Fine Arts

Peter Walsh

Peter Walsh

FINE ARTS STUDENT   Despite attending a school that didn’t prioritise the arts, Peter was fortunate to have the support of a good art teacher. “I was always inclined to...

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Kahurangiariki Smith

Kahurangiariki Smith

FINE ARTS YEAR THREE   “Drawing upon lecturers’ fields of expertise and other students’ experiences is a great resource for better understanding the broader arts...

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Anthony Mauinatu

Anthony Mauinatu

FINE ARTS FINAL YEAR   “The thing that impresses me the most with fine arts is that you are not placed in a box. It has endless options that include the worlds of science, maths,...

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Sarah Carson

Sarah Carson

FINE ARTS GRADUATE   “Whitecliffe taught me a new way of thinking - of how to take an idea and develop it from concept to exhibit, not stopping at the obvious result. I learned how...

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Loren Marks

Loren Marks

FINE ARTS GRADUATE   “Critiques that required me to explain my ideas and work with different people really set me up for my career. It gave me the confidence to sell my products, designs and...

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Hikalu Clarke

Hikalu Clarke

FINE ARTS GRADUATE   Hikalu completed his BFA in 2015 and then his Master of Fine Arts in 2017.    After spending his first year at an arts school in Whanganui, he...

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Mahsa Khosravi

Mahsa Khosravi

FINE ARTS GRADUATE   “Studying Fine Arts has given me a perfect opportunity to enhance my skills and gain more in depth knowledge of art and professional practice,” says BFA...

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Jaimie Waititi

Jaimie Waititi

Jaimie Waititi: Year Four Fine Arts student Jaimie Waititi comes from Waihau Bay, a small ocean side town on the East Coast of the Bay of Plenty, where the movie ‘Boy’ was filmed....

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Christina Pataialii

Christina Pataialii

Christina Pataialii - Year Four Fine Arts Studying on the Whitecliffe Foundation course was the beginning of Year Four Fine Arts student Christina Pataialii student years at Whitecliffe....

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Alex Matthews

Alex Matthews

Alex Matthew - Year Four Fine Arts Fine Arts student Alex Matthews has had a great final year at Whitecliffe. She was Overall Winner at the prestigious Eden Arts Art Schools Awards in August...

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Tanya Martusheff

Tanya Martusheff

Tanya Martusheff - Fine Arts Year Four A child of second-generation Russian Orthodox immigrants, Year Four Fine Arts student Tanya Martusheff grew up and attended school in Plamandon, Alberta,...

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Alexandra Dodds

Alexandra Dodds

Alexandra Dodds BFA “Whitecliffe expanded and challenged the way I thought about making my art, while also being incredibly encouraging,” says jeweller Alexandra Dodds....

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Mary Whalley

Mary Whalley

Mary Whalley BFA “People and art are what I love and I’m constantly trying to bring the two closer together in an interesting and meaningful way,” declares Mary Whalley,...

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Rebecca Dowie

Rebecca Dowie

Rebecca Dowie BFA “What I love about fine arts is that it is primarily about ideas,” declares Fine Arts graduate Rebecca Dowie. Rebecca owns Douglas and Bec, a design...

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Paris Kirby

Paris Kirby

Paris Kirby - Fine Arts Year Four “You can tailor a fine arts degree to wherever your interests lie, but be prepared to be challenged! Studying fine art pushes you to understand how you as...

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Daphne Simons

Daphne Simons

Daphne Simons - Fine Arts Year Four “There is a lot of creative freedom here. You really can pursue whatever you want, as long as you justify it – and the justification comes...

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Jono Dunbar

Jono Dunbar

Jono Dunbar - Fine Arts Year Three “I was accepted into Elam but during the interview process I got a feeling it wasn't right for me - too big, too impersonal. Whitecliffe, on the other...

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Veronika Djoulai

Veronika Djoulai

FINE ARTS GRADUATE   Veronika is both a Whitecliffe BFA and recent MFA graduate having completed her Master of Fine Arts in January 2017. Her Whitecliffe MFA graduating exhibition was...

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Angela Ruegger

Angela Ruegger

I am lucky enough to have worked at the Gallery before. I did volunteer work here prior to my conservation studies in Melbourne, and when I returned to Auckland, I worked as a conservation...

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Katherine Simpson

Katherine graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Auckland's Whitecliffe College of Arts &Design in 1997. She has gone on to regularly exhibit her powerful compositions at dealer...

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