Best of the Best Designers Speak® 2021
Auckland4 - Toitanga


Wed 19th May, 2021


Drinks 6-6.30pm at Designworks,
Opposite Auckland Art Gallery main foyer

Then across to:
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Cnr Wellesley St East and Kitchener St


This event is open - bookings are not available.

Best Of The Best Designers Speak

The Best Design Awards are a major feature of the local design calendar and some of last year's winners are touring the country to offer first-hand insights into their projects.


Speakers —

Extended Whānau, Maree Sheehan,​ Locales, Waipā District Council​, Beca Architects Storybox, AUT School of Art and Design

Extended Whānau & Maree Sheehan

Tyrone Ohia PDINZ & Maree Sheehan


Pushing at the boundaries of contemporary Māori art, Ōtairongo seeks to interpret and represent the identity of wāhine Māori through audio-portraiture.

Locales & Waipā District Council

Chris Hay, Anne Blyth & Shane Te Ruki

Te Ara Wai Journeys

Te Ara Wai Journeys is a self-guided tour of sites of cultural significance across the Waipā district with the aim of creating a fully bicultural, bilingual resource for mana whenua, local communities and visitors alike.

Beca Architects

Campbell Craig & Rangi Kipa

Te Hono - New Plymouth Airport Terminal

The Te Hono - New Plymouth Airport Terminal exhibits an embedded sense of place and connection to the local people of Taranaki and their story.


Robert Appierdo

Mana Moana Digital Ocean

Mana Moana Digital Ocean brings together more than 20 leading Māori and Pacifica artists from across Aotearoa for an online collection of multimedia and video art - all housed over an immersive waterscape rendered in 3D.

AUT School of Art and Design

Maria Lokshina

#Things I wish I knew

#Things I wish I knew is a set of information cards for international students to learn more about tangata whenua and their history, traditions and language.

Best of the Best Designers Speak® — Auckland4


DINZ Members - $15
DINZ Graduate Members - $10
DINZ Student Members - $5
Non-Members - $25

RSVP essential