• Discussing the nature of painting through the poetics of transaction and experience

      Duncan, Sandra (Auckland University of Technology, 2008)
      This research project will explore American philosopher John Dewey’s theory of transaction, and Shannon Sullivan’s interpretation of Dewey’s theory, the ‘Transactional Body’, and their inherent potential for the making and ...
    • Drawing on the domestic space: mapping from a feminine perspective

      Hansen, Miriam (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      This practice-led visual arts project explores drawing as a creative act of subjectivity, whereby the materiality of drawing is posited as a surface on which to explore a position of ‘freedom to’, potentially exceeding the ...
    • Imaginary Worlds

      Holmes, Alexandra Catriona (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      This practice-based project investigates the development of imaginary characters and friends, and the creation of imaginary worlds through narrative illustration. Central to this research is an exploration of visual ...
    • In between panel and gutter: a creative exploration of panels and gutters in Manga storytelling

      Fu, Chung-Su (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      This project investigates how panels and gutters can be creatively reconstructed within a page to reinforce the nature of a narrative in the context of manga. The work experiments with the visual communication of emotions ...
    • Intuition in a small interior domestic space

      Lee, HueyMing (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      This practice-led research project explores the potential of paper as a medium to communicate complex ideas and emotions. Through this exploration I will employ the notion of water as a conceptual lens through which I will ...
    • Limitlessness and the sublime: illuminating notions

      Thompson, Grant (Auckland University of Technology, 2008)
      This project explores the basic tenets of abstract expressionism and is considered in relation to the idea of the sublime, limitlessness and the formless. In this research I am interested in investigating the progression ...
    • 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 ...
    • PicToLife: the development of a contemporary Chinglish visual language

      Yang, Yang (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      The intention of my project was to develop a contemporary ‘Chinglish’ visual language called PicToLife. PicToLife attempts to re-transform the form of Chinese characters into their original state of pictograph. The project ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Static animation: an exploration into the ambiguous boundaries of Little Red Riding Hood through an illustrative typographic inquiry within animation

      Ryan, Sarah Patricia (Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      This practice-led thesis explores the ways in which a narrative can create a sense of the macabre, which instills the sense of fear of death, through an investigation of the relationship between illustration and typography. ...
    • 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 ...
    • Transitional spaces - a cultural conversation about place

      Barraud, Krick (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      The intention of this practice based research project is to investigate notions of transitional space through the discovery and utilisation of found and sourced materials and sites, on the island of Rarotonga in the Cook ...
    • Translocation

      Sun, Linda (Auckland University of Technology, 2004)
      In recent years China has become increasingly more exposed to the influences of western culture, this has motivated me to explore the place of traditional Chinese cultural beliefs and virtue amongst contemporary Chinese ...