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The National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries (NICAI) is a respected centre for creativity, research, teaching and practice at the University of Auckland.
Elam students jointly awarded top watercolour prize
28 August 2014Two fine arts students have been awarded joint first prize in this year’s Henrietta and Lola Anne Tunbridge Scholarship for watercolour painting, with works the judges described as “cleverly pushing the boundaries of the medium”.
Debating the future of Auckland’s housing
22 August 2014With only weeks until the General Election, Auckland’s mounting housing crisis will be put under the spotlight in an Election Debate hosted by the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland.
Student to study the benefits of dance on dementia
19 August 2014A desire to bridge the divide between science and the arts and help the community has won a student a $5,000 scholarship. Carlene Newall has been awarded the inaugural Gavin and Susan Walker Postgraduate Scholarship in Dance Studies, and will investigate the benefits of dance on people affected by dementia.
Scholarship awarded to Elam and Māori Studies student to research tapa
18 August 2014A young woman with a passion for Māori taonga has been awarded the inaugural Sir Hugh Kawharu Scholarship at Auckland Museum to research the production practises and uses of tapa cloth in Aotearoa.
Liam explores interactive performances
12 August 2014Successful music student and pianist, Liam Wooding, spent his semester break in Saratoga Springs in New York state learning how to improve the relationship between performer and audience.