248 results for Creative work

  • The "Not Wayne Shorter" Quartet

    Holland, Olivier; Samsom, Ronald; Winterburn, G; Williams, C

    Creative work
    The University of Auckland Library

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  • No free gift

    ET AL

    Creative work
    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Paintings of the Sun

    Ingram, SA

    Creative work
    The University of Auckland Library

    For over a year Simon Ingram’s Radio Painting Station has been collecting energy emitted from hydrogen atoms undergoing “spin-flips” in space. The visual representation of this collection is a series of thirty concentrically circular compositions that materialise energy from the sun, and the interstellar medium, in a cartoon-like and painterly way. It is these that the artist chooses to present for his fourth solo exhibition Paintings of the Sun at Gow Langsford Gallery. Radio Painting Station, set up at JAR in Kingsland, is one part amateur radio astronomer's lab, one part painting studio and one part gallery space. The entrance to the space is mostly glass and at street level, with passers-by able to see the progress of the project as a series of paintings multiplies. Local people see the project as their own - parents with children in prams, bar flies en route home late at night from Kingsland bars, dog walkers; all stop to talk with the artist about what is happening in the space. The artist uses techniques and equipment of a painter turned amateur radio astronomer. Rather than looking for visible light with a telescope, he constructed a pyramid-like form and pointed it through a skylight to collect energy at the frequency of 1420 megahertz, then couples this to a special radio receiver and this to his machine. Radio Painting Station’s operation encompasses the period from the 4th of November 2013 to the 28th of April 2015. It was commissioned by Wystan Curnow and Susan Davis for JAR and supported generously by the Chartwell Trust. As well as temporarily turning JAR into an amateur radio astronomer’s painting studio, the artist installed a solar power system, electrifying it, as an off-the-grid project space.

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  • Resident

    Cousins, James

    Creative work
    The University of Auckland Library

    James Cousins’ new exhibition, Resident, presents a series of new works developing upon earlier thematic ideals and painterly constructs. These rich works create visually active, stimulating paintings that carry an appearance or currency of transmitted data. In a completely digital age, Cousins’ accumulated layers delay and compound acts of looking. Optically challenging layered gestures combine and play off each other effecting moments of transition between presence and absence, departure or arrival. These works hang in the present and insist on the how of painting rather than the what. Cousins' employs a range of paint applications and excavation processes that in their execution seem concurrently highly orchestrated and precise yet also spontaneous and imprecise. These processes become accumulated in the layers the works forming a kind of record of rebukes and convalescence that temper the artist decision-making. It’s through these collated narratives that these works aim to rethink ways in which gestures designate or hold subjectivity.

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  • While The Sun Shines (2016) [23-channel SoundDome version]

    Coulter, John (2016-12-01)

    Creative work
    The University of Auckland Library

    Programme Note: It took me until my mid-forties to recognise the wisdom contained in the farming-related ethics I grew up with. I now fully appreciate what my father was trying to pass on in exposing his family to a life in the country. There is a richness of wellbeing that is all-but unattainable in the melee of urban sprawl, and he, having spent his own childhood holidays on a farm in Milburn Otago New Zealand, intimately knew the value of this experience. This piece, which has taken several years to complete, is a gift for my wonderful parents Brian and Clare Coulter, who in 2016 celebrate their 75th, and 70th birthdays (respectively), as well as their 50th (Golden) wedding anniversary. Explanation of Title: The saying ‘make hay while the sun shines’ expresses an attitude that can be literally translated as: 'if you have an opportunity to do something, do it before the opportunity expires'. This code reflects a small part of the lifetime of learning and discovery that comes from living and working in a farming community.

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  • The 10th International Akaroa Music Festival

    Salzmann, Edith

    Creative work
    The University of Auckland Library

    The International Akaroa Music Festival is a European style masterclass and chamber music summer festival . Each January, well-known international and national artists come to Akaroa for 10 days of concerts and masterclasses.

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  • City of Earth

    Crowley, Lisa

    Creative work
    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Tout Ensemble

    Hillary, S; Bosshard Browne, P; Cochran, V; Jack, Fiona

    Creative work
    The University of Auckland Library

    Group exhibition

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  • Waikenae concert series, the Auckland Ensemble

    Salzmann, Edith; Almonte, C; Thurlow, S

    Creative work
    The University of Auckland Library

    Mozart: Piano Quartet No 1 in G minor, K478. Brahms: Piano Quartet No 3 in C minor, Opus 60. Schumann: Piano Quartet in E flat, Opus 47.

