Showing posts from February, 2015

Taxidermy Puppet Making Week: SING FOR YOUR LIFE!

Sing For Your Life  is a  musical menagerie with everything you would expect from a normal musical…  except the entire cast are dead.  It follows a group of  foul fauna attempting to produce a cabaret show from the animal underworld... and this week we've been making the puppets!!!     Yes! T he cast of have been scraped up, puppets made, dance routines mentally mastered and the songs  ARE JUST KILLER  Buy  TICKETS NOW! Expect  hilarious and unsettling  songs from creatures that have been given a new lease of death by my raw taxidermy skills.  A stab in the cheek mixed with sardonic borderline insanity, Sing For Your Life is probably not a family friendly show, so prepare to have your morals questioned.. . You really will look at life in ways never seen, ever before.  This is the FIRST  and ONLY  taxidermy puppet show, recently f eatured in The Standard as one of THE puppet shows to see Gates transports you to a fantasy world where beauty and death colli

Museum Arnhem: Beauty and the Beast

At the grand old age of nearly 29,  I have work in a museum. Yes, a real life museum where people look at things through glass and say 'wow, isn't that amazing?' Dave the Notorious Bastard was a beast....a very very beautiful beast. He was the terror of the village-  loud, proud and would steal the lunch out of your hands. Everyone hated Dave when he was alive...but they love him now he's dead! Dave is sitting pretty amongst some of the taxidermy greats in  Museum Arnhem, Holland  in an exhibition called Beauty and the Beast.  Artists include: Merel Bekking, Julia DeVille, Niels van Eijk en Miriam van der Lubbe, Kate Gilliland, Idiots, Ben Lignel, Kelly McCallum, Kate MccGwire, Marta Mattsson, Ted Noten, Reid Peppard, Iris Schieferstein, Simei Irene Snyman, Tinkebell, Charlie Tuesday Gates, Cecilia Valentine, Emily Valentine, Christel Verdaasdonk, Tanel Veenre, Lisa Walker