Welcome. We are Rest in Pieces. An educational and inspirational institute specialising in the time honoured skill of preserving and presenting fascinating natural specimens.
We are proud to share our knowledge of the dying arts through our many talks, demonstrations and workshops where you can experience something truly memorable.
Whether it’s a skill you’ve always wanted to learn, further education in your career or you are a discerning collector of curios. Discover what we can offer through our exclusive workshops and our eclectic shop.
What began as a penchant to learn has flourished into a dedicated and knowledgeable team of creatives headed by taxidermist Natalie Delaney-John. Rest in Pieces is now offering a diverse set of workshops and resources unavailable anywhere else in Australia.
Our hard working team shares a common fascination with the dying arts and works together to maintain our wonderful and enlightening community of artists, teachers and students – a community sharing in a collective experience through experimenting and learning together.
The RIP team is passionate about protecting native wildlife and donate $20 from the purchase of each Revival Kit to Mount Rothwell Conservation and Research Centre.
The property is exclusively managed for the conservation of some of Australia’s most threatened faunal species, including the Eastern Barred Bandicoot and Eastern Quoll.
In recent months we have extended our donations to protecting our beautiful marine friends. We donate $5 from every tote bag purchase to Take 3 for the Sea to try and protect our biodiverse waterways.
Enjoy the Rest in Pieces experience from the
comfort of your own home. The Revival Kit
contains all the tools you require and a step-by-
step photographic guide to completing a greedy
mouse. We even compiled a Spotify playlist to
keep you in the zone during the skinning
and mounting process.
This amazing vintage sliced rat has been given a new life. Sourced from an old...
Ahaetulla prasina is a species of snake in the family Colubridae native to southern Asia....
Feel like trying your luck and seeing what surprise arrives in the mail? Purchase a...
This dual coloured cast of a sheep kidney made by Gavin Burland is mounted on...
We know how much you love the Racoon penis aka baculum earrings! So we thought...
Diaphonisation was first developed in 1977 by the scientists G. Dingerkus and L.D. Uhler, the...
“The workshop exceeded my expectation which were already high based on what I had heard. Well organised, professional and the best fun ever. Can't
recommend it enough.”
“Absolutely amazing course. Very helpful how they include basic structural anatomy about the pluck as they go through everything. Course was fun and
Gavin of course is a great addition to the team. Thanks heaps Nat :)”
“For any one that is interested in learning these types of preservation arts I would highly recommend booking into a class. It is an amazing experience learning from people who are passionate about what they
do and enjoy passing on their knowledge and skills. I travelled down from New South Wales to attend this class and it was worth every cent. Perfect opportunity to meet like minded people from all over as well.
This is the third class I have attended through Rest In Pieces and it definitely will not be my last. So if you are thinking of booking in for a class, my advice would be just do it. You will not be disappointed.”
“I have done many different classes with many different teachers over my life. I was very impressed with the enthusiasm, care, encouragement and ability to sort out errors that Gerard displayed over the weekend.
It was always going to be good fun for me but the team were just fantastic!!! Great care was given to looking after the students wellbeing, and ensuring that not only every need but even vague wishes were catered for...a great workshop.”
“The first word that comes to mind is - AMAZING. I have attended a few Rest in Pieces classes and find them all very informative, easy for the layman to understand, friendly and just great fun. I would highly recommend these classes to one and all even if you have limited or no knowledge about taxidermy. Bravo for bringing this dying art back to life!”