Bronze sculpture of children gets installed at Emanuel School in Sydney

Gillie and Marc’s beautiful bronze sculpture of two attending children has been installed.

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The school is situated in Sydney’s Eastern Suburb Randwick and has had such a great influence on the children at the school.

Headmaster Anne Hastings wrote this little note to Gillie and Marc:

Dear Gillie and Marc,

We are very pleased to see our new sculptures and it’s wonderful to see our young ones giving them a hug and even talking to them! Many, many thanks for your time, creativity and passion in making this a reality for us.

 
Gratefully,
Anne Hastings
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Gillie and Marc worked closely with the schools community including principal, teachers and students and wanted to represent the schools philosophy in the form of a beautiful bronze sculpture.
Emanuel School is committed to providing educational excellence in a Pre-school to Year 12 continuum. We value the individuality of all students and encourage the development of their special interests and talents. Our objective is to extend our students to the best of their ability, and to foster a love of learning, a strong sense of community and a pride in their Jewish heritage.We strive to create an environment in harmony with the Jewish community in our society, in which genuine acceptance and understanding can develop. These concepts are reflected in the School motto “Mind, Spirit, Being”.
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Here are the children whom were the casts for the sculptures with school principal Anne Hastings.
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The students just love interacting with the sculptures which is situated in the front garden of the school.

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Gillie and Marc loved the opportunity to work with such an inspiring school.

RUSSELL DRYSDALE RECREATED BY GILLIE AND MARC

On the weekend, Gillie and Marc headed to the Riverina town of West Wyalong to uncover one of their latest projects…

WestWylong_roadInfluential 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.
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“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.”

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(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.

http://au.prime7.yahoo.com/n4/news/a/-/national/21615253/the-painting-that-made-a-town-famous-video/

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WILLIAM BARAK

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. Image

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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