David Cowlard – CV
Programme Leader – Photo Media, Whitecliffe, Auckland. 2020 – Present
Senior Lecturer, Whitecliffe, Auckland    2019 – 2020
Lecturer, Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design, Auckland. 2012 – 2018
Professional Teaching Fellow, University of Auckland, School of Architecture & Planning, 2012 – 2018
Part-time / Visiting Lecturer; Kingston University; University of Brighton; University of East London; Camberwell College of Arts; Architecture Association, UK. 2007 – 2011
Photographer – freelance (commissioned by architecture & design magazines internationally including: Blueprint, Architects’ Journal, Icon and I.D. International Design). 2000 – 2010
Staff photographer LM Magazine, London, UK, 1995 – 1999
Lecturer (part-time), Lincoln College of Art & Design, UK 1994 – 1995
Masters by Research, with a thesis entitled Photourbanism: Documentary Photography and Urban Thinking, Kingston University, UK. 2007 – 2009
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) History of Art, Design & Film. Sheffield Hallam University, UK. 1991 – 1994
Exhibitions & Screenings
National Contemporary Art Award – Finalist, Waikato Museum, NZ 2021
Pause, Online Performance Show, tuitui_artspace/online, 2021
Mason's Screen, Wellington, NZ 2021
This Situation, group show. DEMO Artspace, Auckland, NZ. 2020
Tangent Platform I & II, Te Tuhi, Platform Gallery, Parnell Railway Station, Auckland, NZ. 2019, 2020
Te Tuhi Billboard Project, Te Tuhi, Pakuranga, & Parnell Railway Station, Auckland, NZ. 2019
Free Speech group show, DEMO artspace, Auckland, NZ. 2018
Simultan XII Festival, Possible Futures, Timișoara, Romania. 2017
7th International Mobile Innovation Film Screening, Australian Centre for Moving Image, Melbourne, Australia. 2017
newphotomedia as part of the Auckland Festival of Photography, DEMO artspace, Auckland, NZ. 2017
Paperwork group show, DEMO artspace, Auckland, NZ. 2017
Transitionalfieldwork -36.8670511, 174.7597644, Establishment of a research group and curation of exhibition,DEMO artspace, Auckland, NZ. 2016
Reader / Writer, Faculty Show, Pearce Gallery, Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design. 2016
Radiophrenia, Glasgow Centre for Contemporary Arts, Radio broadcast program. 2016
Demo Reel #1 ‘In Transit’ curated a screening of short films at DEMO artspace Auckland NZ. 2016
MINA 5th International Mobile Innovation Film Screening, Melbourne, Australia; Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision / NZ Film Archive, Wellington, NZ; Le jour le plus court (best of MINA2015), Strasbourg, Belgium; International Mobile Film Festival, Macedonia. 2015
Carr, Cowlard, Nunes, Photo Media Faculty Exhibition, Pearce Gallery, Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design, Auckland, NZ. 2015
Viewfinder, screening of Great South Road, Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, New Zealand Film Archive, Auckland, NZ. 2015
Lay of the Land, Curated by Anita Tótha, Papakura Art Gallery, Auckland, NZ. 2015
MINA 4th International Mobile Innovation Film Screening, Auckland & Wellington, NZ. 2014
#GRTSTHRD, Art Station, Auckland, NZ. 2014
8 magazine, Islam issue, Launch exhibition, HOST gallery, London. 2011
Conference Papers
'From the Corridor to the Streets: Experimental Cinema's Encounter with Architecture as a Form of Critical Spatial Thinking'
Embodiment: Encountering the blurred connections of Art and Architecture, AAANZ Conference, Dec 2019
‘Short-form Video and the Possibilities for a New Architectural Criticism’ 
Moving Images – Static Spaces: Architectures, Art, Media, Film, Digital Art and Design,
Altinbas University, Istanbul, Turkey

Organized by AMPS (Architecure, Media, Politics, Society). 2018
‘#GRTSTHRD: Mobile Topographics and the ongoing documentation of urban territory’
4th Mobile Creativity and Innovation Symposium,
AUT, Auckland. 2014
‘Architecture Beyond 1/125th of a Second: Documentary Photography and the Everyday Life’
Fixed? Architecture, Incompleteness and Change.
University of Plymouth, UK. 2011
‘Lee Friedlander’s Discordant Urban Landscapes and the Labour of Vision’
Emerging Landscapes: between production and representation
University of Westminster, London. 2010
Writing & Publications
‘Short-Form Video and the Possibilities for a New Architectural Criticism’
published in AMPS Proceedings Series. ISSN 2398-9467. 2019
‘Why Does it Never Rain in the ‘Architectural Review’
Publication of chapter in Consuming Architecture: On the occupation, appropriation and interpretation of buildings, Routledge. 2014
‘Fo Guang Shan Pagoda’ in Architecture NZ. 2013
‘Social Architecture’ in Architecture NZ. 2013
MFA Supervision Completions at Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design
Primary / Studio Supervisions: Riley Claxton (Photography), Alexa Mickell (Photography),
Chris Valenti (New Media), Kevin Trueman (Moving Image), Sheree Stone (Photography)
Second / Contextual Supervisions: Rose Meyer (Fine Arts), Lizzie Maud (Fine Arts), Sam Dollimore (Fine Arts), Alex Matthews (Fine Arts), Anita Frost (Fine Arts)

professional membership & associations
PhotoForum NZ, Publications Sub-Committee; AIPA (Advertising & Illustrative Photographers Association); Mobile Innovation Network & Association (MINA) 11th Smartphone Film Festival judge;

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