About the Artists:
Gillie and Marc are critically-acclaimed contemporary artists (and husband-and-wife) who have spent the last three decades dazzling the world with their incredible, rule-bending, interactive artworks. During their art-career they have collaborated to create art as one, even working on the same canvas.
Gillie and Marc are seasoned experts at using bronze, having worked with it for decades. The artists have dozens of popular and beloved bronze sculptures permanently installed all over Australia that are constantly touched, climbed on and photographed. Many of their smaller sculptures are adaptations of these large public artworks. The artists have also added colourful patinas to certain bronze sculptures. These patinas are an elegant and unique finish that makes for an attractive statement piece.
Artists’ coveted public artworks can be found all over the world including major cities such as Shanghai, New York and Sydney. Their photographs, prints, paintings and sculptures are held in major collections all over the world. They’ve been called the most dynamic and innovative artists of their time who continue to change the face of both private and public art around the world. And most beautiful of all is that they welcome everyone to join them on this remarkable and groundbreaking journey into the unknown...
About the Show:
In 2016 the artists built the world’s biggest rhino sculpture for Sculpture by the Sea – the world’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition in Sydney – which took out two prestigious People’s Choice Awards. “Shandu [the name of the rhino sculptor] means change in South Africa and this was one rhino who lived up to his name,” Marc says. Gillie and Marc donated all their prize money to The Australian Rhino Project (ARP). The ARP aims to relocate 80 endangered Southern White Rhinoceros to Australia in an effort to safeguard the species.
Currently, Gillie and Marc are about to beat their own record by creating a 16-foot tall rhino sculpture that will be installed into Astor Place, the heart of New York City early 2018.
Art Acacia Gallery is honoured to work with Gillie and Marc and present a bronze sculpture show which, among others, display a replica of New York City public artwork - ‘The Last Three on Earth’.
Dogman & Rabbitgirl
Gillie and Marc are best known for their iconic hybrid characters Dogman and Rabbitgirl who tell the autobiographical tale of two opposites coming together to become best friends and soulmates, proving everything is possible through love. Dogman and Rabbitgirl can be found in over 500 public collections and museums through 40 different countries across the globe including New York, London and Sydney.
We are excited to share these bronze sculptors and hope you will be charmed by the beauty of simple things these works convey: like surfing together or taking a romantic road trip. Let yourself be touched by dynamic expression of tender, love, care and harmony of these funny characters - Dogman and Rabbitgirl.
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