From Sydney to Seoul, Amanda Parer’s installations have been disrupting the definition of space and belonging across the world. Now, Intrude comes to Bunjil Place from 1 June 2019, taking over the Plaza and the amazing skyline.
Come and see Parer’s famous giant inflatable rabbits, astounding by day in their size, beautiful in the evening when illuminated. Bring your friends and family, explore the space, touch, feel and play, and reflect on the true meaning of these giant bunnies.
Why giant rabbits we hear you ask? Parer’s sensational installation, Intrude, explores the natural world, it’s fragility and our role within it. Rabbits in Australia are an out of control pest, leaving a trail of ecological destruction wherever they go and defying attempts at eradication. First introduced by white settlers in 1788 they have caused a great imbalance to the country’s endemic species.
The rabbit is also an animal of contradiction. They represent the fairytale animals from our childhood – a furry innocence, frolicking through idyllic fields. Intrude deliberately evokes this cutesy image, and a strong visual humour to lure you into the artwork only to reveal the more serious environmental messages in the work.
They are huge, the size referencing “the elephant in the room” – the problem, like our environmental impact, big but easily ignored. Come and see this public installation and learn more about these startlingly beautiful creatures enlarged and frozen within their chosen habitat. They’re the cutest things ever invented!
Amanda Parer is an Australian artist who began her art career as a painter and sculptor in Sydney but now resides in Tasmania with her family, where she focuses her practice on creating and presenting public art installations around the globe. Inspired by the dramatic Tasmanian landscape, Parer’s artwork aims to explore the natural world, it’s fragility and the role of humanity within it.
“I raise questions about our relationship with the natural world,” says Parer. “I communicate this by use of scale, drama, light, and humour. I aim to entice my audience with beautiful, mostly invasive (including us) or endangered species, standing prominent in their given habitats.”
Bunjil Place Plaza, 2 Patrick Northeast Drive, Narre Warren
On display: 1 – 23 June 2019 (11.00am – 9.00pm)
For more information, visit: www.bunjilplace.com.au for details.
Image: Amanda Parer’s giant rabbits to invade Bunjil Place Plaza – photo courtesy of Parer Studio
Note: In the event of inclement weather, Intrude may not operate for safety reasons.