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Korea Connection

Korea Connection

Jieun (Jennifer) Yang is a former Whitecliffe Korean international student who is now back living in Seoul, working as a designer and book illustrator. In 1996 Jennifer enrolled in the Whitecliffe Foundation Certificate of Arts and Design, after having been first introduced to New Zealand and our education system in Year 12 at Rangitoto College. Jennifer is part of a long-standing connection Whitecliffe has with a number of high-achieving Korean students who have made a... > Read more

Whitecliffe Educated: The Student Experience

Whitecliffe Educated: The Student Experience

International student Momo Xie is currently in her third year studying Graphic Design at Whitecliffe. Growing up in Shanghai, China she recalls “my dad was studying fine arts when I was young. He always brought home paintings and drawings that he had done. It made me think that studying art... > Read more

Interview: Nicole Wesseling at New Zealand Fashion Museum

Interview: Nicole Wesseling at New Zealand Fashion Museum

Year Four Fashion Design student Nicole Wesseling was recently selected as part of the New Zealand Fashion Museum’s Elle and the Youthquake exhibition Pop-Up Shop, alongside other new designers. Original designs from Nicole’s collections Zen and Vincent were on display and available... > Read more

Jessica Jay Wins 2014 Newmarket Young Fashion Designer Award

Jessica Jay Wins 2014 Newmarket Young Fashion Designer Award

Jessica Jay, a retail assistant from Wanaka, won Supreme Senior Winner at the 2014 Newmarket Young Fashion Designer Awards for her black and gold evening gown inspired by 1920s Italian designer Elsa Schiaparelli. The Supreme Senior Prize is a two-year scholarship to study at Whitecliffe College... > Read more

Whitecliffe Graduates Win 2014 Best Awards

Whitecliffe Graduates Win 2014 Best Awards

Whitecliffe Graphic Design graduates Michelle So and Leah Surynt are winners in the Student Category of the acclaimed 2014 Best Awards. Michelle was awarded a Gold Pin for The New Universal Code and Leah was awarded a Silver Pin for Online/Offline. Graduates Tommy Chin and Luke Jenkins were also... > Read more

Whitecliffe student Wins Eden Arts Young Artists Award

Whitecliffe student Wins Eden Arts Young Artists Award

Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design and the Eden Arts Trust are pleased to announce the winner of the 2014 Young Artists Awards held on 6 September. Year Three Photography student Rainer Weston won Overall Winner and Best Photography/Digital Image and received $4,000 in prize money. The judges... > Read more

Whitecliffe Educated: The Student Experience

Whitecliffe Educated: The Student Experience

Pursuing a career in the arts was always an obvious choice for Year Four Graphic Design student Jeannie Burnside. Right now, Jeannie is looking forward to a trip to New York in 2015 to attend the New York Typography Summer School, as part of the Wikiriwhi Scholarship that she was awarded by... > Read more

Interview: Behind the Scenes at New Zealand Fashion Week

Interview: Behind the Scenes at New Zealand Fashion Week

Year Four Photography student James Black photographed NZFW this year and gained first-hand experience in shooting the high-caliber industry event. Not only did he get to build up his portfolio with images, but he also received great advice from seasoned pros. Portfolio and networking... > Read more

2014 New Zealand Fashion Week

2014 New Zealand Fashion Week

Now in its 14th year, NZ Fashion Week (NZFW) was established in 2001 “enabling our local designers to promote and profile their brand to a national and international audience.” Runway shows have included collections from names such as Trelise Cooper, Stolen Girlfriends Club, Juliette... > Read more

Interview: Coup for Ambitious Graduates

Interview: Coup for Ambitious Graduates

Fine Arts graduates Mark O’Donnell and Daphne Simons participated in an extraordinary opportunity in Sydney, organising a group exhibition featuring “big art dogs” such as Martin Creed, Tom Marioni, Ed Ruscha, and Ronnie Van Hout. Entitled Wingman, the show was on view late... > Read more

2014 Wallace Art Awards

2014 Wallace Art Awards

The 23rd Annual Wallace Art Awards finalists have been announced for 2014. Sir James Wallace established the awards more than twenty years ago to support and expand the visual arts in New Zealand... > Read more

Welcome to Foundation Students

Welcome to Foundation Students

The Whitecliffe Certificate of Arts and Design Foundation programme began on 18 July with thirty-eight aspiring artists and designers. Our eighteen-week certificate programme focuses on developing... > Read more

Whitecliffe Educated: The Student Experience

Whitecliffe Educated: The Student Experience

“I love designing and making clothes. At Whitecliffe, we are given the freedom to explore our own ideas” says Year Four Fashion Design student Jorge Adrian Alfaro. Jorge was... > Read more

Whitecliffe Students Win Eden Arts Art Schools Award

Whitecliffe Students Win Eden Arts Art Schools Award

Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design and the Eden Arts Trust are delighted to announce the winners of the prestigious annual Eden Arts Art Schools Award held on Thursday 7 August 2014. The... > Read more

Mid-year Student Awards

Mid-year Student Awards

Whitecliffe Art and Design BFA departments held Mid-year assessments in June. Thank you to our industry partners who sponsored and presented awards to the following students on their achievements:... > Read more

Whitecliffe Educated: The Student Experience

Whitecliffe Educated: The Student Experience

This month, we hear from current BFA student 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,... > Read more

Whitecliffe Faculty and MFA Graduates to Present at Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Art Educators (ANZAAE) 15-17 July

Whitecliffe Faculty and MFA Graduates to Present at Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Art Educators (ANZAAE) 15-17 July

Whitecliffe faculty and MFA graduates will present on a range of arts education topics at the Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Art Educators (ANZAAE) Conference hosted by Auckland University... > Read more

Steve Carr Solo Exhibition at Dunedin Public Art Gallery

Steve Carr Solo Exhibition at Dunedin Public Art Gallery

Steve Carr, Senior Lecturer at Whitecliffe, recently exhibited Stretching Time, a solo exhibition comprising of three works at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. The show has drawn a huge amount of... > Read more

International Guest of Whitecliffe MFA Programme, David Thomas to Speak at Auckland Art Gallery 16 July

International Guest of Whitecliffe MFA Programme, David Thomas to Speak at Auckland Art Gallery 16 July

Internationally renowned Australian painter, curator and educator, David Thomas has been invited to Whitecliffe as a guest assessor on the MFA programme. Thomas has exhibited extensively and his... > Read more

Seed to Self: Sustainable Fashion Design Project

Seed to Self: Sustainable Fashion Design Project

Whitecliffe Fashion Design department has been selected to pilot an international sustainable fashion design project that will be opened up to other institutions around the world in 2015. The... > Read more