Museums at Night
Twilight Taxidermy: Live Demonstration
Market Hall Museum
Friday 17th May 7pm – 9pm
Join us for a unique evening exploring the art of taxidermy and the museum’s Spicer collection.
Come along and meet Taxidermist Jazmine Miles-Long and learn about the intricate craft of taxidermy. Jazmine will be giving a live demonstration alongside a talk showing all the stages involved in creating a piece of taxidermy from beginning to end. Working as a Taxidermist since 2007 Jazmine creates taxidermy for both the gallery and museum context, and so her work sits between the realms of art and education. Jazmine’s love of natural history has led her to make work that respects the animal and focuses on the beauty of living things, giving the viewer the chance to explore nature up close. Offering an understanding of the animal and the taxidermy process itself promoting the scientific and cultural benefits of this intricate and evolving craft. Jazmine Calls herself an ‘ethical’ taxidermist to describe the way she produces work only using animals that have died from natural causes.
The Spicers were some of the greatest taxidermists that Britain has known. In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries they practised their art, from workshops in Warwick and Royal Leamington Spa. Curator Jon Radley will give a short talk, focusing on the Spicers, and their legacy here in the Museum.
Cafe and bar will be open for refreshments.
£15 Tickets are limited so please book at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/heritageboxoffice