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  • Through Coiled Stillness

    Holmes, Leonie (2011)

    Creative work
    The University of Auckland Library

    Original composition for unaccompanied SATB chamber choir. Premiere performance of "Through Coiled Stillness", a composition for SATB choir, written for Karen Grylls and the University of Auckland Chamber Choir for their tour of Singapore and England, 2011. Subsequent performances on tour in Singapore and England culminated in a recording in London on the CD "Magnificat" - a CD record of the tour by the National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries, University of Auckland.

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  • The Fourth Station, for solo cello

    Holmes, Leonie (2008)

    Creative work
    The University of Auckland Library

    Original composition for solo cello Premiere performance of "The Fourth Station" for solo cello, commissioned by The Stations of the Cross Exhibition, Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand 14-24 March 2008, played by Cameron Stuart. This was an Easter exhibition of artwork accompanied by concerts of commissioned music by New Zealand composers. "The Fourth Station was subsequently performed by Cameron Stuart in a concert by The Karlheinz Company, also in 2008.

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  • "is there anybody in there" and "Fragment for String Quartet" - two pieces for mixed chamber ensemble.

    Holmes, Leonie (2007)

    Creative work
    The University of Auckland Library

    Two compositions for mixed chamber ensemble These two compositions for mixed chamber ensemble are the second and third in a trio of pieces on the theme of fleeting visions of the unconscious, written as companion pieces to my chamber work "Inquietude", 2003. "is there anybody in there?" was written for bassoonist Ben Hoadley for inclusion in his concert series “New Zealand Music for Woodwind”, featuring work from New Zealand Composers, and was premiered in the Music Theatre, School of Music, University of Auckland, April 2010. Reviewed by William Dart for the New Zealand Herald, 12 April 2010: “ Holmes made much of Messiaen-like chords underpinning willowy lines, especially effective with flute, bassoon and piano deliriously intertwining”. Is there anybody in there? was repeated later in the year at All Saints Church, Howick in a concert series entitled Thursdays @ 7, 2 September 2010, and then at the third annual New Zealand Music for Woodwind concert, St Andrews on the Terrace, Wellington 20 April 2011. "Fragment for String Quartet" was commissioned by “The Committee” for a concert at the Clocktower, University of Auckland, 21 September 2007, featuring the Jade Quartet, who subsequently took the work on their tour of the South Island in October/November 2007. The Jade String Quartet comprises Auckland Philharmonia members Miranda Adams, William Hanfling, Robert Ashworth and Claudia Price. The work has been recorded and broadcast by Concert FM, and has had subsequent performances by the Karlheinz Company, 4 October 2009, and student group DSCH Quartet 23 May 2010. The Karlheinz Company concert was reviewed in the NZ Herald by William Dart 16 December 2009: “its wisps and spiralling of sound had a wonderful airiness”

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  • Now Colour, Now Shape, Now Paper

    Gregory, Nuala

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Fossil Cairn - The Weight of Destiny

    Jenkinson, Megan

    Creative work
    The University of Auckland Library

    Fossil Cairn deliberates on the scientific, ethical, and phenomenological meanings posed by the 176 fossil and mineral specimens found beside the bodies of Scott and his party on their ill-fated return from the South Pole, 1912. Central to the installation are my photos of these rocks (Natural History Museum collection, London) cut out and wall-mounted in a cairn-like shape 250x240 cm, reiterating the snow cairn raised over the bodies when found. This accompanies expedition objects and a diagram with 48 quotes in snowflake form, each branch a different line of thought. “Jenkinson takes a new angle on the [Antarctic] landscape in her installation…Christchurch Art Gallery director Jenny Harper says these remnants of human endeavour evoke a sense of timelessness and represent the ultimate price paid by Scott and his team”, C. Moore, The Press. In sum, Scott’s scientific specimens are reexamined through artistic and ethical filters, a discussion furthered in my conference paper Ponderable Matter, Hobart, 2010.

