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We are a respected centre for creativity, research, teaching and practice at the University of Auckland offering undergraduate and postgraduate study of a wide range of creative disciplines.


[Elam Grad Show 2014]

A glimpse into the future of contemporary fine arts practice.

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  • New artwork for the Maidment
    25 November 2014
    A new site-specific artwork created for the Maidment Theatre has been unveiled. Entitled Mnemonic/Mimetic, the large collage by Elam School of Fine Arts student George Hajian, was made using old theatre posters from previous Maidment shows, layered on top of each other before being painstakingly torn back to ‘reveal fragments from the theatre’s past’.
  • Countdown to Elam Graduate Show
    19 November 2014
    Artist Elizabeth Kirkpatrick has been working long hours in her studio at Elam School of Fine Arts, as the countdown to her end of year submission draws near.
  • Studio 14: Master of Architecture (Professional) Thesis Show
    04 November 2014
    The innovative work of 88 final-year Master of Architecture (Professional) students from the University of Auckland will be on public display at an exhibition hosted by the School of Architecture and Planning this weekend.
  • Fusion of Pacific and street dance a winner
    24 October 2014
    An award-winning choreographer and dancer, whose work is a fusion of Pacific and street dance, is creating new work to perform at next year’s Auckland Fringe Festival, helped by a Summer Scholarship from the University of Auckland.
  • Best of the best
    17 October 2014
    Staff and students from the School of Architecture and Planning have been recognised in this year’s Best Awards.
  • Summer School 2015
    26 November 2014
    Applications for Summer School 2015 closing 1 December. Find out more about how Summer School can help you.