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Annual art scholarship to support sculpture student

Massey University Master of Fine Arts student, Turumeke Harrington, has been awarded the inaugural Collin Post Memorial Scholarship in recognition of her work in sculpture and installation.

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Students

Return to university a design for success

Massey University design graduate Tessa Hansen-Cane credits returning to university with giving her a window into a new life.

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Research

A glimpse into the history of NZ’s first brands

Curiosity about a vintage design stencil spurred senior lecturer Dr Annette O’Sullivan onto seven years of research into New Zealand’s wool bale branding.

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Massey helps design NZ Police uniform hijab

The decision by New Zealand Police to introduce a hijab to their official uniform received worldwide attention, and Massey University apparel design researchers helped to create this world first.

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Massey PhD candidate's indigenised garment collection takes top fashion prize

Erana Kaa has won the Friends of the Dowse Fashion Design award for her collection Te Kākahu ō Te Kaikaranga, at the 2020 ECC NZ Student Craft/Design Awards.

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Massey graduate wins national James Dyson Award for sustainable footwear design

Massey University has once again come out on top in the annual national James Dyson awards, with recent graduate Rik Olthuis winning with an innovative design for fully biodegradable running shoes.

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Champion of indigenous food Chef Monique Fiso wins at Wellington Gold Awards

Award-winning chef and Monique Fiso was named the winner of the New Thinking Award sponsored by Toi Rauwhārangi College of Creative Arts at the Wellington Gold Awards in October 2020.

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Toi Rauwhārangi research brings rooftop icon to ground level

A research project from Massey University’s Toi Rauwhārangi College of Creative Arts is bringing an Auckland rooftop icon to ground level.

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Helping young people to be informed, confident voters

An interactive online tool that boosted youth voter turnout at the 2014 and 2017 election is being re-launched for the 2020 General Election. For the first time the tool will offer a te reo option.

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Massey University ranked top 3 in Red Dot design awards for 6th year running

Consistent innovation and creativity have placed Massey University’s Toi Rauwhārangi College of Creative Arts in the top three universities at the annual International Red Dot Design Awards.

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Students

Massey produces the best at Best Awards

48 projects from students, staff and graduates of Massey University’s Toi Rauwhārangi College of Creative Arts are finalists in this year’s Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Design Awards.

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Troy Kingi comes to Government House for artist residency

The multi-award-winning musician and actor Troy Kingi is this year’s recipient of Mātairangi Mahi Toi Māori Artist in Residence.

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Massey and Weta Workshop announce winners of Earth Guardians competition

With Weta Workshop, we are thrilled to announce the winners of the Earth Guardians concept design competition for New Zealand high school students.

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Māori and Pacific creatives weave art and tech together for digital exhibition

Mana Moana Volume 2: Digital Ocean is an immersive web-based digital art experience that explores our relationships with the ocean and climate change, highlighting indigenous knowledge and stories.

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Students

Students launch competition to “make a bop in your bubble”

Three Massey University students and musicians have launched a 24-hour song competition to inspire youth to make music in a time of upheaval for the music industry.

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Earth Guardians design competition seeks student talent

While the nation is hunkered down at home, Massey University’s College of Creative Arts and Weta Workshop are calling on talented high school students to get creative.

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Alumni

Oscar-winning advice from Sir Richard Taylor

Weta Workshop visionary Sir Richard Taylor gives tips for the next wave of NZ creatives and why he never stops learning.

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Research

Mexican Gothic and Lolita style inspires PhD

A “lifetime of scholarly dedication” will come to fruition this week when Dr Kathryn Hardy Bernal graduates from Massey University with her doctorate in visual and material culture.

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Creative Massey trailblazers inducted into Hall of Fame

Four distinguished Massey University College of Creative Arts alumni were inducted into the College’s Hall of Fame in a ceremony at Government House this month.

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Students

College of Creative Arts student achieves Olympic performance dream

Twenty-one year-old Creative Media Production student Zakea Page has achieved his lifelong dream of performing at an Olympic opening ceremony. He is in Lausanne, Switzerland, at the Winter Youth Olympic Games.

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Alumni

Māori visual arts graduates exhibit in Canada

An artist collective comprised of Whiti o Rehua School of Art alumnae are currently exhibiting an artwork in a ground-breaking international exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada.

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Alumni

Scratch that itch: Turn your creativity into a career

Passionate about a creative pursuit, but too scared to turn it into a full-time career? Here’s some expert advice to help you make the leap.

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Alumni

Tips from Jon Toogood on going back to study

Thinking about returning to university after a long gap, or for the first time as an adult student? Shihad’s Jon Toogood has been there, done that, and has some advice.

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Massey forms sustainable fashion partnership with Indian university

Massey University’s College of Creative Arts has entered a partnership with the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) in India, currently ranked the 15th best fashion school in the world.

