Bunny Alert! Giant Glowing Rabbits ‘Intrude’ Brisbane Quarter

Prepare for a giant glowing bunnies invasion! Witness three massive bunny artwork installations as they come hopping into Brisbane as part of the ‘Intrude’ art exhibit from 29 March to 17 April 2022. 

Three larger-than-life installations are taking centre stage at 300 George Street as part of the “Intrude” art exhibit by Australian artist, Amanda Parer. These 7-metre tall grammable bunnies have already toured major cities across the globe and are now hopping into Brisbane’s stylish dining precinct just in time for Easter.

Amanda Parer’s “Intrude” is a series of artwork that invites the audience to contemplate on our relationship with the natural world. At night, the inflatable rabbits get illuminated from the inside, provoking a childlike sense of wonder as these artistic creations fill the landscape with their ethereal glow. 

Bunny Alert! Giant Glowing Rabbits ‘Intrude’ Brisbane Quarter
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But as adorable as they are, Ms Parer would like to remind visitors that there is a far more serious message behind these installations. 

“Rabbits represent fairy tales, childhood and furry innocence but to Australians, they are also a feral species, introduced by white settlers and leaving a trail of ecological destruction wherever they go, defying attempts at eradication,” she said.

Bunny Alert! Giant Glowing Rabbits ‘Intrude’ Brisbane Quarter
Photo Credit: Parer Studio / Facebook

“The artwork, like any good fairy tale, works from both the light and the dark. It has been fun to use these motifs to explore our relationship with the natural world.”

European rabbits were introduced into the Australian wild sometime in the 1800s but sadly have become one of the country’s most invasive mammals since then. Having no natural predators and owing to their fast breeding abilities, these innocent-looking creatures rapidly spread and wreak havoc on Australian agricultural lands.

“Intrude” will remain on display at Brisbane Quarter until 17 April 2022 on Podium One.

Brisbane Quarter | 300 George Street, Brisbane CBD, Qld 4000 Australia

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.

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