March, 2022

This is a repeating event

2022Thu10MarAll DayFantastic Planet at Silo ParkFREE thrilling close encounter with giant, otherworldly figures(All Day: Thursday) Silo Park, Jellicoe St & Beaumont St Auckland CBD Auckland 1010Type:Art,FreeWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages

Fantastic Planet at AAF

Event Details

Enjoy a thrilling close encounter with giant, otherworldly figures popping up in  different places in Auckland.

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.

Silo Park • Te Wero Island
10am – 10pm on Thursday 10th March
11am – 11pm on Friday 11th March & Saturday 12th March
10am – 10pm on Sunday 13th March

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