On Friday 22nd April 2022, Westfield London, Europe’s largest shopping and leisure destination, will unveil Gillie and Marc’s sculpture titled, ‘Rise up Rhino’ which will take residence at Westfield London for six months before travelling to Westfield Stratford City for a further six months.
Launching on Earth Day, which continues to a catalyst for ongoing education, action, and change, the 2,298kg bronze sculpture which took two years to create by Australian artists Gillie and Marc, is a life size replica of a full-size male Northern White Rhino and shows the endangered mammal flying through the air. Demonstrating what must be done is ‘Rabbit woman’ and ‘Dogman’, the artists most iconic characters that have travelled the world spreading messages of hope, acceptance, and love. They invite the public to sit in the free spaces on either side of them to join in their mission to rise up the rhino and become rhino protectors.
There are only two Northern White Rhinos left in the world and a male white rhino can weigh up to 4 tonnes in real life, the equivalent of 50 humans. The fully interactive sculpture will be on display on Westfield London’s Southern Terrace for the public to get up close and familiar with.
LOCATION OF ‘RISE UP RHINO’:
Upper Southern Terrace. Westfield London, Ariel Way. W12 7GB.