Show ‘The Last Three on Earth’


art exhibition by Gillie and Mark

'THE LAST THREE ON EARTH'


About the Artists

Gillie and Marc are critically-acclaimed contemporary artists (and husband-and-wife) who have spent the last three decades dazzling the world with their incredible, rule-bending, interactive artworks. During their art-career they have collaborated to create art as one, even working on the same canvas.Gillie and Marc are seasoned experts at using bronze, having worked with it for decades. The artists have dozens of popular and beloved bronze sculptures permanently installed all over Australia that are constantly touched, climbed on and photographed. Many of their smaller sculptures are adaptations of these large public artworks. The artists have also added colourful patinas to certain bronze sculptures. These patinas are an elegant and unique finish that makes for an attractive statement piece. Artists’ coveted public artworks can be found all over the world including major cities such as Shanghai, New York and Sydney. Their photographs, prints, paintings and sculptures are held in major collections all over the world. They’ve been called the most dynamic and innovative artists of their time who continue to change the face of both private and public art around the world. And most beautiful of all is that they welcome everyone to join them on this remarkable and groundbreaking journey into the unknown… 

About the Show

Rhino sculptures In 2016 the artists built the world’s biggest rhino sculpture for Sculpture by the Sea – the world’s largest outdoor sculpture exhibition in Sydney – which took out two prestigious People’s Choice Awards. “Shandu [the name of the rhino sculptor] means change in South Africa and this was one rhino who lived up to his name,” Marc says. Gillie and Marc donated all their prize money to The Australian Rhino Project (ARP). The ARP aims to relocate 80 endangered Southern White Rhinoceros to Australia in an effort to safeguard the species.Currently, Gillie and Marc are about to beat their own record by creating a 16-foot tall rhino sculpture that will be installed into Astor Place, the heart of New York City early 2018. 

Art Acacia Gallery is honoured to work with Gillie and Marc and present a bronze sculpture show which, among others, display a replica of New York City public artwork – ‘The Last Three on Earth’.

Dogman & Rabbitgirl

Gillie and Marc are best known for their iconic hybrid characters Dogman and Rabbitgirl who tell the autobiographical tale of two opposites coming together to become best friends and soulmates, proving everything is possible through love. Dogman and Rabbitgirl can be found in over 500 public collections and museums through 40 different countries across the globe including New York, London and Sydney.
We are excited to share these bronze sculptors and hope you will be charmed by the beauty of simple things these works convey: like surfing together or taking a romantic road trip. Let yourself be touched by dynamic expression of tender, love, care and harmony of these funny characters – Dogman and Rabbitgirl.
For commission work or special projects, please, contact us directly.

The last three on earth by Gillie and Marc Art Acacia

THE LAST THREE ON EARTH

Gillie and Marc are seasoned experts at using bronze, having worked with it for decades. The artists have dozens of popular and beloved bronze sculptures permanently installed all over Australia that are constantly touched, climbed on and photographed. Many of their smaller sculptures are adaptations of these large public artworks. The artists have also added colourful patinas to certain bronze sculptures. These patinas are an elegant and unique finish that makes for an attractive statement piece.

Three is never a crowd by Gillie and Marc

THREE IS NEVER A CROWD

Gillie and Marc are seasoned experts at using bronze, having worked with it for decades. The artists have dozens of popular and beloved bronze sculptures permanently installed all over Australia that are constantly touched, climbed on and photographed. Many of their smaller sculptures are adaptations of these large public artworks. The artists have also added colourful patinas to certain bronze sculptures. These patinas are an elegant and unique finish that makes for an attractive statement piece.

They loved the Saturday drive with endless blue skies

They loved the Saturday drive with endless blue skies

Gillie and Marc are best known for their iconic hybrid characters Dogman and Rabbitgirl who tell the autobiographical tale of two opposites coming together to become best friends and soulmates, proving everything is possible through love. Dogman and Rabbitgirl can be found in over 500 public collections and museums through 40 different countries across the globe including New York, London and Sydney.

They rowed, rowed, rowed their boat by Gillie and Marc

THEY ROWED, ROWED, ROWED THEIR BOAT

Gillie and Marc lived in New York for five years. Every Summer they would spend their lazy Saturday afternoons boating in the lakes all across New York. And not just in Central Park in Manhattan either. They would go to Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, Clove Lakes Park in Staten Island or Marine Park in Brooklyn. It was the most relaxing way to explore one of the world’s most frenetic cities. They may not get the chance to go boating anymore but the happy memories of that time together will stay with them forever.

