Fantastic Planet

Fantastic Planet

  • Free
  • Street Art
  • Special Event
  • Outdoors


Strong winds across Tāmaki Makaurau!

Humanoids that are inflated:
- ‘Comfort’ at Falls Car Park, Henderson
- ‘Poke’ at Silo Park
- ‘Peeking Corner’ at Aotea Square

Humanoids that are not inflated:

- ‘Over’ at Q Theatre Roof 
- ‘Down There’ at Silo Park
- ‘What’s That’ at Te Wero island

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

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 the Festival’s two main arts precincts in 2022, Aotea Square and Silo Park.

Join in the photo contest on Instagram for a chance to win a beautiful Intrude Bunny Lamp created by Parer Studio. 

Fantastic Planet is outdoors and weather dependent. Please check the AAF Facebook, Instagram or Twitter if there are high winds and/or rain for updates. 


My Life As A….

Meet Amanda Parer, the artist behind Fantastic Planet. In this bite-sized video, she discusses her work, creative process and passes on top tips for aspiring artists.

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Silo Park • Te Wero Island
Aotea Square • Q Theatre Roof

Thursday – Sunday throughout the festival
(10 – 27 March)

10am – 10pm on Thursday
11am – 11pm on Friday & Saturday
10am – 10pm on Sunday

Manukau Civic Square

Sat 19 March, 11am – 11pm
Sun 20 March, 10am – 10pm

Falls Car Park, Henderson

Sat 26 March, 11am – 11pm
Sun 27 March, 10am – 10pm

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With support from

Brick Bay Sculpture 



  • Canary Wharf (London)
  • Parer Studio


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