• A scope of human experience and memory

      Mackinnon, Toni (Auckland University of Technology, 2007)
      This project explores the notion of a world experienced and mediated through the image. The focus is on issues related to representation of that world to self through image-based narrative. Central to the creation of these ...
    • Ablution: Duality and Hybridity in Sculptural Practice

      Hight, Melanie (Auckland University of Technology, 2005)
      The purpose of this thesis is to critically interrogate the duality of the sacred and profane as it is situated within traditional Catholic doctrine through the creation of hybrid sculptural objects. This thesis proposes ...
    • Awkward formalism: the role of objects in contemporary painting installation

      Kosovac, Ena (Auckland University of Technology, 2009)
      I am a painter with a huge attachment to objects. In this painting project I aim to make objects whose objecthood is formed by the collision of the different languages of both painting and sculpture – objects that negotiate ...
    • Beyond the World of Sense Perception: Manifesting the Life Force of Materials Through Principles That Guide Actions

      Mayn, Michelle (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      The central enquiry of this thesis is to examine the role that 'principles that guide actions' could play in manifesting life force of materials. This object-based installation project works principally with harakeke (NZ ...
    • Constructing Scape

      Atkinson, Diane (Auckland University of Technology, 2005)
      Constructing Scape explores our relationship with nature, focusing on the interaction of nature and culture within the construct of landscape. Utilising New Zealand landscape as a frame of reference, this research considers ...
    • Does a Flower Rehearse for Spring?

      Meyle, Lucy (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      This practice-led PhD operates across modes of installation, drawing, video, publication, and sculpture, utilising quotidian materials with excessive enthusiasm. The research explores the potential of three conditions: ...
    • Drawing from voice: an exploration of sound in search of representational codes of the unseen

      Williams, Carolyn (Auckland University of Technology, 2007)
      This project explores the unseen (that which is not considered) in relation to the idea of the existence of another dimension of language. It considers the possibility that, in regard to language, some essential component ...
    • The Emic Avenue; art through Talanoa

      Vea, John (Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
      To Talanoa, you have a personal encounter with another person in conversation. To begin this project, the process of Talanoa is used in a respectful journalistic mode and sensibility for collecting stories of the everyday. ...
    • Everything moves so swiftly: sculptural moments in the life of objects

      Pearce, Lance (Auckland University of Technology, 2012)
      My practice-based art project explores a variety of constructional approaches specifically directed toward sculptural outcomes; the repurposing of commonplace objects to produce sculptural composites. This project speculates ...
    • Exploring supermodern: Clothing_transitional spaces

      Mahmood, Imran (Auckland University of Technology, 2004)
      Most clothing can be defined by the context or contexts in which it is worn. Supermodern clothing is defined by the contemporary urban metropolis. More specifically, it is designed to respond to physical and psychological ...
    • Extrapolating the decorative

      Thomsett-Taylor, Mandy (Auckland University of Technology, 2006)
      This project involves the creation of a body of artwork that reconsiders and provokes notions of the 'decorative'. The premise should not be regarded as an attempt to rehabilitate an aspect of the 'decorative arts' as being ...
    • Family Memories: Capturing Stories From Different Time-lines Within the Tongan Traditional Crafts of Ngatu (Decorated Barkcloth) Making and Kupesi (Embroidered Stencil) Design

      Nai, Uhila (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      This project derives from a personal interpretation of lea mu’a (old saying) and lea Faka-Tonga (Tongan language), which is translated into kupesi symbols to produce a contemporary Tongan ngatu. The research utilises ...
    • Flexible spaces for happy people (almost, almost)

      Drayton, Charlotte (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      This project examines ways in which architectural tropes might operate within an installation practice. Looking specifically at suburban architecture and the idea of renovation and DIY within a suburban context, this project ...
    • (im)possible futures and (im)probable pasts

      McEntegart, Holli (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      This research project explores ideas around the storage and transmission of memory, myth and experience. The concept of an impossible community, one that exposes personal and historical narratives through physical presences ...
    • Immersion and emergence

      Carter, Cathy (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      This project explores the potential of the art encounter and how it can connect the viewer to interior feelings and imaginative associations to form a visceral, psychologically compelling experience. It experiments with a ...
    • Junctures for knowing what you know: installation, site, process, material and object

      Stockman, Harriet (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      Junctures for knowing what you know: Installation, site, process, material and object is a reflexive studio based project that embraces human experiences of familiarity, anxiety, and awkwardness in an attempt to seduce the ...
    • Live the problem: art and other things

      Gruiters, Sarah (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      This project brings into question both the way we approach objects, images and spaces in an art context and in our everyday environment. Rather than solve the issues raised, it chooses to embody them. I draw directly from ...
    • Mapping the self-portrait: navigating identity and autobiography in visual art

      Joe, Damen (Auckland University of Technology, 2007)
      The thesis Mapping the Self-Portrait: Navigating Identity and Autobiography in Visual Art is a practical project. It explores the relationship between autobiography and self- portraiture, and how these notions of the self ...
    • Mind Your Step: A Sculptural Investigation of Spatial Awareness and Site

      Walker, Charles (Auckland University of Technology, 2019)
      Questioning my existence in this land and exploring the impact my presence has in it, Mind Your Step is a practice-led investigation searching multiple sites that combine to create a dialogue between process and material. ...
    • Minimum viable product (inside game)

      Schroder, Mark Bernard (Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
      Minimum Viable Product (Inside Game) is an installation based research project focused on the creation of amalgam environments. Such environments function as contradictory transitory heterotopia. Sourced, initially, from ...