James Charlton

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Programme Leader, Senior Lecturer

Phone: 9219999 ext 9793

Email: james.charlton@aut.ac.nz

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James Charlton is an artist and a  Senior Lecturer at Colab. He engages a range of physical, digital and performative approaches to explore the nature of the artefact and the assumptions of the audience.

Current research into interactive digital object technologies centres around the integration of digital and physical content to question the definitions and nature of time-based media.

James gained his BFA from Elam School of Fine Arts in 1982. As a Fulbright recipient he completed his MFA at the State University of New York in 1986, and exhibited extensively throughout the United States. James lectured in Sculpture at the University of New Hampshire, Monserrat College of Art and the State University of New York at Albany.

He was a founding member of the Auckland Society of Arts  School of Art Visual Arts Degree, and was subsequently appointed Curriculum Leader of Sculpture in the Visual Art Programme at AUT. In 2008 he left the Department of VIsual Arts to take up the position of Programme Leader for the newly established  Bachelor of Creative Technologies at AUT.

Teaching Areas:

  • Sculpture
  • Interactive Media
  • Postgraduate supervision

Research Areas:

  • Digital object technologies
  • Time based media

Recent Exhibitions:

  • Charlton, J. (2011)  Be My Mirror. Digital Arts Live at The Edge. Auckland, NZ.
  • Dadson, P. and Charlton, J. (2012) Body Tok Quintet. TeManawa Gallery, Palmerston North and  Pataka Gallery, Porioura, NZ.
  • Charlton, J.(2011) Air Travel. After School Special. SUNYA, Albany, NewYork, USA.
  • Charlton, J. (2011) iForm. Ambience, Boras, Sweden
  • Dadson, P. and Charlton, J. (2011) Stones. Performance at Australian Computer Music Association, Auckland University, Auckland, NZ.