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Intrude

When:

Wed 19 Jun 2019, 11:00am–9:00pm
Thu 20 Jun 2019, 11:00am–9:00pm
Fri 21 Jun 2019, 11:00am–9:00pm
Sat 22 Jun 2019, 11:00am–9:00pm
Sun 23 Jun 2019, 11:00am–9:00pm

Where: Bunjil Place, Magid Drive, Narre Warren, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Website:

Listed by: ZillaandB

After traveling through over 100 cities Parer Studio’s major public art installation The Intrude Family will be coming to Australia for the first time, with the giant inflatable illuminated bunnies on show.

The event will also feature Nibbles, a new interactive work for the young at heart featuring baby bunny bunnies hopping around in their vegetable patch as children can feed them illuminated carrots, peas, and lettuce props.

Rabbits in artist Amanda Parer’s native 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.

The very large white rabbits, illuminated in stark white light, represent the fairytale animals of 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.

*Image credit Parer Studio.