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Christchurch

15 Mar, 2019

Max Gimblett accepts honorary doctorate

“Education is the key to life”

Art and design
15 Mar, 2019

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Fiona chosen as Fulbright NZ Scholar

Art and design
06 Mar, 2019

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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, the Eyrarrósin, for her work establishing the List í ljósi (Art in light) festival of light in the eastern Icelandic town of Seyðisfjörður (Seydisfjordur), population 700.

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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.

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Clever Little Monthly wins X-Challenge

Art and design
12 Dec, 2018
Solitary bee hotel on North Campus

Bees, basil and broccoli

Art and design
22 Nov, 2018

Solitary bee hotel on North Campus

A room for one please

Art and design
02 Oct, 2018
Semi-finalist Kiola Ballard with her work, Kau Muli

Memory inspired knits exhibited in NYC

Art and design
25 Sep, 2018

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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
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Palliser Ridge Scholarship knitted-up

Art and design
10 Jul, 2018

A scholarship sponsored by a prominent wool producer enables one of our textile design students to pursue her idea for stylish sound-proofing.

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Alumna scoops top art prize

Art and design
22 Jun, 2018

AUT visual arts alumna Angela Tiatia was awarded the prestigious Ravenswood Australian women's art prize recently for her video The Fall.

Hazel Umaga and Taylor McDonald are winners of the 2018 Pacific Youth Awards.

Prime Minister recognises AUT students

23 Apr, 2018

Hazel Umaga and Taylor McDonald are winners of the 2018 Pacific Youth Awards.

A new website, Talking Minds

New resource for youth with psychosis

Art and design
13 Apr, 2018

A new website, Talking Minds, is now available to help young people with psychosis navigate the complexities of the condition.

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AUT Grad wins Australia’s most prestigious graphic design award

Art and design
07 Dec, 2017

Communication Design graduate Alistair McCready has won Australia’s single top graphic design award.

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Budding student entrepreneurs prepare for AUT’s “Dragon’s Den”

21 Nov, 2017

X-Challenge, a new university-wide competition that gives every AUT student an opportunity to develop an idea for a business, cause or project will culminate with a Dragons Den style pitch night on Thursday 23 November.

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AUT wins big at 2017 Best Design Awards

Art and design
11 Oct, 2017

AUT has won big at the 2017 Best Awards - the annual design industry awards dinner held last Friday, 6 October 2017.

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AUT at NZFW Graduate Show 2017

Art and design
12 Sep, 2017

Three talented fashion designers represented AUT at this year’s New Zealand Fashion Week (NZFW) Graduate Show.

From Auckland to Paris: Four AUT students heading to Europe's largest tech festival

From Auckland to Paris: Four AUT students heading to Europe's largest tech festival

Art and design
01 Sep, 2017

Four AUT students, with support from the Embassy of France in New Zealand, have been selected to present their work at Europe's largest digital festival, this month in Paris.

New Head of School of Communications

New Head of School of Communications

Art and design
07 Jun, 2017

AUT has appointed a new Head of the School of Communications.

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New Head of School of Communications

Art and design
07 Jun, 2017

AUT has appointed a new Head of the School of Communications.

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Disobedient teaching: surviving and creating change in education

Art and design
28 Feb, 2017

Despite being expelled from Secondary School and suspended from Teachers College, AUT Professor Welby Ings’ new book is about teaching.

Disobedient teaching: surviving and creating change in education

Disobedient teaching: surviving and creating change in education

28 Feb, 2017

Despite being expelled from Secondary School and suspended from Teachers College, AUT Professor Welby Ings’ new book is about teaching.

A perspective unique to Manukau

A perspective unique to Manukau

Art and design
25 Oct, 2016

Communication Design students from Auckland University of Technology (AUT) South Campus exhibited their end-of-year work at the gala opening of the Original Art Sale, being held at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau from October 14-16.

AUT student represents NZ at Edinburgh Arts Festival

AUT student represents NZ at Edinburgh Arts Festival

Art and design
07 Sep, 2016

AUT PhD Candidate Olivia Webb and her artwork represented New Zealand at one of the largest art events in the United Kingdom, the Edinburgh Arts Festival.

