“Poipoia te kakano, kia puāwai”

“Nurture the seed and it will blossom”

Puāwai is an engaging creative studio workshop environment where audiences participate in various creative activities and art development practise with an artist’s creative space.

Oriwa Morgan-Ward is a Māori artist who has been working with the Museum for a number of years as an arts practitioner sharing and presenting educational programs, and workshops to all Museum visitors of all ages.

Puāwai is Oriwa’s way to showcasing her next stage of creative development as a Māori arts practitioner.

“I help people tap into their creativity through the essence of my language te reo Māori and with mind, body, wellness practices. With my cultural and traditional values of aroha, manaki and kaitiakitanga, my mission is to awaken the creative genius in others and encourage all that is positive.”

Whakaoho i te tama i roto. Whakaoho i te hine i roto.

Awaken the masculine and feminine with.

Puāwai is open from July – end of September 2021