Natalie Robertson

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Senior Lecturer

Email: natalie.robertson@aut.ac.nz

ORCID: ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6849-9552

Research outputs:

Featured research outputs

  • Ellis, N., & Robertson, N. (2016). A Whakapapa of Tradition: One Hundred Years of Ngati Porou Carving, 1830-1930. Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University Press. Retrieved from http://www.press.auckland.ac.nz/

Books

  • Ellis, N., & Robertson, N. (2016). A Whakapapa of Tradition: One Hundred Years of Ngati Porou Carving, 1830-1930. Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University Press. Retrieved from http://www.press.auckland.ac.nz/

Journal articles

  • Robertson, N. (2019). “Images still live and are very much alive”: Whakapapa and the 1923 Dominion Museum ethnological expedition. Journal of the Polynesian Society, 128(1), 65-86. doi:10.15286/jps.128.1.65-86

  • Robertson, N. (2019). “Images still live and are very much alive”: Whakapapa and the 1923 Dominion Museum Ethnological Expedition.. The journal of the Polynesian Society. Polynesian Society (N.Z.), 128(1), 65-86. doi:10.15286/jps.128.1.65-86

  • Robertson, N., & Ellis, N. (2018). The Iwirākau Project: A Collaborative Waiapu Approach. History of Photography, 42(3), 239-248. doi:10.1080/03087298.2018.1537099

  • Robertson, N., & Ellis, N. (2016). Iwirakau. Threaded Ed.20 'The New Beginnings Issue'. (2017). Auckland, New Zealand.. Threaded, (20). Retrieved from http://store.threaded.co.nz/product/threaded-ed-20-preorder

  • Robertson, N. (2016). Nga Whatu-ora: We the living are the eyes of our sleeping ancestors. Public, 54(Winter 2016). Retrieved from http://www.publicjournal.ca/54-indigenous-art/

  • Robertson, N. (2008). The 10 Predicaments of Maui. Notes on Tricksters. Artspace Journal, 1.

  • Butt, D., McGregor, H., & Robertson, N. (2007). Trickster Manifesto page work. West Coast Line Journal.

  • Robertson, N. (2005). Are We There Yet. PHYSICS ROOM ANNUAL, Space And Culture, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 449-458, November 2005(1206-3312).

Creative works

  • Robertson, N., Bywater, J., Butt, D., & Monteith, A. (2020). Local Time—Paihamu Wānanga (No. Of Pieces: 4 days) [Artefact]. Tikapa Marae: Local Time Collective.

  • Robertson, N., Monteith, A., & Atkins, G. (2019). Te rerenga pōuri o nga parawhenua ki Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa.
    [The desolate journey of sediment to Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa – the Pacific Ocean]
    (No. Of Pieces: 5) [Artefact]. Te Tuhi, Pakuranga, Auckland: Gabriela Salgado. Retrieved from http://www.tetuhi.org.nz/whats-on/exhibitiondetails.php?id=224

  • Atkins, G., Monteith, A., Robertson, N., Smith, K., & Yates-Smith, A. (2019). Ngā wai e kato haere ana ki Te Moana-nui-ā-Kiwa: The waters weaving their way to Moana-nui-a-Kiwa, the Great Ocean of Kiwa. (No. Of Pieces: 2:30 video) [Artefact]. Dunedin Public Art Gallery: Lucy Hammonds. Retrieved from https://dunedin.art.museum/exhibitions/past/alex-monteith/

  • Robertson, N. (2019). Uncle Tasman — The Trembling Current that Scars the Earth (2007) (No. Of Pieces: 3 channels at 11:11 duration) [Artefact]. The Dowse Art Museum, Wellington: Melanie Oliver and Bridget Reweti. Retrieved from http://dowse.org.nz/exhibitions/detail/maori-moving-image-an-open-archive

  • Robertson, N. (2019). Rock Fishing, Port Awanui (1-4); Deer Head Drying, Te Rimu, Tikapa; Boiled Pig Head, Te Rimu, Tikapa (No. Of Pieces: 6) [Artefact]. Waikato Museum, Hamilton: Milford Galleries. Retrieved from http://waikatomuseum.co.nz/exhibitions-and-events/view/2145883212

