• Natural Turn With Hesitation: Reconstructing the Choreographed Moment

      Hall, Graham (Auckland University of Technology, 2006)
      This thesis explores the possibilities of sequential art conventions in relation to the reconstruction and enrichment of movement within the static image. Creating this sense of enrichment is achieved by manipulating and ...
    • Nga Maumahara: Memory of Loss

      Maxwell, Hana (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      This practice-based art project explores the notion of markers of loss in relation to traditional Maori artifacts, with a focus on issues of memory of loss, colonial governance and land alienation. The purpose of this ...
    • One story to another: a storytelling approach to fashion design

      Lohrentz, Anne Louise (Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      This practice-based inquiry explores the potential of narrative to augment both the design process and the resulting garments, which form a capsule collection. The project is a response to an emerging consumer shift in ...
    • The Playhouse: an investigation into the process of remembering through glass

      Simmonds, Carmen Louise (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      Experiential memories are the memories affected by our on-going lived experience. This practice-based research project explores, through the processes of creative practice in cast glass, how recalling experiential memories ...
    • Product personality: an investigation into how congruent personalities identified in a target market can intentionally be assigned to a wireless speaker

      Maunsell-Wybrants, Hayden (Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
      Consumer’s show a preference for products that communicate a personality congruent to their own. When a user perceives a product to share similar personality attributes to their own, they respond through ‘approach’ ...
    • Re-fabricate: evolving design through user interaction

      Laraman, Debra (Auckland University of Technology, 2009)
      This research project focussed on discarded clothing and textiles, as signifiers for the lowest exchange value in the fashion system, and sought methods to add value by up-cycling1 into one of a kind fashion garments. ...
    • Reversed painting: faktura and autopoietic system

      Farquhar, Andrew Hamish (Auckland University of Technology, 2012)
      My research proposes a practice-based investigation about painting and the establishment of a system of painting. An engagement with material and medium procedures, as the primary constituents of painting, will be explored ...
    • Ritual in the making: critical exploration of ritual in Te Whare Pora

      Te Ratana, Rose Rebecca (Auckland University of Technology, 2012)
      The rituals performed in Te Whare Pora (The Ancient House of the Art of Weaving), were integral to ensuring the maintenance of a specialised body of knowledge pertaining to raranga (a form of Māori Weaving). Ritual, as a ...
    • Seams to be made: re-valuing an approach to garment construction

      Cox, Elise Birgitte (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      The aim of this practice-based research is to examine the value of a traditional approach to garment construction. It is an enquiry in response to a gradual loss of sensibility within the discipline of garment manufacture. ...
    • Seeing the funny side: focusing on Cook Islands humour in the experience of the religious pageant Nuku.

      Gragg, Joan Elisabeth (Auckland University of Technology, 2010)
      This multi-media art project investigates the notion of Cook Islands humour, and subsequently place, through the context of the religious pageant Nuku. This pageant has been practiced annually in the Cook Islands for over ...
    • Sign, a visual analysis of public signage in New Zealand

      Gielen-Recoules, Greet (Auckland University of Technology, 2012)
      Through an investigation of the regulatory and informative signs which constitute public signage in rural New Zealand, this creative research project poses the question: When is a public sign not a public sign? The research ...
    • Social Closure: unpicking and rethreading a sense of fragility

      Woods, Betty (Elizabeth) (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      The primary aim of this politically informed visual arts project 'Social Closure' is to investigate poignant metaphors to highlight visually the phenomenon ‘small town industrial decline’. In this practice-led research my ...
    • Something old, something new, something borrowed, something true…….an exploration of wedding attire through a personal bi-cultural sensibility

      Dinsdale, Donna May (Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
      Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something True…….An Exploration of Wedding Attire through a Personal Bi-Cultural Sensibility The primary aim of this practice-based research project is to explore how a ...
    • Starless & Silver: the abstraction of fetish as it occurs through analogue photographic means

      Nagra, Jes-ci (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      This visual arts research project utilises analogue photographic methods, specifically black and white photographic processes of still and moving image to examine the relationship between photography, fetish and the stage. ...
    • The Symphonic Guitar

      Maxwell, Glenn (Auckland University of Technology, 2017)
      Traditional methods of guitar making focus on repetitive, iterative practice, but may be challenged by emerging digital technologies to embrace innovative strategies for sound production through immersive specialist design ...
    • Tailoring technology to the urban cyclist

      Barter, Susan (Auckland University of Technology, 2012)
      This practice-based research investigates the design of jackets for the purpose of urban cycling. The objective of this research is to promote a discussion on the specific functional requirements of a jacket for the ...
    • Teabags and Fingerprints: a creative consideration of a presentation of traces of the self

      Binz, Isabelle (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      This research project is a creative exploration of the idea of the selfie in relation to the presentation of the self. Set against a backdrop of constantly proliferating selfies on social media sites, this practice-led ...
    • Tête-à-Tête. A Conversation Between the Maker and the Made.

      Kingi, Maria Elizabeth (Auckland University of Technology, 2017)
      This practice-led project investigates the ubiquitous but invisible space between the maker and the made in the performance of making, and engages in an heuristic methodology to examine how the body experiences this space. ...
    • The presence of absence: pre-occupation of empty spaces

      Armstrong, Emily (Auckland University of Technology, 2010)
      This art research project explores the construct of private space by examining the nature of a dialectic relationship between inside and outside and the resulting implication of private and public. In addition, private ...
    • Through the eyes of Tangaroa

      Reynolds, Loretta (Auckland University of Technology, 2010)
      The key concept for this multimedia project was to undertake a voyage in art form which set out to examine issues related to the representation and perception of the ancient Rarotongan god Tangaroa, from traditional context ...