Alan Campbell MacDonald BDVA., Cert. H.E
1 / 2A Sydney St, Hauraki, Auckland : p 09 486 3344 m 027 272 5029
- Bachelors of Design and Visual Arts, Unitec, Auckland, 2012.
- Certificate in Higher Education, Unitec, Auckland, 2015.
Art practice history
April 2009 - Fade to Light, joint debut exhibition (with wife SuSannah), Unitec, Auckland.
Sept 2011 - Winner Artist Alliance cover design competition (Quantum Fido).
Nov 2011 - Bloom'in Late! Article published, Artist Alliance magazine.
Dec 2011 - Grad Show Exhibition, Unitec School of Art, Auckland.
Dec 2012 - Graduation.
Jan 2014 - Accepted into honours/master’s programme Auckland University, Auckland, (deferred).
July 2014 - Presented 3(1C) sky sculpture proposal to PechaKucha forum, Auckland Memorial Museum.
Aug 2015 - Paradigm Found, Joint exhibition (with wife), Mairangi Arts Centre, Auckland.
July 2016 - Kabbalah Tea Of Mercy, Finalist Parkin Drawing Prize. In association with New Zealand Academy Of
May 2017 - Field Notes of A Terranaut, exhibited in SciArt Centre, NY, The Void & The Cloud permanent virtual exhibition Curated by Marnie Benney with guest juror George Musser, author of Spooky Action at a Distance.
April 2017 - Interviewed for SciArt Centre (NY), blog based on Field Notes Of A Terranaut.
July 2017 Fractalton, Finalist Parkin Drawing Prize. In association with New Zealand Academy Of
Oct 2017 - Field Notes Of A Terranaut, selected by Julia Buntaine Director, SciArt Centre (NY) for a ‘favorites’ feature SciArt magazine.
Themes My practice is informed by a three-way comparison between: metaphysics, quantum physics and information technology.
Intention To visualise invisible principles governing primary forces of existence that can guide development of Consciousness to its highest value.
Previous voluntary projects
1987 Freedom Behind Bars, Pilot Rehab Study, Paremoremo Prison
Roles PR, stakeholder liaison, sponsorship acquisition.
Duration 1.5 year (concurrent with graphic position).
Description Formed organization to demonstrate the effectiveness of meditation as a rehabilitative tool for recidivist inmates, and to test the willingness of government support and assess practicality of teaching it in prison environment.
1993/1994 Quest 1 and 2 Metaphysical Progress Comedy Plays.
Duration: 6 months each to organize, 6 night run x 2 years.
Description Community based performance event consisting of 200 mostly local amateur performers sited in and around the tunnels of North Head, Devonport, at night for the Devonport Arts Festival for 2 years.
Method All performers were given minimum instruction around which to create their own character and script.
Purpose To convince participants to activate their own inner creative genius.
Roles Script, produce, direct, PR, liaison, performer, sponsorship acquisition.
Outcome Exceeded my expectations and theirs. Extremely well received.
Thirty years as graphics designer / creative director.