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Ka Mua Ka Muri


Ka Mua Ka Muri: Inspiring climate resilience through creativity

A collaborative week-long event in commemoration of the one-year anniversary of Cyclone Gabrielle’s impact aims to ignite a resilient future through a fusion of art, design, music and storytelling.

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Designing a legacy with a nine-year Red Dot Awards success streak

Toi Rauwhārangi College of Creative Arts has taken second place in the 2023 Red Dot Design Awards for the Asia and Pacific regions, making it the ninth consecutive year of being in the top three universities.



Making and Mycelium with Gen Rae

We asked Genevieve Rae, Masters of Design (Textiles) student some questions about Making with Mycelium, her process, practice and studying textiles at Massey. Here’s what we found out.

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Collaboration at the core of new artistic residency by award-winning musician Delaney Davidson

Te Rewa O Puanga, the School of Music and Creative Media Production, have invited Delaney Davidson to be Artist in Residence at Massey during 2022 and 2023.

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Doctoral candidate Kevin Miles has been awarded Dean’s List for Exceptional Theses

His creative based research has utilised the practice of ‘cameraless photography’ where photographic materials (film, photo paper etc) are used directly to record experience and phenomena aboard ship!

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Whakatinana Exhibition Threads Textile Festival 2022

As part of the Threads festival, Ngā Pae Māhutonga Massey School of Design are exhibiting Textile Graduate work in a show called Whakatinana.

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Advice from an Earth Guardians winner

Nathan Jed F. Napolitano won the International Student Concept Artist Award in 2020's Earth Guardians Competition. We asked him about his design and for some advice for this year's entrants.



The hunt returns for the best young concept designers

We are once again encouraging secondary and kura kaupapa students to open their minds and let imagination take over as the Earth Guardians competition returns for 2021.

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Toby Time: a chat with Toby Morris

All Toi Rauwhārangi whānau (current students, staff, and graduates) are welcome to hear from illustrator Toby Morris in conversation with Kerry Ann Lee.

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Massey creatives get hands-on experience with the return of CubaDupa

Students from across Toi Rauwhārangi College of Creative Arts are busy putting their creative minds together to help Wellington’s Cuba Street Precinct come alive for the annual CubaDupa Festival.



Producing a solution to the gender imbalance in music production

A Massey researcher is embarking on a PhD to explore the experience of female music producers in Aotearoa and come up with solutions to address the gender disparity in the profession.



Toioho ki Āpiti shines in landmark exhibition

The remarkable impact of Massey’s Toioho ki Āpiti Māori Visual Arts and Fine Arts programmes is on full view in a landmark exhibition of contemporary Māori art at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.



Opinion: NZ music’s #MeToo moment is a wake-up call for educators

NZ music’s #MeToo moment is a wake-up call for educators: prepare graduates to challenge and change the industry, say researchers Dr Catherine Hoad and Dr Oli Wilson of Toi Rauwhārangi.



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.



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.



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.



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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National Academy of Screen Arts partners with New Zealand Youth Film Festival

Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa Massey University’s new National Academy of Screen Arts is one of two major partners of this year’s New Zealand Youth Film Festival.

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Fine Arts student awarded the 2023 Iris Fisher Scholarship

Master of Fine Arts student Bena Jackson has been announced as the recipient of the 2023 Iris Fisher Scholarship.

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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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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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Welcoming Theia as the Mātairangi Mahi Toi Artist in Residence

The award-winning Theia, Waikato-Tainui, Ngāti Tīpa, is the 2023-24 Mātairangi Mahi Toi Artist Residency recipient.

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Fashion Design student Premila Morar makes cover of Vogue India

An emerging designer's dream come true, we couldn't resist asking Premila a few questions about her garment and her journey getting it onto the cover of Vogue India.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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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