Dr Nuala Ann Gregory


Research | Current

For the past 25 years, Nuala Gregory has maintained a profile as an exhibiting artist predominantly in the medium of painting, but also in printmaking and drawing. Her work has been shown in Ireland, the USA, New Zealand, Mexico and Japan. In recent exhibitions, she has sought a 'return' to the possibilities of colour, surface, collage and drawing in order to renew the force of the material and the aesthetic against predominantly discursive or conceptual approaches. This is not simply a celebration of materiality but an extended play upon its means, and an enquiry into its ongoing possibilities. Gregory is also known for her writings on contemporary art and on art education. A recipient of numerous arts awards and bursaries, she has contributed to the visual arts environment through curation, artistic collaborations, international conferences, and the enhancement of arts programmes, teaching and infrastructure in tertiary level education.



University of Auckland Distinguished Teaching Award



Nuala Gregory is an Associate Professor in Fine Arts and Deputy Dean of the National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries (NICAI) at The University of Auckland. She has fifteen years of experience as a university academic of which the last ten years have been as a senior manager at Department and Faculty level. Nuala's other leadership roles have included Acting Dean of NICAI, Head of the Elam School of Fine Arts (2008-09), Associate Dean Academic (2005-8 and 2009-10), Deputy Chair of the University's Teaching and Learning Quality Committee, and Deputy Chair of the University's Cycle 5 Academic Audit Steering Committee. She has led or participated in many academic reviews at The University of Auckland, including Graduating Year Reviews, departmental reviews, accreditation reviews (Architecture), and subject reviews (Fine Arts Critical Studies). She has also served as a panel member on reviews at a number of other institutions in New Zealand. Nuala is a trained International ELIR Reviewer for the QAA (Scotland) and was appointed to the AQA for New Zealand Universities Register of Auditors and Reviewers in 2013.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Gregory, N. A. (2015). A tale of three cities. Public Art (公共艺术), 4, 34-41.
  • Gregory, N. And let me breathe [Solo exhibition] [Mixed media] Solander Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand. 16/9/2015 - 24/10/2015
  • Gregory, N. (2015). All Things Out of Rule. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 47 (6), 563-578. 10.1080/00131857.2014.964163
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/27486

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Level 3, Room 354
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