by Amanda Parer (Tasmania)
Gigantic, adorable, glowing white rabbits that invite us to wonderland and at the same time reveal a slightly darker tale. Intrude is deceivingly complex, what appears to be simply a series of oversized glowing rabbits has a mysteriously powerful appeal. The work, first created for the Vivid festival has become one the world’s best loved touring pieces of contemporary art and been seen on 4 continents in almost 100 different settings. And the rabbits, being rabbits, continue to multiply and hop their way into new venues around the world.
ABOUT AMANDA PARER
Parer Studio’s edgy and ephemeral artworks explore the natural world, its fragility and our role within it. With startlingly beautiful creatures enlarged and frozen within their chosen habitats the environmental message is enhanced by a finely crafted technique in any of the chosen mediums ranging from public installation to fine art. The principal creative, Amanda Parer is originally from Sydney but now resides in Tasmania, Australia. Parer studio’s work has been displayed in major international public art museums such as the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Memphis Museum of Art USA and the Southbank Centre in London and continues to attract major art commissions such as from Starfield Korea, Unilever Turkey and Brookfield International. Parer Studio’s major public art installation Intrude, in all its guises, has been on continual display since its initial display at the 2014 Vivid Festival in Sydney and has so far been exhibited in over 90 cities around the world and continues to capture the attention from the public and media where ever it goes. Artist’s Statement Parer states, “I aim to raise questions about the natural world and our role within it. I communicate these themes by use of, scale, drama, light, and humour. I aim to entice my audience with beautiful, mostly invasive species, which includes us, dominant in their given habitats.”For more info visit: http://www.parerstudio.com