Arts and culture
Pop-up art installation by School of Architecture and Planning students, one night only
13 October 2020
A series of pop-up art works created and built by students from the School of Architecture and Planning as part of their course work, is a key feature of Late Night Art in the City Centre, for one night.
Intimacy and isolation in a Covid world
13 October 2020
Intimacy and distance during a year of Covid lockdowns are the dominant themes of an exhibition opening at Old Government House this week.
Bioengineers capture the quirky beauty of biology in their art
9 October 2020
The imaginations of researchers at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) have been unleashed, and to go on show in the Art of Bio Eng exhibition as part of Artweek 2020.
Judith Collins’ worrying contempt for ‘woke’
7 October 2020
Opinion: Judith Collins' use of the term ‘woke’ in her dismissal of NCEA arts and creative subjects should make us all feel uncomfortable, writes Neal Curtis.
Major Blues Award for spirit-moving project
5 October 2020
Abdallah Alayan has won a Major Blues Awards for demonstrating excellence in architecture for ‘Faith in Fiordland’, a project designed to ignite the spirit.
Sam Elworthy: director of Auckland University Press celebrating success
1 October 2020
The long-time director of Auckland University Press thought book sales might go to the dogs because of Covid-19 but has been pleasantly surprised.
Choir helps people with neurological conditions recover their voice
23 September 2020
A short documentary about the CeleBRation Choir, set up for people living with a neurological condition, captures how singing in a choir is crucial for well-being and may help people recover or maintain their ability to speak.
Let there be light: Rainbow Machine wins gold
15 September 2020
A team of staff and alumni from the University of Auckland, who met as students at the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries (CAI) has been awarded the Good Design Australia Gold Award.
Anne Salmond: Knowledge is a blessing on your mind
14 September 2020
Opinion: Dame Anne Salmond outlines the big issues of knowledge and the future that NZ must address; issues highlighted in the dispute for Māori academics at Waikato.
ABI and CAI work together to show their arty-science side
10 September 2020
Researchers at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) are showing their ‘arty’ side in the New Zealand gallery in Ars Electronica, an international interactive festival in cyberspace, in collaboration with the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries (CAI).
Creative toolbox a tonic for anxious students
8 September 2020
Help is at hand for teachers who want to put a high priority on student wellbeing as children return to class.
Grew up singing in South Auckland, now singing at The Met
7 September 2020
Two former students from the School of Music, New Zealand Tongan tenor Manase Latu and New Zealand Samoan bass-baritone Samson Setu, have secured places on the prestigious New York Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program.