strandlab – research | innovation | collaboration

strandlab is a pop up creative research lab located in the Strand Arcade, Whangarei. Activating the Strand and the larger CBD area is its core goal, as well as support for cross boundary research and innovation in Northland, NZ.

The pop-up experience will start early May with talks, residencies, and workshops, installations and activations taking place throughout that month. The aim is for the project will continue further into the future and expand – strategies are in place to make this happen.

Updates will occur on this page, AwhiWorld Website and the StrandLab and AwhiWorld FB pages


strandlab is a creative collaboration between Propagarium, AwhiWorld, Northland Chamber of Commerce, Mahuta Digital, Strand Arcade Body Corp, and #creativetechnorthland


A long term artistic research project that explores tide  and its changing relationship to place in the context of climate change.

Initially personal photo documentation of meditative communications with sites, the work is evolving into a public facing education/intervention using augmenting practices.

Resource Sites
Northern Regional Council Climate Change (including maps)

Initial Thoughts and Investigations

Beach Road, Onerahi, NZ 13/11/18

Various Locations, Portland, NZ:01.12.18

St Marys Place Onerahi 20.11.18

[Rain storm patterns]