Donna Campbell

Qualifications: PGDipFA Auckland; MFineArts Auckland

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Senior Lecturer / Pūkenga Matua

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



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.

Papers Taught

MMAC321 - Māori Media: Challenges of Representation
TIKA151 - Te Raranga Kete: Introduction to Māori Fibre Arts
TIKA211 - He Taonga Tuku Iho: Evolving Māori and Pacific Art
TIKA251 - Raranga Whakairo: Design Elements in Māori Fibre Arts
TTWA150 - Te Tiriti o Waitangi: An Introduction to the Treaty of Waitangi

Recent Publications

  • Campbell, D. (2021). Artist Spotlight: Donna Campbell. Retrieved from

  • Morrison, S., Campbell, D., Balzer, R., & Garmonsway, L. (2020). The impact of the Treaty on women in Aotearoa. In Waikato Museum: Waitangi Day - Treaty Talk.

  • Pihama, L., Campbell, D., & Greensill, H. (2019). Whānau storytelling as Indigenous pedagogy: tiakina te pā harakeke. In J. -A. Q. Q. X. Archibald, J. B. J. Lee-Morgan, & J. De Santolo (Eds.), Decolonizing Research. Indigenous Storywork As Methodology (pp. 137-150). Zed Books.

  • Campbell, D. (2019). Ko te mana o ngā kairaranga whatu. Relaunch, reframe, remember, and revision (Te Rā: The Māori Sail). Retrieved from

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