8, 15 & 22 MAR, 2024, 6PM

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 city centre. 

Wild Wild Life will launch on the Auckland Live Digital Stage on Friday 8 March, as well as in other inner-city locations, to create a walking map of the city centre.

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, at the AKLFEST Spiegeltent (Aotea Square). Please note this talk will be recorded as part of the Circuit podcast series.


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

Also at Auckland Arts Festival 2024

$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: 08 November 2023