Doc Edge XR Exhibition is a showcase of digital storytelling and immersive experiences featuring top international and local VR, AR, installations, and digital stories.

The XR exhibition is a family-friendly and free event that will be open to the public on the ground floor of the Auckland Central Library from 11 May – 04 June. During that period Doc Edge will be running free hosted Immersive XR experiences where you can sign up to participate in a range of impactful and innovative forms of storytelling. 

Storytelling is central to everything Doc Edge does. Humans have been telling stories around campfires and kitchen tables from time immemorial. Their kaupapa is to celebrate, support and showcase documentaries which includes bringing new immersive worlds to New Zealand audiences for them to participate in and experience.

XR, or Extended Reality, is an umbrella term for VR (Virtual Reality), AR (Augmented Reality), Interactive and Immersive storytelling. In a way, it encompasses anything beyond the traditional on-screen format. 


2023 selected projects

This category features a selection of XR works that use digital media to tell stories and convey powerful messages. These innovative and engaging experiences are sure to captivate audiences and push the boundaries of traditional storytelling.  The selected projects include:

Blood Relations (Canada), Diagnosia (US), Galup (Australia), Kindred (UK), Missing 10 Hours (Hungary), No Place But Here (South Africa), Square the Circle (Finland), The Jungle People (Malaysia), The Soloist: Alex Honnold (UK), This is Not a Ceremony (Canada), TOMO VR (NZ)

This category a range of cutting-edge XR works that transport audiences to new and exciting worlds. From virtual reality to interactive installations, these immersive experiences provide a sense of presence and engagement that is truly awe-inspiring.  The selected projects are:

About Sound (NZ, World Premiere), Amorphous Volumes (NZ, World Premiere), Container (South Africa), Evoke (NZ, World Premiere), Luminous (NZ, World Premiere), Missing Pictures (France), Munich 72 (Germany), Myriad (Germany), Nobody’s Listening (UK), The Aquarium by Quiver Vision (NZ), Nga Taonga Audio Documentary Collection (NZ)

$2 per hour to a max of $12 on weekends and a $12 flat rate for weekday evenings at The Civic car park. Find out more

Last updated: 20 April 2023