Gonzalo Varela

Gonzalo’s Artistic career spans over twenty years and has encompassed Public Art, painting, film, sculpture, theatre and puppet making.

He has taught art at tertiary level at the Universidad de Bellas Artes in La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he taught for a further 6 years. Afterwards, he took up residencies in Argentina and Barcelona, where he founded Vesartesiempre collective.

Upon his move to Australia, he founded Magic Lantern Studio with his partner Lucy, where together they indulge their love of the pre cinematic world, toy theatres and puppetry.

From his studio at Magic Lantern, Gonzalo teaches, and creates custom made puppets, Theatres, peep hole stereo viewer machines, dioramas and public art commissions, particularly murals.