This talk and demonstration, by Natalie Delaney-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.
And if you’re feeling inspired and wanna give it a crack at home, Revival Kits can be purchased on the night.
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
Duration: 2 hours
- Opportunity to gain unique insights
- Get up close to this age-old practice that remains macabre to some
- Practice and history of taxidermy in this illustrated talk followed by a skinning demonstration
- 1 hour talk on the art of taxidermy
- 30 minute skinning demo
- 30 minutes of Q&A
- A fresh glass of bubbly upon arrival and wine throughout the night
- An excitement for all things taxidermy!
This workshop is not for the squeamish, but will fascinate those with a healthy curiosity and an open mind.
Vendor sincce 2014
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.
Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Northern Rivers, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a refund.
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.
Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Work-Shop or organised by Work-Shop must agree to these terms and conditions.
1.) LIABILITY WAIVER
- 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.
2.) PHOTO & VIDEO
I agree to give Work-Shop unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Work-Shop classes and events or on Work-Shop’s premises. (Don’t worry, we’ll only these use to show others how much of a rad time you’re having through social media, newsletters, blogs, website and general Work-Shop promo material)
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes. 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.