Master of Fine Arts

Ellen Johansen

Ellen Johansen

Dissertation Topic: "Confluences: Aesthetic Experience and the Numinous", an investigation into the psychological and cultural elements that may play a role in influencing aesthetic...

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Heather Hourigan

The Master of Fine Arts degree programme gained from Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design 2001, provided me with the environment to change and become connected with my own creative processes....

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Kim Fiona Shaw

Kim Fiona Shaw

Kim Fiona Shaw The body of work shown herein and my associated art practice are a response to my interest in the relationship between art and the human experience of motion; in the power of...

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Marie Potter

Marie Potter Marie is known for creating unique art relating to New Zealand culture and history. She is an established multimedia artist having exhibited in both selected and solo exhibitions...

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Tracy Porteous

 Tracy Porteous As an artist I explore the relationship between photography, light and environment in terms of mark making and image creation. I am interested in how light and environment...

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Zoe Nash

Zoe Nash Zoe graduated from Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design in 2002 with a Master of Fine Arts degree. Prior to this, she had spent many years working in the graphic design industry...

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Tawhanga Nopera

Tawhanga Nopera

 Tawhanga Nopera “Whitecliffe helped me find the time to turn creativity into a sustainable practice. Today I create performance art, digital video and still photography; I also...

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Melissa Dines

Melissa Dines

Melissa Dines “Doing the MFA has furthered my professional development as a lecturer, while breathing fresh life into my practice as an artist,” says MFA graduate Melissa Dines....

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Lisa Chandler

Lisa Chandler

Lisa Chandler “I have a list of artist residencies I want to apply for over the next 10 years, including Japan, Taiwan, Germany, London and USA,” says MFA graduate Lisa Chandler who...

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Jess Paraone

Jess Paraone

Jess Paraone “Whitecliffe’s structured approach helped me make sense of myself as an indigenous artist in a contemporary world,” says Master of Fine Arts graduate Jess...

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Lee Harrop

Lee Harrop

Lee Harrop “Whitecliffe showed me different ways to develop and resolve ideas. I can critically assess my own work and find my own solutions confidently. Self-validation is an essential...

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Siliga David Setoga

Siliga David Setoga

Siliga David Setoga “Driving my five children to and from school gives me time to think up projects,” says artist Siliga David Setoga. “It’s time to think about how...

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Denise Batchelor

Denise Batchelor

Denise Batchelor “I could never have predicted the opportunities that have occurred since graduating,” says photographer and video artist Denise Batchelor, who graduated with her...

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Lea-Anne Sheather

Lea-Anne Sheather

Lea-Anne Sheather “I’ve been really challenged to extend my art making, and to extend how I think and talk about art. I’ve loved crafting the writing as well as making my...

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Cheryl Byngeley

Cheryl Byngeley

Cheryl Byngeley “I enjoy being part of a passionate group, but mostly I have loved extending my thinking, refining my art-making and visual language,” declares Cheryl Byngeley....

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Anita Jacobsen

Anita Jacobsen

Anita Jacobsen “Studying art has enabled me to not only learn about how the art world operates, but also how I can contribute to that world. I am finding ways to continue to have the...

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Nell Nutsford - MFA

Nell Nutsford - MFA

Graduated: 2008 Dissertation topic: Painting; investigating the literal mechanics of painting Recent work: My practice exploits – through reversal – the communicative...

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Patricia Long - MFA

When asked why she came to Whitecliffe and what she achieved here, Patricia Long replied "I researched possible places where I could achieve what I perceived I desired. I wanted the authority...

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