Otago Polytechnic

Research from Morgan Oliver

Departments: College of Art, Design and Architecture

Morgan Oliver3

Morgan is an interactive artist and designer, lecturing in Communication Design at Otago Polytechnic. He holds a Master of Fine Arts from the Dunedin School of Art at OP. Morgan has exhibited at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Blue Oyster Gallery, The Honeymoon Suite and The High Street Project (Christchurch).

Morgan has a passion for teaching animation and interactive screen design and has recently initiated the first game design project taught at the School of Design. Morgan encourages hands on learning through a playful and experimental approach with a strong focus on digital tools.

Journal Article

Morley, M. & Oliver, M. (2017) The Return of the Return to Castle Wolfenstein – The Fuck Chairs. Scope Contemporary Research Topics, Art and Design, 14, 89-95.

Conference Contribution - Published Paper

Oliver, M., McCaw, C., Leyton, L. (2011) Playful Integration of Social and Studio Practices. POPCAANZ, Second Annual Popular Culture Conference of Australia and New Zealand, June 2011, Auckland, New Zealand. Accepted on basis of joint proposal.


Gillies, R., Ballard, S. & Oliver, M. (2010) Digital Literacy in Art. Ako Aotearoa, http://digitalliteracyinart.net/ http://digitalliteracyinart.net/

Creative Work

Morley, M. & Oliver, M. (2010) 'The Fuck Chairs - Textbook attack on a Fixed Installation'.
High Street Project Gallery, 4 - 18 September.

McCaw, C., Miller, M., Leyton, L., Oliver, M., Wilson, J. (2010) The year was 1942: An interactive exhibition at the former Otago Road Services Bus Station. Otago Settlers Museum, 2010.

Regan, A.; Mann, S.; Mann, A.; Gluyas, T.; Regan, J.; McCaw, C.; Leyton, L.; Oliver, M.; Alexander, D.; McConnachie, H. (2010) Survival Factor. Otago Museum, Dunedin, 2010.

Oliver, M. (2009) Hello World. Dunedin Public Art Gallery, September 2009, 1 interactive video work, unlimited duration.

Oliver, M. (2006) 'Play'. Blue Oyster Gallery, Dunedin. 21 Jun - 8 Jul, work in group show.

Thesis – Masters/Doctoral

Oliver, M. (2010) Hello World. Otago Polytechnic, The Robertson Library, 2010. The External examiners were Sean Kerr at the University of Auckland and Morgan Barnard at Victoria University of Wellington.

Chapter in Book

Oliver, M. (2008) New Work for PCs and Unreal Gallery. The Aotearoa Digital Arts Reader, eds. Susan Ballard and Stella Brennan, ISBN-10: 0958278997, Auckland: Clouds Publishing, pp. 190 - 192.

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