• A fatal cycle

      Steer, Laurie (Auckland University of Technology, 2008)
      This art project focuses in a voyeuristic way on the fatality and futility of war. With its accompanying emotional responses; the aim is to reflect on these issues through a cyclical process of construction and destruction. ...
    • Absurdity online: visualising digital absurdity through new media and drawing

      Knox, Daniel Irirangi (Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      This project explores the nature and influence of digital absurdity. It offers drawing as a tool to navigate and visualise the complex status of human/digital interaction, with particular focus on the instances when this ...
    • Anamnestic environments: the lost, found and retained

      Stevens, April (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      This visual art project explores the idea of and possibilities of the evocation of childhood memories, experiences and narratives through drawing installation practice. Underpinned by cognitive neuroscientific, phenomenological ...
    • Concerning tension: investigating the nature of the photograph

      Matthews, Samantha (Auckland University of Technology, 2013)
      This practice-based research project delves into a complex relationship that exists within photography. In the space between the photograph and what it represents there is a level of disconnect. This intangible space became ...
    • Construction Knitting

      Gabriel, Nikki (Auckland University of Technology, 2015)
      Construction as a term refers to the building of structural elements in a composition. This practice led methodology devises and investigates a design process that organises the arrangements of these structural elements ...
    • Cute Visions: Designing an Interplay Between Traditional Chinese Auspicious Patterns and Japanese Kawaii Cuteness

      Ouyang, Yuwei (Auckland University of Technology, 2017)
      Chinese traditional auspicious patterns are an important part of Chinese auspicious culture. The patterns are associated with Chinese auspicious blessings and each has a rich background of auspicious meanings and symbolic ...
    • 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 ...
    • An encounter with lived experience: embodied explorations of walking through film

      Butts, Martin Manning (Auckland University of Technology, 2012)
      This visual arts research project is underpinned by the notion that lived experience is pre-cognitive and pre-reflective, always already unfolding in everyday life. Particular consideration is given to the lived body as ...
    • Escapology: Transcending Boundaries of Flat Patternmaking and Design Practice

      West, Stephanie (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      This practice-based project explores creative three-dimensional design and patternmaking processes applied to minimal cut and sew garments through an investigation between cloth and body. The question guiding the research ...
    • Evolving patterns of identity: a visual response to observations of Cook Islands' women and their adornment

      George, Kay (Auckland University of Technology, 2010)
      This multimedia visual arts project investigates, from a personal perspective, changes in the context of Cook Islands’ women’s adornment. In a modern world, changes in adornment have become disconnected from cultural ...
    • Graphic + Service + Social Design: an exploration into using design skills and methods for social problems

      Parker, Leigh (Auckland University of Technology, 2011)
      This action research project explores the ways design skills and methods can be applied to a social problem. A social project, which focuses on a topical social issue, is used as a medium to explore the research question. ...
    • Hyphenated living: between longing and belonging, an exposition of displacement as liminality in the transnational condition

      van Dyk, Yoka A J (Auckland University of Technology, 2007)
      This thesis explores a complex concept of home with respect to issues of belonging and displacement from both a personal and transnational1 perspective, which deals with the here in New Zealand and there in the Netherlands. ...
    • 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 ...
    • Interplay - a visual exploration of the processes of individuation

      Gorst, Beth Jo-Ann (Auckland University of Technology, 2009)
      This project is an exploration, through art making processes, of a relationship between the interpretation of symbols and the interpretation of everyday life experiences, with a view to evolving a metaphorical visual ...
    • Liminal Space - an investigation of material and immaterial boundaries and their space in between

      Eimke, Andrea (Auckland University of Technology, 2010)
      This visual arts project investigates notions of liminality and hybridity regarding the ambiguity of the interstitial position of the migrant. An examination of the migrant’s perspective and perception of cultural identity ...
    • 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 ...
    • Locating interiority: text, image, identity, and the domestic

      Cunniffe, Paula Marie (Auckland University of Technology, 2008)
      This thesis investigates ideas of interiority and thought in relation to the building of self identity. I express them through the visual means of text and photography, resulting in a conceptual self-portrait by way of ...
    • Mrs Gallagher, Acts of disobedience: performance and installation in rural New Zealand

      Findlay, Jules Julie Ann (Auckland University of Technology, 2008)
      This art project examines aspects of New Zealand rural culture through the experience of a fictional performer, Mrs Gallagher. She questions the instrumental approach of agribusiness production, both as it enframes her ...
    • A Multi-perspective Exploration of Fables: Moral Content in Visual Narratives

      Jin, Songwen (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      This research explores the possibilities of narrating Aesop’s fables visually to communicate the story line and the moral content. The primary aim is to transform abstract feelings and emotions of the fables, especially ...