Shortly after artists Gonzalo Varela and Lucy Parkinson arrived from Barcelona, they took over a small shop near the foot of Smith Street. Over the course of the next year, the front window gradually filled up with a mysterious miniature landscape of plants, plastic animals and tiny dolls. Finally, they unveiled the Magic Lantern Studio, selling ‘pre-cinema toys’ like marionettes, stereoscope cards, zoetropes and hand-coloured slides. You’ll also find new editions of forgotten and peculiar books, with titles like ‘Why Not Eat Insects?’, and art by Varela and Parkinson including hyper-detailed custom pet portraits and a range of hand-painted bicycle seats.
|Venue name:||Magic Lantern Studio|
155 Brunswick St
|Opening hours:||Wed-Mon 11am-6pm|