‘We are two people working as one, with a single vision — something no one else is doing in art’.

 

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. The artists first met on a film shoot in Hong Kong…then 7-days later ran away to Nepal to get married on the foothills of Mount Everest.

Gillie and Marc’s highly coveted private and public artworks can be found spreading the message of love and conservation in major galleries and cities around the world, including New York, London, Singapore, Shanghai, Sydney and more! They’re Archibald Prize Finalists and won the Chianciano Biennale in Italy, among other notable awards and accolades.

The husband and wife artists are passionate eco-warriors, with a deep respect for the close spiritual bond between humans and animals. Gillie, who is half Dutch and half Indian, grew up in Zambia where she discovered her love for art by drawing pencil sketches of the captivating wildlife around her. Tragically, when she was only a child, an elephant was brutally shot before her eyes. This had a profound impact on the artist, who vowed to dedicate her life and work to protecting Earth’s innocent animals. Marc grew up in Melbourne, Australia, and is an Austrian Jew who comes from a family of holocaust survivors. In his twenties, he traveled to Tanzania to see the work being conducted by Jane Goodall with chimpanzees. Through this experience, he gained a deep appreciation for the ways all living things are interconnected, and the importance of protecting the balance of our natural surroundings.

The artists are best known for their beloved characters, Rabbitwoman and Dogman, who tell the autobiographical tale of two opposites coming together to become best friends and soul mates. As unlikely animal kingdom companions, the Rabbit and the Dog stand for diversity and acceptance through love. Gillie and Marc believe art is a powerful platform for change. Their art is multi-disciplinary, paying homage to the importance of togetherness, as well as the magnificence of the natural world, and the necessity of preserving it – for we are it, and it is us.

Gillie and Marc have a special affinity for rhinos, which took off during a project they worked on in 2012. That year, four rhinos mysteriously died in Taronga’s Western Plain Zoo in Dubbo, including a mother and her calf. The artists were heartbroken and moved to action; they wanted to create an artwork in their memory, while also raising awareness about the need for rhino conservation. Using images of the animals, Gillie and Marc sculpted the black rhino mother and calf, Bakhita and Kufara, for installation at the Visitor Information Centre, the Dubbo Regional Airport, and the front of the Zoo.

The more they learned about rhinos through their work, the more their love grew. In 2014, Gillie and Marc were invited by Federation Square in Melbourne to create an artwork for their Creative Program. A year earlier, 700 black rhinos had been slaughtered in Africa, making it the bloodiest year for poaching. The artists decided to use their sculpture as a platform to give a voice to the voiceless. They created a remarkably high-tech installation that brought the call of the wild to the city. It featured three magnificent life-sized rhino sculptures that invited the public to be part of their run for freedom.

Continuing on their mission to save rhinos, in 2016, the artists created Shandu, the largest rhino sculpture in the world for the famous ‘Sculpture by the Sea’, winning Australia’s coveted Allen’s People’s Choice and Kid’s Choice awards. Then a year later, they traveled to Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya where they met the last three Northern White Rhinos on Earth. They spent every day of the trip getting close to them to hug them, watch them and get to know their kind and gentle natures. Gillie and Marc were appalled to learn about how humans led this magnificent species to imminent extinction, after previously roaming the planet for millions of years. This trip passionately fueled the husband and wife’s most immense project of their careers to date. In March 2018 they beat their own record with the installation of The Last Three in Astor Place, New York City. At 17-feet tall, it’s now the tallest bronze rhino sculpture on the planet, and features the last three Northern White Rhinos – Sudan, Najin and Fatu.

The piece is not just a powerful memorial and magnificent work of art; it’s also a catalyst for action. The Last Three is aligned with multiple initiatives aimed at spreading awareness, fueling donations, and working with authoritative bodies to effect real change against poaching. Gillie and Marc used the trajectory of their sculpture’s installation to motivate petition signatures, which they used to put pressure on the government of Vietnam to eradicate rhino trafficking in their country. Through their art, Gillie and Marc aim to transform passive audiences into passionate advocates for rhino conservation.

The artists’ mission is to use their work as a platform to continue spreading awareness about endangerment, which will ultimately lead to change and save species from extinction.

