrounded by old gold diggings, red ironbarks, and the sounds of choughs and babblers and wind in the trees. There's a home grown olive tree and a love of Greek culture. This interview © Copyright Stanley Farley & Craig Robertson, 2006.
Music in this podcast includes extracts from J.S. Bach Fantasia et Fuga in D (Fuga) played by Jacqueline Ogeil on her album The Virtuoso Harpsichord © 1995, and Debussy's Sonata for Violin and Piano (Finale), played by Miwako Abe and David McSkimming, from their album Poeme: Music for the romantic violin © 2000, both courtesy of Move Records.

This podcast also includes my two regular themes:
Introduction and final announcements: Prelude from J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C, Book 1, BWV846, played by Ronald Farren-Price, from his album Reflections, courtesy of Move Records © 1993
Prelude to the section "In my study": a movement from G.F. Handel: Suite No. 5 in E major, played by Elizabeth Anderson on her album The Convict Harpsichordist, also courtesy of Move Records © 2003

In my study: notes on ontological security, or is it insecurity? Art and its role in culture; see In my study No.6 (2.5 Mb; 5' 33"). See: A Pattern of Islands by Arthur Grimble (John Murray, London, 1952) and Aztecs by Inga Clendinnen (Cambridge University Press, 1991).

Stanley Farley: selected exhibitions
Anthology, Gallery 101, Melbourne, June, 2008
Hairst, Gallery 101, Melbourne, 2005.
The Temple of Apollo, Crete International Art Festival, Greece, 2000 and Antipodes Festival, Melbourne, 1998.
Stanley Farley & Robyn Burgess, Fitzroy Gallery, Melbourne, 1999.
Retrospective, Bendigo Regional Arts Centre, Bendigo, 1998.
The Heart in the midst of the Harvest, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne, 1990
Stanley Farley, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne, 1986, 1988.
Stan Farley has also been represented in numerous group exhibitions and has works in various public and private collections throughout Australia.

Stanley Farley: Granary at 101 Stanley Farley: Vessel of Poetry at 101
Stanley Farley's urns on display, standing in the pools in the foyer, at Gallery 101 in Collins Street, Melbourne. (Left) Granary, (right) Vessel of Poetry

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