Gillie and Marc | Biography


gillie and marc

 

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

As husband and wife, Gillie and Marc collaborate to create art as one, applying the iconic imagery of the dog/human hybrid to celebrate the powerful spiritual relationship that exists between man and animal.

Gillie and Marc reference their own remarkable love story in their works, perpetuating a pursuit of happiness and encouraging us to challenge the status quo and the perceived safety of societal convention.Gillie and Marc’s unparalleled love is the cornerstone of what they are and of what they create.Meeting in Hong Kong, she was a nurse from England and he, a boy from the ‘burbs’ of Melbourne. Wanting only to find a soul-mate with which to share their passions for art, travel and adventure, seven days later they were married at the foothills of Mount Everest. They not only share an unsurpassed dedication to their art but also love for their two children, whom Gillie describes as their ‘best friends’ – along with their mutt, Moby, of course.

Initially, Gillie and Marc painted and designed, but have now become very interested in sculpture – creating commissioned works for: Australia Zoo; Sydney Children’s Hospital; Australian Red Cross Blood Service; Hilton Hotel Singapore; and McDonald’s Corporate Headquarters in Singapore; and recently the Ying Ren Four Seasons Hotel in Beijing. They produce sculptures in a variety of mediums including bronze, brass, steel, wood, fibreglass and polyresin. Awards and accolades are numerous for the Schattner’s. In 2006 they were Archibald Prize finalists. He’ll never be famous but he doesn’t give a damn, he’s a musician, a painting, earned them first prize at the 2009 Chianciano Biennale, set in Tuscany. This work features a Dalmatian dog/man hybrid, playing guitar. Their life-like fibreglass sculptural piece, Bondi Coffee Dog, appeared in the Florence Biennale in the same year. Stretching controversy further is their work, If Jesus was alive today he would be a skateboarder, which featured in the inaugural 2009 Blake Prize Director’s Cut, an online exhibition. Gillie and Marc will also feature work in the 2012 Sculptures by the Sea at Bondi Beach.

With a 20 year history of collaboration, Gillie and Marc’s works have received acclaim worldwide and are held in collections both nationally and internationally.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015  Some things you can’t explain, Gallery One, QLD
2015 Kiss Me, Linton and Kay Contemporary, Perth, WA
2013 Coffee with friends, Frances Keevil Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2013 We are one, Milk Factory Gallery, Bowral, NSW
2012 Go dogs go, Rex-Livingston Art Dealer, Sydney, NSW
2012 Animal Attraction, Linton and Kay Contemporary, Perth, WA
2011 Wild at heart, Richard Martin Art, Sydney, NSW
2011 The road less travelled, Linton and Kay Contemporary, Perth, WA
2010 Returning to the animal within, Nexus Modern Art, Melbourne, VIC
2009 The dog in us all, Linton and Kay Contemporary, Perth, WA
2009 I love my dog and my dog loves me, Richard Martin Art, Sydney, NSW
2008 Wishful Thinking, Linton and Kay Contemporary, Perth, WA
2007 Modern Addictions, Libby Edwards, Melbourne, VIC
2007 New Paintings, Libby Edwards, QLD
2006 Creature Comforts, Libby Edwards, Sydney, NSW
2005 Life can’t wait, Darling Park Gallery, Sydney, NSW (travelling exhibition around 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
1992 Eat Me, Singapore
1990 Friends, Hong Kong
1984 Travels, Belgium

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015 Harbour Sculpture, Woolwich Dock, NSW
2015 Metalheads, Sculpture at Scenic World, Katoomba
2015 New Faces, Cooks Hill Galleries, Newcastle
2015 Affordable Art Fair, London
2015 Asia Contemporary Art Show, Hong Kong
2015 Affordable Art Fair, Hong Kong
2015 ArtMuc Art Fair, Munich, Germany
2014 Affordable Art Fair, Ode to Art, Singapore
2014 Swell Sculpture Festival, Currumbin Beach, QLD
2014 Sculptures in the Garden, Mudgee, NSW
2013 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize Finalist, Woollahra Municipal Council, Sydney, NSW
2013 Morrison Gallery, New York, USA
2013 Milk Factory Gallery, Bowral, NSW
2013 Frances Keevil Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2013 Milk Factory Gallery, Bowral, NSW
2013 Federation Square, Melbourne, VIC
2013 Sculpture by the sea, ‘Inside’, Cottesloe, WA
2012 Sculpture by the sea, Bondi Beach, Sydney, NSW
2012 Yering Station, VIC
2011 Mosman Art Prize Finalist, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2011 Charlatan Ink Art Prize, The Carlton Arms, New York, USA
2010 Florence Biennale artists of Australia, ‘Contemporanea’ Smart Artz Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
2010 BSG General Art Prize Finalist, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
2010 London Biennale, Gagliardi Gallery, London, UK
2009 The Blake Prize Directors Cut Exhibition, Sydney, NSW
2009 The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, The South Australian Museum, Adelaide, SA
2009 Florence Biennale, Florence, Italy
2009 Biennale di Chianciano, Tuscany, Italy
2008 Summer Exhibition, Linton and Kay Contemporary, Perth, WA
2008 Sunshine Coast Art Prize Finalist, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, QLD
2007 New Paintings, Libby Edwards, Brisbane, QLD
2007 Mosman Art Prize Finalist, Mosman Art Gallery, NSW
2007 Water, Libby Edwards, Brisbane, QLD
2006 Blake Exceptions Exhibition, Chase Contemporary & Tribal Arts Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2006 New Paintings, Libby Edwards, Melbourne, VIC
2006 Archibald Prize Finalist, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
2006 Corporate Art Burleigh, QLD
2000 Mamaroneck Artist Guild, New York, USA
1998 Mamaroneck Artist Guild, New York, USA
1997 Asian Scenes, Singapore

COMMISSIONED WORK
2015 Collinsville, QLD
2015 Citipointe Christian College, QLD
2015 Barker College, Sydney
2015 Darwin Military Museum, NT
2015 Cricket Tasmania, TAS
2015 St. Augustine’s College, QLD
2014 Federation Square, Melbourne, VIC
2014 District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula, Cummins, SA
2014 Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, QLD
2014 Boulia Shire Council, QLD
2014 Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council, QLD
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

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
McClelland Sculpture Park, Langwarrin, VIC; Collinsville, QLD; Citipointe Christian College, QLD; Barker College, Sydney; Darwin Military Museum, NT; Cricket Tasmania, TAS; St. Augustine’s College, QLD District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula, Cummins SA; Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, QLD; Boulia Shire Council, QLD; Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council, QLD; Federation Square, Melbourne, VIC; 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; McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park, VIC; 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; 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.

AWARDS
2015 Harbour Sculpture Finalist, Woolwich Dock, NSW
2013 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize Finalist, Woollahra Municipal Council, Sydney, NSW
2012 Sculpture by the sea Finalist, Bondi Beach, Sydney, NSW
2011 Mosman Art Prize Finalist, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2011 Charlatan Ink Art Prize Finalist, The Carlton Arms, New York, USA
2011 Prometheus Visual Art Exhibition Finalist, Gold Coast, QLD
2010 BSG General Art Prize Finalist, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
2009 Winner of Biennale di Chianciano, Tuscany, Italy
2009 The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize Finalist, Adelaide, SA
2008 Sunshine Coast Art Prize Finalist, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, QLD
2007 Mosman Art Prize Finalist, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2006 Archibald Prize Finalist, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
1999 Mamaroneck Art Prize Finalist, New York, USA
1998 Cannes Advertising Festival for Scotch Brite and Ben Wear
1994 Winner of Singapore Creative Circle Art Prize

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