Earlier this year Olivia was invited to create an artwork for the festival as part of the festival’s 2016 Commissions Programme. Her new artwork, Lapides Vivi, was launched at this year’s festival.

AUT secures 25 Best Award nominations

AUT secures 25 Best Award nominations

15 Aug, 2016

Twenty five projects by students and staff from the School of Art and Design and Colab have secured nominations in the country’s top design awards.

TEDxManukau: Explore, Realise, Act

TEDxManukau: Explore, Realise, Act

Art and design
08 Jul, 2016

Last month, David Sinfield, senior lecturer and undergraduate programme leader of Graphic Design and Moving Image at AUT South Campus, explored the relationship between lettering, design and storytelling across time and space at TEDxManukau.

AUT alumnus to study at Columbia University

AUT alumnus to study at Columbia University

05 Jul, 2016

Congratulations to Auckland University of Technology (AUT) alumnus, Jeremy Olds, who has been awarded a 2016 Fulbright New Zealand General Graduate Award.

Veiqia Project at AUT reawakens women’s role in Fijiian society

Veiqia Project at AUT reawakens women’s role in Fijiian society

Art and design
24 Mar, 2016

The Veiqia Project Exhibition is now open at AUT’s St Pauls St Gallery Three as a result of the journey of seven women reconnecting with a ‘sleeping’ practice.

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Rookie + AD15

Art and design
10 Dec, 2015

Final year fashion students transformed the newly-reopened St James’ Theatre into a fashion hotspot last week.

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AUT Design for Health and Wellbeing Lab wins top prize at Best Awards 2015

Art and design
16 Oct, 2015

AUT’s world-first in-hospital design lab took home top honours at the Country’s design awards on Friday night.

AUT University's Art Involvement

AUT University's Art Involvement

Art and design
12 Jul, 2013

There are very few exhibition projects that cover such a vast variety of projects – including cows, milk, earthquakes, water, tea, horses, temporary offices, mud, photography, objects and more.

But AUT University’s Transforming Topographies, on now as part of the 5th Auckland Triennial, can.

AUT fashion graduates take on the world

AUT fashion graduates take on the world

Art and design
11 Feb, 2013

Eight AUT Bachelor of Design (fashion) graduates have been named as finalists in the iD International Emerging Designers Awards.

Sara Andrews, Petra Benton, Charlotte Cho, Sohong Lim,  Monique Lynch, Richard McCoy, Fraser Mildon and Bay Rawlinson all completed their studies with AUT in 2012 and have been named as finalists in the awards.

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New year goal already decided for AUT staff member

Art and design
07 Jan, 2013

As we get closer to the new year, many of us will be thinking about setting goals, but AUT staff member Kritteka Gregory already knows what her goal will be, to qualify in badminton for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

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AUT Rookie show a success

Art and design
12 Nov, 2012

AUT University’s Rookie show last night delivered on its promise to be unlike any other.

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AUT’s graduating art and design students show their best

Art and design
06 Nov, 2012

AD12 Unexpected Spaces, a five-day exhibition by the graduating students of AUT University’s School of Art + Design, opens today and runs until Sunday 11th November.

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Christmas shopping with a difference

Art and design
01 Dec, 2011

The end of year is usually marked by moments of gifting desperation brought on by the Christmas season.  AUT’s ST PAUL St Gallery aims to alleviate the burden by hosting an End of Year Fair mixing art, craft, design and performance – a fair where some things are for sale and some things aren’t, and most things are under $100.

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Next Generation of Fashion Launched at AUT

Art and design
11 Nov, 2011

The local fashion industry will be out in force at Rookie 2011 tonight to see what the next generation of fashion design talent has to offer.

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AUT lecturer a 2012 Fulbright Scholar

Art and design
01 Nov, 2011

Research into site-based art projects has seen an AUT senior lecturer be the worthy recipient of a 2012 Fulbright New Zealand Senior Scholar Award.

