Address: 2 Patrick Northeast Drive, Narre Warren, Victoria, 3805 Australia
Date: 1 - 23 June
Time: 11am - 9pm
Call: 03 9709 9700
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.