Past Event10 Mar - 27 Mar 2022

Fantastic Planet

No longer available

Aotea Square

Visual arts

Enjoy a thrilling close encounter with giant, otherworldly figures popping up in Auckland’s CBD, Wynyard Quarter, Manukau and Henderson throughout March. 

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 Auckland as part of Auckland Arts Festival, 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. 

We encourage you 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 Auckland Arts Festival’s two main arts precincts in 2022, Aotea Square and Silo Park. 


Accessibility: If you are attending a show or event in our venues and have an access need, find more information about accessibility here. You can also take a virtual accessibility tour of the venue.  

Be the first to know about live events in Auckland!