Wed 2 September: 1–2pm
Just what is it that made 19th century magic lantern slides so enchanting, magic and powerful? Watch a live demonstration of a magic lantern in the CMAG theatrette and join artist, art historian and collector Martyn Jolly as he discusses the history of magic lantern slides. Learn how they were originally used in creative and performative ways to inspire wonder and intrigue, and what inspired Martyn to collect over 5000 of them. It will be illuminating!
There will be limited places and contact tracing for this event. Bookings essential.
Image: Martyn Jolly and fellow lanternist Elisa deCourcy
Credit: ANU Photography