Research in art and design

Our creative-led research in art and design covers a broad range of disciplines. Visual artists, spatial and fashion designers, film makers and more come together to explore broad notions of art and design through a variety of research projects.

Art and design research disciplines

  • Visual arts
  • Graphic design
  • Spatial design
  • Product design
  • Digital design
  • Fashion and textile design

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Audiovisual Artwork, Ngā Raraunga o te Mākū: the data of moisture
GHD work books
Assoc Prof Rod Thomas
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Audiovisual Artwork, Ngā Raraunga o te Mākū: the data of moisture
Climate crisis artwork on show in India
26 Jan, 2024
AUT’s Janine Randerson, Rachel Shearer and Stefan Marks head to India to present the audiovisual artwork Ngā Raraunga o te Mākū: the data of moisture.
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Are you making a meal out of research?
28 Aug, 2023
That’s the question a new workbook created by the Good Health Design team at AUT hopes to help answer.
Assoc Prof Rod Thomas
What makes a treasure, a treasure?
29 Nov, 2022
Art and law expert Rod Thomas tells The Detail why New Zealand should keep a list of protected artworks to strengthen the country's cultural heritage.
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New professors and associate professors
17 Nov, 2022
AUT is delighted to announce the promotion of 15 of its academics to the position of Professor and 30 to Associate Professor.
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Record ranking for AUT
12 Oct, 2022
AUT has claimed its highest-ever place among New Zealand universities in the latest global rankings.

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PhD candidate David Bailey’s story


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