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Fine Arts Lecturer Curates Exhibition at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery

Fine Arts Lecturer Curates Exhibition at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery

Fine Arts lecturer Christina Read is curating 'The Brain' at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, which opens Thursday 13th August 6pm, running until 15th November. The Brain is commissioned by CIRCUIT Artist Film and Video Aotearoa New Zealand in partnership with Te Uru with the assistance of Creative New Zealand. The exhibition is an idiosyncratic spatial and conceptual diagram of a brain, using 15 artists' video works to map questions both academic and amateur. The exhibition... > Read more

2015 Wallace Art Awards Finalists

2015 Wallace Art Awards Finalists

The 2015 Wallace Art Awards finalists were recently announced and include Whitecliffe lecturers, students and alumni. Sir James Wallace established the awards more than twenty years ago to support and expand the visual arts in New Zealand and reward artists creating exceptional work. This... > Read more

Whitecliffe Fine Arts Students Awarded by Gordon Harris and Studio Art Supplies

Whitecliffe Fine Arts Students Awarded by Gordon Harris and Studio Art Supplies

Every year, the Whitecliffe Fine Arts Department is generously supported by Auckland's two main art supply shops. Gordon Harris provides the Year 2 Painting Award, while Studio Art Supplies gives the Year 3 Painting Award to our Fine Arts students. The recipients of these awards are selected by a... > Read more

Whitecliffe Fashion Design Students Help Kids in Need

Whitecliffe Fashion Design Students Help Kids in Need

Whitecliffe Fashion Department responded to the Middlemore Foundation’s Jammies in June Appeal and invited Fashion Design students to volunteer their time during the winter school holidays and make warm pyjamas and blankets for children in need. Fashion Design students Bianca Jones,... > Read more

Photo Media Graduate Profiled in Leaving School Magazine

Photo Media Graduate Profiled in Leaving School Magazine

You’d think a photographer would be constantly snapping photos, but the opposite is true for Helen Clegg. “I almost never take photographs in my day to day life,” she says. “I like to take the time composing images carefully until they’re perfect, then shooting only... > Read more

Whitecliffe Top Arts School in Auckland

Whitecliffe Top Arts School in Auckland

Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design and the Eden Arts Trust are delighted to announce the winners of the fifth annual Eden Arts Art Schools Award held this past Monday on 20 July. The Overall Winner was Whitecliffe Year 4 Fine Arts student Giulio Laura, who won $5,000 in prize money. One of... > Read more

Whitecliffe Educated: The Student Experience

Whitecliffe Educated: The Student Experience

“I think there is a romantic idea of art school that’s very exciting - the idea of studying at an institution where everyone’s sole focus is to create. Being surrounded by people who are just as inspired as you is a great environment to be in,” says Year Four Graphic... > Read more

Whitecliffe Photo Media Student Wins 2015 NZ Art Show Emerging Artist Award

Whitecliffe Photo Media Student Wins 2015 NZ Art Show Emerging Artist Award

Year Four Photo Media student Mish O'Neill is one of four New Zealand fine art students who won $2,500 each at this year's NZ Art Show. Mish traveled to Wellington 20-21 June for the exhibition and the awards ceremony. The awards are open to all students studying towards a visual arts degree or... > Read more

Whitecliffe MFA Graduates Win Glaister Ennor Graduate Art Awards

Whitecliffe MFA Graduates Win Glaister Ennor Graduate Art Awards

Whitecliffe MFA graduates won prizes at the Glaister Ennor Graduate Art Awards held at Sanderson Contemporary Art in May. Riley Claxton won the Barfoot and Thompson Award of $3,000 and Alexa Mickell won the Glaister Ennor Special Award selected by Glaister Ennor staff. This year, the... > Read more

International Guest of Whitecliffe MFA Programme Dr Laresa Kosloff to Speak at the Auckland Art Gallery

International Guest of Whitecliffe MFA Programme Dr Laresa Kosloff to Speak at the Auckland Art Gallery

Dr Laresa Kosloff has been invited to Whitecliffe as a guest examiner on the MFA programme. Kosloff is an internationally renowned Australian artist and is currently Senior Lecturer in the School of Art at RMIT in Melbourne. Kosloff makes performative videos, Super 8 films, hand drawn... > Read more

Whitecliffe Receives Donations for Parkyn Library

Whitecliffe Receives Donations for Parkyn Library

Numerous art and design books, monographs and publications were recently donated to Whitecliffe’s Parkyn Library from the collections of Sue Ehrlich and ArtNews New Zealand Magazine. The... > Read more

Whitecliffe Graphic Design Graduate to Attend Typography Workshop in Italy

Whitecliffe Graphic Design Graduate to Attend Typography Workshop in Italy

Leah Surynt has been selected to take part in Werkplaats Typografie Summer School 2015, held at ISIA Urbino in Italy in July 2015. The Greg Whitecliffe Memorial Charitable Trust is supporting Leah... > Read more

2015 Wikiriwhi Scholarship Award Winner

2015 Wikiriwhi Scholarship Award Winner

Year Four Graphic Design student Caroline Konarkowska is this year’s Wikiriwhi Scholarship Award winner. The scholarship was established in 1983 and is awarded annually to a top Whitecliffe... > Read more

Whitecliffe Educated: The Student Experience

Whitecliffe Educated: The Student Experience

Studying on the Whitecliffe Foundation course was the beginning of Year Four Fine Arts student Christina Pataialii student years at Whitecliffe. Christina attended Mt. Albert Grammar and studied... > Read more

Whitecliffe students selected for 2015 New Zealand-Vietnam Fashion Students’ Collaboration

Whitecliffe students selected for 2015 New Zealand-Vietnam Fashion Students’ Collaboration

Year Four Fashion Design students Jessica Greetham and Benjamin Farry are participating in the 2015 New Zealand-Viet Nam Fashion Students’ Collaboration sponsored by the New Zealand Embassy... > Read more

Greg Whitecliffe Memorial Charitable Trust Exhibition Opens May 25th

Greg Whitecliffe Memorial Charitable Trust Exhibition Opens May 25th

Since 2006, The Greg Whitecliffe Memorial Charitable Trust has devoted its energy to passionately supporting young and emerging artists in the form of "life experiences" through... > Read more

July 2015 intake – MA in Arts Management

July 2015 intake – MA in Arts Management

Announcing a second intake for 2015 for the Whitecliffe Master of Arts - Arts Management degree. If you are keen to apply for a place on this programme, and were late with your application for... > Read more

Whitecliffe Graduates Collaborate on Designs for New Billy Apple Cider

Whitecliffe Graduates Collaborate on Designs for New Billy Apple Cider

Leah Surynt and Michael Bevin recently worked on the branding and design of Billy Apple Cider. The cider was launched to coincide with the artist’s current retrospective at the Auckland Art... > Read more

Whitecliffe Students Collaborate with Bairds Mainfreight Primary School in Otara

Whitecliffe Students Collaborate with Bairds Mainfreight Primary School in Otara

“Community engagement at Whitecliffe is all about moving beyond the traditional boundaries of the classroom and creating a collaborative, impactful and valuable project with others,”... > Read more

Whitecliffe Educated: The Student Experience

Whitecliffe Educated: The Student Experience

Jason Richards is a Year Four Graphic Design student who taught himself how to use Photoshop when he was just 12 years old. He says, “I used to mock up fake movie posters and create banners.... > Read more