• 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 ...
    • 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: ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Mindfulness, mindlessness, mindfullessness: what did I do again?

      Leung, Colie Yan Yue (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      Moments that are usually imperceptible are highlighted and magnified; they are made absurd, taking serious matters in a playful manner the imagination at play can be amplified with a touch of light-heartedness. We have our ...
    • A misuse of time and energy

      Blackburn, Nikolas Alexander (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      In this exegesis, A Misuse of Time and Energy, I set out a contextual framework for my practice-based sculptural project. I consider two flawed and unsuccessful projects undertaken by the American inventor Thomas Edison, ...
    • The mystery of Z

      Jones, Ryder (Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
      Z is a name created by the project to collect and follow what it perceives as indelible, a situation with resounding atmosphere: - The snap of an unripe nectarine, its dulled sweetness. -The posture of a praying mantis, ...
    • Painting of time: duration emergence sensation

      Jervis, Ian (Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      ‘Painting of time: duration, emergence, sensation’ investigates a methodological conundrum where a painter is unable to orientate painting towards its objective, because the object of ‘pursuit’ is the absolutely new whose ...
    • The potential of things: from objects to sculptural things

      Bartleet, Alexander (Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
      This project is a practice-based exploration of how a work of art emerges from within a field of signs that are givens brought to the art-making process. In particular it explores the use of utilitarian objects as sculptural ...
    • Practices of Use

      Myers, Ruth (Auckland University of Technology, 2017)
      Practices of Use develops self-forming practices of performative and disciplinary body acts, at home and in wider social contexts. Body/subject positionings are explored in these practices as a process of constant ‘becoming’. ...
    • Social sculpture and the thirsting millions

      Turner, Thomas John Hamilton (Tom) (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      This project explores the fissures and junctures between the utopian propositions that everyone has equal intelligence, that everyone is an artist, and that there is an art that the people can call their own. The project ...
    • Story telling as koha: consolidating community memories

      Tanoai, Tuafale (Auckland University of Technology, 2009)
      This project will explore a fusion of Tangata Whenua and Pacific perspectives within a performance installation framework. I intend to juxtapose community narratives within a video art form. I will explore the recording ...
    • The Framing of Objects and Phenomena: the disruption of ordinary perception by the limitation of perceptual clues

      Theunissen, Katie (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      This project explores the idea that perception is inherently opaque, ambiguous and can never be fully comprehended. Through the process of creating sets and manipulating commonplace objects and phenomena in front of the ...
    • The weight of things

      Forbes, Ross Mathew (Auckland University of Technology, 2012)
      The weight of things is a sculptural project that utilizes materials such as stone, metal foil, paint, steel and mirror in relation to a specific site. In the process key binaries— substance/surface, weightlessness/ weight, ...