About Us

AwhiWorld is a creative technology organisation dedicated to supporting the spirit of people and their places.

AwhiWorld activates places and spaces; brings magic to towns and cities; and educates audiences about histories, stories and artefacts in cultural locations. Our projects are designed to disrupt and expand the boundaries of knowing, being and doing.

AwhiWorld brings together emerging technologies (like augmented reality, geo-mobile, and projection mapping) with traditional arts and cultural taonga. Our experiences are always interactive and strategically designed to meet multiple social, environmental, spiritual and economic outcomes for our clients. We also consult, coach and train in the effective use of creative technology as well as creating experiences directly for our clients.

Dr Maggie Buxton is Founder and Director & Kim Newall, Lead Creative Technologist/Artist. Other collaborators, drawn from a range of cultures and disciplines, come together around specific projects. To date collaborators, supporters and guest crew have included a range of organisations, artists and cultural groups:

Sistema Whangarei, 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, Creative Northland and BellTech.