Grant winners -2016

Create something amazing.


Sean MacDonald-Hill and Stephen Hill were the winners of the 2016 under-18 grant for the project Emotion-Immersion.

How does the picture below make you feel? Emotion-Immersion produced art, both visual and musical, that reflected people’s feelings about our waterways. Using a skin conductance response (SCR) sensor Sean measured people’s emotion-related physiological changes while they looked at emotionally charged pictures of waterways. These SCR measurements were then interpreted by custom-built software to produce musical and visual output that was used to create art reflective of people’s emotions.

The Exquisite Wound

The winner of the 2016 S+ART Grant for over-18 was visual artist Rebecca Swan, composer Charlie Ha, engineer Peter Swan, light artist Peter Stoneham and scientist David Shillington. They launched the exhibition of The Exquisite Wound at the Auckland Arts Festival in March 2017. The project, which includes photographs, video, original music and interactive projections, explores our relationships and responsibilities to ourselves, all living beings, and the planet we share. After the Auckland launch, The Exquisite Wound was exhibited at Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History and opened it at S+ART Something.