ST PAUL St is a suite of purpose built galleries and project spaces run by the School of Art and Design, AUT University. The programme of exhibitions, screenings, performances and events profiles both emerging and established artists and designers from New Zealand and internationally. Since it was established in 2004 ST PAUL St Gallery has developed a strong programme, which has seen the Gallery develop into one of the leading university galleries in New Zealand and the foremost gallery for contemporary art and design in Auckland.
CoLab is a network of partners, facilities, resources, skills and opportunities. It utilises a range of premises, services and expertise from across the two organisations and out into the public sphere. These include a dedicated research space and laboratory at AUT University; access to the MIC performance venue at Galatos, editing suite and MIC gallery; access to workshops and seminar rooms at AUT; a mobile, community-based, digital storey telling laboratory; site specific, networked and online events; national and international touring programmes.
The Wallace Arts Trust currently has over 35 institutions borrowing more than 1,000 works from its 5,500 plus collection. AUT has 245 artworks that reflect the culturally and artistically rich nature of the Collection on loan. Included are artworks by a range of high profile, established and emerging New Zealand artists including Toss Wollaston, Ian Scott, Philip Trusttum, Paratene Matchitt, Judy Millar, Bill Hammond, Robert Ellis and others. The artworks are on display in buildings across three campuses and can be viewed in the Learning Centre, the Office of the Vice Chancellor and the Business and Law School on the City Campus, in Healthcare Practice, Health and Environmental Sciences, the Library and in Education on the North Shore Campus, and in MB, MC and MD Buildings on the Manukau Campus.
The Textile Design Laboratory supports innovation through design and new technologies, knowledge sharing and research, fostering collaboration between industry and education.
The School of Art & Design has received strong backing for the lab, which offers access to the latest print and knit technologies and provides regular opportunities for industry training. Fashion and textiles companies will also be able to make use of the lab to develop samples or small runs of knitwear or printed fabrics.
The laboratory gives industry and students access to cutting edge design, knit and print technology and expertise. It is available to postgraduate and specialist undergraduate students through workshops and project support.
Rapid Prototyping is a technology that allows for the creation of complex 3 dimensional prototypes in very short times. This allows product concepts to be rapidly tested from an aesthetics, ergonomics or engineering point of view. It allows ideas to be tested before committing major costs to going into production, and allows several faster iterations of the product development process before a design is finalized.
The AUT Rapid Prototyping Lab can produce parts in a variety of materials including plastic, plaster and aluminium. Parts can generally be produced within a few hours, or days for complex large parts.
The book bindery is located in the creative hub of the seventh floor in WE building. The facility is well equipped to make a vast variety of books, boxes, folders and other constructions using an array of materials.
The equipment and the processes of bookbinding are old but effective. Being in the heart of the Art and Design school, this craft can be brought into the new age, with design aesthetics that are able to be applied to old world technologies.
Equipment: presses, electric guillotine, hand guillotines, board chopper, perfect binding frame, foiling machines, paper drill press, hand tools and more.
The printmaking workshops are professional shared working spaces designed to support students working across a broad range of media disciplines.
Workshop usage: Screen Printing, Relief Printing, Intaglio/etching , Letter press, Lithography
Philosophy: Non-toxic printmaking: Use of water-based printing inks (where possible); reduction in the usage of chemicals and cleaning products to minimise the harmful effect on individuals and on the environment.
The photographic facilities on Level 7 of E Block, ST PAUL St encompass three distinct photographic areas:
Loans Central is a place where Art and Design students can borrow equipment to use for their work. We have a great collection of Digital Cameras, Video Cameras, Wacom Tablets, Televisions, DVD Players, Audio and Lighting Equipment and a range of other stuff for students to use free of charge. Check out our catalogue of equipments, book online and watch for updates on open times and equipment availability.
The Art and Design Postgraduate Studies Department is housed within WM building on St Paul St, in the centre of Auckland City. Our students enjoy access to their studio spaces, digital labs, and moving image lab. Tutorials, presentations and critiques take place in the PG studios during the year.
The Library works closely with academic staff and researchers and postgraduates to support the learning, teaching and research objectives of the university.