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  • Tony and His Mirror: Transformer Remix

    Harvey, Mark

    Creative work
    The University of Auckland Library

    Video installed through Data Projection, Visualizing Trans, Exhibition, International Exhibition, Curated by Tamar Brown, Heidi Ganshaw, Chele Isaac, Megan Katz, Amy Noell, Emily Pfotenhauer, Sara Schneckloth, Beth Zinsli, Trans Conference

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  • The Breath Moved Upon the Face of the Waters

    Matthews, Stephen; Nunns, R (2008)

    Creative work
    The University of Auckland Library

    Water is universally seen to symbolise the source of life, an elemental vehicle for cleansing and a facilitator of regeneration. To immerse on-self in the waters and to re-emerge without having been utterly dissolved in them . . . is to return to the well springs and regain fresh strength from that vast reservoir of the potential. A Dictionary of Symbols, Jean Chevalier and Alain Gheerbrant. The title refers to the ‘face’ or surface of the water, an intersection between air and water which when breathed upon acts as a point of interchange. This metaphor of intersecting elements resonates throughout the proposed piece, for example the exchange of cross cultural references and the constant interplay between both visual and audio images. The piece drew from images, sounds and beliefs associated with the pristine fresh water site Te Waikoropupu. The piece follows on from recent work and composition processes that reference elemental and natural symbolism, for example ‘The Bone Song’ and ‘A moon that you could hang your coat on’. The musical texture of the electro acoustic component was primarily constructed from short edited and processed samples of close miked musical and environmental sounds amplified to create a sound world that will function like an explorative audio microscope beckoning the listener to intersect the reflective surface of the known and travel further. The intention was to enlarge the auditory perception of minute sounds using specialist sound recording techniques (in particular close miking) and sound manipulation (sound design techniques). One of the specific aims of this project was to create a bi-cultural work, a cross-cultural exchange between Maori and European traditions. The piece being site specific (a reserve and natural spring), is particularly pertinent as there is presently as intense dialogue taking place as each culture seeks to assert and redefine its own unique relationship to the land – whenua, the rivers, lakes and sea. The title for the project is a quote from the book of Genesis. Not only does this excerpt contain the core imagery and central metaphor of the proposed creative work, it intentionally acknowledges significant spiritual cross-cultural links in particular the employment by Nineteenth Century Maori prophets of biblical imagery in a bid to help their people survive the spreading tide of European colonialism.

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  • architecture e + c work of elin+carmen corneil 1958 to 2008

    Milojevic, Paul

    Creative work
    The University of Auckland Library

    architecture e+c work of elin + carmen corneil 1958 to 2008 aims to give a sense of the scope, the composition and the particularity of the Corneil practice archive. From five decades of work and thousands of items, this sampling suggests some of the architects' main preoccupations. Originally proposed by the directors of the Canadian Architectural Archive (University of Calgary) in the late 90's when the material was acquired, the exhibition is meant to bring to light an unusual practice. The work presented shows an engagement in many fields: conceptual, goegraphic, programmatic...

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  • Douglas Lilburn, salutes to poets

    de Lisle, R; Major, D; Lilburn, D

    Creative work
    The University of Auckland Library

    Roger Wilson, baritone ; Gillian Bibby, Paul Cibi, Rae de Lisle, piano ; José Aparicio, Christopher Leech, tenors ; Dean Major, violin ; Peter Barber, viola ; Dylan Lardelli, guitar ; Douglas Lilburn, narrator

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  • Te Parapara Garden

    Bonica, Dante; Puke, Wiremu

    Creative work
    The University of Auckland Library

    Te Parapara Garden is the only garden of its type in a major city with traditional structures and food crops that are now extremely rare and outside of a museum setting. Dante played a very important role in almost all facets of the project during the entire duration of project as an adviser and contributor which included: Kokowai advice, preparation and application for all carved structures are believed to be the only structures entirely painted with Kokowai in Aotearoa and outside of a museum setting. The images of carvings attached to this NRO shows kokowai aplication as described from the early accounts. He carved the taumata atua for the tuahu. The patterns carved are from ancient taumatua atua from Waikato. He sourced and gathered obsidian from Taupō for customary usages at Te Parapara including preparing and installing the flaked obsidian eyes for parata-toi moko located at the rear of the pātaka. He prepared all the cordage for the pātaka, whatarangi and ruakūmara. He sourced, gathered and prepared kiekie roots and worked them inot the structural lashings for the pātaka. He sourced, gathered and prepared totara bark for thatching, and employed ancient thatching techiques for the pātaka, kāuta and ruakūmara. He manufactured replica agricultural implements from stone and wood for the māra kūmara He conducted the additional research on traditional lashing techniques to ensure the work's authenticity. He manufactured the feather wig for the tekoteko of the main pātaka. He gave a demonstration of Hika ahi (fire making) as part of the main opening of the Te Parapara Garden.

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  • Temporality and education: Incorporating a piano performance of Chopin’s Barcarolle, F sharp major, Opus 60

    Locke, Kirsten

    Creative work
    The University of Auckland Library

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