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Sparkling Spices set to light up at the Aotea Centre

Art and design
07 Oct, 2011

The next interactive exhibition by CoLab launches tonight with the work fitting in perfectly with the Diwali Festival happening over the weekend.

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Heritage helps inspire success

Art and design
29 Jun, 2011

Two AUT fashion graduates, both inspired by their heritage, have come up trumps at the 2011 Miromoda Maori Fashion Design Awards.

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Wearing air and light: experimental fashion, New York style

Art and design
26 Jan, 2011

Fashion designer Diana Eng is bringing her left field ideas to Auckland this week, hosting a series of “Geek Fashion” workshops and exhibiting her own works at ST PAUL St Gallery. Eng, who began her fashion career as a contestant on Project Runway in 2005, is teaching the fashion-minded how to make inflatable clothing, garments that light up, and “deployable” shirts that mimic origami.

AUT fashion grads continue winning streak

AUT fashion grads continue winning streak

Art and design
08 Sep, 2010

AUT fashion graduate Sandra Tupu has pulled off a first, winning both the Supreme Award and the Runner Up prize at the Westfield Style Pasifika fashion show.

Performance Design takes centre stage at AUT

Performance Design takes centre stage at AUT

Art and design
13 Aug, 2010

Performance design will be centre stage at AUT University from August 13-28, when practitioners from across the country gather to generate and discuss New Zealand’s contribution to the 2011 Prague Quadrennial: International Exhibition of Performance Design and Space, PQ11. The Quadrennial is held every four years, presenting performance design from more than 70 countries in three categories:  student, national and theatre architecture.

Smelly socks tell story of cultural identity

Smelly socks tell story of cultural identity

Art and design
12 Aug, 2010

Has the smell of sunscreen ever convinced you that there is sand between your toes?  If so, you have experienced synthetic synaesthesia, when one sensory experience triggers another “phantom” sensory experience.

3D type wins over audience

3D type wins over audience

Art and design
30 Mar, 2010

Visitors to the HP Future Designers exhibition at Urbis Designday voted graphic designer Anzac Tasker as their favourite designer.

Seven stunning installations by recent AUT design graduates impressed Designday guests on March 20th but Tasker took the prize, winning a HP touch screen laptop – one of only two in the country.

New designers look to the future at Urbis Designday

New designers look to the future at Urbis Designday

Art and design
19 Mar, 2010

AUT University postgraduate students will give Auckland a taste of what’s to come at Urbis Designday’s inaugural Future Designers exhibition.

AUT University is the only tertiary education provider chosen to take part in Urbis Designday, a one day event which features installations by 12 New Zealand design stars (including Xanthe White and Zambesi) at leading showrooms around Auckland.

AUT proud to support the Auckland Triennial

AUT proud to support the Auckland Triennial

Art and design
16 Mar, 2010

The internationally significant Auckland Triennial has opened, with AUT University continuing its support for the event as Triennial Partner.

The 4th Auckland Triennial, “Last Ride in a Hot Air Balloon”, is based on the theme of risk and adventure in art today and features work by 27 New Zealand and international artists.

Menswear success at iD Dunedin fashion awards

Menswear success at iD Dunedin fashion awards

Art and design
16 Mar, 2010

AUT fashion graduates Sandra Tupu (pictured) and Glenn Yungnickel took away awards with their menswear collections at this week’s iD Dunedin Emerging Designer Awards.

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AUT Rookie impresses fashion A-listers

Art and design
20 Oct, 2009

It was standing room only last night at AUT Rookie 2009, when AUT University fashion students showed their final collections on the runway.  Fashion insiders, the media, designers and their families and friends crammed into St Pauls Church to see 22 collections take to the catwalk.

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E-clothing expert visits AUT

15 Jun, 2009

Singing shirts, purses with inbuilt touch alarms and cycling jackets that indicate when you turn are a few of the spinoffs of technology that allows fabric to respond to stimuli like light, sound and touch.  This week, international electronic textiles expert Dr Leah Buechley will be in Auckland to show how it is done.