Dubbo Photo News
The city of Dubbo is now home to three stunning Black Rhino sculptures created by artists Gillie and Marc Schattner. The sculptures, unveiled today at three locations, further link Taronga Western Plains Zoo and the city it has called home for 36 years, acknowledging a proud shared history.
“These sculptures have been a labour of love for artists Gillie and Marc, who last year offered to create a work of art for the zoo in memory of the rhinos that passed away here after a mystery illness in 2012,” Taronga Western Plains Zoo General Manager Matthew Fuller said.
“The Zoo extended this very generous opportunity to Dubbo City Council, and as a result today we’re unveiling three Black Rhino mother and calf sculptures at the Visitor Information Centre, the Dubbo Regional Airport and the front of the zoo.”
Mr Fuller said the three installations, which include landscaping and signage, not only link Dubbo and the zoo, they highlight the plight of rhino species in the wild.