Curious Kanna

I am Kanna Ingleson, enthusiastic collector of top-end, unusual taxidermy in West London, UK. I believe that curiosity and collaboration are cool.

It started with an ordinary, one-eyed cased fish 6 years ago. Today my home resembles a natural history warehouse, and that's exactly how I like it.

I am the proud custodian of numerous pieces from the golden era of Victorian taxidermy. And that's why I can never claim that my collection has been ethically sourced. I can however state with certainty that I am not a fan of hunting and don't believe in killing for the sole purpose of taxidermy.

To see my collection of taxidermy and natural history curiousities, follow me on www.instagram.com/curiouskanna

Photo by Katherine Edden

 

#Taximag

I am the founder of #taximag, a quarterly magazine featuring the people who make up the vibrant taxidermy scene in the UK and Europe. 

It looks at the collections, the creative work and the personalities that form part of this magnificent sub-culture. 

To sign up for #taximag news and updated, go to www.hashtag-taximag.com.

ONLINE: Have a look at #taximag online: www.issuu.com/taximag

PRINT: #taximag is for sale on ebay in a contemporary and compact A5 format.

If you would like to be featured in #taximag, if you have any good ideas, or if you fancy being a contributor, please email me on hello@curiouskanna.com

#Taximag cover photo by Katherine Edden

Taxidermy Revival

I blame Damien Hirst. No, not his foray into formaldehyde, but his bold £1-million offer to save the entire Walter Potter collection shortly before bits of it ended up in a living room near you.

Love it or loathe it, that's probably when taxidermy was firmly planted in the public domain after which it quickly entered the UK mainstream. You can tell that for certain by the stuffed creatures that routinely make up the window dressing of city shops (like the fine example on the left) and that adorn suburban lives.

As with all things, timing has been critical. A renewed interest in all things analogue, an appreciation for real, practiced skill, our ever present need to be different, and the rise of crap telly have all helped turn the recent resurgence into a full-on revival.

Long may it continue.

Curious Kanna's Instagram

This magnificent fox mask by @sussextaxidermy is available for £200 including UK postage.
Fabulous make stoat by @sussextaxidermy  Available for £75 including Uk Postage and a copy of#taximag featuring his work and methods.
This fallow fawn looks stunning on my 70s tiled table. It belongs to top taxidermist Robert Reed and it's available for £200 plus postage.
Things have taken a swing towards the seventies in St Leonards #newhouse
Fabulous male stoat mount by @sussextaxidermy available for £75. Includes UK postage and a free copy of #taximag featuring Robert's work and his methods.
Let me be clear...
SOLD: rare pair of short tailed opossums by my friend and favourite taxidermist @sussextaxidermy Yours for £150 including UK postage and a free copy of #taximag featuring Robert's work and his methods.
Done full  of doll heads.
Gotta love a packed owl pellet.
My friend Karen found this fossil tooth on the Isle of Sheppey. #jealous
Swirls.
I met her when  I was 11 and we still love hanging out. Today it is was in hail on the Thames foreshore.
Freak for sale £1250 including delivery by me within 200 miles of St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex. Two headed calf head mount on curved shield.
My friend @hogweedpotsnprints made these fabulous jars for #mudlarking finds. They are £28 each and can be ordered with customised artwork and text.
My very clever friend @hogweedpotsnprints made this fabulous #mudlarking jar and fave it to us as a #housewarming gift.
Home at last.
Hello again.
The unpacking begins...
Jesus is in the house!

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