Life is a Ball by Gillie and Mark Art Acacia

Life is a Ball

Gillie and Marc are seasoned experts at using bronze, having worked with it for decades. The artists have dozens of popular and beloved bronze sculptures permanently installed all over Australia that are constantly touched, climbed on and photographed. Many of their smaller sculptures are adaptations of these large public artworks. The artists have also added colourful patinas to certain bronze sculptures. These patinas are an elegant and unique finish that makes for an attractive statement piece.

They loved being on top of the world seeing things no one else could by Gillie and Marc Art Acacia

They Loved Being on Top of the World Seeing Things no one Else Could

Gillie and Marc are best known for their iconic hybrid characters Dogman and Rabbitgirl who tell the autobiographical tale of two opposites coming together to become best friends and soulmates, proving everything is possible through love. Dogman and Rabbitgirl can be found in over 500 public collections and museums through 40 different countries across the globe including New York, London and Sydney.

He Loved Eating the Forbidden Pear Art Acacia

He Loved Eating the Forbidden Pear

Gillie and Marc’s Forbidden Pear sculptures are unique statement pieces made from beautiful bronze. The forbidden pear represents the temptation of our inner desires and reflects how we should nurture them proudly rather than bottling them up inside.

They were like birds of a feather so they stuck together by Gillie and Marc Art Acacia

They were Like Birds of a Feather so They Stuck Together

Gillie and Marc’s hybrid characters, Dogman and Rabbitgirl, represent the ultimate odd couple – two individuals who love each other even though they don’t fit into the outside world’s expectations. They tell the artists’ own true love story and reflect their belief in embracing the diversity of relationship experiences. Ducks develop strong bonds with their mates with some species sticking together as a pair for numerous years. Gillie and Marc also see their own children, Jessie and Ben, as their best friends. Like them, a mother duck is also very caring towards their young, which is why Dogman and Rabbitgirl like them so much.

They loved breaking the speed limit by Gillie and Marc Art Acacia

They Loved Breaking the Speed Limit

Marc’s first car was a Mercedes-Benz. It was a fast yet silky ride, perfect for a hit of adrenalin. But even though it was fun, all he really wanted was someone to go on a romantic drive with. In life we can tend to forget that it’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey. And if you’re going to go on a journey, you might as well do it in style. Here Dogman and Rabbitgirl are in a 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster. It’s a classic, sports car worth over a million dollars and was the fastest production car of its day It doesn’t matter how fast they go when Dogman puts his arm over Rabbitgirl’s shoulders, it drives her absolutely crazy with desire.

He only drank long blacks – sometimes up to 5 a day by Gillie and Marc Art Acacia

He Only Drank Long Blacks – Sometimes up to 5 a Day

Gillie and Marc are seasoned experts at using bronze, having worked with it for decades. The artists have dozens of popular and beloved bronze sculptures permanently installed all over Australia that are constantly touched, climbed on and photographed. Many of their smaller sculptures are adaptations of these large public artworks. The artists have also added colorful patinas to certain bronze sculptures. These patinas are an elegant and unique finish that makes for an attractive statement piece.

They surfed a pipeline together by Gillie and Marc Art Acacia

They Surfed a Pipeline Together

Gillie and Marc have spent the last 15 years based in Sydney, a city famous for its gorgeous surf beaches. The artists’ son, Ben, is an avid surfer. As a family, they would hit the beach frequently to watch him catch some waves. They found it absolutely mesmerizing. This sculpture is also modeled off the life-sized bronze sculpture, The Wave Riders which was a tribute to the lost art of tandem surfing. It was picked for display at last year’s Harbour Sculpture Prize and now can be found at Woolloomooloo wharf. Tandem surfing might have gone out of fashion in the 60s but Dogman and Rabbitgirl are perfectly in tune with each other, and able to find balance despite the odds.

They were together forever by Gillie and Marc Art Acacia

They Were Together Forever

A park bench is so much more than a plank of wood. It’s a private space in a public place – a chance for romance and magic. We made They were together forever because there’s nothing in this world like locking eyes, while sitting side-by-side with your lover.

A Merc is a Rabbit and Dog's best friend by Gillie and Marc

A Merc is Rabbit and Dog's best friend

Gillie and Marc are best known for their iconic hybrid characters Dogman and Rabbitgirl who tell the autobiographical tale of two opposites coming together to become best friends and soulmates, proving everything is possible through love. Dogman and Rabbitgirl can be found in over 500 public collections and museums through 40 different countries across the globe including New York, London and Sydney.

