Michele Beevors

Anatomy Lessons

Venue: Animal Attic, Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street North, Dunedin North, Dunedin 9016

Dates: 6 April - 24 July, open 10AM - 5PM daily



This special exhibition features life-sized sculptured animal skeletons that are inspired by natural history exhibits and reflect on our relationship with animals. From the giant giraffe whose head is raised to the windowed ceiling, to tiny frogs, the works are ethereal and haunting.

The works encourage visitors to think about the history of collecting and the ongoing conservation challenges all species face.

This series of sculptures began in 2005, and for over 15 years Michele has been adding to the collection of knitted anatomy as a part of practice which includes large scale fibreglass and feminist works.

This exhibition is one of sad splendour and the sorrowful realities of species loss and extinction.


Michele Beevors is a Dunedin local and internationally recognised artist. She is principal lecturer in sculpture at the Dunedin School of Art at Otago Polytechnic. 

Michele Beevors talks to Lynn Freeman on Radio NZ about her work at this link:

Read more about Michele's work at
Stuff  and in an interview with Rebecca Fox for the Otago Daily Times Art Feature.


Please note: The Otago Museum is committed to maintaining the safety of our community, and requires full vaccination for all visitors 12 years old and over.

To enter the Museum, you must show proof of vaccination or verified medical exemption using the My Vaccine Pass.

Visitors must also scan in, social distance, and wear a face covering.



Published on 4 Apr 2022

Orderdate: 4 Apr 2022
Expiry: 4 Apr 2024