2016 Summer Scholarships

In late 2015, 29 students from Creative Arts and Industries disciplines were awarded Summer Scholarships to undertake research projects and develop their research skills during the 2015-2016 summer months. The scholarship winners below worked with their supervisors on a diverse range of artistic, musical, dance-related and architectural projects.

On 21 July, eight of these students will be presenting their research pecha kucha style and providing insights into how the summer research programme prepared them for their current postgraduate studies. Find out more about this event.

Architecture and Planning
Michelle Chang Sustainable Architecture: is there a sustaining definition? Contradiction and common ground around the classification of this architectural buzzword in New Zealand.
Sophie Crews Many Aucklanders fear the proposed Unitary Plan's focus on increased housing density: this research looks at what's working and the good examples of medium and high density living in urban Auckland.
Jiaxuan Goh Development of an Interface for Tangible Data Surface.
Regina Hochstein  This project examines the direct influence of German modernist architect Mies van der Rohe on the design of three modernist houses in Auckland during the 1950s.
Matilda Phillips Research the architecture of Samoa and other selected Pacific Islands to compile a guide for visitors, local people and the wider diaspora.
Bevin Liang How forms of digital and analogue fabrication might be combined to produce a hybrid relevant to sculpture and design.
Eihwang Seo Polycentric City of Auckland.
Lusitania Vete The investigation of key construction features of the 19th century Whare Maori.
Dominic Wilson Augmented Living: the design and construction of an intervention in the form of a symbiotic, semi-independent structure (approx. 10m2) on a suburban Auckland site, investigating radical approaches to sustainable architecture in the context of contemporary New Zealand practice.
Olivia Wong Investigation of Model Making in the Architectural Process.
Dance Studies
Sophie Catterall Tasking by trade: Developing innovative choreography through collaborative processes.
Kimberly Cheng Dance and Subscribe: Using social media to make dance entrepreneurial, increasing the market for dance without commercializing dance.
Kendall Jones Exploring narratives of five contemporary dance practitioners negotiating the current economic and political crisis in Athens, Greece.
Kerryanne Mayhew Behind and beyond the lens: Activating my live choreographic process through my dance film practice.
Emily Moffat Identifying, analysing, and developing audiences for dance in New Zealand through a case study of The Body Festival, Christchurch.
Fine Arts
Andrea Baker The art object as a transmutation of absence and presence.
Olivia Blyth "Participation Makes a Home" - Research and production for Fiona Jack’s solo exhibition and associated publication in Los Angeles, February 2016.
Casey Carsel The contemporary stranger: responses to displacement in post minimal earth art practices in New Zealand.
LiWen Choi Material Energies.
Isabella Dampney An investigation into how events can be influenced through the flux of vibrational energy present in spaces.
Theodore Macdonald Story Circles: Narrative and Meta-Narrative within the Gallery Context.
Jacqueline Margetts Anachronistic abstraction an artist book.
Emma McIntyre An enquiry into of the role of the representational image in abstract painting.
Robin Murphy Moving (to) places: the international drift of local artists and the role of artist run spaces and the internet.
Ruby Porter I would like to formulate, develop and organise a site-specific 'lit crawl' on Karangahape Rd that I am project managing as part of the Auckland Writer's Festival for 2016.
Haidee Price I intend to explore the nature of mortality in a contemporary context, how attitudes toward death and loss have changed over time, and how the current attitude towards this subject can be represented visually.
Music
Callum Blackmore Noisy Pictures: Sounding Out the Dialogue/Sound/Music Split Onscreen.
Michael Howell Investigation into successful jazz practice of Australasians and local Americans in New York.
Denholm-John Orr Latin Jazz on Easy Street.