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

  • Winning timber shelter harmonises with nature
    09 July 2018
    Two architecture students from the University of Auckland have won first prize in an international design competition with their plans for an innovative timber house set in a North Island redwood forest.
  • Fast Forward: From Kiwibuild to co-ops
    02 July 2018
    Our Government is aiming to produce 100,000 affordable houses in the next decade. But how will they achieve this? Hear the Honourable Phil Twyford outline their plans, including Kiwibuild, at the upcoming Spring Fast Forward lecture series presented by the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland
  • Unforgettable, evanescent image wins photography prize
    25 June 2018
    A first-year art student’s visual exploration of internal struggle has won the 2018 Simon Devitt Prize for Photography.
  • Polyfest leads to busy dance career
    20 June 2018
    Student Xavier Breed from the Dance Studies Programme, has just returned from Asia, where he represented NZ and the Pacific at the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Forum for Creativity and Heritage in China.
  • Elam graduate begins new art journey
    15 June 2018
    Elam School of Fine Arts graduate Zac Langdon-Pole has been named as the next BMW Art Journey winner and will use the prize to follow the flight path of birds along the earth's axis.
  • University staff take home architecture awards
    12 June 2018
    An inner city Christchurch school, designed by Andrew Barrie Lab and Tezuka Architects has won three awards at the 2018 Canterbury Architecture Awards.
  • Elam artists dominate awards
    07 June 2018
    Graduates from Elam School of Fine Arts have excelled in this year’s RT Nelson Emerging Artist Awards at the NZ Art Show in Wellington.
  • Dance Studies graduate announced as NZ delegate for Ausdance Launchpad Dance Intensive
    30 May 2018
    DANZ has announced Auckland based dancer and Dance Studies graduate, Emma Cosgrave as the 2018 delegate for the Ausdance NSW Launchpad Dance Intensive.
  • Lighting up the Viaduct Harbour
    11 May 2018
    Postgraduate student James Russell’s immersive, atmospheric lighting installation Light Field is on display this weekend at Bright Nights in the Viaduct Harbour.
  • Making architecture a more touching experience
    11 May 2018
    Anthony Brand would like our architectural encounters to be more meaningful. The thirty-three year-old believes that if we prioritised how buildings made us feel instead of how they look, we could create more touching architectural experiences.
  • Artist transforms the space between ‘dis’ and ‘ability’
    03 May 2018
    You might well have questioned what you were seeing if you’d happened upon a recent performance by Suzanne Cowan: dancer, choreographer, teacher, and wheelchair user.
  • Elam graduate nominated for Turner Prize
    27 April 2018
    University of Auckland Young Alumnus of the Year 2018, Luke Willis Thompson has been nominated for one of the world’s most prestigious art awards, the Turner Prize.
  • In memoriam - Distinguished Alumnus David Mitchell (1941-2018)
    27 April 2018
    The University pays its respects to Distinguished Alumnus David Mitchell, who died on 26 April 2018 aged 77.
  • Global award in frame for young photographer
    10 April 2018
    Elam graduate Bianca Rocca is a finalist in the Sony World Photography Awards and will fly to London later this month to attend the exhibition opening, where the winner will be announced.
  • Dance students perform at Arts Festival
    27 March 2018
    Students from the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries have been performing in the Wellington production of Rushes, as part of the New Zealand Festival.
  • Out of this world mapping
    22 March 2018
    A new public sculpture by Dr Ruth Watson featuring a series of large globes, has been unveiled in central Wellington to coincide with the New Zealand Festival.
  • Limiting freedom of expression
    16 March 2018
    A panel of academics and students will be joined by an international human rights lawyer to discuss the implications for society of placing limits on freedom of expression.
  • ‘Handsome and generous’ painting wins top portrait prize
    13 March 2018
    Elam student Logan Moffat has won this year's Adam Portrait Award with a work that depicts his daily life at art school.
  • Illustrious career surveying the lay of the land
    08 March 2018
    If you’ve spent time enjoying any of the country’s picturesque regional or national parks over summer then Bill Robertson will be delighted.
  • Experts address urban challenges
    06 March 2018
    As Auckland's population continues to grow and the city intensifies, a key challenge is how to create high-quality urban spaces, accessible to all. Experts will address these issues at the School of Architecture and Planning’s annual lecture series Fast Forward.