Eagle Street Pier
INTRUDE HAS BEEN STOPPED AS OF MARCH 23rd DUE TO GOVERNMENT COVID-19 REGULATIONS.
Intrude, a world famous artwork installation featuring giant inflatable, 7 metre tall luminous bunnies, has hopped in to Eagle Street Pier from March 13-29, 2020.
In a first for Brisbane, artist Amanda Parer will be showcasing her very large white rabbits, illuminated in stark white light, that have travelled the world and are now able to be seen riverfront in this prime CBD ,location from 12pm-9pm daily.
Depicted in this stunning work by Australian artist Amanda Parer, rabbits are an out of control pest in Australia, leaving a trail of ecological destruction wherever they go and defying attempts at eradication. First introduced by settlers in 1788 they have caused a great imbalance to the country’s endemic species. The rabbit also is an animal of contradiction.
In representing the fairytale animals from childhood – a furry innocence, frolicking through idyllic fields, Intrude deliberately evokes a cutesy image, and a strong visual humour, to lure you into the artwork - only to reveal the more serious environmental messages in the work. The rabbits are huge, with the size referencing “the elephant in the room” - the problem, like our environmental impact is big but easily ignored.
The artist says, “I expect people will be drawn to the rabbits’ playful appearance, and I hope they will also take the time to understand the deeper meaning in the work and discuss how our actions impact the natural world in which we all live.”
Nice to know - Brisbane’s premier Riverside dining precinct is pleased to bring this impressive and intriguing installation to Brisbane City for all to enjoy for free.
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