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.
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 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, Wendy Christensen, and online tuition with Allis Markham.
Antoinette is currently preparing for a solo show at Hunters & Collectors in October. In November Antoinette will be presenting her talk on ethical taxidermy in New Zealand at TEDxPipitea, in Wellington.
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 and Fauna Flora in Queenstown.
The works that Antoinette is exhibiting at Still Life | Wild Places are available to purchase.
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