  • Robertson, N. (2019). Te Mimi o Te Huinga puna wai and Kahikatea trees, Tikapa-a-Hinekopeka I, II, & III (2019). In To Make / Wrong / Right / Now, Honolulu Biennial 2019. (No. Of Pieces: 3 pieces measuring 3M x 3.8M.) [Artefact]. The Hub, Ward Village, Honolulu.: Nina Tonga (Curator) for Honolulu Biennial 2019.. Retrieved from https://www.honolulubiennial.org/honolulubiennial2019

  • Robertson, N. (2018). Te Rimu, Tikapa X (2018) & Puketapu (Silverford) (2018) from the series Puna Manawa Wai (No. Of Pieces: 2 pieces at 3M x 4M) [Artefact]. Te Whare Toi o Heretaunga. Hastings City Art Gallery; and MTG Hawke's Bay.: Bruce E Phillips. Retrieved from https://hastingscityartgallery.co.nz/current-exhibitions/east-2018/

  • Robertson, N. (2018). Mussel Gathering, Tikapa Beach [Te Wharau], 2014

    Net fishing, Ngutuawa, Waiapu River (1 of 2), 2014

    Net fishing, Ngutuawa, Waiapu River (2 of 2), 2014
    (No. Of Pieces: 3 x Inkjet prints on Ilford Gold Silk paper, 787mm x 1066mm) [Artefact]. Geoff Wilson Gallery, Whangarei: Linda Cook. Retrieved from http://pubhtml5.com/pnmt/wtwc

  • Robertson, N. (2017). The Gendered Lens (2017). (No. of Pieces: 6). [Photography]. Group Exhibition. 20 May - 14 Jun 2017. Dunedin, New Zealand: Milford Galleries. (No. Of Pieces: 6) [Artefact]. Dunedin: Milford Galleries. Retrieved from https://www.milfordgalleries.co.nz/dunedin/exhibitions/10387-The-Gendered-Lens

  • Robertson, N. (2011). E Tu Ake - Standing Strong (Uncle Tasman - Trembling Current that Scars the Earth.) (No. Of Pieces: 3 channel video work projected screen) [Artefact]. Wellington, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://www.tepapa.govt.nz/WhatsOn/exhibitions/ETuAke/Pages/default.aspx

  • Robertson, N. (2010). Uru-uru whenua ceremony [Artefact]. Rotoehu-Rotoiti Rd, Aotearoa (New Zealand).

  • Robertson, N. (2009). Video interview with Dr. Huirangi Waikerepuru, February 2009 (No. Of Pieces: ) [Artefact]. .

  • Robertson, N. (2009). Video interview with Te Miringa Hohaia, February 2009 (No. Of Pieces: ) [Artefact]. .

  • Robertson, N. (2009). Video interview with Keri Kaa at Whakaao, Rangitukia, January 2009 (No. Of Pieces: ) [Artefact]. .

  • Robertson, N. (2008). Video interview with Mark Kopua, Jack Brooking and Johnny Haerewa at Awatere Marae, September 2008 (No. Of Pieces: ) [Artefact]. .

  • Robertson, N. (2008). Video interview with Mr Tautini (Tini) Glover, December 2008 (No. Of Pieces: ) [Artefact]. .

  • Robertson, N. (2008). Video documentation of Reenactment of the return of the Maori Battalion C Co (No. Of Pieces: ) [Artefact]. Gisborne: Nga Tama Toa.

  • Robertson, N. (2008). Kimiora - Moteatea, Tikapa Beach, 2004, Video from New Zealand in Co-Lab (No. Of Pieces: ) [Artefact]. Copenhagen, Denmark.

  • Robertson, N. (2008). Suite of Photographs of Reenactment of the return of the Maori Battalion C Co. Nga Tama Toa, Gisborne [Artefact]. Retrieved from http://natalierobertson.weebly.com/

  • Kihara, S., O'Neill, A., & Robertson, N. (2007). Suite 7 Urban Marae Mattress Project with Suite 7 [Artefact]. Western Springs.

