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  • Grieben, Theresa (Master of Design, 2014)
    Illustration is a medium that can enhance and interpret storytelling. When part of sequential art, like comics or graphic novels, it can effectively communicate ideas using specific visual conventions. This masters by ...
  • Mitrovic, Branko (Zeitschrift fur Kunstgeschichte, 2013)
    For the past fifty years few books on art history have exercised an influence comparable to that of Ernst Gombrich’s Art and Illusion. Published in 1960, the book came to be regarded as the pivotal art historical articulation ...
  • Mitrovic, Branko (Journal of Art Historiography, 2013)
    It is fair to say that it is impossible to conceive of Romanticism in independence of the thesis of that membership of a collective determines individual's reasoning capacities. Nevertheless, the definition of the Romantic ...
  • Croucher, Rosanne (Master of Design, 2013)
    This research project investigates how the practice of joining familiar and disparate imagery together can create new contexts of meaning and effect in a contemporary painting practice. In the era of Modernism, artists ...
  • Austin, David Fergus (Master of Design, 2013)
    This Masters of Design by Project is a heuristic practice-based research undertaking that investigates perceptions of local identity and sense of place for residents of small town Aotearoa New Zealand. Through establishment ...
  • Roberts, Kirsten (Master of Design, 2013)
    This document charts a painter’s intention to evolve ambiguous and geographically indeterminate spaces that are potentially neither inside nor outside, public or private that are constructed from two dimensional images, ...
  • Stewart, Jean (Master of Design, 2012)
    Embedded within both the process and the finished works is the notion of the everyday. These paintings are painted in the garage and constructed from things left over from everyday life or within reach of the subject matter, ...
  • Key, Robert (Master of Design, 2013)
    The intent of this project is to explore the perception of light through a set of experiments, creating opportunities for narratives driven by light. These experiments define a process that becomes more and more reductive ...
  • Downie, Julie (The Auckland Festival of Photography, 2013)
    The Evocative Object: why objects matter is an exhibition based upon the idea that objects matter to us – but what makes an object evocative may not necessarily be about value, use, aesthetics or ownership. This is a ...
  • Wilson, Scott; Joyce, Hester (Colloquy: Text, Theory, Critique, 2009)
    The form of Western mainstream film is the crux of its ideological effi-ciency: by using established formal techniques, films ensure audiences understand that aesthetic decisions support and clarify the narrative to ensure ...
  • Hedges, Susan (OCCUPATION: Negotiations with Constructed Space. University of Brighton – School of Architecture and Design: Interior Architecture and Urban Studies Programme, 2009)
    This paper will explore two modernists pieces, one a ballet, Oskar Schlemmer’s The Triadic Ballet and the other a small holiday house on the Cote d’Azur, Eileen Gray’s E1027. I would like to suggest that the notated ...
  • Hedges, Susan (2012)
    This paper discusses a running interference that can be created through shifting a drawing from the analogue to the digital in a series of first year student works produced in the Interior Design pathway at the Unitec ...
  • Hedges, Susan (29th Annual SAHANZ Conference, 2012)
    This paper considers the drawn detail as a means of archiving the interior not in terms of the familiar fullness or comfort but rather through the idea of absence and emptiness. Empty drawn details could be understood ...
  • Carley, Rachel (Interior: A State of Becoming. Symposium Proceedings, 2012)
    The British sculptor Rachel Whiteread (b.1963) employs her signature casting practice to render negative space as solid, positive form. Untitled (Room), 1993, was cast from a freestanding model of a room designed by the ...
  • Carley, Rachel (IDEA, 2010)
    Silent Witness examines the British sculptor Rachel Whiteread’s Nameless Library, (1996-2000), a holocaust memorial in Judenplatz Square, Vienna. For her project, the sculptor designed an inverted library in concrete, the ...
  • Fraser, Jamaine (Master of Design, 2012)
    Connecting the hunter, the animal and the environment is the basis for this project. It investigates traditional hunter-gather cultures and their traditions of hunting as a means to reveal and support the intangible values ...
  • Morum, Roy Stephen (Master of Design, 2005)
    This dissertation lays out a comprehensive creative structure for Knowledge Management systems in a hierarchy of levels, orienting each level to work structure in the Architectural profession -- so that a clear picture of ...
  • Malone, Peter David (Master of Design, 2011)
    This research aims to investigate how pictorial conventions used in a previous generation of expressionist painting (1980’s post avant-garde) can be reconstituted and appropriated to develop a contemporary painting practice. ...
  • Vaughan, Adrienne (Master of Design, 2012)
    This practical and written research investigates abstract painting and its intrinsic relationship to pictorial space throughout the course of Modern Art. Influenced by the spatial and decorative qualities of Eastern art, ...
  • Woodruffe, Paul; Klasz, Walter (2012)
    The objectives were to create a building that at once is both familiar and strange, and to use materials gathered by the local people from the surrounding environment and to use this process to facilitate storytelling and ...