Why Eagle Street Pier Has Big Bright Bunnies

Some big bright bunnies will be hopping into the Eagle Street Pier this March. If you frequent the precinct, don’t be startled by their giant presence. The installation will be around the area from the 13th to the 29th of March 2020.

All of those six illuminated giant bunnies are the work of Australian artist Amanda Parer. Brisbane is lucky to have the artwork for the very first time after Ms Parer and her hoppy creations have been bouncing off cities like London, Paris, Boston, Los Angeles, Seoul and Perth for years.

This is Ms Parer’s Intrude art display.  The artist created those big and shiny bunnies to provoke “a thoughtful and playful atmosphere.”

Ms Parer picked bunnies as the subject of her art display of its intriguing contradictions. These animals are fixtures of fairytale stories, displaying furry innocence and a cute image loved by children.

However, rabbits were also regarded as out of control pests in Australia when these animals were introduced by the settlers in the late 1700s. From the 19th to the 20th century, various methods were deployed to control the rabbit population in the country as the animals were causing heaps of environmental problems, including soil erosion and an imbalance to Australia’s unique flora and fauna. 

Photo Credit: Parer Studio

“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,” Ms Parer said. 

The illuminating giant bunnies will be on display for free daily at the Eagle Street Pier from 12:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Intrude Classic from parerstudio on Vimeo.