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Whitecliffe Photo Media Department attends 2016 Obscura Festival of Photography, Malaysia

Whitecliffe Photo Media Department attends  2016 Obscura Festival of Photography, Malaysia

Whitecliffe Photo Media Head of Department Becky Nunes and Year 4 student Georgia Periam attended the 2016 Obscura Festival of Photography in George Town, Penang from the 19 – 26 August. The festival is Malaysia’s “premier photography festival that celebrates photography from Asia and around the globe” presenting a range of exhibitions, workshops, portfolio reviews, talks and slide shows each year. Georgia attended an intensive photography workshop in advance of... > Read more

Whitecliffe Finalists - 25th Annual Wallace Art Awards 2016

Whitecliffe Finalists - 25th Annual Wallace Art Awards 2016

Whitecliffe faculty, students and alumni are selected as finalists for the Wallace Art Awards. In total, 371 submissions were received, 88 were selected as finalists. The judging panel includes distinguished artists and arts professionals Andrew Clifford, Georgina Ralston, Philip Trusttum,... > Read more

Whitecliffe Students, Faculty, Alumni Finalists for 2016 Best Design Awards

Whitecliffe Students, Faculty, Alumni Finalists for 2016 Best Design Awards

The Best Design Awards judges' panel has selected the finalists for the 2016 round of awards. In the Student category, recent Whitecliffe graduates Brittnee Covich and Caroline Konarkowska were nominated, as well as Whitecliffe Graphic Design graduates for their 2015 end-of-year exhibition.... > Read more

Whitecliffe Student's 'Plastic Dress' Featured in NZ Herald

Whitecliffe Student's 'Plastic Dress' Featured in NZ Herald

Whitecliffe student Havilah Koledoye featured in The New Zealand Herald - she 'transformed ordinary plastic bags into a unique white gown fit for the runway.' Havilah 'spent eight weeks and used more than 300 New World plastic bags to make the sustainable ball gown, which has been entered in the... > Read more

Whitecliffe Photo Media Student Yann-Ru Yang is the Overall Winner at 2016 Eden Arts Art Schools Award

Whitecliffe Photo Media Student Yann-Ru Yang is the Overall Winner at 2016 Eden Arts Art Schools Award

The judges of the 2016 Eden Arts Art Schools Award have selected the winners of this year’s award. We are proud to announce that Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design Year 4 Photo Media student Yann-Ru Yang was the Overall Winner for her work entitled The hyphen I live on and wins $5,000... > Read more

In Memoriam: Lily Simpson

In Memoriam: Lily Simpson

In Memoriam: Lily Simpson Beloved Year 3 Fashion Design student Lily Simpson passed away peacefully after a short illness on 19 June 2016. She was 30 years old. Students, staff and faculty at Whitecliffe are grateful to have had Lily as part of their lives. On Friday, July 22 we... > Read more

Whitecliffe MFA Graduate wins Glaister Ennor Graduate Art Award

Whitecliffe MFA Graduate wins Glaister Ennor Graduate Art Award

Recent MFA graduate and Whitecliffe lecturer Rose Meyer won the Barfoot and Thompson Award of $3,000 for her work To: Osborne Lane, 2 Kent Street at the 2016 Glaister Ennor Graduate Art Awards. The awards were announced Wednesday, July 20th at Sanderson Contemporary Art in Newmarket. The... > Read more

Harman Grubisa Selected as 2016 Mercedes-Benz Presents Designer

Harman Grubisa Selected as 2016 Mercedes-Benz Presents Designer

Congratulations to our BFA Fashion Design graduates Jessica Grubisa and Madeleine Harman of Harman Grubisa! They have been 'chosen as this year’s Mercedes-Benz Presents designer, the prestigious accolade that recognises the best and buzziest fashion designers here and overseas. The... > Read more

