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Prof Huhana Smith PhD, DipMusStud, BMVA

Head of School of Art

School of Art

Professional

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Massey University (2008)
  • Diploma in Museum Studies - Massey University (1998)
  • Bachelor of Maori Visual Arts - Massey University (1998)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 2
Team Member 1 0

Research Outputs

Journal

Smith, HM., Bryant, M., & Allan, P. (2017). Climate Change Adaptations for Coastal Farms: Bridging Science and Mātauranga Māori with Art and Design. The Plan Journal. 2(2)
[Journal article]Contributed to by: Smith, S.
Allan, P., & Smith, H. (2013). Research at the interface: Bi-cultural studio in New Zealand, a case study. MAI: A New Zealand Journal of Indigenous Scholarship. 2(2), 133-149
[Journal article]Contributed to by: Smith, S.

Book

Smith, HM., Bryant, M., & Allan, P. (2018). "Mātauranga Māori, art and design: unconventional ways for addressing ways climate change impacts". In Key Concepts in Indigenous Studies. : Routledge Press
[Chapter]Contributed to by: Smith, S.
Smith, H. (2017). 'Waiting for Revelations'. In B. Holloway-Smith (Ed.) Wanted: The Search for the Modernist Murals of E. Mervyn Taylor. (pp. 56 - 65). Palmerston North: Massey University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Smith, S.Edited by: Holloway-Smith, B.
Allan, P., & Smith, H. (2017). He Whakawhiti Kōrero: A conversation about a collaboration. In C. McCarthy, & M. Stocker (Eds.) Colonial Gothic to Māori Renaissance: A Celebration of Jonathan Mane-Wheoki. (pp. 238 - 247). Wellington, New Zealand: Victoria University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: Smith, S.
Smith, H., Patterson, M., Hardy, D., & Taiapa, C. (2015). Cross Cultural environmental research processes, principles, and methods: coastal examples from Aotearoa/New Zealand. In M. Ruth (Ed.) Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Environmental Studies. (pp. 44 - 80). Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing
[Chapter]Authored by: Patterson, M.Contributed to by: Smith, S.
Smith, HM. (2012). Hei Whenua Ora ki Te Hākari. Reinstating the Mauri of valued ecosystems – history, lessons and experiences from the Hei Whenua Ora ki Te Hākari/ Te Hākari Dune Wetland Restoration project. Te Rūnanga O Raukawa, Te Wānanga-o-Raukawa & the New Zealand Centre for Ecological Economics, Palmerston North, New Zealand
[Monograph]Authored by: Smith, S.

Creative Work

Smith, H., Allan, P., Bryant, M., Manning, M., Bailey, J., Richardson, J., . . . Hardy, D. (2017). Whakatairangitia rere ki uta, rere ki tai exhibitions. The Dowse Art Museum (14 April–30 July), Dairy Sheds 436 Kuku Beach Road (11–12 March).
[Exhibition]Authored by: Hardy, D., Patterson, M., Shelton, A.Contributed to by: Smith, S.
Smith, H., Spinks, A., Poutama, M., Allan, P., Bryant, M., Manning, M., . . . Shelton, A. (2017, April 14). ‘Whakatairangitia: rere ki uta, rere ki tai’ by Kei Uta Collective.. [Various dimensions of text/vision banners, large photo, art photos by Shelton, A., maps, light boxes, landscape architecture designs, own art work domes: 220 (dia) x 280 mm (h); 260 (dia) x 350 mm (h); 315 (dia) x 470mm]. Curation and artwork This Time of Useful Consciousness: Political Ecology Now, The Dowse Art Museum, Wellington New Zealand.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Hardy, D., Patterson, M., Shelton, A., Smith, S.
Smith, H., Allan, P., Spinks, A., Poutama, M., Manning, M., Richardson, J., . . . Hardy, D. (2016, May 20). 'Climate Change and Geological Time' in Wai o Papa /Waterlands exhibition series.. School of Architecture, Te Aro campus, Victoria University, Wellington.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Hardy, D., Patterson, M.Contributed to by: Smith, S.
Smith, H., Allan, P., Spinks, A., Poutama, M., Manning, M., Richardson, J., . . . Hardy, D. (2016, June 20). 'Maramataka' exhibition in Wai o Papa/Waterlands series.. School of Architecture, Te Aro campus, Victoria University, Wellington.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Hardy, D., Patterson, M., Smith, S.
Smith, H. (2015, April 3). Tiaki. (No. of Pieces: Nine) [Nine works: Oil on linen, 300 x 300mm (6); 895 x 730 mm (1); 610 x 755 (1) and 1530 x 50mm (1)]. Bartley and Company Art, 56A Ghuznee Street, Wellington, New Zealand. 3 Apr-28 Mar 2015.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Smith, S.
Smith, H. (2015) Pā Harakeke: Ideas Towards Healing. [Exhibition] [Mixed media installation. LED sign: 2430 x 300 mm; framed painting 1380 x 780 mm; trestle table 1970 x 8109 (w) x 700 mm (h); domes 220 (dia) x 280 mm (h); 260 (dia) x 350 mm (h), and 315 (dia) x 470mm]. Edited catalogue was also part of TOIOHO ki Āpiti XX: 20 Years of Māori Visual Art, Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North, New Zealand
[Artwork]Authored by: Smith, S.Contributed to by: Smith, S.
Smith, H. (2013, November 16). Rae ki te Rae/Face to Face. (No. of Pieces: Five) [Oil on linen, various dimensions]. Deane Gallery, City Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand. 16 Nov 2013 - 26 Jan 2014.
[Exhibition]Authored by: Smith, S.

