“We are two people working as one, with a single vision, something no one else is doing in art.”
Gillie and Marc are Australian contemporary artists, and husband and wife, who collaborate to create art as one. Together, they have applied the imagery of their dog/human hybrid to celebrate the powerful spiritual relationship that exists between man and animal. Their hybrid allows them to explore unconditional love, loyalty, affection and joy through by asking us to consider whether a human might benefit from some of the qualities of the dog.
The iconic characters they have created, Rabbitgirl and Dogman, reference Gillie and Marc’s own remarkable love story. They met in Hong Kong, she was a nurse from England and he was a boy from the ‘burbs of Melbourne. Seven days later they were married in the foothills of Mount Everest. That was over twenty years ago, and since then they have collaborated on their paintings and sculptures, as one, with a singular dedication and craftsmanship.
Their art explores relationships and love, and finds inspiration in their travels around the world and adventures they have had, or hope to have, together. They hope that their animal/human hybrids makes people think by challenging conventions, expectations and societal norms.
Gillie and Marc’s work has received acclaim worldwide, and their paintings and sculptures are held in collections both in Australia, and internationally. They have exhibited their art all over the world, with over thirty solo exhibitions. Together, they were Archibald Prize Finalists in 2006, won the Chianciano Biennale in Tuscany in 2009 and were finalists in Bondi’s Sculptures by the Sea
Their sculptures have been commissioned by many large organisations and can be seen in Federation Square in Melbourne, the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo and Australia Zoo in Queensland just to name a few.
As artists who pride themselves on embracing challenges, Gillie and Marc have no plans to stop going on adventures with their art. They continue to create new sculptures from bronze, poly-resin and fibreglass and paintings on canvas, board and card from their studio in Sydney. Gillie and Marc have a vision of a world without strangers, where their art inspires moments of happiness and togetherness.
SELECTED COMMISSIONED WORK
2013 Mini Paceman, Sydney, NSW
2013 Latrobe Council, TAS
2013 Hastings District Council, New Zealand
2013 Newcrest Mining, NSW
2013 Weddin Shire Council, NSW
2013 Bland Shire, NSW
2013 Healesville Sanctuary, VIC
2013 Paroo Shire Council, QLD
2013 Gladstone Park Shopping Centre, VIC
2013 Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, Indiana, USA
2013 City of Vincent, Beaufort Street, Perth, WA
2013 Lake Macquarie City Council, NSW
2013 101 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC
2013 St Lucy’s School, Sydney, NSW
2013 Mosman Preparatory School, Sydney, NSW
2012 Chada, Ying Ren Hotel, Beijing, China
2012 Wellington Zoo, New Zealand
2012 Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, TAS
2012 Australia Zoo, QLD
2012 Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, QLD
2012 Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, Indiana, USA
2012 Dubbo City Council, Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo Regional Airport, NSW 2012 National Zoo and Aquarium, ACT
2012 Ballarat Zoo, VIC
2012 Sydney Children’s Hospital, Sydney, NSW
2005 Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Sydney, NSW
2000 Hilton Hotel, Singapore
2000 Mcdonald’s Corporate Headquarters, Singapore
Dr Martens, Mercedes, Friends of the Earth, The Philharmonic Orchestra, Smile Foundation, Black Dog Institute, Eric Bana, Bryce Courtenay
Hastings District Council, NZ; Emanuel School, Sydney, NSW; St Lucy’s School, Sydney, NSW; Newcrest Mining Limited, NSW; Adelaide Central Plaza, SA; Weddin Shire Council, NSW; Lake Macquarie, NSW; City of Vincent, Beaufort Street, Perth, WA; 101 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC; Healesville Sanctuary, VIC; Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, QLD; National Zoo and Aquarium, ACT; Ballarat Wildlife Park, VIC; Dubbo City Council, NSW; Australia Zoo, QLD; Woollahra Council, Sydney, NSW; Ying Ren Hotel, Beijing, China; Maitland Regional Gallery, NSW; Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, TAS; Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, Indiana, USA; Sydney Children’s Hospital, Sydney, NSW; Bland Shire, NSW; Paroo Shire Council, QLD; Latrobe Council, TAS; Cranbrook School, Sydney, NSW; Gladstone Park Shopping Centre, Melbourne, VIC; Black Dog Institute, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, NSW; Smile Foundation, Sydney, NSW; Darling Park, Sydney, NSW; Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, SA; Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, NSW; CQUniversity Australia, QLD; Mosman Preparatory School, Sydney, NSW; The Hilton Group, Singapore; Mcdonald’s, Singapore; Private collections in Australia, New Zealand, USA, UK, Italy, France, Spain, Hong Kong, Japan, Indonesia and Singapore.