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You're warmly invited to the opening of Pohewa Pāhewa: a Māori design kaupapa
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This new exhibition is the first in a series celebrating Māori design practice and interrogating Western design practice through a Māori lens. Grounded in whakapapa, Pohewa Pāhewa shows the fundamental differences in how design practice is approached within te ao Māori and whom it is in service to.

Developed from whakaaro offered by Māori designers in wānanga across the motu, the exhibition includes a collection of kaupapa that express Māori design as a balance of radical innovation and consideration of critical knowledge gifted by tūpuna.

Pohewa Pāhewa is curated by Desna Whaanga-Schollum, Tyrone Ohia, Graham Tipene, Johnson Witehira and Zoe Black with exhibition design by Turumeke Harrington.

We look forward to having you with us for the launch of this kaupapa and events in the lead-up to the opening.

With thanks to our hospitality partners Black Estate, Greystone, Liberty Brewing, Almighty Drinks, Goodsh*t Soda and Daily Bread.

Pohewa Pāhewa is supported by Bremworth, Jagas and PSP.


  • Free


  • Fri 30 Jun


  • 6:00 pm — 8:00 pm


  • 13 Rose Road
  • Ponsonby, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland