Postgraduate Profiles

To read a little about some of our alumni please see below.

CARRIE SKEEN - MAAT (Clinical)

Carrie Skeen BA Design (Vis Comm), MAAT, AThR, ANZATACarrie completed the MAAT (Clinical) in 2008 and currently works as a School Counsellor at an Auckland primary school and runs the Arts Therapy NZ Trust; a not-for-profit organization providing arts therapy services and programmes to children,...

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ELLEN JOHANSEN - MFA (Hons)

HEATHER HOURIGAN - MFA

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. This moved my art into a contemporary style of building up and abrading many layers using pigments,...

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IOKAPETA MAGELE-SUMASI - MAAT

Iokapeta Magele-Suamasi MAAM(1st Class Hons), BFA Ioka completed her MA AM in 2009 and currently splits her time working for two iconic established Auckland Arts institutes. She is currently Project Co-Ordinator for Outreach and Partnerships at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. In...

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JOHN HORNER - MFA

John is a Senior Lecturer in the Fine Arts Department at Whitecliffe. He has been with Whitecliffe since 1985 and offers a wealth of knowledge, experience, insight and talent to our students. As a high school teacher from 1968-1985, John was the Head of the Art Department at Westlake Boys High....

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KAY SCOTT - MFA

Kay graduated with an MFA from Whitecliffe in 2004. She is currently in Italy completing the first of two large oil works depicting the destruction of the town of Cassino during WWII. Following her exhibition at this museum in May and June this year, these paintings were commissioned for the...

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KIM FIONA SHAW - MFA

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 art to arouse empathic responses. The focus on movement emerges out of my own strong response to motion and wanting to...

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LEE HARROP - MFA

I was born in Taranaki and currently reside in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. I have a diploma of policing, a background in forensic photography and graduated with a MFA (1st Class Hons) 2009. My MFA dissertation entitled A blind word a mute vision documents an enquiry into the existence...

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MARIE POTTER - MFA

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 since the 1980s. Marie is respected for her dedication and commitment to all aspects of the visual arts in New...

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MORGAN LIBEAU - MAAT (Clinical)

Morgan works as an Arts Therapist at Child Youth and Family and in private practice offering individual and group work with children, teens and families. Morgan works with an integrated approach utilizing art materials, symbols and sand tray, rhythm and creative writing. Her areas of expertise...

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NELL NUTSFORD - MFA

Graduated: 2008 Dissertation topic: Painting; investigating the literal mechanics of painting Recent work: My practice exploits – through reversal – the communicative possibilities of painting itself. My work – drawings, paintings, self-formed objects and their...

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PAM YOUNG - MAAA

After completing a Dip FA at Whitecliffe in 1988, Pam managed the Whitecliffe dealer Gallery in Parnell from 1989 - 1991, continued to paint, exhibit and teach privately. In 1992 Pam took up an administrative position at Whitecliffe at the old Grafton campus From 1995, this role became the...

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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 to know the theory and the practice of art. Whitecliffe had the potential to do this. I believe that...

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ROBIN BARNABY - MAAT

Robin's thesis was titled "Developing peer friendships among adolescents with an intellectual disability using dramatherapy". This led to the position in Auckland of Communication and Behaviour Specialist for IDEA Services (formerly IHC). Robin has twenty years experience working in...

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ROSINA KAMPHUIS - MFA

Rosina was born in the Netherlands, but immigrated to New Zealand as a child. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in 1995 from the Royal Academy of the Arts in The Hague, Rosina returned to New Zealand in 1998, working on the Civic Theatre Hoardings creating the mural 'Ode to Freda...

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SHERYL O'GORMAN - MFA

As a married Mother of adult children Sheryl was passionate about art with a particular bend towards painting. She was attracted to Whitecliffe by not only the tutors but the structure of the Master of Fine Arts programme. During her time at Whitecliffe Sheryl not only succeeded in gaining her...

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TRACY PORTEOUS MFA

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 work together and philosophies of looking and seeing. All my work is made in-camera in-situ but often not traditionally,...

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ZOE NASH - MFA

Zoe Nash 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 focusing on print media and publication design. With partner, Ron Mackie, Zoe set up the successful recording...

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