On the weekend, Gillie and Marc headed to the Riverina town of West Wyalong to uncover one of their latest projects…
Influential Australian artist Russell Drysdale became an iconic figure after painting a series of landscapes of drought-ravaged 1940s New South Wales. Drysdales painting “West Wyalong” is recreated in bronze by Gillie and Marc for the town as a 3D version.
“This interactive sculpture is placed on the street at the exact angle Drysdale painted from,” says Gillie. “We’ve recreated the streetscape, only it is more than double the original size. It’s a real landmark for West Wyalong.”
(Drysdales original painting ‘West Wyalong’, 1949).
Click here if you want to see the interview of the artists and the uncovering of the magnificent bronze sculpture for the town.
We have hidden a lost dog sculpture somewhere in the city of Sydney. Felix is proudly holding a rainbow flag, and wearing a collar and lead. Find him in time for Mardi Gras and he is yours!
We will be releasing CLUES daily until February 27th or until he is found …
CLUE 1: I am a dog but indoors I like to be, as you’ll see.
Gillie and Marc’s exhibition in Federation Square is now installed!
Transport yourself to the African savanna by visiting a stunning trio of bronze rhinos in the Square.
Following their hugely popular ‘Paparazzi Dogs’ exhibition, public artists Gillie and Marc return to Fed Square with another collection of inspiring sculptures.
Titled ‘Run for your Life’, the work features three magnificent rhino sculptures that invite the public to be part of their run for freedom and life. This remarkable installation brings the call of the wild to the city and to the people of Melbourne who already have a strong moral and environmental concern. Nearly 700 rhinos have been killed in South Africa in 2013 making it the bloodiest year yet for rhino poaching. Gillie and Marc’s sculptures hope to raise public awareness of the plight of rhino species in the wild. Now critically endangered, rhinos desperately need the active involvement of everyone to save their lives. Gillie and Marc hope everyone who sets foot in Fed Square can feel a connection to the three sculptures that spell out the rhinos future.
Gillie and Marc’s Dogman and Rabbitgirl characters have taken charge of the trio – save them if you can or take a ride if you dare! But be careful to hold on tight and make sure someone holds you if you’re small! Rhinos love the warm water and their surfaces get hot so please be cautious when touching them.
The bronze rhinos are the latest public works to be commissioned by Fed Square’s Creative Program.
Come to Fed Square and ride along with the majestic creatures as they run for their life!
Where: The Square
When: 6 January – 14 March, daily, 24 hours
More info: gillieandmarc.com
Photo’s Below: Run For your Life, Federation Square Exhibit by Gillie and Marc http://www.gillieandmarc…. Photography by William Watt williamwatt.com.au.
Last week we made a trip to Beijing and Shanghai, to check out our foundries and all the amazing and inspiring art that China has to offer. We land in Beijing and headed straight over to the 798 art district:
We walk around in very cold temperatures and stop to say hi to a lady on her wedding day, sitting in the boot of a car:
Everyday is an adventure, we catch the bullet train very early in the morning to visit a foundry just outside Beijing, here we see the welding process:
Next is Shanghai. We look around the Bund Area and absorb all the sites:
We recieved a lovely email over the weekend from Glen Holland, director of Healsville Sanctuary in Victoria that they were filming with Aunty Joy. She is a local Aboriginal elder and William Barak was her great grandfather! So lovely.