Run for your life

Earlier in the year Gillie and Marc were commissioned to create a beautiful public sculpture for Australia Zoo in Queensland.

Australia Zoo is the home of the famous crocodile hunter, Steve Irwin and with this is mind Gillie and Marc designed a sculpture that would honor the memory of him and his love of crocodiles.

Steve and Terri Irwin’s vision has always been to make Australia Zoo the biggest and best wildlife conservation facility in the entire world, and there is no other zoo like Australia Zoo. Gillie and Marc wanted to contribute to this vision.

They designed an amazing crocodile sculpture titled, ‘Run for your Life.’ This piece is sculpted in two parts so the crocodile actually looks as if it is swimming in the plants.

Just today it was installed: Here are the pics!Image

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Limited Edition Prints – the latest from us!

We know how much art can liven up a space, transform a room into a home, bring joy to the normality of things. However we also know how completely unaffordable art can be and think that no one should be deprived! That is why we have decided to now offer limited edition prints signed by us for you!

For more info go to: http://www.gillieandmarc.com/prints.html

All paintings are also available as signed limited edition prints on paper.
Paper prints are produced on Entrada Rag Bright 300gsm, 100% acid free,
100% cotton rag paper, with a 40mm white border.

We offer 2 standard sizes;

Rectangular paintings:
A3 – 420 x 297mm – $290
A2 – 594 x 420mm – $420

Square paintings:
297 x 297mm – $290
420 x 420mm – $420

We can also offer custom sizes if you so wish.
Prints will be delivered to you in a poster roll and delivery costs are an additional $25

Please send us an email to place your order:studio@gillieandmarc.com

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Sydney Contemporary Art Fair

This weekend we visited the Sydney Contemporary Art Fair at Carriageworks.

Sydney Contemporary is Sydney’s new international art fair showcasing work by emerging and established artists from leading Australian and international galleries. The inaugural edition takes place throughout Eveleigh’s striking arts precinct Carriageworks.

We thought the most dramatic and spectacular aspect of the whole exhibit was the space itself. Urban, vast, high ceilings – a piece of art in it’s own right really! It just goes to show how important the space is where art is placed. This is why we attempt to create our works as ‘site specific’ pieces. As sculpture needs to interact with its environment and that is when it truly becomes a cohesive and beautiful piece of work.

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Along with the building there really was a beautiful array of works. But our favourite was the one below by Patricia Piccinini who really pushes the boundaries with her extremely life-like figures.

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Going back to how important the ‘site specific’ aspect of our sculptures is takes us to our latest work for Perth. Stay tuned for installation dates and when you will be able to go and visit it yourself!

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The Vespa Riders in their Sunday Best!

We think that all public art should be interactive, it should prompt a response, a reaction and we are proud to say that our piece in Paddington most definitely does that!

Every weekend the riders are dressed up in something new, this sculpture is loved by the community and cherished. For us it is wonderful because it feels like a new work of art every week. The ideas just keep getting more and more creative to top it off. This Sunday they were dressed in their ‘best’ decked out with a top hat, some shopping and an umbrella to stop the rain. Perfect!

This interactive factor has prompted us to look at other inspirational interactive artworks across the world – here are a few beauties.

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