Art and design news

Bright coloured paints

Thinking through colour

Art and design
12 Oct, 2021
After finding problems with the designs of patient information in healthcare, student Hannah Sames looked at how painting could improve experiences.
Fiona Amundsen's Tokyo Biennale installation

Documenting what’s left behind

Art and design
11 Oct, 2021
For Associate Professor Fiona Amundsen the ongoing restrictions due to Covid-19 has meant she has had to adapt and pivot her art.
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Click & Collect Sculpture Exhibition

Art and design
07 Oct, 2021
Second and third year sculpture students have put together Click & Collect, a live, socially distanced exhibition opening online on Friday 8 October.
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World-first triple PhD joint project

28 Sep, 2021
3 Te Wānanga o Aotearoa staff have been awarded PhD’s in raranga (traditional Māori weaving) after joined-up study through AUT’s Ipukarea Research Centre.
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Moana view in Ars Electronica Festival

Art and design
13 Sep, 2021
AUT academics will host Moana Digitalities as part of the 2021 Ars Electronica Festival.
X Challenge finalists 2021

Meet the 2021 X Challenge Finalists

10 Sep, 2021
Read about the eight finalists who will be battling to win $20,000 of cash and prizes in AUT's entrepreneurship competition.
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Semester 2 - teaching online

09 Sep, 2021
Given the uncertainty of alert levels under the Delta variant, AUT has decided that all teaching will remain online for Semester 2.
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AUT climbs up the global rankings

02 Sep, 2021
AUT continues to climb up the global university rankings joining the University of Otago in second place in NZ and the top 250 universities in the world.
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Universities must embrace partnerships

23 Jul, 2021
Professor Guy Littlefair talks to HEDx podcast to reflect on tertiary education and the challenges and opportunities facing the sector.
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Fulbright NZ award winners 2021

08 Jul, 2021
Congratulations to 2021 Fulbright New Zealand scholarship award winners, AUT staff member Jenni Tupu and AUT alumna Hariata Tai Rakena.
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Hayakal al Noor, Bodies of Light on now

Art and design
06 Jul, 2021
Hayakal al Noor, Bodies of Light – an exhibition by Art and Design Doctoral Candidate Narjis Mirza is a light installation that is a true feast for the sen
Young leaders

Supporting our future leaders

05 Jul, 2021
AUT is a proud sponsor of four events currently taking place, which support the aspirations of our next generation of leaders.
Professor Fiona Peterson

Five questions: Professor Fiona Peterson

08 Jun, 2021
We asked Professor Fiona Peterson five questions about her research following her appointment to Professor.
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Time's strange tissue

Art and design
01 Jun, 2021
Professor Len Gillman, Associate Professor Andrew Denton, and Susan Jowsey are exhibiting their work at the Auckland Festival of Photography.
Every Banana Helps

Ad School Grads Winning Awards

31 May, 2021
AUT’s advertising creativity graduates are showcasing their talents, with two creative teams from the 2020 graduating class scooping awards.
Creating Community

Good Health Design & We Read Auckland

Art and design
28 May, 2021
The Good Health Design Lab’s Museum of Meaningful Moments will be on display at Auckland Central Library as part of the We Read Auckland regional event.
Professor Welby Ings with floorboards

Underground History

Art and design
10 May, 2021
Professor Welby Ings writes about what it was like being a teacher during the Dawn Raids era and beyond, in an opinion piece for E-Tangata.
Techweek playlist

Techweek 21 Tech for Good

07 May, 2021
Techweek 2021 is almost upon us, and this year again offers a huge variety of interesting and insightful events and talks on AUT City Campus.
A body that lives

A Body That Lives Walter Prize showcase

Art and design
06 May, 2021
Associate Professor Fiona Amundsen will be exhibiting her work as one of the finalists in the Walters Prize at Auckland Art Gallery.
Space for creativity

Space for creativity

Art and design
18 Mar, 2021
Insight, AUT’s alumni magazine, talks to textile design alumna April Gourdie who has become known as the ‘knit person’ of Allbirds’ product team.
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Visual arts alumna revives Niuean art

Art and design
24 Feb, 2021
Artist and AUT visual arts graduate Cora-Allan Wickliffe is reviving the ancient Niuean art of hiapo.
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AUT alumnus wins major artist residency

