Run for your life

La Trobe University, Plenty Road and, Kingsbury Dr, Bundoora VIC 3086
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Previous Locations
Federation Square, Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000 - Jan 2014 - Mar 2014

Transport yourself to the African savanna by visiting a stunning trio of bronze rhinos in the Square. Following their hugely popular Paparazzi Dogs exhibition, public artists Gillie and Marc return to Fed Square with another collection of inspiring sculptures. Titled Run for your Life, the work features three magnificent rhino sculptures that invite the public to be part of their run for freedom and life. The first rhino is ridden by Gillie and Marc's iconic hybrid dogman and rabbitwoman characters and the smaller rhinos are there for everyone to jump on! This remarkable installation brings the call of the wild to the city and to the people of Melbourne who already have a strong moral and environmental concern. Nearly 700 rhinos have been killed in South Africa in 2013 making it the bloodiest year yet for rhino poaching. Gillie and Marc's sculptures hope to raise public awareness of the plight of rhino species in the wild. Now critically endangered, rhinos desperately need the active involvement of everyone to save their lives. Gillie and Marc hope everyone who sets foot in Fed Square can feel a connection to the three sculptures that spell out the rhinos future. The bronze rhinos are the latest public works to be commissioned by Fed Square's Creative Program.