Art & Design

Hop To It, These Gigantic Illuminated Bunnies Are About To Pop Up In Brisbane

By Ranyhyn Laine
15th Mar 2022

If you're heading anywhere near Brisbane Quarter in the city over the next couple of weeks, you might be in for a giant surprise. Specifically, an illuminated rabbit-shaped surprise, with the world-famous Intrude art installation hopping into town from 29 March to 17 April.

Featuring three giant inflated bunnies, all lit from within by stark white light, Intrude is the work of Australian artist Amanda Parer and, after touring the globe, it's coming to Brisbane for a second time.

At several metres tall, you won't be able to miss them, and while the bunnies might look like the fairytale animals from our childhood, there's a serious side to this installation. Luring you in with a cutesy depiction, the artwork also reveals a serious environmental issue, with the rabbit an out-of-control pest that wreaks ecological destruction in Australia. Even their size is a reference to the elephant in the room—a big problem that's easily ignored.  

Whether you're there to consider environmental issues or just get those bunnies onto your 'gram, the installation isn't to be missed—and it's also the perfect opportunity to check out Brisbane Quarter's dining scene. Date night sorted. 

The Details 

When: 29 March–17 April
Where: Brisbane Quarter, Brisbane City 

Image credit: Supplied 

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