Making animals out of jackets,

not the other way around.

 

Art is a side project to my film career and as such I only produce a small number of pieces each year and I exhibit around 6 at a time. 

 

It's a simple reversal of killing an animal to make a jacket and a lot of my pieces focus on endangered animals. The seed of the idea came from a production design job where I had to make a wolf mask out of leather for a film and I recycled a broken leather jacket for the materials.

 

Over the last couple of years I have created and sold many of these eco-friendly animal trophies. I've been blessed to have the opportunity to exhibit in various galleries in Australia and abroad and I recently had the honour of bringing home 2nd Prize at the Barcelona International Art Fair at Museu MarĂ­tim de Barcelona in December 2016.

 

Barcelona International Art Fair

2nd Prize Winner Ren Thackham

2nd Prize Winner Ren Thackham. Barcelona International Art Fair 2016, Museu MarĂ­tim de Barcelona.

Barcelona International Art Fair

2nd Prize Winner Ren Thackham

Barcelona International Art Fair

Barcelona International Art Fair

Barcelona International Art Fair

Barcelona International Art Fair

Barcelona International Art Fair

Barcelona International Art Fair

Barcelona International Art Fair

Madame Leather
Faulkner Fox
Ramshackle
Race Kitty
Zipped Lips
Gimp Kitty
Snow Rhino
Brick Lane Gallery, London
Ren Opening Night
Avalon Art Gallery, Sydney
Daily Telegraph Article
BSide Creative Space Gallery
Home Decor
Bedroom Decor
Study Decor
Home Decor
Bedroom Decor
Avalon Art Gallery, Sydney