Donna Campbell

Donna Campbell

Senior Lecturer / Pūkenga Matua

Qualifications: PGDipFA Auckland; MFineArts Auckland

About Donna


A weaver, a designer, a teacher, a mother, an artist and a closet chef.


MFA – Sculpture: Whitecliffe College of Art & Design-thesis: Weaving the Skin, 2005.

PG Dip FA – Elam School of Art-specialty: Sculpture in Raranga.

Research Interests

  • Developing a research platform in the area of creative research as an epistemic - a coalescence of Western action and Indigenous contemplation
  • Enquiry practice links praxis and theory - site, issue, response
  • On-going visual research in the  Māori Fibre Arts and connections to cultural identity
  • Teaching in creative practice environments and motivational issues that arise from that context
  • Te Pā Harakeke as a model for whānau ora
  • Digital and time-based & interactive media in practice and design pedagogy
  • Kaupapa Māori research informing design practice and pedagogy

Recent Publications

  • Campbell, D. L. (2016). Niho II [Ngaa Hua o te Rito Exhibition - Waikato Museum] [Stole made with harakeke, faux fur, synthetic dye]. Hamilton, Waikato: Waikato Museum te Whare Taonga o Waikato.

  • Pihama, L., Greensill, H., Campbell, D., Te Nana, R., & Lee, J. (2015). Taku Kuru Pounamu. Hamilton, New Zealand: Te Kotahi Research Institute.

  • Pihama., Lee, J., Te Nana, R., Campbell., Greensill., & Tauroa. (2015). Te pā harakeke: Whānau as a site of wellbeing. In R. E. Rinehart, E. Emerald, & R. Matamua (Eds.), Ethnographies in Pan Pacific Research Tensions and Positionings (pp. 251-266). Routledge.

  • Pihama, L. E., & Campbell, D. (2015). Tiakina te Pā Harakeke. In NZARE - New Zealand Association for Research in Education. Conference held at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi, Whakatāne, New Zealand.

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Campbell, Ms Donna 9557 dcampbel A.1.06 Te Pua Wananga ki te Ao

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