2016 Parkin Drawing Prize Finalists

2016 Parkin Drawing Prize Finalists

The 2016 Parkin Drawing Prize shortlist has been announced! Congratulations to our Whitecliffe staff, students and alumni: Lea-Anne Sheather (MFA graduate) Alex Matthews (BFA graduate & MFA candidate) Molly Timmins (BFA student)  Janet Mazenier (BFA graduate) ... > Read more

Whitecliffe Faculty Finalists of 2016 National Contemporary Art Award

Whitecliffe Faculty Finalists of 2016 National Contemporary Art Award

Judge Misal Adnan Yildiz has selected 34 entries as finalists for this year’s National Contemporary Art Award managed by Waikato Museum. The finalists include Whitecliffe Associate HOD Fine Arts Matt Ellwood, Lecturer Yoon Tae Kim, Tiger Murdoch (Lecturers Matt Dowman & Kelly... > Read more

Graphic Design Students Collaborate with Massey University Students for Exhibition

Graphic Design Students Collaborate with Massey University Students for Exhibition

A selection of typographic installations, publications and posters created by students from Massey University and Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design were presented in an exhibition 'Material... > Read more

Guest Speaker Event: Juan Fernando Herrán

Guest Speaker Event: Juan Fernando Herrán

The International Guest and External Examiner for the Whitecliffe Master of Fine Arts (MFA) 2016 July seminar is the artist and academic Juan Fernando Herrán, from the Universidad de los Andes,... > Read more

Whitecliffe Educated: Student Experience

Whitecliffe Educated: Student Experience

Born and raised in Iran, Mahsa Khosravi is in her final year of studying towards her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Whitecliffe. She originally came to New Zealand in 2005 and previously studied science... > Read more

Whitecliffe Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Management 2016 July & September Intake

Whitecliffe Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Management 2016 July & September Intake

Whitecliffe has a July and September intake in 2016 for the Whitecliffe PG Diploma in Arts Management. If you are keen to apply for a place on this programme, and were late with your application... > Read more

Whitecliffe MFA Fashion Sustainability Students Collaborate with Objectspace for Fundraiser

Whitecliffe MFA Fashion Sustainability Students Collaborate with Objectspace for Fundraiser

Masters students Benjamin Farry and Zuzana Kristofova were chosen to participate in a collaborative project with Objectspace and award-winning designer Alan Deare. The objective was to design a... > Read more

Photo Media Student Georgia Periam Winner of 2016 Wikiriwhi Scholarship Award

Photo Media Student Georgia Periam Winner of 2016 Wikiriwhi Scholarship Award

Year Four Photo Media student Georgia Periam is the selected winner of the 2016 Wikiriwhi Scholarship Award. The scholarship was established in 1983 and is awarded annually to a top Whitecliffe... > Read more

Photo Media Students Participating in Future Projections Exhibition

Photo Media Students Participating in Future Projections Exhibition

Year 3 & 4 Whitecliffe Photo Media students are participating in FUTURE PROJECTIONS, a projection of images created by photography students from RMIT (AUS), Parsons - The New School of Design... > Read more

Alumni Wins BE OPEN Young Talent Web Choice Award

Alumni Wins BE OPEN Young Talent Web Choice Award

Recent Graphic Design graduate Caroline Konarkowska is the Web Choice Award winner of the 2016 BE OPEN Young Talent Awards. She wins €2,000 for the award. The first prize of €16,000 was... > Read more

HOD Graphic Design Jonty Valentine Interview with Design Assembly

HOD Graphic Design Jonty Valentine Interview with Design Assembly

Whitecliffe Head of Department Graphic Design - Jonty Valentine is featured on Design Assembly's By Day/By Night 2016 series. In his interview, he talks about about his background, teaching,... > Read more

MFA Fashion Sustainability Students Raise Funds to Attend Youth Fashion Summit

MFA Fashion Sustainability Students Raise Funds to Attend Youth Fashion Summit

    Whitecliffe MFA Fashion Sustainability students Courtney Harper, Benjamin Farry and Sophia Butler are currently in Copenhagen for the Youth Fashion Summit.... > Read more