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Gillie and Marc
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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.

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.

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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.

AWARDS AND PUBLICATIONS

2013 | Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize Finalist, Woollahra Municipal Council, Sydney, NSW
2012 | Sculptures by the Sea, Bondi Beach, Sydney
2011 | Mosman Art Prize Finalist, Mosman Art Gallery
2011 | Charlatan Ink Art Prize, The Carlton Arms, New York
2011 | Prometheus Visual Art Exhibition Finalist, All Saints Anglican School, Gold Coast
2010 | BSG General Art Prize Finalist, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne
2009 | Winner of Biennale di Chianciano, Tuscany, Italy
2009 | The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize Finalist, The South Australian Museum, Adelaide, SA
2008 | Sunshine Coast Art Prize Finalist, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, QLD
2007 | Mosman Art Prize Finalist, Mosman Art Gallery
2006 | Archibald Prize Finalist, Art Gallery of NSW
1999 | Mamaroneck Art Prize (finalist)
1998 | Cannes Advertising Festival for Scotch Brite and Ben Wear
1994 | Singapore Creative Circle Art Prize (winner)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013 | Coffee with Friends, Frances Keevil Gallery, Sydney
2013 | We Are One, Milk Factory Gallery, Bowral, Sydney
2012 | Go Dogs Go, Rex-Livingston Art Dealer, Sydney
2012 | Animal Attraction, Linton and Kay Contemporary, Perth
2011 | Wild at Heart, Richard Martin, Sydney
2011 | The Road Less Travelled, Linton and Kay Contemporary, Perth
2010 | Returning to the Animal Within, Nexus Modern Art, Melbourne
2009 | The Dog in us all, Linton and Kay, Perth
2009 | Love my Dog and my Dog Loves me, Richard Martin, Sydney
2008 | Wishful Thinking, Linton and Kay, Perth
2007 | Modern Addiction, Libby Edwards, Melbourne
2006 | Creature Comforts, Libby Edwards, Sydney
2005 | Life Can’t Wait, Darling Park Gallery, Sydney
1999 | Sex in the City, New York
1996 | Circus, New York
1994 | Expats, The Substation Singapore
1993 | A Blue Eye View, The Substation Singapore
1992 | Eat Me, Singapore
1990 | Friends, Hong Kong
1984 | Travels, Belguim

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015 | Asia Contemporary Show, Hong Kong
2015 | Affordable Art Fair, London, UK
2014 | Affordable Art Fair, Ode to Art, Singapore
2014 | Sculptures in the Garden, Mudgee, NSW
2014 | Swell Sculpture Festival, Currumbin Beach, QLD
2013 | Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize Finalist, Woollahra Municipal Council, Sydney, NSW
2013 | Morrison Gallery, New York, United States
2013 | Milk Factory Gallery, Bowral, Sydney
2013 | Frances Keevil Gallery, Sydney
2013 | Federation Square, Melbourne
2013 | Sculpture by the Sea ‘Inside’, Cottesloe
2012 | Sculptures by the Sea, Bondi Beach, Sydney
2012 | Yering Station Sculptures, Victoria
2011 | Mosman Art Prize Finalist, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
2011 | Charlatan Ink Art Prize, The Carlton Arms, New York
2010 | Florence Biennale Artists of Australia,’Contemporanea’ Smart Artz Gallery, Melbourne
2010 | BSG General Art Prize Finalist, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne
2010 | London Biennale Gagliardi Gallery, London
2009 | The Blake Prize Directors Cut Exhibtion, Sydney
2009 | The South Australian Museum, The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, Adelaide, SA
2009 | Florence Biennale, Florence, Italy
2009 | Biennale di Chianciano,Tuscany, Italy
2008 | Summer Exhibition, Linton and Kay, Perth
2008 | Sunshine Coast Art Prize Finalist, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery,QLD
2007 | New Paintings, Libby Edwards, Brisbane
2007 | Mosman Art Prize Finalist, Mosman Art Gallery
2007 | Water, Libby Edwards, Brisbane
2006 | Blake Exceptions Exhibition, Chase Contemporary & Tribal Arts Gallery, Sydney
2006 | New Paintings, Libby Edwards, Melbourne
2006 | Archibald Prize Finalist, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
2006 | Corporate Art Burleigh, QLD
2000 | Mamaroneck Artist Guild New York
1998 | Mamaroneck Artist Guild New York
1997 | Mamaroneck Artist Guild New York
1997 | Asian Scenes Singapore


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Happily married with two children, a golden retriever, over 30 solo exhibitions, commissioned work all over the globe and too many awards to count, we give you Gillie and Marc. How they do it? No one knows.


November 7, 2015 |

Storm leaves a fish out of water | Gillie and Marc | Sydney Morning Herald

Powerful storms swept across most regions of the city on Friday, prompting warnings about large hailstones, heavy rainfall and damaging winds, and sending shoppers dashing for cover. The threat to commuters heading home, though, has now passed – unless they are heading north to regions such as the Hunter, the Bureau of Meteorology said. “All […]

February 15, 2013 |

Gillie and Marc get an urge to kiss | The Sunday Times

Other states should be embracing Perth’s bold lead on public art, the artists behind Beaufort Street’s Tandem Riders sculpture say. And WA is leading the nation on that front, according to Sydney-based artists Gillie and Marc Schattner, who were in Perth this week for the opening of the new exhibition. “Perth is open-minded to public […]