Showing posts from February, 2011

D.I.Y Taxidermy III: The Future Gallery!

The response from the show was immense.  Some people loved it and as usual, some people hated it. I know there was some purists out there who were perhaps not expecting what they saw but the clue is in the title. D.I.Y really does mean D.I.Y. There was a good few taxidermists out in the audience who approached me and said they loved it too which was a surprise! I'm always most worried about them because I know I'm not doing it the 'traditional' way and that can be quite insulting for a craftsman/woman. Like a builder might feel about a cowboy.  However I hate being told what to do and how to think and am far happier making it up with more varied and interesting outcomes! Number 11 (Unamed photos by Nathan Whitham) For me there is nothing more boring than things turning out as expected...obviously I admire skill and craftsmanship...but we all have to make our own way in the world and I have chosen this one. The audience was brilliant. I like to think we had a rapport

D.I.Y Taxidermy III: Back From The Dead- LIVE

Amazingly Future Gallery has agreed to show the next LIVE D.I.Y taxidermy show!!! There's going to be a live stream with a big screen and everything. I promise this one won't smell as much .... On Wednesday 23rd Febuary.... Charlie Tuesday Gates presents: D.I.Y Taxidermy III: Back From The Dead LIVE  Doors open 6pm-  Resuscitations from 8  Future Gallery 5 Great newport Street WC2H 7JB In her 3 rd LIVE D.I.Y taxidermy show she will be ‘Dicing with Death’- getting inside the creatures you have grown to know and love her own D.I.Y style. Stuffing obscenities right in front of your very eyes…. ***** Absolutely NOTHING was harmed on purpose or even accidently on purpose. All animals were FOUND dead or they are refuse from the game or farming industry. These beautiful creatures have been saved, their discarded lives not left to rot at the bottom on a bin liner. ----------------   ‘Dark, tongue-in-cheek, fairly sick and utterly compelling’ Spoonfed 'Charlie Gates is fa