Their art has raised hundreds of thousands in donations for the many wildlife charities and causes they support. For more information, visit www.gillieandmarc.com or www.goodbyerhinos.org

‘We are two people working as one, with a single vision — something no one else is doing in art’.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018 Sagamore Hotel (Art Basel), Miami, USA
2018 Love the Last, Sydney, Australia
2018 Art Basel Miami, Sagamore Hotel, Miami, USA
2017 Affordable Art Fair, New York, USA
2017 Live, Love and Together, Ode to Art Gallery, Singapore
2016 Paparazzi Dogs, Ruth Wittenberg Triangle, Greenwich Village, New York, USA
2016 Paparazzi Dogs, Pearl Street Triangle & Anchorage Place, New York, USA
2015 The Celebrity Animal, Entertainment Quarter, NSW, Australia
2015 Some things you can’t explain, Gallery One, QLD, Australia
2015 Kiss Me, Linton & Kay Galleries, Perth, WA, Australia
2013 Mini Paceman, George Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2013 We are one, Milk Factory Gallery, Bowral, NSW, Australia
2013 Coffee with friends, Frances Keevil Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2012 Go dogs go, Rex-Livingston Art Dealer, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2012 Animal Attraction, Linton & Kay Galleries, Perth, WA, Australia
2011 Wild at heart, Richard Martin Art, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2011 The road less travelled, Linton & Kay Galleries, Perth, WA, Australia
2010 Returning to the animal within, Nexus, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
2009 The dog in us all, Linton & Kay Galleries, Perth, WA, Australia
2009 I love my dog and my dog loves me, Richard Martin Art, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2008 Wishful Thinking, Linton & Kay Galleries, Perth, WA, Australia
2007 Modern Addictions, Libby Edwards, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
2007 New Paintings, Libby Edwards, QLD, Australia
2006 Creature Comforts, Libby Edwards, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2005 Life can’t wait, Darling Park Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia
1999 Sex in the city, New York, USA
1996 Circus, New York, USA
1994 Expats, The Substation, Singapore
1993 Blue-eyed view, The Substation, Singapore

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019 Bayside Arts Festival, Bayside, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2018 Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi Beach, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2016 Art Park, Woolloomooloo, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2016 Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi Beach, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2016 Jing’an Sculpture Park, Shanghai, China
2016 Raining Elephants, Milk Factory Gallery, Bowral, NSW, Australia
2016 Paparazzi Dogs, New York, USA
2016 Art3f Paris, Paris, France
2016 Aaf Brussels, Belgium
2016 Antiques and Art Fair, Luxembourg
2016 Affordable Art Fair, London, UK
2016 Asia Contemporary Art Show, Hong Kong
2016 Affordable Art Fair, New York, USA
2016 Affordable Art Fair, Singapore
2016 Affordable Art Fair, Hong Kong
2015 Considered, .M Contemporary, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2015 Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi Beach, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2015 Sculpture on the Wharf, ARTPark, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2015 Sculptures in the Garden, Mudgee, NSW, Australia
2015 Huntington Music Festival, Mudgee, NSW, Australia
2015 South Korea Affordable Art Fair, Seoul, Korea
2015 Stockholm Affordable Art Fair, Stockholm, Sweden
2015 Hamburg Affordable Art Fair, Hamburg, Germany
2015 Harbour Sculpture, Woolwich Dock, NSW, Australia
2015 Metalheads, Sculpture at Scenic World, Katoomba, NSW, Australia
2015 New Faces, Cooks Hill Galleries, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
2015 Affordable Art Fair, London, UK
2015 Asia Contemporary Art Show, Hong Kong
2015 Affordable Art Fair, Hong Kong
2015 ArtMuc Art Fair, Munich, Germany
2014 Affordable Art Fair, Singapore
2014 Swell Sculpture Festival, Currumbin Beach, QLD, Australia
2014 Sculptures in the Garden, Mudgee, NSW, Australia
2014 Huntington Music Festival, Mudgee, NSW, Australia
2013 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Finalist, Woollahra Municipal Council, NSW, Australia
2013 Morrison Gallery, New York, USA
2013 Milk Factory Gallery, Bowral, NSW, Australia
2013 Frances Keevil Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2013 Milk Factory Gallery, Bowral, NSW, Australia
2013 Federation Square, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
2013 Sculpture Inside, Cottesloe, WA, Australia
2012 Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2012 Yering Station, VIC, Australia
2011 Mosman Art Prize, Finalist, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2011 Charlatan Ink Art Prize, The Carlton Arms, New York, USA
2010 Florence Biennale Artists of Australia, Smart Artz Gallery, VIC, Australia
2010 BSG General Art Prize, Finalist, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
2010 London Biennale, Gagliardi Gallery, London, UK
2009 The Blake Prize Directors Cut Exhibition, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2009 The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, The South Australian Museum, Adelaide, SA, Australia
2009 Florence Biennale, Florence, Italy
2009 Biennale di Chianciano, Tuscany, Italy
2008 Summer Exhibition, Linton & Kay Galleries, Perth, WA, Australia
2008 Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Finalist, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, QLD, Australia
2007 New Paintings, Libby Edwards, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
2007 Mosman Art Prize, Finalist, Mosman Art Gallery, NSW, Australia
2007 Water, Libby Edwards, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
2006 Blake Exceptions Exhibition, Chase Contemporary & Tribal Arts Gallery, NSW, Australia
2006 New Paintings, Libby Edwards, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
2006 Archibald Prize, Finalist, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2006 Corporate Art, Burleigh, QLD, Australia
2000 Mamaroneck Artist Guild, New York, USA
1998 Mamaroneck Artist Guild, New York, USA
1997 Asian Scenes, Singapore

