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Cosmo McMurtry - Artwork

Cosmo McMurtry is major work by critically acclaimed New Zealand contemporary artist Michael Parekowhai.  Cosmo is a giant inflatable rabbit produced by a Sydney company that makes hot-air balloons. 

Like many of Parekowhai's works, Cosmo encourages multiple and contradictory points of view about local history. Is he a cute bunny or a noxious pest? A kindly character or a symbol of colonial expansion? Predator or prey? Friend or foe? His ears are cocked as if he's listening for something; alert both to danger and to opportunity.

Christchurch Art Gallery, Montreal Street, Central City

Last updated: 02.11.2017