March, 2022

This is a repeating event

2022Sun20Mar10:00 am10:00 pmFantastic Planet at Manukau Civic SquareFREE thrilling close encounter with giant, otherworldly figures10:00 am - 10:00 pm Manukau Square, Putney Way, Manukau City, AucklandType:Art,FreeWhere:South AucklandAges:All Ages

Fantastic Planet at AAF


(Sunday) 10:00 am - 10:00 pm


Manukau Square

Putney Way, Manukau City, Auckland

Event Details

Enjoy a thrilling close encounter with giant, otherworldly figures popping up at Manukau Civic Square

Created by famed Australian artist Amanda Parer, these beings from another universe leave an awe-inspiring impression wherever they land on earth. Arriving in Tāmaki Makaurau this summer, their titan-sized appearance may intimidate at first. But step a little closer, and you’ll realise they’re curious visitors to our corner of the world.

You are encouraged to play and photograph with them, and welcome them to our wonderful city with open arms for a short time before they make their way home.

These monumental installations were inspired by René Laloux’s famous 1973 animated film of the same name. Pointing to science-fictional futures and imaginary alien races, but also the vastness of the cosmos and our own humanity as residents of a lonely planet, they’ll be visiting the Festival’s two main arts precincts in 2022, Aotea Square and Silo Park, and another to-be-announced site.

Manukau Civic Square
Sat 19 March, 11am – 11pm
Sun 20 March, 10am – 10pm

Falls Park, Henderson
Sat 26 March, 11am – 11pm
Sun 27 March, 10am – 10pm

Pictured: Canary Wharf, London Image by: Parer Studio




Auckland Arts FestivalA globally recognised celebration of art and culture, Auckland Arts Festival is a place for ambitious ideas by storytellers, provocateurs and creators and reflects Auckland's contemporary, cosmopolitan city with its many communities.Phone: 09-309 0101 Level 5, Wellesley Centre, 44–52 Wellesley Street, Auckland City, 1010