at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park
Intrude, one of the most highly acclaimed major public art installations in the world, will make its Midwest debut this October at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park in Hamilton, Ohio. This imaginative piece was created by Australian artist Amanda Parer in 2014 and has since been seen on four continents, in over 50 cities by over a million people.
Intrude is a spectacle-sized work consisting of five giant illuminated rabbits-the largest over 23 feet tall. Rabbits in Parer’s native Australia are out of control pests, but also represent the fairytale animal from our childhood. Intrude deliberately evokes this image to lure you into the artwork only to reveal the more serious environmental messages behind it. Exciting programs have been developed to attract knowledge and experience seekers alike. The park will have a Hoppy Hour, a Hip Hop Night, a bunny-themed art exhibit by local artists, bunny-themed crafts for children, hat making workshops with a Hollywood costume designer, Mad Hatter themed tea party and more. Two of the bunnies will complete their MidWest appearance at the Blink Festival from October 12-15, 2017. The only way to see the show in its entirety is at Pyramid Hill, October 6-11, 2017.
Jeni Barton, Director of Arts Administration at Pyramid Hill suggests seeing the bunnies at night to experience their glow. “We are thrilled to host this dynamic work of art that will create a magical evening experience for visitors. Guests will be submerged in the glow of the artwork, allowing them to experience sculpture in a completely new way.”
Australian artist Amanda Parer’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. When viewing one of these iconic, mostly feral animals inhabiting a beautifully haunting landscape, the environmental message is enhanced by the artist’s finely crafted technique in any of her chosen mediums such as public installation, painting or sculpture. Parer is an artist originally from Sydney but now resides in Tasmania where her work has been acquired by both public and private collections. Her work has been displayed in major international public art museums such as the North Carolina Museum of Art and the Memphis Museum of Art. Amanda has also attracted major art commissions such as from Starfield Hanam, Seoul Korea and Brookfield International where her works embarked on a major US tour of their keystone properties in New York, Houston, Denver, and Los Angeles during 2016.
Amanda’s major public art installation Intrude was a prominent work in the 2014 Vivid Festival in Sydney and since that time the artwork and its different manifestations, Intrude sm, XL, XXL, and Nibbleshave so far been exhibited in over 40 cities on four continents around the world and continues to capture major media attention where ever it goes.
Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum brings people to art in nature. The park features over 60 pieces of monumental outdoor sculpture in a natural setting of hills, meadows and forests. The Ancient Sculpture Museum features Greek, Roman, Etruscan, Syrian, and Egyptian sculpture dating to 1550 B.C. General Admission is $8 for adults $3 for children. www.pyramidhill.org.
Intrude by Amanda Parer will be on display October 6-15, 2017 daily from Noon-10pm. General admission between Noon-7pm is $8 for adults, $3 for children ages 6 – 12, and free for members. General admission after 7pm will be $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 – 12, and $5 for members. Special event and program prices vary. Additional information and tickets are available at www.pyramidhill.org/intrude.