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We would like to acknowledge and credit all those who have participated in the journey and creation of O-Tū-Kapua in its many forms.


We wish to specifically acknowledge the primary school pupils, drawn from all over the West Auckland region who have signed up to participate in the creation of the forest habitat in the gallery (2017), and who created the clouds which became My Personal Cloud, Te Uru Gallery (2016) and the AirScience pilot (2016). Two schools, in particular, have worked closely with us during this time, Prospect School and Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Hoani Waititi. Nau te raurau, naku te raurau, ka ora ai te iwi.


This project has been generously supported by Unitec NZ, NIWA, Auckland University of Technology, Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery and TEMP


The 2016/17 TEMP-air team are

F4 Collective

(Susan Jowsey, Marcus Williams, Mercy Alberta and Jesse Williams)



(Gus Olivares, Dr Elizabeth Somervell, Dr Guy Coulson & Dr Ian Longley)


Project Partnerships:


Unitec NZ

Marcus Williams, Dean of Research and Enterprise, Project Manager


National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) Ltd.

Gus Olivares, Scientist - Digital technologies, AirScience Pilot and Temp-air App

Dr Elizabeth Somervell, Scientist - Temp-air App

Dr Guy Coulson, Science Team leader

Dr Ian Longley, Scientist


Auckland University of Technology

Postgraduate Department of Art & Design

Susan Jowsey, Creative Digital Director, Researcher - Temp-air App


Centre for Learning and Teaching (CfLAT)

Dr Claudio Aguayo, Lead App & Website Developer, Educational Facilitator, Researcher - Temp-air App

James Smith, Designer & App Developer, Researcher - Temp-air App

Kritteka Gregory, Website designer


Te Ara Poutama

Maree Sheehan, Composer and Researcher - Temp-air App

We would like to acknowledge the contribution of musician, Mahina Kaui

(Taonga Puoro - Māori instrumentation)


Special thanks to:

Professor Pare Keiha, PVC Maori Advancement, PVC Learning and Teaching, Dean Te Ara Poutama

Dr Stanley Frielick, Director - Ako Aotearoa

Mark Northover, Acting Director, Centre for Learning and Teaching

Victorio Burcio-Martin & Taylor Pringle, Digital Unit, Centre for Learning and Teaching


Dr Roy Davies, CTO Imersia and Temp-air App interface developer

Jon Lowther, CEO Imersia


Student Contributors

Olivia Boyle, Graphic Designer and Master of Arts Management Graduate, AUT

Shaun Goddard, Masters of Architecture Professional, Unitec

Molly Wilson, Bachelor of Natural Science, Unitec


Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery

Andrew Clifford, Director of Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery

Iona Matheson and the Education Team

Kenny Willis and the Te Uru team


CEAC (Corbans Estate Arts Centre) and Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery TEMP Team

     With special acknowledgement of the tireless work of Diane Blomfield


West Auckland Primary Schools from across the region who participated in My Personal Cloud and O-Tū-Kapua

Special acknowledgment of the participation of Prospect School and Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Hoani Waititi in our project.

Titirangi Primary School students who featured in the My Personal Cloud video

Teachers and Parents helpers from all the schools who attended the workshops


Play it Strange Jam Bus

The Jam Bus Producer Jamie Stone

Mike Chunn, CEO Play it Strange

Debbie Little, GM Play it Strange


Waiata My Personal Cloud

Mercy Alberta Williams songwriter and composer ‘He Ao’

     Performed by

Mercy Alberta

Tu Te Kiha Penehira-Hawke, Parekura Kira-Te Whiu and Shareania Ryland-Parker from Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Hoani Waititi

Pupils from Prospect Primary School


With special acknowledgement of MBIE Unlocking Curious Minds

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