Art and design
19 Feb, 2021
AUT visual arts alumnus Kalisolaite 'Uhila has been awarded the Art Foundation’s prestigious $100,000 Harriet Friedlander Residency.
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Passion for entrepreneurship and design

Art and design
18 Feb, 2021
Alumnus Sam Gray shares with us how his passion for entrepreneurship and design led him to become the CEO and founder for two companies.
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Art and Design Awards

Art and design
17 Dec, 2020
The 2020 Art and Design Awards recognise students' scholarly excellence as well as their outstanding contribution to the school and wider community.
Unite against Racism

Stamping out the racism epidemic

Art and design
26 Nov, 2020
Graduating Industrial Design student Phoebe Lee has imagined a future Aotearoa where the epidemic of racism has been stamped out.
Anamorphic Amusement

AD20 virtual showcase

Art and design
24 Nov, 2020
Graduating Art and Design students’ work has been showcased in a virtual exhibition for the first time.
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Best Awards Winners 2020

17 Nov, 2020
AUT has had another successful year at the Best Awards – the Design Institute of New Zealand’s annual awards recognising excellence in design.
Xin Cheng and Mon Jansen

What could this become

Art and design
05 Nov, 2020
Staff member Monique Jansen from the School of Art & Design and renowned artist Xin Cheng have given new life to AUT’s waste.
AQI2020

Evocative new work at the Art Gallery

Art and design
03 Nov, 2020
AQI2020 is a new commission by New Zealand performance and installation artist and AUT alumna, Alicia Frankovich.
Guy Littlefair

Design & Creative Tech Postgrad Awards

07 Oct, 2020
The 2020 Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies Postgraduate Awards recognise the top honours, master’s and doctoral students who graduated in 2020.
*get over yourself* by Alyssa Pua (2020 Best Awards Finalist (Graphic))

AUT 2020 Best Awards finalists

18 Sep, 2020
Thirty-six projects from AUT are finalists for the 2020 Best Awards.
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Award-winning designer Haydn Jack changing the world

Art and design
10 Sep, 2020
AUT alumnus Haydn Jack says he fell in love with design because it has the power to change the world.
AUT Team with Jacinda Ardern (Backrow L-R: Gregory Bennett, Julia King, Lee Jackson, Len Gillman, Ryan Smith, Rose Nichol-Foster and Ashray Doshi. Front row L-R: Barbara Bollard, Katarina Markovic, Jacinda Ardern)

Thousands set to ‘explore’ Antarctica through VR

30 Jul, 2020
Step inside Sir Edmund Hillary’s Hut in Antarctica with a new virtual reality experience developed by AUT scientists and digital designers
AUT Digital Design PhD student Katarina Markovic

Q&A with Digital Design PhD student Katarina Markovic – Heritage Preservation through VR storytelling

Art and design
30 Jul, 2020
Q&A with digital design PhD student Katarina Markovic about heritage preservation and VR storytelling.
Vivian's story was brought to life in the form of a graphic novel illustrated by AUT Dr Tatiana Tavares.

A new way of research storytelling

Art and design
20 Jul, 2020
Vivian is a graphic novel about the intersections between gender and palliative care.
AUT Head of Art and Design Dr Andrew Withell

Why does art and design matter?

Art and design
09 Jul, 2020
Simply put, the role of artists and designers is to make the world a better place, writes Dr Andrew Withell, Head of Art and Design at AUT.
AUT Spatial Design grad Mossiah Fina'i

Design Through a Pasifika Lens

Art and design
09 Jul, 2020
Using his Samoan heritage, one recent AUT graduate has found his drive to make the intangible come to life.
Techweek playlist

Techweek 2020 AUT playlist launched

30 Jun, 2020
Techweek 2020 comes to life as a virtual event post COVID-19 lockdown.
Example of Welby's preparatory drawings in Auckland boxing clubs created between 2017 and 2020.

