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School Children

Commissioned by Emanuel School, to create 2 school children to be erected at the front of the school for the children and parents to interact with as they walk by.

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The Journey Ahead

School can be a daunting place, especially for the kindergarten kids who have never worn a uniform before and might be leaving their parents for the first time. Mosman Preparatory School commissioned Gillie and Marc to make an artwork that would reflect their school spirit. The artists wanted to give anxious children a sense of community, to feel safe in their “home away from home”. Rather than the usual sculptures that loom over everyone, Gillie…

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Russell Drysdale’s Easel

Influential Australian artist Russell Drysdale became an iconic figure after painting a series of landscapes of drought-ravaged 1940s New South Wales. Recreated in bronze by Gillie and Marc for the town of West Wyalong is Drysdale’s studio space – comprising of his easel, and a 3D version of one of his famous paintings. “This interactive sculpture is placed on the street at the exact angle Drysale painted from,” says Gillie. “We’ve recreated the streetscape, only…

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Run for your lives

The black rhinos numbers are down to only 3,600 in the wild and these beautiful creatures could be 2 years away from extinction. Now critically endangered, rhinos desperately need the active involvement of everyone to save their lives. Contemporary artists Gillie and Marc have created a HUGE bronze rhino stampede in the centre of Melbourne’s Federation Square. These life size rhinos are a public artwork called “RUN FOR YOUR LIFE.”

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Henry Lawson

Gillie and Marc were commissioned by the Henry Lawson Festival Committee and Weddin Shire Council to create a life-sized statue of Henry Lawson to go into his birth town, Grenfell. The artists were given a strict eight-month timeframe and stuck to that for the 2014 unveiling and opening of the Henry Lawson Festival. The artwork included a life-sized Henry Lawson sitting on a bench and included a light display. The artists were also keen to…

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MINI Paceman

Gillie and Marc were one of three artists commissioned to create a unique billboard mural as part of a series for the MINI Paceman. The mural ran as a billboard in Sydney and now resides at the MINI Gallery in Melbourne. The goal was to interpret the MINI Paceman with a new slant on things. Incorporating Dogman and Rabbitgirl into the artwork gave human characteristics to the iconic MINI and created the idea of a…

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William Nelson

This sculpture of William Nelson and his dog is on permanent exhibition at William Nelson Park and Skatepark in Hastings, New Zealand. It is designed as a tribute to this historical figure, and to be interactive and engaging for those visiting the park.

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Diprotodon

Diprotodon is classified as “megafauna” and is more affectionately known as a giant wombat. It is the largest marsupial ever to live and first existed 1.6 million years ago. In 2011, a diprotodon skeleton called Kenny was found in Eulo in outback Queensland. Kenny is one of the largest and best-preserved megafauna skeletons ever discovered. Gillie and Marc were commissioned by Paroo Shire Council to recreate Kenny in bronze. The artists worked with paleontologists from…

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It Takes Two

Gillie and Marc believe art should be seen and enjoyed by as many people as possible. The artists also want their Dogman and Rabbitgirl characters to resonate with the community, and they’ve been successful at achieving this. In 2011, Gillie and Marc jumped at the chance to be a part of Woollahra Council’s Public Art Program – an initiative for artists to give public spaces a creative makeover. It Takes Two perfectly embodies the culture…

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Tandem Riders

Perth’s Beaufort Street represents the city’s artistic flair. After winning a tender for a street sculpture, Gillie and Marc were able to cement their artwork right onto the road itself, among the cars. Tandem Riders ticks all the council-requested boxes. “Local councils need public art that engages the community, brings together different constituents, and sends a message about the area,” says Marc. “This bike addresses the city’s environmental concerns, and the characters represent diversity –…

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