The Incubator Creative Hub welcomes you to the very first professionally curated Toi Māori artist studios, Indigenous Resident artist exchange programme and contemporary Whare Taonga space in Tauranga Moana. 


Our Vision: 


To celebrate, nurture and incubate Toi Māori and indigenous practitioners. 
To establish a meaningful and collaborative indigenous artists exchange programme. 
To deliver an authentic Whare taonga for the display and sale of high quality artisan product.
To fill a gap in Tauranga Moana to make Toi Māori practices accessible to public. 
To create opportunities to mentor and educate Rangatahi delivering specialised learning workshops. 
To employ art and creative activity as a means of storytelling and connecting. 
Collaborations between international indigenous artists to create work generates opportunities to exchange ideas, artistic techniques and cultural practices. 


The Incubator Creative Hub acknowledges the Tauranga Heritage Collection and TCC

for the use of this whare to celebrate arts and culture.

OKORORE Ngā Toi Māori projects and events

Waitangi day 2020

Coming soon- Solo Exhibition Arohanoa Mathews

Introducing current resident artists

Arohanoa Mathews, a descendant from Ngāi Tukairangi and Ngāti Tapu Hapu, has returned home to Tauranga Moana to re-connect with her whanau and community. As one of the Resident Artists of Okorore, and descendant of John Lees and Ruawahine Faulkner, Arohanoa’s exhibition title, ‘Ko ahau...I am...’ aims to entice the viewer to search for themselves in her interactive art, whilst sharing her identity as Wāhine Māori, Mother, Artist, Mentor, Leader and many other roles that she has become to be who she is.

Past resident artists