Hamish graduated with a Doctorate in Fine Arts in 2005 from the University of Auckland, and has been teaching art, architecture and landscape architecture since 1996.
Hamish is also a practicing artist, consistently exhibiting work in both private and public galleries since the early 1980s.
Ongoing, alongside artistic and academic commitments, is an engagement of over 20 years in garden design and management. Hamish has a rigorous and intense interest in plants and general nomenclature, which become dominant themes explored in the methodology of his design work.
Research: Hamish's past research has focused on the ramifications in New Zealand of colonization, in particular: the intersection of exotic and endemic species; neo-European landscapes; and the natural history enthusiasts that instigated and recorded New Zealand colonization. More recently research activity has shifted towards landscape analysis and design methodology.
Conversations: The profession of landscape architecture should: resist the generic; view no two sites as one but rather each as entirely unique and idiosyncratic identities; allow for the divining of invisible forces; embrace the design potential of vegetation harnessed to conceptual and aesthetic imperatives; employ Unitec graduates.
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Supervised thesis projects
Kangatharan, Shanmugam (2016). Creating an effective public transport network while also developing attractive coastal communities via designing new water-borne transport nodes in Auckland
Bhatt, Komal (2016-07). Cemeteries as healing landscapes
He, Yucui (2015). Multiculturalism in the urban landscape : create a better city with multicultural communities
Heng, Rithy (2015-10). Remediation in Phnom Penh, Cambodia : landscape strategies and collaboration
Frances, Helen (2014). At the confluence : heritage, landscape and the construction of belonging
Milne, Elizabeth (2011). Spatial status: The homeless and urban space
Yu, Yushan (Joelle) (2010). How can landscape function as a medium for integrating stadium events and surrounding suburbs? Eden Park, Kingsland
Aquilar, G.D., Blanchon, D.J., Foote, H., Pollanais, C.W., & Mosee, A.N. (2017). A Performance based consensus approach for predicting spatial extent of the Chinese windmill palm (Trachycarpus fortunei) in New Zealand under climate change. Ecological Informatics (Vol. Volume 39).
Foote, H., & Griffiths, C.P. (2016). A Delicate Balancing Act. X-Section (Vol. 6).
Foote, H. A. (2015). The Bird Show. A group exhibition curated by Mandy Thomsett-Taylor at The Vivian, Matakana, New Zealand.17th January - 15 February 2015. Two egg tempera paintings on gessoed wooden panel: Glory be to God, Anonymous and the Kakariki 1. http://thevivian.co.nz/the-bird-show/. Mandy Thomsett-Taylor, The Vivian, Matakana, New Zealand. 17th January - 15 February 2015.
Aquilar, G., Blanchon, D., Foote, H., Pollonais, C., & Mosee, A. (2015). Queensland Fruit Fly Invasion of New Zealand: Predicting Area Suitability Under Future Climate Change Scenarios. Auckland, New Zealand, Perspectives in Biosecurity Research Series (Vol. Unitec ePress).
Foote, H., and Ching, R. (2013). Flight - Ray Ching/Hamish Foote
An exhibition supporting the Birds a Plenty Festival, featuring the works of acclaimed UK-based New Zealand painter Ray Ching and Auckland-based artist Hamish Foote. Sheaff Family Gallery, Whakatane Museum, 12 October - 17 November 2013.
Foote, H. (2011). The Art of Science. An exhibition of the Royal Society of New Zealand in partnership with The New Zealand Portrait Gallery. Wellington, New Zealand, 1 March - 22 May, http://www.portraitgallery.nzl.ort/exx/aos.html.
Foote, H., Griffiths, C.P., and Aitken, D. (2011). CONTEXT (An exhibition of plans, sections/elevations and perspectives by Unitec lecturers and members of Landscape Architectural Practise Field LA). Snowhite Gallery, Unitec New Zealand, 26th September - 21st October.
Foote, H. (2005). Exotica indigenis immixta. Unpublished Doctor of Fine Arts thesis, The University of Auckland, Auckland. Supervisor: M. Dunn & D. Watkins.
Foote, H. A. (2004). Strictly for the birds. The New Zealand Herald (11 February), B5. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?ObjectID+3548487
Foote, H. A. (2004). Working with gesso and gilding. Presented to the public and members of the Lopdell House Gallery Society, 21 February, Auckland, New Zealand.
Foote, H. A. (2004). Exotica Indigenis Immixta (Water colour on paper and egg tempera paintings on gessoed Kauri, Totara and silver leaf on Oak). 6 February - 14 March. Lopdell House Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand.
Foote, H., & Cornish, B. (2003). The lost birds (09 illustration/graphic10a ceramics). 3-21 December. Artis, Auckland.
Foote, H. (2002). Biota (10a painting). 11 September-6 October. Artis Gallery, Auckland.
Foote, H. (2002). Titirangi: The fringe of Heaven (10a painting). 1 February-10 March. Lopdell House, Waitakere.
Foote, H. (2001). Prints - A Group Show (painting). June. Te Whau Gallery, New Plymouth.
Foote, H. (2001). Lyric (painting). 28 February - 25 March. Artis Gallery, Auckland.
Foote, H. (2001). Artis 2001 - Small Scale (painting). 4 December 2001 - 27 January 2002. Artis Gallery, Parnell, Auckland, Auckland.
Foote, H. (1999). White Island (painting). 1-19 June. Artstation Gallery, Auckland.
Foote, H. (1998). Art / Practice. Public Lecture. Presented to the Elam School of Art, The University of Auckland, Auckland.
Foote, H. (1998). New Members Group Show. ASA Gallery, Auckland.