Show at Dragonspace in Vancouver 2010

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The Winter Olympic Games are coming to Vancouver on February 12th,2010 and I will be displaying my personal collection of Enchanted Dolls in a local gallery/shop of magical and mythological creatures, called Dragonspace. The show opens on February 6th and runs until March 6th, 2010.


Dragonspace is located on Granville Island, in the heart of the beautiful Vancouver city. Historically, this place used to be an industrial area, but over the years it has transformed into an arts and crafts and a cultural heritage site. The tiny island is a home of little various galleries and local artisan studios, as well as gourmet markets, coffee shops, bakeries, restaurants, performance centres and live street performances.

The whole neighbourhood has a very nostalgic and artsy feel to it with its brick paths, defunct rail tracks, wooden docks, Aquabus ferry shuttles to nearby downtown and old industrial warehouses converted into galleries and trendy shops. Not to mention million dollar views onto the glassy down town Vancouver. On warm summer days, Chad and I hop on our bikes and ride to Granville Island market for breakfast. It’s also very common to have your breakfast stolen by the seagulls if you sit outside.

This one of our most popular tourist attractions. Showing in this location has a sentimental significance to me because Emily Carr University of Art and Design is located here too, just down the street from Dragonspace, and that’s where I spent five years of my life getting an art education.


So, if you’re local to the West Coast, come down and see Enchanted Doll at Dragonspace, on Ganville Island as well as experience some Olympic city. The whole world will be coming here in a couple of weeks! I will have some nudes available for sale and a couple of costumed dolls. The rest will be Not For Sale work from my personal collection. Please stand by for more purchasing details as well as which dolls will be available and the pricing.

Look forward to a BIG announcement on Tuesday, February 2nd.

Also, you’ve got to see this amazing time lapse video of Vancouver. I can’t believe I live here! Seriously, all the places they show in the video are from my neighborhood and are intimately familiar to me from my daily routines. My very building is even in a few frames.


Photo of Vancouver isn’t related to the timelapse video, but is by Martin Kryzwinski.

27 Responses

  1. Eiko says:

    So much exciting news!! I really wish I could see your show. The DragonSpace looks like a lovely place.

  2. Eiko says:

    I forgot to ask – Will the nudes for sale be available for international people? Or do you have to be present at the store to buy them?

  3. Erin says:

    I am so excited for this, I thought I’d never be able to see your dolls in person.

  4. noxy says:

    So I asked my dad if my hooptie (piece of junk car) would make it to Vancouver. After he was done laughing at me, he then informed me that my car can not go any faster than 60mph without shaking, which means it’d be a slow trip. Add that to the fact that my heat doesn’t work… he says I’d probably freeze to death before I got there…
    *sigh* Oh well, here’s hoping I’ll be able to see your dolls again someday! Anyone who goes has to take tons of pictures, and post them on the forum!! :D

  5. Jayne says:

    Oh wow, I sooo wish I could come (it’s a bit far from Australia!) It looks like a really beautiful place. Dragonspace looks so intriguing. I wish you lots of luck with your show, I would love to see your private collection.
    Love Jayne xx

  6. Hazel says:

    I wish I could come (and purchase a doll off you), but I’m a long, long way away as well.

    Vancouver is immensely beautiful in that video. It looks like it’s literally clothed in fog!

  7. Amal says:

    What an amazing clip. Looks like a lovely place to live.

    Looking forward to your show, hoping we get to see it through the eyes of others. Venue seems fun.

  8. Big announcement february 2nd can’t wait *rubs hands* heehee

    I really enjoyed this post of yours, and all the beautiful photographs of Granville Island – wow, what a place!

  9. Annina says:

    i too wish i could come to that show, i love shops like Dragonspace! i also hope people who will attend will take plenty of photos to share with us others!!

  10. joan says:

    does dragonspace have a website?

  11. Marina says:

    No, Dragonspace does not have a website yet.

  12. shane says:

    Two quick questions about this show:

    -Are Dragonspace’s hours still 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, including weekends?

    – Will there be an “artist-in-attendance”-type opening event? and if so, when?

    [cross-posted to the forum at , so no-one misses out on the answers]

  13. shane says:

    (Er, someone can delete my last, sloppily-worded comment, right?!?)

    > Are Dragonspace’s hours still 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, including weekends[…]?

    A quick phone call just answered this question of mine:

    – Yes, DragonSpace’s hours are normally 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., seven days a week.

    – But they’ll also be open extended hours during the Olympics, as follows:

    Sat., Feb. 13 and Sun., Feb. 14: open 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    Mon., Feb. 15 through Wed., Feb. open 17: 10 a.m. – 7:15 p.m.
    Thu., Feb. 18 through Sun., Feb. 21: open 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

    …and that’s all I know. (Read: they *might* also stay open later during the rest of the Olympics, which runs until the 28th — but this is all they could tell me now).

    For anyone planning or considering the trip, here’s a crazy Google map of other Olympics-related events and locations:
    (Granville Island – where DragonSpace is – is just above the big word “Vancouver” on this map, and just southwest of the bulk of its markers.)

    …Unfortunately, the DragonSpace employee I talked to didn’t know whether or when there would be an opening event for Marina’s show.

  14. Eidolon.Mandragora says:

    I…. am absolutely thrilled for this show and will be there with bells on.

    I am a current 4th year student at ECUAD working in ball jointed dolls as well, and I would adore the chance to actually shake hands with you, Marina. Any idea when you might be there?

  15. shane says:

    Eidolon.Mandragora: Just in case you’re only refreshing *this* page (…and also just because I like linking things up to other things!), Marina’s latest blog post talks about how you might meet her. It’s here:

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