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Research from Last, Andrew


Andrew Last


Andrew is a Senior Lecturer and the Studio Coordinator for Jewellery Metalsmithing. Originally from Australia, he holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Gold and Silversmithing from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and undertook a craft traineeship in 1988 with leading Australian jeweller, Susan Cohn. Andrew is represented in several Australian gallery collections, has exhibited all around the globe and has undertaken numerous guest lecturer and speaker positions. Andrew's art practice has recently shifted to corporate and private commissions for sculpture and jewellery. He is experienced working with Maori and taonga maori. Andrew has a diverse maker practice which overlaps with design. Andrew draws on his combined experience as an educator and practising artist to advise postgraduate students to be suitably ambitious both academically and in their artistic development.

Research Outputs

Creative Work

Last, A (2017) Tuhura Mauri Stone. Commissioned by the Otago Museum as part of the redevelopment of the Tuhura interactive science gallery, Otago Museum, Dunedin.

Last, A. (2017) Taiao, Putaiao, Toi. Design of Taiao, Putaiao, Toi Award commissioned by Te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Otepoti, Dunedin.

Last, A. (2017) 700C MBB Recumbent Bicycle. Bicycle design and protptype.

Last, A (2017) Pendant. Suddaby Jewellery commission.

Last, A. (2017) Tiwai Pendant. Aihuka Art Auction, Otago Musuem. http://otagomuseum.nz/whats-on/do/programme-and-events/event/aihuka-art-auction

Last, A (2016) Oostveen Cutlery Commission

Last, A. (2016) Octabell Sculpture Commission. Private commission, Octa & Associates, Dunedin.

Last, A. (2016) Ellipsis. Work in Masterworks gallery 30th anniversary show, Newtown, 6 - 30 Apr.

Last, A (2016) Taonga Presentation Presentation & display of Maori taonga within Otago Polytechnic administration building.

Last, A (2015) Jewellery Commission, Jade pendant.

Last, A., Monson, B., Murphy, P., & Duff, J. (2015) Touchstone Sculpture. Otago Polytechnic, main entrance foyer, Forth Street, Dunedin.

Last, A. (2015) ZoxJox recumbent bicycle.

Conference Contribution - Other

Zellmer, J. & Last, A. (2017) CLINKPROJECT3: COLLABORISM. Talking Teaching Conference, Tertiary Teaching and Research, 28 - 29 Nov.

Journal Article

Last, A. (2017) Touchstone Project. Scope Contemporary Research Topics, Art & Design, 13, 49-52.

Last, A. (2015) 46 degrees Bent - Design, Manufacture & Deployment of DIY Recumbent Bicycles. Scope: Contemporary Research Topics, Art and Design, 11, pp 68 - 75.

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