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    The Celebrity Animal explored at the Entertainment Quarter

 

A new outdoor exhibition at the Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park explores the world of celebrity through parody and stunning bronze sculpture. On until 8 June 2015.

Australian contemporary artists, Gillie and Marc, have exhibited and won awards around the world, but their latest exhibition is right here in Centennial Parklands.

 

About the exhibition

Gillie and Marc devised The Celebrity Animal to parody the imagery and PR buzz surrounding the most famous faces in the world.

When creating this series, they poured through thousands of images of celebrities and spoke to hundreds of people, before finally came up with six poses and characters who they consider true household names and instantly recognisable.

Gillie and Marc’s hybrids aren’t just supposed to be funny parodies though. They considered which animal head to give each celebrity, wanting to find animals that both represented the celebrities and perhaps possessed qualities the celebrity could  benefit from. Their idea was to transform these famous figures into something totally new.

They wanted to find animals that could go to the heart of who the celebrity is as a person, not necessarily just how the public perceives them.

Learn more here.

 

The sculptures

Gillie and Marc have provided some images of the sculptures for you to enjoy – but don’t leave it there. Come to the Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park and see them ‘in person’!

Paparazzi capture the celebrities (sculptures by Gillie and Marc)

Paparazzi capture the celebrities (sculptures by Gillie and Marc)

 

Arnold "Stag" Schwarznegger poses quite appropriately outside Centennial Health Club (sculpture by Gillie and Marc)

Arnold “Stag” Schwarznegger poses quite appropriately outside Centennial Health Club (sculpture by Gillie and Marc)

 

"Jessica" and "Dorothy" make an appearance (sculptures by Gillie and Marc)

“Jessica” and “Dorothy” make an appearance (sculptures by Gillie and Marc)

 

You can read more about the exhibition and each of the sculptures here.

 

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