The Friendship Bench

Current Exhibition ( May 23 2023 - May 23 2024)
Turbine Hall B Ground level, Battersea Power Station, Circus Rd W, Nine Elms, London SW11 8AL
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Past Exhibition
Lowndes Square, London SW1X 9JU, UK - May 2022 - May 2023

‘The Friendship Bench’ is not only a functional bench, but also an interactive contemporary sculpture from world-renowned public artists, Gillie and Marc. Incorporating their iconic characters Rabbitwoman and Dogman, you are invited to take a seat between them, inspiring conversations between friends, family, and even strangers! Rabbitwoman and Dogman tell the autobiographical tale of two opposites coming together to become best friends and soul mates. As unlikely animal kingdom companions, the Rabbit and the Dog stand for diversity and acceptance through love.

‘The Friendship Bench’ is a way of celebrating these differences rather than retreating in fear and division. Through ‘The Friendship Bench’, you are given the opportunity to take a moment and open yourself up to another with love and friendship, two of the most important things in the world. ‘The Friendship Bench’ is the chance to become Rabbitwoman and Dogman's friends, to make new friends, or just to take a photo to remember friendships.