The latest happenings from current Creative Arts and Industries staff and students, as well as alumni around the world.

  • Dancing by degrees
    12 May 2016
    For the Cesan brothers, dancing has always been a family activity. Their mother Jacqui is a dance teacher and educator with her own studio and the siblings have been dancing since they could walk.
  • Dance scholar recognised with prestigious research award
    06 May 2016
    Dr Rose Martin has received a prestigious 2016 University of Auckland Early Career Research Excellence Award.
  • Elam graduate named a Knight
    03 May 2016
    Elam School of Fine Arts alumna Fiona Pardington has been named a Knight (Chevalier) of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres) by the French Prime Minister.
  • Photo book ‘rich with pathos’ scoops award
    07 April 2016
    Long hours spent collating and hand-folding pages has paid off for student Solomon Mortimer after winning the inaugural New Zealand Photo Book of the Year Award (Self Published) with his work entitled F.16 G3 20/25/30.
  • Music students compete for $6000 prize at Graduation Concert
    06 April 2016
    Three virtuoso musicians from the University of Auckland’s School of Music will take to the stage next month to compete for a $6,000 prize and the opportunity to progress an illustrious solo career, at the annual Graduation Gala Concerto Competition, held at the Auckland Town Hall.
  • Preparing architects, planners and engineers to work with Māori
    22 March 2016
    A two-year project has been launched at the University of Auckland called Te Whaihanga: Preparing students to work with Māori, in collaboration with AKO Aotearoa through a national project award.
  • Architecture/Built Environment best at the University of Auckland
    22 March 2016
    The University of Auckland has been confirmed as the best place in New Zealand to study Architecture/Built Environment according to the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject.
  • Kevin Field’s The A List nominated for a Tui
    16 March 2016
    Pianist and composer Kevin Field’s latest album The A List has been nominated for a Tui Award for the 2016 Best Jazz Album of the Year.
  • Daughter of the Swamp awarded Brick Bay Folly prize
    16 March 2016
    Architecture graduates Alexander Sacha Milojevic and Raphaela Rose, alongside Masters of Architecture (Professional) student Ryan David Mahon and geotechnical engineer Edward Roberts have won the 2016 Brick Bay Folly Competition with their work entitled Daughter of the Swamp.
  • Elam academic shortlisted for New Zealand's most prestigious contemporary art prize
    10 March 2016
    Senior Lecturer Joyce Campbell from Elam School of Fine Arts has been named as one of four finalists for the Walters Prize.
  • University honours gifted architect
    02 March 2016
    One of New Zealand’s most gifted architects, David Mitchell, has been named as a 2016 Distinguished Alumni by the University of Auckland and will be honoured at a dinner held on Friday 11 March.
  • Elam student finalist in Sony World Photography Awards
    01 March 2016
    Artist Matilda Fraser, a 26 year old student at Elam School of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland was announced today as a finalist in the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards Student Focus programme.
  • Eye-catching structures enhance local school
    29 February 2016
    Two new eye-catching pavilions designed and built by architecture students have appeared in the grounds of Henderson High School as part of a project to develop a range of iconic landscape installations at the school.
  • Pushing the boundaries of architectural and planning practice
    24 February 2016
    New and radical modes of practice in architecture, urban planning and urban design will be up for discussion and debate at the upcoming Fast Forward autumn lecture series taking place at the University of Auckland.
  • Elam student wins major art award
    16 February 2016
    Hugo Lindsay has won the 2016 Molly Morpeth Canaday Award worth $10,000, beating 386 other entries, with his work entitled Swipe or Tilt.
  • Renowned artist gifts signature work
    10 February 2016
    Artist Reagan Lee, whose exhibition East/West is on at the Gus Fisher Gallery to coincide with Chinese New Year, has generously gifted one of his signature portraits to the University of Auckland.
  • Score’s ‘incredible originality’ wins composer’s prize
    16 December 2015
    A Doctor of Music student from the University of Auckland has been named joint winner of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO) TODD Corporation Young Composers Award.
  • Elam graduate honoured with Prime Minister's Pacific Youth Award
    09 December 2015
    A young New Zealand-born Tongan artist creating work that investigates identity and the struggles of a bi-cultural life has been honoured with a 2015 Prime Minister's Pacific Youth Awards.
  • Duo awarded Pettman/ROSL Scholarship
    27 November 2015
    Two musicians from the University of Auckland have scooped one of the country’s biggest music prizes, the 2015 Pettman ROSL Arts Chamber Music Scholarship, worth $50,000.
  • Grad Show marks 125 years of Elam
    23 November 2015
    The public can glimpse the future direction of contemporary art at the Elam Grad Show taking place next weekend, with this year’s open days marking the 125th anniversary of the country’s most revered art school.