TAXIDERMY TUESDAY (See You Next Tuesday)
It's about time I jumped on the bandwagon of my own name and brought the animal magic to Bristol, with some extra special D.I.Y Taxidermy lessons.
This mysterious and dark art is now easy and accessible with a workshop that proves you don’t have to be a scientist to perform your own experiments, you don’t have to be an artist to get creative, and you certainly don’t need to be a taxidermist to do some taxidermy….
Using basic materials and first hand knowledge you will be guided though the ins and outs of a less stuffy brand of Taxidermy, and in a few hours you could have a friend for life.
These workshops will take place at my studio on Lincoln Street. The perfect place to immerse yourself in art, taxidermy and surreal weirdness.
All materials provided, no experience welcome.
Places are extremely limited so please book in advance-You can do so by emailing me on this ridiculously long email:
Just in case you're wondering- WHO THE HELL I AM, here is a little about the 'artist'.
"C.T.G is an international artist with a reputation for unique and challenging artworks and performance pieces. Her hugely influential D.I.Y Taxidermy Live series led to the multi award-winning and sell out show- Sing For Your Life- a hard hitting musical comedy about animal rights.
Her artwork has appeared in MUSEUM ARKHEM(Amsterdam) THE HORNIMAN MUSEUM (London) Seen on the cover of DESIGN WEEK, inside HUFFINGTON POST, TIME OUT, THE INDEPENDENT, THE LONDONIST, NOTION, VICE, THE ARTS DESK, BIZARRE MAGAZINE, CENT MAGAZINE, THE NEW CURRENT, BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE, CHURCH OF ENGLAND, S.T.V….THE DABBLER She has worked with DIESEL, URBAN OUTFITTERS, BBC FILM, FILM LONDON, SECRET CINEMA, SECRET GARDEN, LOST LECTURES and many more.
Her fashion brand Mind Like Magpie has been commissioned for Beyonce, Elton John and seen on the holy head of Cara Delevinge.
"D.I.Y Taxidermy" was the first performance I ever accidentally did, and bizarrely that piece ended up being instrumental in bringing the new wave of taxidermy into the mainstream. This pioneering series embraced an entirely new medium of workshops and live demonstrations that simply didn’t exist before. Evolving from a tongue-in-cheek demonstration in 2009, this bizarre mix of performance, improvisation, storytelling, video and eventually puppetry became a hugely popular and sell out show, shining light into a world previously cloaked in mysteriously.
In 2012 two websites went as far as to list me as being one of the top ten UK taxidermists. Sadly these websites don't exist anymore, but it was definitely true at the time. So, who better to help you take your first stab in the dark than moi!
See You Next Tuesday