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS/COMMISSIONS
Gillie and Marc have private collections in Australia, New Zealand, USA, UK, Italy, France, Spain, Hong Kong, Japan, Indonesia, China and Singapore.

2019 He Knew This Would be a Year of Good Fortune, 32 Old Slip, NYC, USA
2019 Paparazzi Dogs, Union Square, San Francisco, USA
2019 The Last Three, San Antonio Zoo, Texas, USA
2018 The Last Three, Astor Place, NYC, USA
2018 The Last Three, Metrotech Commons, Brooklyn, New York
2018 Prince Sculpture, Kauai Museum, Hawaii, USA
2018 Alex Lithgow Sculpture, Invercargill Council, New Zealand
2018 Gum Leaf, 117 Bowden St, Ryde, NSW, Australia
2018 The Wonderful Two, St Kilda Pier, Melbourne, Australia
2018 The Travellers Have Arrived, Cosmopolitan Hotel, Las Vegas, USA
2018 The Last Three stood tall and proud, National Museum of Wildlife Art of the United States, USA
2018 We Go Together, Box House Hotel, Brooklyn, NYC
2018 Fisherman, District Council of Grant, SA, Australia
2018 We Go Together, Stamford Train Station, Connecticut, New York, USA
2018 He was a greener dogman and she was a greener rabbit woman, Fish Lane, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
2018 The Wave Riders and Lovers Bench, Kawana Shoppingworld, QLD, Australia
2018 Table of Love, Port Macquarie Pier, NSW, Australia
2018 Barkly Bear, Barkly Square, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
2018 Paparazzi Dogs, 75 Rockefeller Centre, NYC, USA
2017 Dogman and Rabbitwoman drinking coffee, Pullman on the park, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
2017 Paparazzi Dogman and Paparazzi Rabbitwoman, 1221 Avenue of the Americas, NYC, USA
2017 The Table of Love, 237 Park Avenue, NYC, USA
2017 He Knew This Would be a Year of Good Fortune, St Collins Lane, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
2017 Table of Love, Goldsbrough Lane, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
2017 Shandu, the Buried Rhino, Monarto Zoo, SA, Australia
2016 We Go Together, 355 Atlantic Street, Stamford, USA
2016 Collection of Sculptures, The Teleport Hotel, Hague, Netherlands
2016 Paparazzi Dogs, Raffles City, Singapore
2016 We Go Together, Tirtayasa Art Foundation, Indonesia
2016 Dogman and Rabbitgirl with Coffee, Pullman on the Park, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
2016 Rabbitwoman holding a Coffee, Nomo Soho Hotel, NYC, USA
2016 Rabbitwoman and Dogman drinking Coffee, Spitalfields, London, UK
2016 The Travellers have Arrived, Industry City, Brooklyn, NYC, USA
2016 We Go Together, Nomo Soho Hotel, NYC, USA
2016 Lady Mary, Gympie Council, QLD, Australia
2016 Sir Hilary Lawliss, Lourdes Hill College, QLD, Australia
2016 Camden White Gum, Oran Park Administration Building, Camden, NSW, Australia
2015 We Go Together, The Winery, Surry Hills, NSW, Australia
2015 Collection of Sculptures, Sussex Centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2015 Collection of Sculptures, Pullman Sydney Airport, NSW, Australia
2015 Paying Respects, Citipointe Christian College, Carindale, QLD, Australia
2015 Ricky Ponting, Bellerive Oval, Hobart, TAS, Australia
2015 Run for your life, Australia Zoo, QLD, Australia
2015 Run for your life, La Trobe University, VIC, Australia
2015 Sir Russell Drysdale’s Easel, West Wyalong, NSW, Australia
2015 Standing Watch Anzac Soldier, Darwin Military Museum, NT, Australia
2014 Darrel Baldock, Latrobe Recreation Ground, TAS, Australia
2014 Dick Suter, Boulia Shire Council, QLD, Australia
2014 Lavalla Table and School Boys, St. Augustine’s College, Cairns, QLD, Australia
2014 Anything is Possible, Barker College, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2014 Pit Pony, Collinsville, QLD, Australia
2014 Wheat Lumper, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula, Cummins, SA, Australia
2013 Black Rhinos, Dubbo City Council, NSW, Australia
2013 Bull Rider, CQ University, QLD, Australia
