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  • Elam celebrates contemporary printmaking
    16 December 2014
    A celebration of the art of contemporary printmaking will take place at the University of Auckland next month with dozens of artists from around the world heading to Auckland to take part over summer.
  • Pacific city project wins Graphisoft Award
    04 December 2014
    Designs for a new Pacific city have earned University of Auckland student Norman Wei, a Highly Commended Award at the New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) Graphisoft Student Design Awards.
  • 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.