Permanently installed in Collinsville, NSW
The Pit Pony Experience Project was a community-driven idea to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the last working pit ponies in Australia. Wharrier and Mr Ed retired from the Collinsville Coal Mine in 1990. The ponies were mates to the miners and symbols of strength and unity to the small town.
The Collinsville community branded together to raise nearly $200,000. Gillie and Marc created a life-sized, pit pony bronze statue that is situated in the centre of the town. The campaign went viral and made news headlines across Australia. The Pit Pony brought a small community together and wowed a nation.