Creative Arts


Mark Menzies

01 October 2020

Beethoven would be proud. Celebrating 250 years since the great German composer’s birth, the University of Canterbury’s (UC) next gala concert features a fortepiano, or early piano, replicating the exact sounds of Ludwig van Beethoven’s early work.


Design for the cover of the Group Shoe Catelogue

30 September 2020

Ilam Campus Gallery’s upcoming exhibition celebrates the five-decade career of graphic artist, painter and publisher Leo Bensemann (1912–1986) and connects current students to an inspiring University of Canterbury’s (UC) Fine Arts alumni.


Word2020

11 September 2020

The WORD Christchurch Spring Festival is about to burst forth with stories, ideas, poetry and song. The recently announced festival line-up features many University of Canterbury scholars and writers, including Canterbury University Press authors, and is selling out fast.


Aaron Kong

13 August 2020

Drawing on influences as diverse as K-Pop, Orientalism and queer politics, University of Canterbury (UC) Fine Arts student Aaron Kong wowed judges to win the 2020 Iris Fisher scholarship.


Hamish Oliver at the piano

23 July 2020

Music for gaming has grown up and found its place in the world of music composition. Unlike music composed for film or theatre, music for gaming presents unique challenges, says University of Canterbury (UC) Music Lecturer Hamish Oliver.


Matavai Bay Nina Oberg Humphries

04 June 2020

Nina Oberg Humphries has been announced as the 2020 Pacific Artist in Residence at the University of Canterbury’s Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies.


McNoe

06 March 2020

The University of Canterbury (UC) is the first and remains the only New Zealand university to be led by women.


Natalie_Looyer_NWS

10 October 2019

In the past 146 years, University of Canterbury (UC) students of many disciplines have benefited from some truly remarkable teachers of classics, whose influence continues to echo through the generations.


Grimshaw

11 September 2019

University of Canterbury Associate Professor Mike Grimshaw is editing a collection of international research that seeks a deeper understanding of digital hate.


Tuafale_NWS_block

29 May 2019

Tuafale Tanoa’i is the 2019 Pacific Artist in Residence at the University of Canterbury: “It’s my first time living in Christchurch and I’m looking forward to meeting new communities here, exploring issues and capturing commentary with still and moving images while at UC for the next three months.”