Ōtairongo takes out BEST Awards

Tyrone Ohia and Extended Whānau have taken out two purple pins, four golds and one silver for ÕTAIRONGO design at the BEST Awards. It is truly an honour to work with Tyrone and for this project and kaupapa to be recognised with these prestigious wards.

Judge’s comments:
An absolutely stunning and breath taking piece of work, original in its thinking and striking in its execution, a truly contemporary take on culture. This project has depth and layers of thinking with an authentic connection to traditional storytelling and combine that with a fresh and beautifully crafted visual execution, Ōtairongo moves a visual language forward in leaps and bounds.

Team Members

Maree Sheehan, Viv Teo, Emiko Sheehan, Rosabel Tan, Nigel Borell, Toaki Okano, Rob Lewis, Dexter Edwards, Jamie Bichan


Dr. Te Rita Bernadette Papesch, Moana Maniapoto, Ramon Te Wake, Tui Matira-Ransfield, Jane Hakaraia, Hemi Kelly, Artspace Aotearoa, Auckland Arts Festival


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