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Sue Prescott BA(Hons), MDes

Senior Lecturer

School of Design

Sue Prescott is a fashion and costume designer, and a Lecturer within Ngā Pae Māhutonga  School of Design, part of the College of Creative Arts, Massey University.

Fashion, costume and performance connect Sue’s research, interdisciplinary creative work,  and teaching.  Research into synaesthesia often informs Sue’s creative design practice and teaching.  Her work occupies a position between the cultural, historical and social latitudes of fashion and costume, exploring and discussing the relationship of the body with environment, with an interest in recycling materials, mending and sustainable practice. 

Professional

Contact details

  • Location: Te Whare Pukaka.
    Campus: Wellington

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Fashion / Textile Design - MMU, UK (1986)
  • Master of Design (Distinction) - Massey University (2007)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Fashion design, creativity, idea generation, methods of design.

Synesthesia, the senses.

Fashion and environment.

Mending, sutainable design.

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship, Design – for Commerce, Community and Culture

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Built Environment And Design (120000): Design Management and Studio and Professional Practice (120303): Design Practice and Management (120300):
Performance and Installation Art (190504): Studies In Creative Arts And Writing (190000):
Textile and Fashion Design (120306):
Visual Arts and Crafts (190500)

Keywords

Fashion Design

Costume Design

Performance

Experimental Design

Synesthesia

Creativity

Sustainable Design

Mending

Design Presentation

Fashion Education

 

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 1

Research Outputs

Creative Work

Prescott, S. (2017). Global Nomad. Red Dot Exhibition 2017 (group exhibition), Red Dot Museum, Singapore
[Design]Authored by: Prescott, S.
Prescott, S. (2017). Fashion Perennials. LUX Light Festival, Civic Square, Wellington, New Zealand
[Design]Authored by: Prescott, S.
Prescott, S. (2016). Fashion Epiphytes. Glade Exhibition, LUX Light Festival, Overseas Terminal, Wellington, New Zealand
[Design]Authored by: Prescott, S.
Prescott, S. (2015). Wearable Soundscape. "Virtually POP" Exhibition, aligned with The Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (POPCAANZ) International Conference, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand and exhibition catalogue ISBN 978-0-646-93725-0, http://popcaanz.com/exhibitions
[Design]Authored by: Prescott, S.
Prescott, S. (2015). Seeing Sound, Hearing Light 2. Critical Costume 2015: New Costume Practices and Performances Exhibition (and catalogue): Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Helsinki, Finland
[Design]Authored by: Prescott, S.
Prescott, S. (2014). Victims of Renovation. The Art of Fashion Exhibition, Erupt Festival 2014, Taupo Museum, Taupo, New Zealand
[Design]Authored by: Prescott, S.
Prescott, S. (2013). Outer Reaches of Inner Self. Visual Methods in Mediated Environments Exhibition, Third International Visual Methods Conference, Visual Methods in Mediated Environments: Connecting Diverse Worlds, Victoria University of Wellington and the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand
[Design]Authored by: Prescott, S.
Prescott, S., Nawalowalo, N., Farr, G., Kieve, P., McCrory, T., Westra, A., . . . Veikoso, L. (2013). Masi. Sydney International Festival 2013, Everest Theatre, Sydney, Australia: The Conch, Pacific Theatre Comapny
[Design]Authored by: Prescott, S.
Prescott, S. (2012). Masi Costume Design. New Zealand International Festival of the Arts, Wellington, New Zealand at the Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa and later reshown at Sydney Festival 2013, Everest Theatre, Sydney, Australia.
[Design]Authored by: Prescott, S.
Prescott, ST. (2011). Everyday Eros. Wellington, New Zealand
[Design]Authored by: Prescott, S.
Prescott, S. (2011). Beach Picnic. Winner of Get Set Create Project Runway style WOW competition.. Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
[Design]Authored by: Prescott, S.
Prescott, ST. (2010). Hidden Harmony. Department of Conservation, Wellington, New Zealand.
[Design]Authored by: Prescott, S.
Prescott, ST. (2010). Sub-Text. Department of Conservation, Wellington, New Zealand.
[Design]Authored by: Prescott, S.
Prescott, ST. (2009). Paper Dollies, Botanical Frolic. Wellington, New Zealand
[Design]Authored by: Prescott, S.
Prescott, ST. (2009). Formica Walls and Sofa Covers, Victims of Renovation.. Department of Conservation, Wellington, New Zealand.
[Design]Authored by: Prescott, S.
Prescott, ST. (2008). Sonata. Masters of Design exegesis collection.. Massey Universitry, Wellington, New Zealand
[Design]Authored by: Prescott, S.
Prescott, ST. (1998). Executive Armour. Nelson, New Zealand
[Design]Authored by: Prescott, S.
Prescott, ST. (1997). The Banquet Collecton. Nelson, New Zealand.
[Design]Authored by: Prescott, S.
Prescott, ST. (1995). A Lick and a Promise. Nelson, New Zealand
[Design]Authored by: Prescott, S.
Prescott, ST. (1994). Madurai Incantation. Nelson, New Zealand
[Design]Authored by: Prescott, S.
Prescott, ST. (2014). Seeing sound, hearing light. Shapeshifting Exhibition 2014, One oh Eight Gallery, Ironbank Building, Auckland, New Zealand, aligned with Shapeshifting: A Conference on Transformative Paradigms of Fashion and Textile Design at AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand
[Design]Authored by: Prescott, S.
Cumming, D., Prescott, S., & Imlach, ME. (2013). Massey University Principal Officers Academic Regalia. Bruce Mason Centre, Auckland, New Zealand: Massey University, Wellington
[Design]Authored by: Prescott, S.
Prescott, ST. (2012). Masi Costume Designs. New Zealand International Festival of the Arts, Te Papa, Wellington, New Zealand: The Conch
[Design]Authored by: Prescott, S.

Journal

Prescott, S. (2017). Responsible fashion consumption: Modular sensory interaction. Scope: Contemporary Research Topics. Art & Design(15), 92-102
[Journal article]Authored by: Prescott, S.

Conference

Prescott, ST. (2018, July). The Sustainable Curated Wardrobe: Designer and Circular Design. Presented at Fashion, Costume and Visual Cultures conference, FCVC2018. University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Prescott, S.
Prescott, S.Materiality and the Body. . University for the Creative Arts, Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Prescott, S.
Prescott, S. (2017). International collaborative models in Fashion Education. Presented at Metamorphosis Fashion Symposium. Otago Museum, Dunedin, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Prescott, S.
Prescott, S.(2016). Global Nomad. .
[Conference]Authored by: Prescott, S.
Prescott, S. (2013). Cross-Modality in Fashion. Presented at Visual Methods in Mediated Environments: Connecting Diverse Worlds 2013. Victoria University of Wellington and the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Prescott, S.

Supervision and Teaching

Teaching

PAPERS COORDINATED:
212.257  Design Studio llA (Fashion Design)
212.453  Fashion Design Research and Development
212.454  Fashion Design Research Project
212.455 Fashion Design Studio Project  

COMPLETED POSTGRADUATE SUPERVISION
CoSupervisor of:

  • 2014 - Juran Kim – Crafting A Single Cloth


CURRENT POSTGRADUATE CO-SUPERVISION

  • 2015 Amy Blackmore, Annabelle Fitzgerald , Avara Moody.

Media and Links

Media

  • 01 Sep 2012 - Other
    Wearability of Wearable Art?

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