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Aotearoa NZ

Wild Wild Life

  • Free
  • Digital Works

How is Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland City described outside of official city maps? What other kinds of wayfinding exist beyond our known pathways? These questions and more will be answered in a series of seven new artist short films mapping out the city across the CBD. 

Wild Wild Life will launch on the Auckland Live Digital Stage, as well as in other inner-city locations, to create a walking map of the CBD.

Featuring works by Tia Barrett, Leala Faleseuga, Gavin Hipkins, Jae Hoon Lee, Obadiah Russon, Layne Waerea and Gabriel White, the programme includes a queer road movie, sci-fi wanderings, the historical wairua of Kiekie, migration from Sāmoa to Māngere, legal definitions of public space, and meditations on our virtual interconnectedness.

Artist Talk

Join 3 artists and a moderator on Friday 15 March, 4.00pm, AKLFEST Spiegeltent. Please note this talk will be recorded as part of the Circuit podcast series.


  1. Elliott Street/Strand Arcade (Layne Waerea, Bonus Play)
  2. Queen Steet/Strand Arcade (Tia Barrett, Maungakiekie)
  3. Ellen Melville Centre (Gabriel White, Motorway Flowers)
  4. Auckland Art Gallery/Edmiston Ampitheatre (Gavin Hipkins, Motion of a Current)
  5. Albert Park/Caretaker’s Cottage (Jae Hoon Lee, Space Tree)
  6. Central Library/old café space (Leala Faleseuga, Lealaivaega)
  7. St James theatre wall - projection from library, Central Library foyer (Obadiah Russon, TWICE)
Artwork featured on this page is Jae Hoon Lee, Space Tree



  • Fri
    Digital Stage, Aotea Square
  • Fri
    Digital Stage, Aotea Square
  • Fri
    Digital Stage, Aotea Square

Adjacent to Auckland Town Hall
301 - 317 Queen Street

+64 9 309 2677


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