Showing posts from March, 2011

What's next?

 People have been asking and asking when the next show is. All I can say is soon. Need to remain mysterious. However don't cloak that mysterious venue from me and please please get in touch if you have or know of a suitable space. I'm always looking for places that will have me ;) What else? About to start working on a feature film with Jules Bishop called 'BORROWED TIME'. He won funding from the Microwave scheme, Plan B has just finished making his film with them too. Breaking news from the past: I got kicked out of the old people's home for 'processing animals'.  Pretty sure that wasn't in the contract but oh well. I'll go into more harrowing detail soon but somone is shouting at me in the libiary and I only have 4 mins of air time left. Love from Charlie Gates x


Today I got a phone call from a friend saying I was in the new i Independent newspaper! Amazing surprising news! THE INDEPENDENT ART  Taxidermy - this hobby is dead cool Once dismissed as a Victorian throwback, taxidermy is now hot stuff. Enjoli Liston speaks to the artists who are bringing it back – and tries it out for herself Wednesday, 9 March 2011 'Artist Charlie Tuesday Gates is smiling as she stands poised, scalpel in hand, over the lifeless body of a lamb. This is “DIY Taxidermy”, the increasingly popular evening class that is not for the faint-hearted. Within the hour, Gates will teach an eager audience of around 80 students the basics of skinning a lamb and stuffing it with household objects, while they sip wine and make polite conversation.  Over the past five years, British taxidermy has enjoyed a popularity revival that has seen the