March, 2022

2022Thu10MarAll DaySun27Fantastic PlanetFREE thrilling close encounter with giant, otherworldly figures(All Day) Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Dr, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010Type:Art,FreeWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Fantastic Planet at AAF


March 10 (Thursday) - 27 (Sunday)

Event Details

Enjoy a thrilling close encounter with giant, otherworldly figures popping up in Auckland’s CBD, Wynyard Quarter, and a third location throughout Auckland Arts Festival.

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.




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.