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Intrude

Amanda Parer Launceston

Presented by Junction Arts Festival in association with Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery

Follow very large inflatable white rabbits, illuminated in stark white light, as they invade and take over Launceston’s historic parks and city centre sites. The bunnies of Intrude stand tall, yet relaxed at 7m high and appear to be quite at home in their new patch.

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. An Australian contradiction, 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.