2013 Coffee Drinkers, Adelaide Central Plaza, SA, Australia
2017 Shandu, the Buried Rhino, Monarto Zoo, SA, Australia
2016 Lady Mary, Gympie Council, QLD, Australia
2016 Sir Hilary Lawliss, Lourdes Hill College, QLD, Australia
2016 Camden White Gum, Oran Park Administration Building, Camden, NSW, Australia
2015 Paying Respects, Citipointe Christian College, Carindale, QLD, Australia
2015 Ricky Ponting, Bellerive Oval, Hobart, TAS, Australia
2015 Run for your life, Australia Zoo, QLD, Australia
2015 Run for your life, La Trobe University, VIC, Australia
2015 Sir Russell Drysdale’s Easel, West Wyalong, NSW, Australia
2015 Standing Watch Anzac Soldier, Darwin Military Museum, NT, Australia
2014 Darrel Baldock, Latrobe Recreation Ground, TAS, Australia
2014 Dick Suter, Boulia Shire Council, QLD, Australia
2014 Lavalla Table and School Boys, St. Augustine’s College, Cairns, QLD, Australia
2014 Anything is Possible, Barker College, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2014 Pit Pony, Collinsville, QLD, Australia
2014 Wheat Lumper, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula, Cummins, SA, Australia
2013 Black Rhinos, Dubbo City Council, NSW, Australia
2013 Bull Rider, CQ University, QLD, Australia
2013 Coffee Drinkers, Adelaide Central Plaza, SA, Australia
2013 Crab Riders, Lake Macquarie, NSW, Australia
2013 Diprotodon, Cunnamulla, Paroo Shire Council, QLD, Australia
2013 Henry Lawson, Weddin Shire Council, NSW, Australia
2013 Happy Birthday Mr President xo, Westfield Shopping Centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2013 Matthew Bowen, Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council, QLD, Australia
2013 Miner, Newcrest Mining Limited, NSW, Australia
2013 Pope John Paul, John Paul College, Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia
2013 School Children, Emanuel School, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2013 The Journey Ahead, Mosman Preparatory School, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2013 William Nelson, William Nelson Park and Skatepark, Hastings District Council, Hastings, NZ
2013 Zoo Animals, Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, Indiana, USA
2012 Busker, Waiter and Father & Son, Gladstone Park Shopping Centre, VIC, Australia
2012 Cheeky Chimps, Wellington Zoo, Wellington, NZ
2012 Coming Home, 101 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
2012 Cuddles, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, QLD, Australia
2012 It takes two, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, QLD, Australia
2012 It takes two, Paddington, NSW, Australia
2012 It’s a beautiful day, Sydney Children’s Hospital, NSW, Australia
2012 Jumping Gator, Ballarat Wildlife Park, VIC, Australia
2012 Lioness and Cubs, National Zoo and Aquarium, ACT, Australia
2012 Now and forever, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, TAS, Australia
2012 Paparazzi Boy, Ying Ren Hotel, Beijing, China
2012 Rhino Rider, Crown Casino, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
2012 St Lucy’s Dog, St Lucy’s School, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2012 Tandem Riders, Beaufort Street, Perth, WA, Australia
2012 The travellers have arrived, McClelland Sculpture Park, Langwarrin, VIC, Australia
2012 Wild Child, National Zoo and Aquarium, ACT, Australia
2012 William Barak, Healesville Sanctuary, VIC, Australia
2010 Fetch Boy, Maitland Regional Gallery, NSW, Australia
2008 Charles Blackman, Cranbrook School, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2006 John and his black dog, Black Dog Institute, Prince of Wales Hospital, NSW, Australia
2005 Life can’t wait, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, SA, Australia
2005 Life can’t wait, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia
1994 Eat Well in Singapore, Checkers, Hilton Hotel, Singapore
1994 Peranakan Painting, McDonald’s, Singapore

