Art & Design

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

By Ranyhyn Laine
2nd Mar 2020

If you're heading anywhere near Eagle Street Pier in the city over the next couple of weeks, you might be in for a giant surprise. Specifically, a seven-metre tall rabbit-shaped surprise, with the world-famous Intrude art installation hopping into town. 

Featuring six giant inflated bunnies, all illuminated by stark white light, Intrude is the work of Australian artist Amanda Parer, and after touring the globe, it's coming to Brisbane for the first time. 

Taking over the Eagle Street Pier precinct, the bunnies will be in residence from 13–29 March, on display from 12pm–9pm daily. At seven metres tall, you won't be able to miss them, and there'll be photo opportunities galore. 

Now, the bunnies might look like the fairytale animals from our childhood, but 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.  

But 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 Eagle Street Pier's dining scene. Date night, sorted. 

The Details 

When: 13–29 March, 12pm–9pm daily
Where: Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane City 

Love a 'grammable art installation? Check out Curiocity, which takes over Brisbane this month. 

Image credit: Supplied 

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