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Ricky Ponting

Hobart’s Bellerive Oval is Tasmania’s only venue that hosts international cricket matches on its whopping 20,000-person grounds. Gillie and Marc were commissioned to immortalise beloved former Australia captain, Ricky Ponting who was born and bred in Tasmania. To Ponting’s absolute delight, he unveiled a statue of himself before the first Test against the West Indies in 2015. The artists have aptly portrayed Australia’s highest-run scorer mid-play, performing his famous pull shot. This signature stroke sent…

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Paying Respects

Citipointe Christian College is a primary and high school based in Brisbane. The school commissioned Gillie and Marc to design an Anzac memorial in time for Remembrance Day. The artists created a boy holding an official military hat as a way to pay respects and represent the loss of life without being too literal or traumatising for the students. The artists felt that the younger school children in particular, might find the boy more relatable.…

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Lavalla Table and School Boys

Gillie and Marc were commissioned by St Augustine’s College in Cairns to create an artwork the students could enjoy while also teaching them religious history. The artists flew to Cairns to meet with the principal and administration to brainstorm initial ideas. They came up with four ideas and then relayed them to the students. The final product was Lavalla Table, named after the village in France where St Marcellin Champagnat established the world’s first Marist…

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Matthew Bowen

Matthew Bowen is a revered rugby league player and one of NRL’s community ambassadors. He grew up in Hope Vale, an indigenous community in Cape York. Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council commissioned Gillie and Marc to create a sculpture of Bowen. He’s an inspiring figure to the local community, and a bronze was a fitting tribute. The artists portrayed a strong and muscular Bowen running with the ball, to show off his talent and sporting…

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The Travellers Have Arrived

Each year in Sydney an outdoor sculpture exhibition called Sculpture by the Sea takes place for four weeks along the coastal walk of Bondi and Tamarama. Gillie and Marc have been a part of this festival twice now and have taken out awards for their artworks that have been seen by over a half million people In 2012, the artists created The Travellers Have Arrived for the event. The festival director’s response was that it…

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Wheat Lumper

South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula has a rich history with the grains industry and the community of Cummins wanted to recognise their past with a piece of public art. The physical efforts of the wheat lumper was critical to the loading and unloading of wheat bags at the railway sidings throughout Eyre Peninsula. A small park known as the Railway Triangle is also a part of the town’s heritage. Gillie and Marc decided to honour both…

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Darrel Baldock

Gillie and Marc were asked to create a bronze statue in Darrel’s likeness, so that his legacy could be immortalised at Latrobe. DARREL “Doc” Baldock started out an ordinary bloke from Quoiba, but during his lifetime he left a lasting legacy both statewide and nationally. Mr Baldock captained the St Kilda Football Club to its only premiership in 1966, was a champion horse breeder and trainer and a state politician until 1987, when he retired…

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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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