TRAVEL WITH LOVE A life-changing global art project, that will unite the world together A SAD STORY
Tensions and instability between borders are rising, with the world being increasingly clouded by fear and discrimination. The trend towards open and friendly multi-culturalism took a big hit in 2017, with an increase in travel advisories and groups of people being barred from certain countries. It’s an incredibly sad and frightening time. Discrimination based on religion, race, and national origin is at an all-time high, causing many to worry about the safety of leaving their homes. Barriers are being used to divide us. The global rise in nationalism has led people to feel they can no longer travel places where they once felt happy and welcome. It seems the world is forgetting that, as humans, we’re all the same. We’re all in this together. WHO ARE GILLIE AND MARC?
Gillie and Marc, referred to by the media as “the world’s most loving artists” are extraordinary public artists who have worked side-by-side for over 25-years to create art as one. Their monumental bronze sculptures spread the message of love and conservation in major galleries and cities around the world, including New York, London, Singapore, Shanghai, Sydney and more! The artists and activists are best known for their beloved hybrid characters – Rabbitwoman and Dogman – who tell the autobiographical tale of two opposites coming together to become best friends and soulmates. Their art has raised hundreds of thousands in donations for the many wildlife charities and causes they support. A HAPPY ENDING: TRAVEL WITH LOVE Travel with Love
is a global public art project that’s re-uniting the world. In the face of closing borders, it stands for keeping minds open and love flowing. Gillie and Marc are creating interactive bronze sculptures featuring their iconic characters for leading cities across the world. When people see the familiar and beloved Rabbitwoman and Dogman in a city, they’ll know that they’re welcome there. As unlikely animal kingdom companions, the Rabbit and the Dog represent diversity and togetherness. Without a definitive race, religion, or culture, they symbolize all people as one. In response to the worldwide plight of refugees and immigrants, and changing border control policies, Travel with Love
has been created as a stand for global unity. Connected by the public art project, each visitor (traveller and resident alike) will feel like next door neighbours. Understanding the significance of the travelling hybrid duo, those who come across them will know that the hosting location believes in peace, harmony, and progress. IT’S GLOBAL Travel with Love
has already begun, with dozens of organizations and cities across the globe expressing significant interest in this important project. The project was originally kicked off in New York City earlier this year, when an installation of the larger-than-life Paparazzi Dogman and Paparazzi Rabbitgirl
was installed on Avenue of the Americas. “We are honored that Gillie and Marc chose to install these impressive and striking sculptures on the Avenue,” said Rockefeller Group Senior Vice President Bill Edwards. “These sculptures will not be missed, and their message will resonate for anyone who has the opportunity to see them. The sculptures are an excellent fit for the Avenue, which was created to honor the business and cultural ties between all the countries and cultures throughout North and South America. We are proud to host these creative, large-scale works of art that send an even larger message about equality and inclusiveness.” Major cities have already come on board to let people know they’re safe and welcome there:
HOW WILL TRAVEL WITH LOVE WORK FOR YOU? THE TRAVELLERS
- New York City
Gillie and Marc will custom design a bronze sculpture to represent your city. Each hosting location will be involved in the design process, embodying their unique characteristics while taking part in a wider global project.
Below are some examples of the iconic Travel with Love hybrid characters:
Gillie and Marc will take care of all steps from design, to freight and installation. After 6-months, they will take full responsibility for the removal of the artwork. The artists will also give you an opportunity to acquire the artwork for permanent installation.
Gillie and Marc have their own marketing team, and will promote the partnership with your organization and the hashtag #TravelWithLove
to encourage photo sharing of your location. The artists already have a massive and committed following that includes:
- Over 100k Facebook likes
- Over 40k Instagram fans
- Over 10,000 newsletter subscribers
Gillie and Marc receive constant media attention. Their team has many close press contacts with leading organizations including TimeOut, The Daily Mail, and the Morning Herald. Their projects often go viral, attracting thousands of uploads to various social media platforms. A collaboration with Gillie and Marc means you will get noticed! Your part in Travel with Love will make global headlines, and invigorate tourism to your area by letting people know that they’re safe and welcome to come.
THE BIG PICTURE
Organizations that support Travel with Love will be clearly enhancing their brand reputation by supporting unity. More importantly, their involvement will be helping create a kinder, more peaceful world. The Goal: 10 million photo shares of #TravelWithLove
by the end of 2018.
HOW TO GET ON BOARD
Now what? Say yes! If you agree to stand for diversity and togetherness, please give written confirmation to our Global Sales Director, Jessie > firstname.lastname@example.org GILLIE AND MARC LOOK FORWARD TO CHANGING THE WORLD WITH YOU.