Gillie and Marc have been called “the most successful and prolific creators of public art in New York’s History” by the New York Times.
Creating some of the world’s most innovative public sculptures, Gillie and Marc are re-defining what public art should be, spreading messages of love, equality, and conservation around the world. Their highly coveted sculptures and paintings can be seen in art galleries and public sites in over 250 cities.
They’re Archibald Prize Finalists, were awarded the Chianciano Biennale in Italy, won People’s Choice Award in Sydney’s Sculpture by the Sea 2 years in a row, and have earned other notable awards and accolades.
Referred to by the media as “the world’s most loving artists,” this artistic duo has worked side by side for 27 years, creating art as one and spreading the love they have for each other across the world. The artists first met on a film shoot in Hong Kong and 7 days later they ran away to Nepal to get married on the foothills of Mount Everest. They’ve been inseparable ever since.
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 spiritual connection to the world and its animals, and are passionate eco-warriors. Gillie grew up in Zambia and realized her love for art by sketching all the wonderful wildlife that surrounded her, falling in love with the captivating creatures with each drawing she created. Tragically, she saw an elephant brutally shot one day. This had a profound impact on her as a young child and from then on she vowed to dedicate her life and work to protecting Earth’s innocent animals. While in his twenties, Marc fell in love with conservation on a trip to Tanzania to see Jane Goodall’s work with chimpanzees. Learning from this incredible woman and the beautiful chimps, he gained a deep appreciation of all living things in their interconnectivity, and the importance of protecting the delicate balance of nature.
They were best friends - mural by Gillie and Marc
The Last Three - public sculpture by Gillie and Marc