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 has been a member of the New Zealand Taxidermy Association since 2015, attending workshops taken by World Taxidermy Championship award winners Mike Orthober and Dale Manning. Most recently she attended private tuition with 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), and is currently working on the educational collections for Zealandia and Upper Hutt Predator Free Trust.

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