Cosmo the giant Rabbit by Michael Parekowhai


Cosmo is an inflatable rabbit by artist Michael Parekowhai. Cosmo was gifted to the Christchurch art gallery by Jim and Mary Barr for the Art Gallery’s post-earthquake reopening back in 2011 (the art gallery is currently closed for earthquake repair work). He currently lives at 31 New Regent street as part of the art gallery’s Outer Spaces programme.

According to the information on the door:

 “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? ….. His ears are cocked as if he’s listening for something; alert to both danger and to opportunity.

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