Book chapters

  • Robertson, N. (2019). Para-whenua-mea – Muddy-soil-of-Mother-Earth. In R. Halter, & C. Walthard (Eds.), Cultural Spaces and Design — Prospects of Design Education (pp. 264-275). Basel | Frankfurt am Main: LIBRUM Publishers & Editors LLC | Basel | Frankfurt am Main. doi:10.19218/3906897318

  • Robertson, N. (2019). “Can I take a photo of the marae?” - Dynamics of Photography in Te Ao Maori (the Maori world)/2012. In Myvillages, K. Böhm, W. Feenstra, & A. Schiffers (Eds.), The Rural: Documents of Contemporary Art. (pp. 134-138). Whitechapel Gallery and MIT Press. Retrieved from https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/rural

  • Robertson, N. (2018). Upokororo – Of Vanishing Fish and Ancestral Presence in Photography and Film. In C. McIntosh, A. Shelton, & Z. Stanhope (Eds.), Agency & Aesthetics (pp. 165-173). Auckland: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.

  • Robertson, N. (2017). Roimata Toroa - tears of the albatross.. In J. Marbrook, D. Abcede, N. Robertson, & D. Robie (Eds.), Conflict, Custom & Conscience: Photojournalism and the Pacific Media Centre 2007-2017. Auckland: Pacific Media Centre.

  • Robie, D. (2017). Voice of the voiceless: Investigative journalism Publication November 30. In J. Marbrook, D. Abcede, N. Robertson, & D. Robie (Eds.), Conflict, custom & conscience: Photojournalism and the Pacific Media Centre 2007-2017 (pp. 10-13). Auckland: Auckland University of Technology, Pacific Media Centre. doi:10.24135/pjm.v0i7.17

  • Robie, D. (2017). Voice of the voiceless: investigative photojournalism. In J. Marbrook, D. Abcede, N. Robertson, & D. Robie (Eds.), Conflict, custom & conscience: Photojournalism and the pacific media centre 2007-2017 (pp. 10-13). Auckland: Pacific Media Centre. Retrieved from http://www.pmc.aut.ac.nz/

  • Robertson, N. (2017). Activating photographic Mana Rangatiratanga through kōrero.. In C. Braddock (Ed.), Animism in art and performance (pp. 45-65). Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-66550-4

  • Robertson, N. (2012). “Can I take a photo of the marae?” Dynamics of photography in Te Ao Maori.. In S. Blokland, & A. Pelupessy (Eds.), Unfixed: Photography and postcolonial perspectives in contemporary art (pp. 97-105). The Netherlands: Jap Sam Books and UNFIXED Projects. Retrieved from http://www.unfixedprojects.org/Publications

  • Robertson, N. (2008). The 10 Predicaments of Maui. Notes on Tricksters. In M. Crookes, & N. Z. Artspace Auckland (Eds.), Volume 1 (pp. 132 pages). Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand: Clouds. Retrieved from http://www.clouds.co.nz/volume-1/

Conference contributions

  • Salmond, A., Atkins, G., & Robertson, N. (2019). The future of East Cape forests. In Through new eyes: Rethinking landscape in Aotearoa. Auckland: Environmental Defence Society—EDS. Retrieved from https://event.crowdcompass.com/throughneweyes19/page/pzS0He6N37

  • Robertson, N. (2019). A tuna in every puna: Photofilmic practices and tribal desires for environmental reinvigoration of freshwater springs. In NAISA [Native American and Indigenous Studies Conference] 2019 Aotearoa/New Zealand. Hamilton: University of Waikato Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies. Retrieved from http://naisa2019.waikato.ac.nz/

  • Robertson, N. (2017). A lament for the Waiapu river. In H20: Life & Death International Symposium. Adelaide. Retrieved from https://www.adelaide.edu.au/jmcoetzeecentre/calendar2017/h2oconference/

  • Love, H., Whararau, L., & Robertson, N. (2017). Early Films: Whānau, Film and Archives (2017). Film and The Colony Symposium. Wellington, New Zealand: Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision.. Wellington.

  • Robertson, N. (2017). Landscape traditions of photography in Te Ika-a-Maui - Waiapu River, (2017). 11th Conference for ESfO - European Society of Oceanists - Experiencing Pacific Environments 2017. Munich Germany: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1 80539.. . Retrieved from https://www.pacific-studies.net/conferences/public.php?confID=2&action=programme

  • Robertson, N. (2017). Upokororo - Of vanishing fish and ancestral presence in photography and film. In Agency and aesthetics: A symposium on the expanded field of photography. Auckland. Retrieved from https://www.aucklandartgallery.com/whats-on/event/agency-and-aesthetics

  • Robertson, N. (2017). Nga Kōrero mo te Wai – Talking about Water (2017). Ipu ki uta, ihu ki tai: ST PAUL St Symposium 2017. Makaurau Marae, Tamaki Makaurau. Auckland, New Zealand.. Ihumatao.

