Jackson Farley is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Sydney, Australia. With a particular focus on outmoded notions of masculinity in the contemporary he explores phallocentric histories, ‘genius art’ and the divine. 


Using irony, afforded by combining seemingly ‘pure’ and ‘impure’ imagery and text, Jackson channels the subliminal and parodies the way in which we see ourselves and our world. With the crudeness of slapstick, schoolboy humour and sexual innuendo, his work speaks to the irony of religion, god and notions thereof, whilst also conversely, being just as sentimental, heart-felt and self-reflective. He intertwines his narrative into each work to speak to a kind of universal history - an act of catharsis to mourn for naivety, love lost and family departed.


Jackson completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts with First Class Honours at the Sydney College of the Arts in 2017 and was awarded the University Awards for Drawing and Printmedia. He has also studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, USA and was awarded the China Cultural Centre residency in Chengdu, China in 2017. In 2020, he was chosen to partake in the year long City of Sydney creative live/work tenancy in Darlinghurst.


Jackson is represented by Stanley Street Gallery, Sydney.


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