Image: Amanda Parer

Fantastic Planet Festival: The Third Annual Public Arts Festival @ ODU

Image: Amanda Parer

Fantastic Planet Festival: The Third Annual Public Arts Festival @ ODU

October 13, 2023 - October 15, 2023 Sponsors

Join us this fall for the Third Annual Public Arts Festival at ODU, featuring works from the thought-provoking Fantastic Planet series by internationally-renowned Australian artist Amanda Parer.

Over three nights, the campus will be transformed by the presence of otherworldly figures, inviting us to reflect on our relationship with the natural world and our responsibility to preserve it for future generations. Inspired by the film of the same name, this playful and immersive series of artworks carries an underlying message of stewardship, environmentalism, and our role on this fantastic planet.

Fantastic Planet is generously sponsored by Old Dominion University, the ODU Educational Foundation and the Brock Foundation, presenting artworks by Amanda Parer. 


ODU Fantastic Planet Partners:

ODU Art Department

ODU Biology

ODU College of Health Sciences

ODU Dance

ODU Diehn Choral 

ODU Fashion Merchandising

ODU Graphic Design Club

ODU’s Institute for Coastal Adaptation and Resilience

ODU Libraries

ODU Marching Band

ODU Monarch Physical Therapy

ODU Monarch Teach

ODU Planetarium

ODU Student Art League

ODU Student National Environmental Health Association

ODU Theatre

ODU Video Game Design

ODU World Languages and Cultures


Community Fantastic Planet Partners:

Back Bay Amateur Astronomers

Balloon Twisting by Sprinkles

Chrysler Museum of Art

COVA Brewing Company

DJ Charlie Rasputin

DJ Karacell

GSA Dance

HR Green

Jameson Dungan

Naro Cinema

NASA Langley

Norfolk Academy

Norfolk Botanical Gardens


Rhythm Project

Selden Market

STEM Amplified Youth

Slover Library