Toronto’s Carnival of Taxidermy Book Signing event!

Toronto’s Carnival of Taxidermy Book Signing event!
Join us Thursday evening July 6th for a wildy wondrous celebration replete with stop-motion films, taxidermy demonstrations, signature punch, oddity vendors, fortune telling and more…
Immerse yourself in an evening of wonder and revelry at this carnivalesque gala of oddity, art, and science celebrating the release of a fascinating new book on the art of taxidermy by Brooklyn taxidermists Divya Anantharaman and Katie Innamorato. Come discover the secrets and stories of this resurgent craft at this illuminating and enchanting celebration.
Oddity vendors include:
House of the Sacred Heart
In their new book Stuffed Animals, Anantharaman and Innamorato demystify the practice of taxidermy, shatter the gross stereotypes, and make it accessible to anyone. Committed to ethical and sustainable sourcing. The authors are part of the vanguard of young taxidermists who bring a sense of fun and experimentation to this old-school hobby. Join us to celebrate the release of the book!
Cash bar & RaffleWheel of fortune spin!
Guests have a chance to spin the wheel & win a trick or treat!
Some of the items up for grabs:
A seat in the Entomology workshop, Friday July 7
A seat in the 2-headed chick workshop, Saturday July 8
A seat in a Ring band making workshop
A beautifully bizarre jellyfish pendant
and more!
Pre-order your book and have it signed at the event! Link below.


Book Signing Carnival of Taxidermy Event, 906 Queen Street West @Crawford, July 6th 5pm – Midnight

Advance book purchase, pick-up during book signing 

Bat SkeletonArticulation Workshops

Wilder Duncan’s Bat Skeleton Articulation Workshop – DATE CHANGE- Saturday May 6th  or  Sunday May 7th 2017 – 12pm-4pm $270pp – Reserve your seat with a deposit of $135


Deposit towards seat
Saturday workshop


 Due to the closing of Morbid Anatomy Museum Brooklyn, nanopod has invited Wilder to visit Toronto this Spring!                In this class, students will learn how to create an osteological preparation of a bat in the fashion of 19th century zoological displays. A cleaned bat skeleton (Pipistrellus abramus), a glass dome, branches, glue, tools, and all necessary materials will be provided for each student, but one should feel welcome to bring small feathers, stones, dried flowers, dead insects, natural elements, or any other materials s/he might wish to include in his/her composition. Students will leave the class with a visually striking, fully articulated, “lifelike” bat skeleton posed in a 10″ tall glass dome. The class will focus on teaching ancient methods of specimen preparation that link science with art: students will create compositions involving natural elements and, according to their taste, will compose a traditional Victorian environment or a modern display. 

Sunday workshop

Register soon!



Easter Peeps & Bat Skeletons return to Toronto


screenshot-2016-09-09-09-04-37Easter Peeps & Polycephalic Chicks, Saturday April 8th 2017 – 12pm-6pm – $260pp or register with a deposit

Just in time for your Easter Basket! From Victorian curiosity cabinets to Coney Island sideshows, gaff making has held it’s place in history, and our hearts. This class will teach students of all levels everything they need to know about proper taxidermy technique for very delicate specimen-like chicks.  Reserve your seat here:  

Wilder Duncan photographed in his parlor Brooklyn NY 2013
Wilder Duncan photographed in his parlor Brooklyn NY 2013

Wilder Duncan’s Bat Skeleton Articulation Workshop – Saturday October 14 2017 – 12pm-3:30pm $270pp – Reserve your seat with a deposit of $135