AWARDS
2019 Bayside Arts Festival Acquisition Award, Bayside, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2019 Bayside Arts Festival Peoples Choice Award, Bayside, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2018 Allens People’s Choice Award, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2016 Allens People’s Choice Award, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2016 Kids’ Choice Award, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2016 Brisbane Art Prize, Finalist, QLD, Australia
2015 The Waverley Council Parks Staff Prize, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, NSW, Australia
2015 Harbour Sculpture, Finalist, Woolwich Dock, NSW, Australia
2015 Metalheads, Sculpture at Scenic World, Katoomba, NSW, Australia
2014 Swell Sculpture Festival, Currumbin Beach, QLD, Australia
2014 Sculptures in the Garden, Mudgee, NSW, Australia
2014 Huntington Estate Music Festival, Mudgee, NSW, Australia
2013 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Finalist, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2013 Sculpture Inside, Cottesloe, WA, Australia
2013 The Landmarks Award – Art In Public Places, Winner, Hastings, NZ
2012 Sculpture by the Sea, Finalist, Bondi, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2011 Mosman Art Prize, Finalist, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2011 Charlatan Ink Art Prize, Finalist, The Carlton Arms, New York, USA
2011 Prometheus Visual Art Exhibition, Finalist, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
2010 Florence Biennale Artists of Australia, Smart Artz Gallery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
2010 BSG General Art Prize, Finalist, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
2010 London Biennale, Gagliardi Gallery, London, UK
2009 Biennale di Chianciano, Winner, Tuscany, Italy
2009 Florence Biennale, Florence, Italy
2009 The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, Finalist, Adelaide, SA, Australia
2009 The Blake Prize Directors Cut Exhibition, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2008 Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Finalist, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, QLD, Australia
2007 Mosman Art Prize, Finalist, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW, Australia
2006 Archibald Prize, Finalist, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
1999 Mamaroneck Art Prize, Finalist, New York, USA
1998 Cannes Advertising Festival for Scotch Brite and Ben Wear, Paris, France
1994 Singapore Creative Circle Art Prize, Winner, Singapore

ACHIEVEMENTS
Gillie and Marc are published authors:

2017 Gillie and Marc – 25 Years of Love and Art – New Edition
2016 Pup Art
2015 We Go Together
2013 Gillie and Marc – 20 Years of Marriage and Art
2009 I Love My Dog and My Dog Loves Me (Wakefield Press)
2008 True Love (Random House)
2007 The Perfect Gift (Random House)
2006 The Happiest Day of My Life (Random House)
2005 Zac’s PB (Hodder Headline)
1992 Wizards of Willow (SNP Publishing)

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