  • Robertson, N. (2015). Tikapa Tukutuku - Implications of film and photographs as nga taonga tuku iho.(2015). THE DOCUMENT THROUGH THE LENS: ARCHIVES, WHAKAPAPA, ETHICS Symposium. Auckland, New Zealand: AUT.. .

  • Robertson, N. (2015). Siting Mauri in Living Photography and Film (2015). Animism and Material Vitality in Art and Performance Conference. Auckland, New Zealand: AUT.. .

  • Robertson, N. (2015). The Slow Catastrophe of the Waiapu River (2015). Pacifique(S) Contemporain Symposium. Le Havre, France: Le Havre University.. . Retrieved from http://www.pacificarts.org/node/1071

  • Robertson, N. (2014). Food, water and shelter: Fundamental sites of exchange. (2014). ST PAUL St Gallery 2014 Curatorial Symposium In practice: models of cultural exchange and reciprocity. Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland Art Gallery.. . Retrieved from http://www.stpaulst.aut.ac.nz/curatorialsymposium

  • Robertson, N., & Ellis, N. (2014). Sex and Power in Maori Carving (2014). World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education 2014. (WiPC:E) Honolulu, Hawaii: Kapiolani Community College.. .

  • Robertson, N. (2014). Visual Feasts - Photographic narratives of belonging (2014). World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education 2014 (WiPC:E). Honolulu, Hawaii: Kapiolani Community College.. In 2014 World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education (WiPC:E). .

  • Robertson, N. (2012). From the Restless Night. In Making Visible: Narratives of Place and Belonging. The Pit, Te Ara Hihiko, Massey University.

  • Robertson, N. (2010). Can I take a photo of the marae? - Dynamics of Photography in Te Ao Maori (the Maori world. In Unfixed - Photography and Postcolonial Perspectives in Contemporary Art. Dordrecht.

  • Robertson, N. (2010). Can I take a photo of the marae? - Dynamics of Photography in Te Ao Maori. In Nga pae o te maramatanga: 4th International Indigenous Traditional Knowledge Conference. Auckland.

  • Robertson, N., & Monteith, A. (2009). Collaboration on Local Time in Aotearoa/New Zealand. In ISEA (Inter-Society of Electronic Arts) 2009. Belfast. Retrieved from http://www.isea2009.org/wordpress/?page_id=36

  • Robertson, N. (2009). Presented the work on John Miller (on Establishing Visual Sovereignty: Documentary works by Pathbreakers. In Visual Sovereignty. International Indigenous Photography. Davis.

  • Robertson, N. (2009). Nga Kaiwhakaahua (on Visioning Landscapes and Communities Panel. In Visual Sovereignty. International Indigenous Photography. Davis.

  • Robertson, N. (2007). Seeing the wood. In Forestry’s Past, Present and Future Seeing the Wood for the Trees. Wellington. Retrieved from http://adamartgallery.blogspot.com/2007/08/seeing-wood-for-trees.html

  • Robertson, N. (2006). Seismic Stories. In Seismic Stories. Melbourne. Retrieved from http://www.acmi.net.au/global/docs/first_person_robertson.pdf

  • Robertson, N. (2006). Whakatere - Road Signs (on Our Land panel. In Conference for indigenous photographers. Davis, Sacramento.

