We got amazing news earlier today! Cate has been immortalized in a huge bronze statue!
Cate Blanchett is among the 10 inspirational women that are being honored with a larger-than-life bronze sculpture as part of the #StatuesforEquality campaign by public artists Gillie and Marc. The project aims to balance gender representation in public art and honor women’s contributions to society. Oprah, Pink and Nicole Kidman are also among the first women taking part in this project.
The unveiling of ten bronze statues is set to take place on Women’s Equality Day: August 26th, 2019, on RXR Realty’s iconic Avenue of the Americas in New York City.
Cate’s statue is a creation based on a single image from the 2003 photoshoot by Matt Jones for Movieline’s Hollywood Life magazine and according to the campaign’s official site: “Blanchett is striking a pose in a flowering waratah, a flower native to south-east Australia. As well as having the same country of origin, the waratah is considered an Australian icon for its natural beauty and is often given as a gift, particularly to stage actors on closing night. ”
We can’t wait for this event! Enjoy some photos and visit #StatuesforEquality website to learn more about it!
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CATE BLANCHETT: ACTRESS, DIRECTOR, ACTIVIST Gillie and Marc’s Statues for Equality campaign aims to balance gender representation in public art. Gender inequality is a key issue facing Americans today, reflected by the disparity in public art – a mere 3% of statues in New York City depict real women. The installation of ten larger than life bronze statues of inspiring women in New York City will bring this up to over 10%! Through illustrating history and expressing stories of achievement, sculptures inspire and motivate generations; so we believe in immortalising women who’ve inspired and motivated us. Help us continue our mission to balance gender representation in public art by hashtagging #statuesforequality and nominating the next woman you’d like to see immortalised in bronze. #cateblanchett
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We have big news! We are excited to announce that we have officially launched the project, Statues For Equality. In NYC, only 3.3% of the statues of historical figures are women, but women have made a much bigger contribution than this. It’s time to make things equal, and to get the contributions of some of these women recognised. We’ll be creating statues of some of the most influential women of our time and are honoured to be working with people such as Jane Goodall, Cate Blanchett, Oprah, and Pink. We hope that young boys and girls can look up at the statues of NY and see not just the faces of men, but of women too, teaching them that anything is possible. We hope you’re as excited as we are! Check out our new website for more info: https://www.statuesforequality.com/ pic of clay with Cate Blanchett.