On this video-tour we see how Australian artists Gillie and Marc’s Statues for Equality aim to balance gender representation in public art, and honor women’s contributions to society.
In New York City, less than 3% of statues are female, with Sydney and London following suit with 4% and 3% respectively.
Gillie and Marc are on a mission to even out these statistics, starting by creating 10 larger than life statues of inspirational women which will be unveiled at RXR Realty’s 1285 Avenue of the Americas, NYC on Women’s Equality Day: August 26th, 2019. These powerful women were voted for by the public and include; Oprah Winfrey, P!nk, Nicole Kidman, Jane Goodall, Cate Blanchett, Tererai Trent, Janet Mock, Tracy Dyson, Cheryl Strayed and Gabby Douglas.
The New York project is just the start of Statues For Equality and the initiative is now worldwide, with projects in many different countries, including Australia the UK and the US. Gillie and Marc are keen that the sculptures are representative of all women and know that the public are the best people to ensure this happens!
“We hope that as the project expands, it will include a broader diversity of race, class, ability, sexual orientation and gender expression,” says Gillie.
“In order to truly honor the cause, it was crucial we cast the statues in bronze,” explains Marc, “they will live on, much like the statue itself, beyond your lifetime and the lives of your contemporaries.”
Help Gillie and Marc continue their mission to balance gender representation in public art by sharing with the hash-tag #StatuesforEquality and nominating the next woman you’d like to see immortalized in bronze here.
Travel back in time to June 18, 2018 on this video-tour featuring work by Gillie and Marc.
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