Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries
Lessons from another lockdown
1 April 2020
Opinion: Nicholas Rowe draws some parallels between the restrictions in West Bank and Gaza Strip during the second intifada and the current lockdown in New Zealand.
High note in rare Mozart find at University of Auckland
31 March 2020
Rare first editions of two Mozart piano sonatas have turned up in a donated volume of miscellaneous scores at the University of Auckland.
My instrument: Marie Ross and the joy of the clarinet
30 March 2020
While we are staying home to save New Zealand from the spread of COVID-19, many people are saving their sanity by being able to play a musical instrument while in lockdown. For Dr Marie Ross, it's the clarinet.
Putting herself in the picture, and being shortlisted as one of Sony top ten
18 March 2020
Ashley Tofa is one of ten photographers to be shortlisted in the student category of the Sony World Photography Awards for her series of portraits presented for her MFA (Honours) at the University of Auckland, and also for her series about Ihumātao.
The subtle ways Spotify tells us what to listen to
16 March 2020
Dr Fabio Morreale looks at the way music streaming platforms such as Spotify influence and even control what we listen to.
Lecturer Gabriela Baron discusses women in design and how the menstrual cup changed her life!
10 March 2020
International Women's Day 2020: We caught up with Dr Gabriela Baron, lecturer and researcher for the University's new Design Programme, to hear about her career story, challenges and advice for women.
Jeremy Salmond, contemporary voice of heritage, recognised as Distinguished Alumni
10 March 2020
Jeremy Salmond, a practising architect widely acknowledged for his contribution to the practice of building conservation in New Zealand, is one of four outstanding graduates to be recognised with a Distinguished Alumni Award.
A surreal approach to choreography
2 March 2020
Sarah Foster-Sproull, one of the country’s most renowned choreographers, has joined the staff at the University of Auckland as a full-time senior lecturer on the Dance Studies Programme which she describes as her “dream job”.
Ihumātao’s heritage listing win - what does it mean?
28 February 2020
Opinion: Giving Ihumātao the highest heritage listing available is a strong signal for the Government and Auckland Council, write Nicola Short and Dr Frances Hancock.
Important words for female composers
21 February 2020
Opinion: The Oscar win by composer Hildur Guðnadóttir for The Joker could help redress the gender imbalance that remains in music composition, write Leonie Holmes.
Reflections on what’s so great about Doris Day
20 February 2020
Doris Day is one of several mid-20th century Hollywood singers and actors to attract the research attentions of Dr Gregory Camp, musicologist at the School of Music.
RNZ Concert more than ratings and revenue
10 February 2020
Opinion: The proposed demise of RNZ Concert as we know it is a disaster for the arts in New Zealand, writes James Tibbles, Head of the Music School.