Shauna Richardson’s ‘Crochetdermy’ in Charity Exhibition

Forget cutsey amigurumi, Shauna Richardson does ‘Crochetdermy’, which she describes as a mixture of crochet and taxidermy. Odd combination? It’s certainly effective.  Her crocheted animal sculptures are expertly shaped and detailed to make them incredibly lifelike. Simply stunning.

Her work is on display at a charity exhibition in London  later this week, alongside other contemporary artists and celebrities, including Derren Brown, Vic Reeves and Jane Seymour.

Shauna is a finalist in the sculpture category of the National Art Competition 2010,  and the overall winner will be chosen on the private preview night this Thursday 7th October, so I wish her the best of luck. If you want to visit, you’ll need to be quick because the exhibition only runs a couple of days. You can buy tickets online, but book quickly.

Some exhibition pieces will be auctioned off  to raise money for great charities, including the British Red Cross Disaster Fund, One Drop, and Crisis.

Feel free to buy me something.  🙂

The Art of Giving
Venue: Saatchi Gallery,
Duke of York’s Headquarters,
Kings Road, London SW3 4SQ
Nearest tube: Sloane Square
Dates: 7-9 October 2010
Website: http://www.artofgiving.co.uk

You can also visit Shauna’s blog at shaunarichardson.com I recommend a visit to the Studio section where you can view a range of her crocheted projects including cheeky monkeys, scary bears and bouncy hares. I like the surprised looking deer. Don’t overlook the homepage because there are some great ‘action shots’ which show the true scale of the animals. My favourite is the bear hiding in the car park.

(photos used with permission – thanks.)