Gillie and Marc Schattner


Australian
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Deerman with coffee


Shandu, the Buried Rhino


We Go Together


He thought if he drinks this cup it will be his 10th cup today
2015

Jazz Family Portrait
2016

Harold the Magpie - Red, long rope
2016

Harold the Magpie - Bronze, long rope
2016

Simon the Magpie - Bronze, long rope
2016

They would ride everywhere together (Splash pop series)
2016

They were love gods on two wheels (Splash pop series)
2016

They loved going nowhere fast (Splash pop series)
2016

She Has Pure Thoughts


Mini Lolly Rabbitgirl (Purple


She Has Pure Thoughts


Mini Lolly Rabbitgirl (Orange)


R1- They Always Ride Together in Rome
2016

He Had Pure Thoughts (Pink Flowers)
2016

Butterfly Blue Dogman
2016

Rhino on Short Rope
2016

Zebra on Long Rope (orange)
2016

They were the whale riders
2016

Climbing Zebra
2016

Koala Up High
2016

They loved their coffee as much as they loved each other
2017

Three is never a crowd
2016

They hopped into an adventure of a lifetime
2016

They were the authentic vespa riders in Rome


Budgie Lovers
2016

From up here he could see the world
2016

They were the whale riders ( dark green )
2016

They Were Birds of a Feather so They Stuck Together
2016

Pocket Vespa Riders
2016

Rhino Suspension (Short Rope)
2016

About The Artist

For Gillie and Marc Schattner, it was love at first sight. Having met on a photoshoot in Hong Kong, the two were married within seven days, and have been together for 20 years. Discovering that they had similar styles of artistic expression that intermingled over course of their years together, the couple decided to create a piece together in tribute to a mutual friend. What followed was an artistic and autobiographical journey that radiated not only innovation and creativity but also the warmth and affection between the artists themselves.

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The art of Gillie and Marc is often a tribute to the relationship between animals and man. Depicting human-animal hybrids and their interactions with other animals, they comment on the connection between the two and how neither is totally bereft of the other. The animals are also autobiographical, with the dog representing Marc and the rabbit representing Gillie - two animals that are completely different and unlikely life partners but who are in love and exist happily together. The differences and bizarre appearances of their subjects are also a metaphor for the differences that exist within culture, religion, race and humanity. The reaction of audiences to these subjects - laughter and endearment - are to the artists symbols of humanity's capability to look past differences, realize inner beauty and appreciate ideals beyond the superficial. The stances depicted are often reflective of the couple themselves, but also embody the universal thirst for fun, adventure and the pure joy of the perfect companion by your side. 

 

Exhibitions

2017
Solo Exhibition Life, Love and Adventure Together, Ode To Art gallery, Singapore

2013
We are One, Milk Factory Gallery Bowral
Coffee with Friends, Frances Keevil Gallery, Double Bay

2012
Animal Attraction, Linton and Kay Contemporary Perth
Go Dogs Go!, Rex Livingston Art Dealer
Wild at Heart, Richard Martin Art

2011
The Road Less Travelled, Linton and Kay Contemporary Perth

2010
Returning to the Animal Within

2009
The Dog in Us All, Linton and Kay Contemporary Perth
I Love My Dog and My Dog Loves Me, Richard Martin Sydney

2008
Wishful Thinking, Linton and Kay Contemporary Perth
Modern Addiction, Libby Edwards Sydney

2006
Creature Comforts, Libby Edwards Sydney

2005
Life Can’t Wait, Darling Park Sydney

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