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.
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