Deer and a pear by Gillie and Marc Art Acacia

A Deer and a Pear

He saw a pair of shoes he wanted but couldn’t afford them so went and got a pear. Gillie and Marc are best known for their iconic hybrid characters Dogman and Rabbitgirl who tell the autobiographical tale of two opposites coming together to become best friends and soulmates, proving everything is possible through love. Dogman and Rabbitgirl can be found in over 500 public collections and museums through 40 different countries across the globe including New York, London and Sydney.

Flamingo by Gillie and Marc Art Acacia

Flamingo

They liked doing things differently, and this was something else. Flamingos are very social birds; they live in colonies whose population can number in the thousands. Gillie and Marc are also very sociable and love living in big cities. Dogman and Rabbitgirl love riding flamingos because they know they will meet lots of others when they do.

The Travellers have arrived by Gillie and Marc Art Acacia

FlamingoThe Travellers Have Arrived

In 2012, Gillie and Marc created a life-sized sculpture The Travellers Have Arrived to be featured in the Sculpture By the Sea exhibition in Sydney’s Bondi Beach. Gillie and Marc see Bondi as a pilgrimage where backpackers from around the world flock to call it home. In this artwork, Dogman and Rabbitgirl were inspired by Mary and Joseph and this artwork represented Bondi as a modern-day Bethlehem. Gillie and Marc believe that good things come in small packages so they recreated this beautiful sculpture as the perfect way to enliven spaces such as bookcases, windowsills, or even a bathroom.

Harold, the magpie on short rope

Harold, the Magpie on Short Rope

When Gillie first moved to Australia she became fascinated with the native birds. While she loved the colourful rosellas and lorikeets she was also drawn to the unique and special beauty in the robust and plucky magpie. Magpies are considered to be one of the most intelligent animals in the world. They’re also one of Australia’s most highly-regarded songbirds and can mimic 35 different species of birds and even dogs, horses and humans. So we wanted to explore all the interesting, complex characteristics of the not-so-humble magpie in our new collection of 12 acrylic paintings, Feathered Friends. Don’t miss out on this limited edition of artworks because you know what they say … the early bird catches the worm.

Today he thought he would plunge right in

Today he thought he would plunge right in

Gillie and Marc are best known for their iconic hybrid characters Dogman and Rabbitgirl who tell the autobiographical tale of two opposites coming together to become best friends and soulmates, proving everything is possible through love. Dogman and Rabbitgirl can be found in over 500 public collections and museums through 40 different countries across the globe including New York, London and Sydney.

Today she thought she would espresso herself

Today she thought she would espresso herself

Gillie and Marc are best known for their iconic hybrid characters Dogman and Rabbitgirl who tell the autobiographical tale of two opposites coming together to become best friends and soulmates, proving everything is possible through love. Dogman and Rabbitgirl can be found in over 500 public collections and museums through 40 different countries across the globe including New York, London and Sydney.

Simon, the magpie on short rope

Simon, the magpie on short rope

Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. – Stephen King When Gillie first moved to Australia she became fascinated with the native birds. While she loved the colourful rosellas and lorikeets she was also drawn to the unique and special beauty in the robust and plucky magpie. Magpies are considered to be one of the most intelligent animals in the world. They’re also one of Australia’s most highly-regarded songbirds and can mimic 35 different species of birds and even dogs, horses and humans. So we wanted to explore all the interesting, complex characteristics of the not-so-humble magpie in our new collection of 12 acrylic paintings, Feathered Friends. Don’t miss out on this limited edition of artworks because you know what they say … the early bird catches the worm.

They were like birds of a feather so they stuck together by Gillie and Marc Art Acacia

They were Like Birds of a Feather so They Stuck Together

Gillie and Marc’s hybrid characters, Dogman and Rabbitgirl, represent the ultimate odd couple – two individuals who love each other even though they don’t fit into the outside world’s expectations. They tell the artists’ own true love story and reflect their belief in embracing the diversity of relationship experiences. Ducks develop strong bonds with their mates with some species sticking together as a pair for numerous years. Gillie and Marc also see their own children, Jessie and Ben, as their best friends. Like them, a mother duck is also very caring towards their young, which is why Dogman and Rabbitgirl like them so much.

They zig-zagged in harmony

They zig-zagged in harmony

As a child, Marc struggled to ride a bike so his dad bought him a scooter. He was the only kid with one and it made him feel a bit different. When he met Gillie he realised that it didn’t matter if he felt a bit different, because she was different too but in the best way possible. Rabbitgirl also loves her scooter. She loves gliding through the streets with the wind rushing past her fur. And it delights Dogman when she takes the lead so he can press his body close against hers.