AwhiWorld is a creative innovation studio

AwhiWorld (pronounced aaffi-world) run creative technology workshops; create thought-provoking interarts experiences, and facilitate innovation labs and workshops.

Consulting services are also available to assist organisations (corporate, cultural, and arts) in creating magical experiences for their clients and audiences.

Created by Dr Maggie Buxton in 2014, AwhiWorld emerged from her creative community development practice. A European Commission-funded project in 2008/9 inspired the company name, which was formalised in 2014. Maggie’s work is spiritual, creative, economic, and somewhat political – AwhiWorld projects are often environmentally or socially themed.

A frequent collaborator with AwhiWorld is Maggie’s partner, Kim Newall, a multidisciplinary interactive and performance artist. He brings a wealth of knowledge in creative technology and experience mediating between analogue and digital practice.

AwhiWorld’s projects are designed to regenerate or celebrate community spaces (derelict towers, empty shops, alleyways, schools, public gardens) with a small percentage of works in public galleries (often as a complement to a public space-based work). Regeneration, capacity-building, cross-disciplinary practice and community collaboration are core to AwhiWorld’s working practice.

In AwhiWorld, parallel universes, portals and alternative realities are a specialty. If you are interested in collaborating, contact us today.


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, Ministry of Culture and Heritage, 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, BellTech and Aotearoa Digital Arts.

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