Contribute to the wider understanding of the world through art.
Be the commentator, the activist, the narrator or the storyteller across a range of mediums to transform perceptions, express a point of view or make a political comment.
Work in an interdisciplinary studio environment, surrounded by other students working in all types of media.
Develop your own unique art practice, voice and confidence as an artist.
Isabella came to an art career after previously studying veterinary science and design. She explored a variety of materials and methods, and describes her practice as sculptural although it incorporates video, drawing and writing too.
Isabella has exhibited at Toi Poneke, The Robert Heald Gallery, the Blue Oyster, Adam Art Gallery and The Auckland Art Fair.
Selected entry—you'll need to show us a portfolio of your creative work, unless you have excellent secondary school results.
This programme includes four intensive one-week blocks per year.
Selected entry—you'll need to submit a portfolio of your creative work, and attend an interview.
When you complete your MFA, you can choose to have it awarded with or without designation: MFA (Fine Arts), or MFA (Design), or MFA.
Open entry—just apply online.
Selected entry—you'll need to submit a portfolio of your creative work. Find out more about entry.
Huhana Smith is an active practitioner, researcher and academic. She is an artist, curator and principal investigator in research that engages with major environmental, transdisciplinary, kaupapa Māori and action-led projects.
She is currently a joint principal investigator for an environmental research project in Horowhenua-Kāpiti, using mātauranga Māori methods alongside science, to address climate change concerns. Huhana combines the visual systems of art and design in exhibitions that illustrate potential solutions to complex issues, and make them accessible to local Māori communities.
In 2016, she was appointed as the first woman with whakapapa Māori to head an art school in Aotearoa New Zealand. Her iwi are Ngāti Tukorehe (affiliated to Raukawa ki te Tonga) and hapū are Te Mateawa, Te Rangitāwhia and Kapumanawawhiti.
Her 2007 PhD was entitled Hei whenua ora: hapū and iwi approaches for reinstating valued ecosystems within cultural landscape.
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