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I have recently found out that my artwork installation has been accepted for a major festival held in May this year. The artwork comprises of five seven meter high inflatable illuminated rabbits that seemingly look like they have hopped into Sydney and made themselves at home.

Rabbits first traveled to Australia on the ships of the First Fleet and were brought ashore in cages in January 1788 at Sydney Cove - the site of my proposed installation, Intrude.

These adaptable creatures quickly made themselves at home and eventually spread to almost every corner of the land. More than 200 years later rabbits are still out of control, leaving a trail of destruction wherever they go. They are the most destructive of all the feral animals we have introduced.

The Harbour Bridge backdrop of the Intrude installation represents how man has shaped the landscape of Australia, while the rabbits on Hickson Point symbolize their arrival and the indelible impact they have had on this fragile island continent. They are unwitting intruders that have changed the face of the environment forever. The pieces for the installation now need to be constructed.

Some Of My Previous Work

This is a prototype of the pieces. It is a five meter tall internally illuminated rabbit. The pieces designed, are two meters taller and in a variety of poses.
Introduced species have been a major theme in my work which has been exhibited in variety of media and a number of galleries in Tasmania, Victoria and NSW. I have also been selected as a finalist in a number of national at competitions including the Blake prize in Sydney and the Glover Prize in Tasmania.
I also have an exhibition of my artworks scheduled for early 2014 in Hong Kong.
My official website is:

How The Funds Will Be Used

The funds raised will be used to make the artwork and to cover the costs of installing and dismantling the installation during the festival which runs for 19 days. Below are technical drawings of three of the forms to be made. Further information is available upon request.

The Challenges

An outdoor festival is often at the mercy of the elements. The sculptures are being produced using strong weather resistant material with sealed resources for lighting. Professional engineering advise is being prepared to ensure the stability of the pieces on all weather conditions.

Security around the pieces to protect them from tampering is being provided by the festival. That same security also provides protection for the public. The festival provides public liability insurance.

Erection and dismantling of the pieces will be by trained staff only.
on 29th Mar 2014 at 10:37pm. The payment portal is closed now.
A$5 +A bag of mixed lollies.
1 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is July 2014
A$50 +A professional A5 sized colour photo of the finished project in situ.
6 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is July 2014
A$95 +Hand painted Rabbit figurine was $150.
0 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is July 2014
A$100 +An invitation to a preview picnic at the site of the art work with the artist on the opening night of the festival.
9 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is May 2014
A$150 +A hand painted Amanda Parer miniature rabbit figurine. See www.amandaparer.com.au
12 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is July 2014
A$300 +A 10 x 15cm original Amanda Parer painting on canvas was $500.
1 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is July 2014
A$500 +A 10 x 15cm original Amanda Parer painting on canvas. See www.amandaparer.com.au
3 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is July 2014
A$5500 +A one off payment of the total amount made by the 28th of February gets you either an 100 x 120cm original Amanda Parer painting or your company/ business logo placed on light box signage in front of the artwork for the duration of the VIVID Light Festival. Up to 800, 000 people walk by every year. See www.amandaparer.com.au
0 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is May 2014