Arts and culture
Contemporary recording of composition inspired by ancient tombstone
11 May 2021
A composition inspired by the world’s oldest surviving piece of music has been performed and recorded by Turkish guitarist, Barkin Sertkaya, School of Music.
Story of Nukutawhiti's voyage: a Ngāpuhi collaboration
29 April 2021
The voyage of famous Polynesian navigator Nukutawhiti from Hawaiki to Aotearoa has been brought to life in a ground-breaking online narrative for schools.
Paula Morris reflects on landmark book of Asian Kiwi writing
29 April 2021
Associate Professor Paula Morris teaches the Creative Writing Programme at the University of Auckand. In April she unveiled a special work in front of her class. She explains why it was special.
Murray Edmond: Auckland was revolting in the 1960s
29 April 2021
Retired professor and writer Murray Edmond explores the cultural revolt in Auckland in the 1960s in his new book out in May.
Holding each other afloat, through art
27 April 2021
Nuala Gregory, Associate Professor and Deputy Dean of Creative Arts and Industries (CAI), traces her art practice back to experiments with collage as a working-class kid growing up in the conflict zone of west Belfast in the 1970s.
One way to show solidarity in a crisis
16 April 2021
Opinion: Ahead of her Raising the Bar talk on Wednesday, Alys Longley explains why art collaboration across all borders is an essential service during a pandemic.
Professor and expert in Māori architecture elected to Royal Society
15 March 2021
Professor Deidre Brown (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kahu), head of the School of Architecture, is one of 27 researchers to be elected to the Royal Society Te Apārangi this year, and the only one of 455 Fellows to have a background in architecture and art history.
How the America’s Cup was transformed from a remote race to a spectator event on Auckland’s harbour
10 March 2021
Opinion: Every good race needs an avid audience of dedicated fans to spur the competitors along and the America’s Cup has been no exception, writes Professor Diane Brand.
Writer’s work recognised by UNESCO
8 March 2021
The works of novelist, journalist and biographer Robin Hyde, many housed at the University of Auckland Library Special Collections, have been recognised by UNESCO as part of the New Zealand Memory of the World Register.
Of Māori, Pākehā and an artist’s eye: university authors on Ockham list
4 March 2021
The fraught but often fruitful engagement between Māori and Pākehā connect two University of Auckland authors’ books on the 2021 Ockham NZ Book Award shortlist, while the third chronicles the country’s creative talent.
The last of the Wailers
3 March 2021
Opinion: Bunny Wailer, the last of Jamaican trio the Wailers to die, was considered one of the senior statesmen of reggae and Rastafarianism, writes Graham Reid.
Michele Leggott's tribute to Derek Challis, son of Robin Hyde
2 March 2021
Derek Challis, son of writer Robin Hyde, died in January 2021 aged 90. Professor Michele Leggott paid tribute to a man who overcame a tough start.