Inflatable Rabbits to Take Over Launceston, 10-13 September
An outdoor art installation by Australian artist Amanda Parer, the five bunnies of Intrude stand tall, yet relaxed at 7m high and appear to be quite at home in their new patch. Intrude will tour the sites of Launceston, popping up at Junction Arts Festival's hub The Junc Room, Royal Park, Civic Square and Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston.
These animals first travelled to Australia on the ships of the First Fleet and were brought ashore in cages in January 1788. These adaptable creatures quickly made themselves at home and eventually spread to almost every corner of the land. Intrude represents the fairy-tale animals of our childhood - a furry innocence, frolicking through idyllic fields, while revealing their more serious and large-scale effect on the environment.
Originally from Sydney and currently living in Launceston, Tasmania, Amanda Parer is an artist who creates ethereal works in a variety of forms, including installations, sculptures and paintings. Her work aims to explore the natural world and its fragility. She has been selected for the Blake Prize in 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013, as well as for the Glover Prize in 2008, 2012 and 2013. She has just exhibited in Hong Kong and is represented by commercial galleries in Hobart, Melbourne and Sydney.
Junction Arts Festival returns to energise Launceston, Tasmania from Wednesday 10 - Sunday 14 September, 2014 with five days of unexpected art adventures weaving through the city. From bands playing in household backyards, to 7 metre-tall inflatable bunnies and bicycle-powered karaoke machines, Junction Arts Festival offers intimate one-on-one encounters, high energy spectacles and an all manner of things in-between.
For more information and tickets visit junctionartsfestival.com.au or call 03 6331 1309.