AwhiWorld are a transdisciplinary creative studio and innovation lab

AwhiWorld (pronounced aaffi) supports the spirit of places and spaces – parallel universes, portals and alternative realities are a specialty.

Our projects sit in liminal and/or community locations (derelict towers, empty shops, alleyways, schools, public gardens) as well as public galleries. Our work merges traditional and emerging technologies and practices. Experimentation, collaboration and exploration are core to our working practice.

Through AwhiWorld we experiment, collaborate and explore environmental, social, political, artistic, magical, cultural and spiritual themes. We generate experimental and collaborative transdisciplinary research, create thought provoking inter-arts experiences and facilitate virtual and onsite innovation labs.


AwhiWorld is grateful for the grants, commissions, private contracts and collaborative peer resourcing that has supported our success. Organisations and groups that have worked with us in some capacity since inception include:

Sistema Whangarei, NorthChamber, Snap Events, Ministry of Social Development, All Day Breakfast NZ, Papakura Business Association, Papakura Art Gallery,  Accelerating Aotearoa, Audio Foundation, Auckland Libraries Digital Outreach, Papakura Marae,  Simple Steps, Piri Marearai, Drury School, Enviroschools Auckland, Edmund Hilary Primary School, Papakura, Donna Cleveland, Charlotte Alexander, Jenna Gavin, Imersia Group, Nathan Homestead, Papakura Local Board, Manurewa Local Board, Oceania Group – Elmwood Village, Uniform, Fred Harrison, Whiri-Aroha, Haare Williams, Mahu Rawiri, Moe Lolesi, Nick Grew, Kelly Kahukiwa, Dargaville Arts Association, The Kauri Museum, Te Uri o Ahua, Creative Technology Northland, Mahuta Digital, Whangarei Art Museum, NorthTec, Creative Northland, Creative New Zealand, Creative Communities, Ministry of Youth Development and BellTech.