PUNCH: a new film by AUT Welby Ings

Art and design
10 Jun, 2020
The New Zealand Film Commission recently approved production finance for AUT Professor Welby Ings’ feature film PUNCH.
Gentle Man by Imuy Teav

AUT grad named international finalist

Art and design
10 Jun, 2020
AUT Fashion Design graduate Imuy Teav is one of the finalists for the 2020 iD International Emerging Designer Awards.
Aotearoa Gratitude billboard at Grey Lynn

Thank you artwork for essential workers

Art and design
20 Apr, 2020
AUT Art and Design students have banded together to show their appreciation for essential workers through billboard art.
Fiona Amundsen, A Body That Lives (2018)

Fiona Amundsen nominated for 2020 Walters Prize

Art and design
15 Apr, 2020
AUT Visual Arts Senior Lecturer Fiona Amundsen has been named as one of the finalists of this year’s Walters Prize.
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Albert Refiti at The MET

Art and design
16 Mar, 2020
Last year, Art and Design Associate Professor Albert Refiti received the Andrew W. Mellon Senior Fellowship at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
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Augmented Reality book wins competition

Art and design
10 Mar, 2020
AUT's art and design lecturer Tatiana Tavares is one of the winners of Communication Arts Magazine’s annual illustration contest.
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Speaking Surfaces: stories and spaces

Art and design
05 Mar, 2020
Speaking Surfaces is the collaborative work of St Paul St Gallery and AUT Spatial Design staff and students.
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Waitangi Day and the Auckland Pride Festival: An intertwined history of racism and homophobia

Art and design
31 Jan, 2020
The intertwined history of racism and homophobia of Waitangi Day and Auckland Pride Festival
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Designing Kai with Kids

Art and design
04 Dec, 2019
South Campus Communication Design students Olivia Penfold and Brayden Luamanu are the designers behind a fundraiser recipe book for PILLARS.
The Tastes of Home cookbook

Cookbook sales fund refugee scholarship

26 Nov, 2019
AUT students from refugee backgrounds can now apply for a scholarship fund created from the sales of the Tastes of Home cookbook.
QS stars 2019

AUT a 5-star university across all categories

13 Nov, 2019
AUT has received the maximum five stars for the first time in every category according to the global education analysts QS in their recent results.
New Professors announced in 2019

New Professors and Associate Professors

07 Nov, 2019
AUT has announced the promotion of 12 leading academics to the position of Professor. A further 15 academics have been appointed as Associate Professors.
AUT Blue Award recipients

Top students awarded AUT Blue Awards

18 Oct, 2019
59 AUT students from disciplines ranging from water polo to film directing celebrated their successes at the 2019 AUT Blue Awards on Thursday 10 October.
Streets are some of our most important public spaces.

How to turn Auckland’s inner city streets into public spaces people can enjoy

Art and design
10 Oct, 2019
Dr Carl Douglas writes about how to turn Auckland’s inner-city streets into public spaces people can enjoy
Tracheostomy by Charlotte Dickson was awarded a Gold Best Award in the Product category.

AUT triumphs at 2019 Best Awards

Art and design
08 Oct, 2019
AUT has 7 Gold, 13 Silver and 8 Bronze awards in this year’s Best Awards.
Lost City of Mer

AUT VR project exhibits at UN, New York

Art and design
25 Sep, 2019
The Lost City of Mer is a Virtual Reality experience aimed at inspiring action against climate change.
Voices for the future installation

Voices for the Future: UN Summit in NYC

20 Sep, 2019
Joe’s large-scale video installation of Antarctica icebergs is being projected onto the UN Buildings in NY as part of the global UN Climate Action Summit.
THE Rankings Sep 2019

AUT moves up 50 places in world rankings

12 Sep, 2019
AUT is now in the top 1% of world universities and in the top 50 for research citations.
Woolf Fisher AUT scholarship Awards ceremony

19 first in family scholarships awarded

05 Sep, 2019
19 AUT students were awarded Woolf Fisher First-in-Family AUT Scholarships at a celebration event at the AUT South Campus on Thursday 29 August.
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val smith named 2019 Arts Foundation Laureate

Art and design
02 Sep, 2019
Art & Design PhD student val smith has been named as a 2019 Arts Foundation Laureate for their contribution to performing arts in New Zealand.

01 Jan, 1970
Initiate.Collaborate is a card game designed by AUT's Good Health Design lab to help teams collaborate better.

