Giant Rabbits Are Taking Over Denver
Australian artist Amanda Parer's "Intrude" exhibit
Photos courtesy of Arts Brookfield
For two weekends in June, highly acclaimed Australian artist Amanda Parer is featuring five of her monumental inflated rabbit sculptures in two downtown Denver locations—a stop along Intrude, her national tour.
The sculptures are each 40 feet long, sewn in white nylon, inflated, and lit up from the inside. And the illumination doesn’t stop there. The reason behind the rabbits is an environmental one. According to Parer, white settlers first brought rabbits to Australia in 1788, which has unfortunately caused a great imbalance to the country’s endemic species.
“The rabbit also is an animal of contradiction,” says Parer. “They represent the fairy tale animals form our childhood—a furry innocence, frolicking through idyllic fields. Intrude deliberately evokes this cutesy image, and a strong visual humor to lure you into the artwork only to reveal the more serious environmental message in the work.”
Despite the heavy message, the exhibit brings a fun (and large!) display of art for the whole family to enjoy.
3 Rabbit Sculptures at
370 17th Street
Denver CO 80202
2 Rabbit Sculptures at
1801 California Street
June 17-18, 11am – 9pm
June 19, 11am – 6pm
June 23-25, 11am – 9pm
June 26, 11am – 6pm
Arts Brookfield, the cultural arm of real estate corporation Brookfield
Free, no tickets or reservations required! For more event information, visit the Arts Brookfield: Intrude event page.