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Toioho ki Āpiti lecturer and artist receives honour

Professor Kura Te Waru-Rewiri, of Ngāti Kahu, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kauwhata, and Ngāti Rangi, was awarded the Te Tohu o Te Papa Tongarewa Rongomaraeroa award at Creative New Zealand’s Te Waka Toi awards in Rotorua last week.

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Massey back on top with number one design ranking

Awards for a kitset ride-on for children and a unique recovery centre for native wildlife have helped Massey University’s Wellington School of Design Ngā Pae Māhutonga to be named the number one University in the Asia-Pacific region by global design award agency Red Dot.

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Students

Creativity takes over Lower Hutt street with “pop-up campus”

A group of students from the Wellington School of Design have turned a quiet Lower Hutt street into a creative and vibrant space through their third-year design course.

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Massey design students top craft design awards

Excellence in student design was celebrated at the ECC NZ Student Craft/Design Awards at the Dowse Museum on Tuesday evening, which saw College of Creative Arts students awarded for their work in fashion, textile, furniture, lighting and product design.

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Showcase of creativity to get Exposure at Massey in Wellington

A new generation of artists, designers and other creatives’ work will be on show at Massey University’s annual Exposure Te Kanohi Kitea exhibition in Wellington for a fortnight from 2 November.

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Pacific art takes over Government House

The Pacifica Mamas are the recipients of this year’s Matairangi Mahi Toi Pasifika artist-in-residence, a partnership between Massey University and Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy.

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Students

Second-year music student tours worldwide

Felix Holton is in his second year of study of his Bachelor of Commercial Music, but his musical talents are already taking him around the world.

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Students

Scholarship winner's major project focuses on holistic health in the music industry

The music world is Elleana Dumper’s oyster as she nears the end of her three-year Bachelor of Commercial Music degree.

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Student's digitally printed creation blooms on stage at WoW

The World of WearableArt (WoW) awards show wrapped this weekend, and among the entries was second-year fashion student Anna Baines' incredible Bloom design.

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Students and staff win big in Best Awards

Massey's Wellington School of Design students and graduates came away with 12 gold pins at the Best Awards on Friday evening for innovative designs including a helmet designed to identify concussions, and a project helping the children of prisoners.

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Toi Rauwhārangi College of Creative Arts to host 2019 VNZMA Artisan Awards

Recognising Aotearoa’s extraordinary behind-the-scenes music talent, the fourth annual Artisan Awards will be celebrated at Massey University’s School of Music and Creative Media Production in Wellington on 4 November.

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Students

Hands-on learning a highlight for CMP scholarship winner

Imagining the future of the film industry led Liam McGuire to attain one of Massey University’s creative media production scholarships.

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Electric Cargo Trike delivers a James Dyson Award win

The Electric Cargo Trike, a compact tilting electric urban delivery vehicle designed by Massey industrial design students, won first place in the national James Dyson Award. It's the second year in a row that Massey students have won the top prize.

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Māori scholarship recipient keen to support rising rangatahi artists

Jaedyn Randell is studying music technology to support her ambitions to one day foster the talents of talented rangatahi (young people). She’s a recipient of Massey University’s School of Music and Creative Media Production Māori scholarship, and says it has helped with the financial support she needed to attend university.

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Māori Visual Arts professor wins prestigious Wallace Art Award

Professor of Māori Visual Arts Robert Jahnke has been named the winner of the the Wallace Arts Trust Paramount Award for his Lamentation VI sculpture and will receive a six-month residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York.

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Young Pacific leaders honoured at Prime Minister’s Pacific Awards

Emerging Pacific leaders were honoured in a ceremony hosted by the Ministry for Pacific Peoples last night in Wellington.

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Telling the stories of the South Pacific

Third-year Creative Media Production student Kelly Moneymaker talks about filming in Tokelau, and how indigenous stories have the power to change the world.

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Avalon Intermediate buzzes with the sound of Massey collaboration

An observational classroom beehive at Avalon Intermediate School has inspired students to turn their learnings into music and poetry.

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52 Toi Rauwhārangi finalists at 2019 Best Awards

The design of Wildbase Recovery Centre, a children’s TV show and a customisable bike are some of more than 50 projects by Toi Rauwhārangi College of Creative Arts students, staff and graduates that are finalists in this year’s Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Design Awards.

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Alumni

Massey graduates to show at NZ Fashion Week

Three emerging designers from our Bachelor of Design with Honours in Fashion programme have been selected to show at New Zealand Fashion Week.

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Students

Creative Media Production students tackle climate change with Pacific documentary

Three Massey University students have returned from a trip to the remote Pacific nation of Tokelau, where they filmed a documentary on the effects of climate change.

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Alumni

Red Dot award for children's kitset bike

A Massey University design technician and recent graduate, Sian Hosking Berge, came top in the recent international Red Dot Design Concept awards with a Best of the Best award for her BOU Bike, a kit set ride-on for children aged two to five years.

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