Antoinette’s taxidermy installations and photographs provide 

eye candy for the deceased and curios for the living

Antoinette completed her Master of Arts at The School of Media Arts (Wintec) in 2011. She began learning taxidermy in 2014, and introduced the media into her artwork the following year.

Antoinette's practice explores anthropomorphic association using a variety of media, including her own taxidermy, where the animals find themselves in relationships created out of circumstance. She only uses ethically sourced animals for her taxidermy pieces, installations, and photographs.

​The concepts of memento mori continue to influence Antoinette's current body of work, giving the pieces an awareness of a quiet and sometimes sinister suspense, while maintaining a whimsical aesthetic.

Antoinette is a committee member of the Australasian Institute of Anatomical Sciences, and has been a member of the New Zealand Taxidermy Association since 2015, attending workshops taken by World Taxidermy Championship award winners Mike Orthober, Dale Manning, and Wendy Christensen. In 2021 she has been attending online tuition with Allis Markham of Prey Taxidermy, and will be working alongside her taxidermy mentor Peter Wells of Wildmount Taxidermy, who is well known for his taxidermy work at Te Papa, Otago Museum and DOC. 

She has taxidermy pieces in collections held by NZ Bird Society (Auckland), Upper Hutt Predator Free Trust, Zealandia, North Otago Museum, and in many private collections around New Zealand. Her pieces are also available at Brown & Co Wellington.

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