Initiate.Collaborate: Card game makes collaboration easy

Art and design
09 Aug, 2019
AUT’s Good Health Design lab have designed a card game, Initiate.Collaborate, to help make teamwork fun.
Hamilton Now by Bianca Cross, Hannah Small and Megan Laxon

48 AUT finalists at 2019 Best Awards

Art and design
07 Aug, 2019
AUT School of Art and Design has 48 finalists at this year’s Best Awards.
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Artwork for youth, by youth

Art and design
29 Jul, 2019
Students from Albany Senior High School have come together to bring Tūmanako 2019 to AUT to commemorate Hiroshima Day and support our Muslim community.
Annah Stretton and Fiona Bongartz

The business of prison and fashion

23 Jul, 2019
Business and fashion student Fiona Bongartz worked with fashion icon Annah Stretton as part of the AUT Business School’s Shadow a Leader programme.
Export NZ 2019 Awards trophy designed by AUT School of Art and Design Industrial Design students Kynan Robinson and Shah Mohebbi.

Industrial Design students design Export NZ 2019 Awards trophies

Art and design
23 Jul, 2019
Third year Industrial Design students Kynan Robinson and Shah Mohebbi are the designers behind this year’s Export NZ Awards trophies.
A re imagined elective surgery ward bathroom

Reimagining the future of care

Art and design
02 Jul, 2019
A collaborative design project by AUT art & design students and Waitemata DHB reimagines what hospitals could look like.
talanoa discussion ‘Salty Blood and Tears’: Ocean Stories

What’s in a name ‘Moana’?

Art and design
28 Jun, 2019
AUT Art and Design Vā Moana research cluster hosted a talanoa discussion about ‘Moana’ as a term for modern day Oceania.
Turama Festival

AUT artist in residence part of Tūrama

Art and design
20 Jun, 2019
Joseph Michael, AUT's Artist in Residence, is part of the line-up for Auckland's new inner-city light festival, Tūrama Festival, which opens next month.
Tess Costil's winning submission for the 2019 Pentland Pol Roger Churchill Design competition

Design grad wins Pol Roger competition

Art and design
14 Jun, 2019
Communication Design graduate Tess Costil is the winner of the 2019 Pentland Pol Roger Churchill Design competition.
Fishbone Tree of Life

A new direction for art on campus

Art and design
12 Jun, 2019
A newly established Art on Campus Advisory Group will shape and direct the University's art collection.
Blender Design and AUT

Reconnecting people with food

Art and design
11 Jun, 2019
Blender Design and AUT Industrial Design students tackle product design for smart horticulture.
Dr Rosser Johnson and Dr Andrew Withell

DCT confirms two new Heads of School

05 Jun, 2019
Dr Rosser Johnson will be Head of the School of Communications Studies, and Dr Andrew Withell will be Head of Art & Design.
Joseph Michael

Environmentally focussed artist turns to NZ’s Kauri trees

02 May, 2019
Renowned artist Joseph Michael is AUT’s Artist in Residence for 2019
62% increase in AUT researchers

62% increase in AUT researchers

30 Apr, 2019
Growing expertise to help New Zealand and the world
TDC64 Auckland

TDC64 Auckland: World’s best typography exhibition at AUT

Art and design
09 Apr, 2019
The world's best typography is on display at AUT's St Paul St Gallery 3 from 2-17 April
Still from SPARROW short film

Uncommon milestone for 'Sparrow'

Art and design
05 Apr, 2019
Professor Welby Ing's latest short film 'Sparrow' has been honoured with its 50th international film festival selection.
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The Techweek19 programme is live

05 Apr, 2019
AUT is the only NZ university and an official Strategic Partner. Hear from Dr Roseanne Ellis and Professor Guy Littlefair about why we’re involved.
Cookbook contributors and guest speaker

Diversity celebrated at cookbook launch

22 Mar, 2019
The launch of a cookbook with family recipes and stories of AUT staff and students from migrant and refugee backgrounds, took place on Race Relations Day.
Professor Frances Joseph

Five questions: Professor Frances Joseph

21 Mar, 2019
We asked Professor Frances Joseph five questions about her research ahead of her Inaugural Professorial Address.
They Are Us image - illustration by Ruby Jones

Christchurch

15 Mar, 2019
The tragic event in Christchurch today devastates us. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their friends and families.
Max Gimblett accepts honorary doctorate

“Education is the key to life”

Art and design
15 Mar, 2019
Dr Max Gimblett returned to NZ to accept an Honorary Doctorate from AUT, for his outstanding and sustained contribution to the arts.
Fiona Amundsen