  • Robertson, N. (2006). Invisible Dynamics Panel - Uncle Tasman - The Trembling Current that Scars the Earth. In Pacific Rim New Media Summit (ISEA and Zero One Festival. San Jose, California. Retrieved from http://isea2006.sjsu.edu/prnms/

Edited books/volumes

  • Marbrook, J., Abcede, D., Robertson, N., & Robie, D. (2017). Conflict, custom and conscience: Photojournalism and the Pacific Media Centre 2007-2017. Auckland: Pacific Media Centre. Retrieved from https://tuwhera.aut.ac.nz/open-monographs

Oral presentations

  • Monteith, A., Robertson, N., Smith, K., & Yates-Smith, A. (2019). Mana wāhine me te wai. Pakuranga, Auckland. Retrieved from http://www.tetuhi.org.nz/whats-on/exhibitiondetails.php?id=224

  • Robertson, N., Bywater, J., Monteith, A., & Juliastuti, N. (2017). Sharing is Thinking Together | Thinking Together is Sharing - Kunci in conversation with Local Time.(2017). Auckland, New Zealand: Artspace.. Auckland. Retrieved from http://www.artspace.org.nz/

  • Robertson, N., & Rossell-Santillán, G. (2017). Artists Working with Generous Forms of Genealogies. (2017) Politics of Sharing Public Programme. Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland Art Gallery Auditorium.. Auckland. Retrieved from http://www.artspace.org.nz/

  • Robertson, N. (2016). “Our mana rangatiratanga is now photographic”. 2016. Rauru Marae, Ruatoria..

  • Robertson, N. (2016). Conversation with Ngarino Ellis and Natalie Robertson (2017). Auckland, New Zealand: Ngā Tohu o Uenuku - Mangere Arts Centre.. Retrieved from http://pacificpolynesia.co.nz/

  • Robertson, N. (2014). Te Ahikāroa / Home Fires Burning (2014). Public Lecture. California, USA: C.N. Gorman Museum, University of California, Davis. Retrieved from http://gormanmuseum.ucdavis.edu/Exhibitions/events.htm

  • Robertson, N. (2013). Communiqué 2013 Lecture series - Natalie Robertson. (2013). Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland Art Gallery Auditorium. Retrieved from http://www.creative.auckland.ac.nz/

  • Robertson, N. (2009). Against Freedom - A Discussion Panel. CoLAb, Galatos, Auckland.

  • Robertson, N., & Monteith, A. (2009). Gallery talk Thursday 11 June. Gallery One and Two St Paul St Gallery.

  • Robertson, N., Monteith, A., A, R. E., & Doherty, W. (2007). In Response. Auckland Art Gallery.

  • Robertson, N. (2006). Silence and Forgetting. RMIT School of Fine Art, Melbourne.

  • Engels Schwarzpaul, A. C., & Robertson, N. (2006). Silence and forgetting. St. Paul St Gallery, Auckland.

  • Robertson, N. (2005). The Trickster in Maori and American culture. Artspace.

  • Robertson, N. (2005). The South Project - Wellington Gathering. Te Papa Tongarewa.

  • Robertson, N. (2005). The South Project - Wellington Gathering. Te Papa Tongarewa.

  • Robertson, N. (2005). Trickster UnSettler, Livin’ on the Fish. RMIT.

  • Robertson, N. (2005). Melbourne Museum Presentation Koorie Cohort. Melbourne Museum.

  • Robertson, N. (2005). Trickster UnSettler. Nelson.

  • Robertson, N. (2005). Whakatere - Into the Future Backwards. Palmerston North.

  • Robertson, N. (2005). on Chaz Doherty’s work. PG Mini Conf, joint presentation.

  • Jahnke, R., Matchitt, G., & Robertson, N. (2005). Auckland Museum Maori arts Panel.

Other outputs

  • Robertson, N. A. (2014). Te Ahikāroa: Home Fires Burning (2014). Exhibition catalogue essay. California, USA: University of California Davis.. C.N. Gorman Museum, UC Davis, California.

  • Robertson, N. (2014). Kauri ki uta, Kauri ki tai..

  • Robertson, N. (2011). The Duke, His Hat, The Chief and His Feather/Te Tuika me tana Potae, Te Rangatira me tana Raukura. Clouds. Retrieved from http://clouds.co.nz/purakau-myths-and-legends-mitos-y-leyendas/

  • Robertson, N., Bywater, J., Butt, D., & Monteith, A. (2010). Collaboration on Local Time (in White Pages:Dark Matter). In http://www.enjoy.org.nz/files/White%20Pages.Dark%20Matter.The%20Wellington%20Collaboratorium%20with%20Gregory%20Sholette%20.pdf. Enjoy Public Art Gallery. Retrieved from http://www.enjoy.org.nz/node/1158

  • Robertson, N. (2005). Trickster UnSettler, Livin? on the Fish.