Published May 2023
Showcasing 21 life-like bronze figures of endangered species from all corners of the world.
One of the globe’s largest public art spectacles has just arrived in Perth and its mission? To shine a bright spotlight on our planet’s endangered animals.
Wild About Babies is a project brought to life by the artistic duo Gillie and Marc. They’ve sculpted 21 life-like bronze figures of endangered species from all corners of the world. And the best part? This exhibit is absolutely free, making its debut on none other than International Endangered Species Day.
What to expect
Prepare to be amazed by a regal mother gorilla and 20 life-sized sculptures of the cutest baby animals you’ve ever seen. From the Bengal tiger to the Arctic fox, each sculpture is crafted with such detail that it’s almost as if they’ve sprung to life.
The ‘Wild About Babies’ adventure doesn’t end when the sun goes down. Thanks to the Minderoo Foundation, night owls can bask in the immersive digital exhibition inspired by the sculptures, lighting up the Old Gaol within the WA Museum Boola Bardip daily from 6pm – 10.30pm. The digital exhibition will be running from Friday 19 May until Thursday 31 August.
Our own Environment Minister Reece Whitby is excited about the exhibition, exclaiming, “I’m thrilled to see ‘Wild About Babies’ here at the WA Museum Boola Bardip to enlighten us about endangered animals. It’s brilliant that Perth Zoo will be its forever home. These magnificent sculptures are a sight to behold, and it’s only fitting we launch this majestic art installation on International Endangered Species Day.”
Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman is equally enthused, “I’m over the moon to see one of the world’s largest public art projects shining bright in Perth. The ‘Wild About Babies’ exhibit will foster learning and a deeper understanding of conservation. I wholeheartedly encourage everyone to visit the display.”
Wild About Babies Map
Wild About Babies Booklet
You can download the passport to print at home or collect it from Boola Bardip, the State Theatre Centre of WA or the State Library of WA.
Remember, every creature, big or small, plays an essential role in our global ecosystem, and it’s our job to ensure they thrive for generations to come.