Report

Smith, H., Taylor, D., Doehring, K., & Sinner, J.(2015). Ōhau Loop Phase 2: Enhancing knowledge of inanga habitat. (Report No. 25). : [Commissioned by: Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment] Manaaki Taha Moana Research Report No. 25. Cawthron Report No. 2695
[Technical Report]Contributed to by: Smith, S.
Newcombe, E., Smith, H., Poutama, M., Clark, D., Spinks, A., Ellis, J., . . . Sinner, J.(2014). Faecal contamination of shellfish on the Horowhenua coast. (Report No. 23). : Prepared for Taiao Raukawa and Manaaki Taha Moana. Manaaki Taha Moana Research Report No. 23. Cawthron Report No. 2573
[Technical Report]Contributed to by: Smith, S.
Smith, H., Newcombe, E., Poutama, M., Allen, C., Clark, D., Atalah, J., . . . Sinner, J.(2014). Kaimoana on beaches from Hōkio to Ōtaki, Horowhenua. : Manaaki Taha Moana Research Report No. 22. Cawthron Report No. 2564
[Technical Report]Contributed to by: Smith, S.
Smith, H., Poutama, M., & Spinks, A.(2014). He Tirohanga Whanui : An overview of ecosystems undergoing rehabilitation within Manaaki Taha Moana, Horowhenua case study. (Report No. 19). Massey University: Palmerston North/Taiao Raukawa Environmental Resource Unit: Ōtaki: Manaaki Taha Moana (MTM) Research Project
[Technical Report]Contributed to by: Smith, S.

Conference

Smith, H.‘Moving from Phase One to Two: Mātauranga Māori, Art, Design, Ecological Economics and Climate Change Science’. . Ludwig Maximillian University, Munich, Germany
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Smith, S.
Allan, P., & Smith, H.(2014). The New NZ: methods for reimagining the identity of Aotearoa. . Venice, Italy
[Conference Paper]Contributed to by: Smith, S.

Other

Smith, H. (2015). [Exhibition Catalogue] 'Bob Jahnke ATA: a third reflection'.
[Other]Contributed to by: Smith, S.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Co-supervisor 5 0

Courses Coordinated

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • Erana Kaa - Doctor of Philosophy
    He Kakahu O Te Kaikaranga: The clothing of the Kaikara
  • Tessa Ma'Auga - Doctor of Philosophy
    Visual language in the Asia-Pacific centred around creating conditions for cross-cultural artistic collaboration
  • Fraser Findlay - Doctor of Philosophy
    Wha; Packaging ethnology within contemporary paradigms (contextualising what it is to be contemporary Maori through visual discussion
  • Elizabeth Allen - Doctor of Philosophy
    Carnal Colonialism - The Sexual Commodification of Maori Women's Bodies in Colonial Discourse.
  • Mahina-A-Rangi Baker - Doctor of Philosophy
    Te Kete Tua-ātea, Māori modelling of the future and the kaitiakitanga of water.

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