Intrude by Amanda Parer will light up Pyramid Hill October 6 — 15, 2017.
Intrude, one of the most highly acclaimed major public art installations in the world, will make its Midwest debut this October at Pyramid Hill. 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. The only way to see the show in its entirety is at Pyramid Hill, October 6 — 11.
Intrude by Amanda Parer will be on display October 6 — 15, 2017 daily from 12 — 10 P.M. General admission between 12 — 7 P.M. is $8 for adults, $3 for children 6 — 12, and free for members. General admission after 7 P.M. will be $10 for adults, $5 for children 6 — 12, and $5 for members. Special event and program prices vary. Additional information and tickets are available at pyramidhill.org/intrude.
Pyramid Hill is grateful for the support from our sponsors in making this project possible. Intrude was funded in part by a grant from The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation. Additionally, the project received support from ArtsWave, The Ohio Arts Council, Penelope Brooks, Jack A. and Karen P. Whalen, The Hamilton Visitors Bureau, The Butler County Visitors Bureau, Sara M. Vance Waddell and the Hamilton Community Foundation. We thank them for their dedication to the arts in SouthWest Ohio.
About Amanda Parer:
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.
Special Programs and Events:
HAT MAKING WORKSHOPS WITH GINA SCARNATI
The Hollywood costume maker who created the hats in the first Hunger Games film will teach hat making workshops for makers at all skill levels. A workshop for children 6 — 12 is free with park admission. Adult (12+up) classes will be offered at the beginners, intermediate and advanced levels for $25. Those interested in having a truly engaging experience and creating a more elaborate hat design can register to take all three adult workshops for only $65 and receive a pre-class consultation with Gina by email to help them reach their creative goals!
HIP HOP NIGHT
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 7 — 10 PM $10
Old Skool Hip Hop provided by popular Cincinnati-based DJ crew, The Animal Crackers. This event offers the perfect opportunity to dance with an illuminated work of art!
THE HARE SHOW
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, 5 — 8 PM $15
An art and fashion show of hair sculptures on models created by local and regional salons. Stylists will interpret the Pyramid Hill Sculpture collection in hair. The fashion show will take place among the giant glowing bunnies. Participating salons: Lunatic Fringe Salon in Liberty Township.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 6 — 8 PM $10
A hoppy happy hour with craft beer, DJ, games and more.
MAD HATTER TEA PARTY
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 7 — 9 PM $15 (FREE WITH HAT MAKING WORKSHOP PARTICIPATION).
Show off your newly created hat or dazzle in a hat from your personal collection at this mad hatter themed tea party.
The Bunny Show: The October and November exhibit in our Museum Gallery will feature local and regional artists working with bunny imagery. Call to artists open through September 15.
Invasive Species: An exhibition about invasive species curated by Barbara Wilks, Founder of W Architecture in New York City.
Crystal Palace by Catherine Richards.
Additional Partnership Opportunities:
The Carrot Project: Help Pyramid Hill promote Intrude by creating a life-sized nibbled carrot. We are looking for schools or groups to create one or more 4 to 6 foot tall half-eaten carrots. These carrots will be placed around Butler and Hamilton County in September to announce the bunnies are coming to Pyramid Hill. A map will be created where the carrots can be located. Groups can be as creative as they like with materials and design as long as it appears to be a 4 to 6 foot tall or long nibbled carrot. Current participants include Hamilton High School, Badin High School, Middletown Middle School, Middletown Elementary School, Immanuel Lutheran School, and Milford High School.
About Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum:
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. pyramidhill.org