Description

This talk and demonstration, by Natalie Delany-John of Rest in Pieces offers the opportunity to gain unique insights and get up close to this age-old practice that remains macabre to some, and yet strangely beautiful to others.

Natalie will speak about the practice and history of taxidermy in this illustrated talk followed by a skinning demonstration. This workshop is not for the squeamish, but will fascinate those with a healthy curiosity and an open mind. 

R.I.P Revival kits will be available for purchase on the night so that you can attempt a mouse in your own time.

About Natalie Delaney-John

Natalie Delaney-John started her taxidermy journey after she convinced one of Australia’s leading taxidermists to take her in as an apprentice. On the first day of Natalie’s mentorship he looked her up and down and declared: “You won’t last a second.” Three years later she is out on her own and the proud founder of Rest in Pieces, which conducts introductory taxidermy courses in Melbourne. The classes have been sold out every month and have been featured in The Age, RRR, the ABC and SBS.

2016 will see the launch of the R.I.P Revival kits, a mentorship in Canada with the world’s leading taxidermist and the launch of her first major exhibition.

Check out the website HERE

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Class Schedule

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

What you will learn
  • Gain unique insights and get up close to this age-old practice of taxidermy.
  • View a skinning demonstration (not for the squeamish!)
What you will get
  • 1 hour talk on the art of taxidermy
  • 30 minute skinning demo
  • 30 minutes of Q&APLUS
  • A fresh glass of bubbly upon arrival
  • R.I.P Revival kits will be available for purchase on the night.

What to bring
  • An excitement for all things taxidermy!
Appropriate for

This workshop is not for the squeamish, but will fascinate those with a healthy curiosity and an open mind.


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Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill.

From printmaking and stencil art through to music and gardening. From life skills and personal development through to blending tea and parkour, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.

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REFUNDS

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CANCELLATIONS

We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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  •  Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property property brought into Work-Shop’s premises.
  • Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class or event organised by Work-Shop.

I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Work-Shop.

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3.) REFUNDS

Work-Shop requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. The tickets are fully transferable. Email learn@work-shop.com.au to organise a refund.

4.) CANCELLATIONS

We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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Sarah

28 November 2016 • The Art of Taxidermy

I loved seeing a new side to taxidermy. It was great to find out a bit about the history and see the skinning demo. Nat was awesome and really engaged the audience.

Gary

22 November 2016 • The Art of Taxidermy

The Art of Taxidermy was a wonderful talk and a brilliant introduction to the workshop, which I did with the same company, on the Sunday. This talk gave you the history of taxidermy right up to today, with lots of examples. The skinning demonstration was a great part of the talk and let you see what was in involved. The crew from Rest In Pieces were professional and highly informative, while making it loads of fun and and very engaging at the same time. This was one of the best talks and then workshops I have done and will certainly be doing more with them...they have got me hooked now. Thanks Rest In Pieces.

Leonie

22 November 2016 • The Art of Taxidermy

I had a great time at the Brisbane talk and skinning demo. It was very informative and Nat is a very engaging speaker! I certainly have a new found respect for the art of taxidermy.

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