Fiona chosen as Fulbright NZ Scholar

Art and design
06 Mar, 2019
AUT Visual Arts Senior Lecturer Fiona Amundsen has been selected as a 2019 Fulbright New Zealand Scholar.
Sesselja Jonasardottir and Celia Harrison

Lighting up rural Iceland

Art and design
28 Feb, 2019
AUT Spatial Design alumna Celia Harrison has been awarded one of Iceland’s top cultural awards.
Graduate Lavinia Ilolahia's Rookie collection

AUT designers make international finals

Art and design
31 Jan, 2019
AUT fashion design graduates Sean Kettle, Eddy Richards and Lavinia Ilolahia have made the iD International Emerging Designer Awards finals.
Seddon Memorial Technical College reunion

Celebrating AUT through the years

21 Jan, 2019
Over 50 of our oldest alumni came together for the 2018 Seddon Memorial Technical College reunion hosted by the alumni office.
AUT Edge Award winners

Gaining skills for the workplace

14 Dec, 2018
Auckland Council are proud to sponsor the overall achievement prize for the AUT Edge Award, an extra-curricular employability award at AUT.
Mia Evans from Clever Little Monthly

Clever Little Monthly wins X-Challenge

Art and design
12 Dec, 2018
Students Shara Quin and Mia Evans won the top prize at the 2018 AUT X Challenge for Clever Little Monthly, ethical and sustainable tampons made from hemp.
AUT graduates heading overseas as part of the Internz programme

Meet the new AUT Internz

28 Nov, 2018
21 AUT graduates have been hand-picked by major companies including Lululemon, Enviropod, Paramount Recording Studios and Sundance Institute to be internat
Solitary bee hotel on North Campus

Bees, basil and broccoli

Art and design
22 Nov, 2018
Staff and students on the North Campus have been making use of the green space, resulting in the creation of a bee hotel and raised food gardens.
Synchrotron to be used in research

Five AUT Marsden Fund grants

08 Nov, 2018
Five projects led by AUT researchers have been granted funding totalling $3.58 million in new research for the university, in this Marsden Fund round.
AUT's new Professors

New Professors and Associate Professors announced

01 Nov, 2018
AUT has announced the promotion to Professor of seven senior academics. A further 16 academics have been appointed as Associate Professors.
The Sustainability Taskforce at the Roadmap launch

Minister launches sustainable blueprint

24 Oct, 2018
The Minister for Climate Change, the Hon James Shaw officially launched AUT’s Sustainability Roadmap on Friday 19 October.
The 2018 Blue Award recipients

AUT Blue Awards recognise top students

17 Oct, 2018
41 AUT students were honoured for their sporting, artistic and cultural successes on Friday at the AUT Blue Awards.
Seated guests at the 2017 event

AUT Blue Awards honour arts and culture

09 Oct, 2018
The annual AUT Blue Awards for sporting excellence will now be extended to acknowledge arts and culture excellence among high achieving students.
Solitary bee hotel on North Campus

A room for one please

Art and design
02 Oct, 2018
Thanks to students taking the Design for Sustainability paper, North campus is now host to a solitary bee hotel.
THE world university rankings for AUT 2019

THE rankings place AUT in NZ top three

27 Sep, 2018
AUT has significantly improved in global university rankings published today by the Times Higher Education.
Semi-finalist Kiola Ballard with her work, Kau Muli

Memory inspired knits exhibited in NYC

Art and design
25 Sep, 2018
Third-year Textile Design student Kiola Ballard reached semi-finalist status for the prestigious Dorothy Waxman textile Design Prize.
AUT students sit in the WG lecture hall

AUT 2019 domestic and international fees

13 Sep, 2018
Tuition fees for new domestic students, and for domestic and international students currently enrolled in a programme will increase in 2019.
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AUT academic joins NZ Project Runway

Art and design
13 Aug, 2018
AUT senior fashion lecturer Andreas Mikellis has been announced as a key player on New Zealand’s Project Runway, airing next month.
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Five questions: Professor Charles Walker

07 Aug, 2018
We asked Professor Charles Walker five questions about his research at the time of his Inaugural Professorial Address.
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AUT student's work dazzles at awards

Art and design
02 Aug, 2018
Visual arts student Evelyn Tautakitaki won the top prize at the Eden Arts Art Schools Award, a competition that showcases outstanding student work.
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