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Harman Grubiša AUS/NZ Winners of 2017/18 International Woolmark Prize

Harman Grubiša AUS/NZ Winners of 2017/18 International Woolmark Prize

Harman Grubiša, designed by Whitecliffe Fashion Design Graduates Madeleine Harman and Jessica Grubiša, has been announced as regional winners of the Australian/New Zealand International Woolmark Prize 2017/18 - womenswear category. The International Woolmark Prize describes the award “celebrates outstanding fashion talents from around the globe who showcase beauty and versatility of Merino wool. It is the world’s most prestigious award for rising... > Read more

Whiteliffe MFA Student Christina Pataialii Awarded 2017 Iris Fisher Scholarship

Whiteliffe MFA Student Christina Pataialii Awarded 2017 Iris Fisher Scholarship

The Iris Fisher Scholarship is a national award of $5,000 and is open to postgraduate students enrolled in a visual arts/fine arts programme. It has been established to support the development of emerging New Zealand artists. This is another significant achievement for Pataialii, whose series... > Read more

Whitecliffe Announces Establishment of an Advisory Board

Whitecliffe Announces Establishment of an Advisory Board

Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design is pleased to announce the establishment of a new Advisory Board, the members of which are representative of sectors within New Zealand Education and Creative Industries. The Board has been formed to provide strategic guidance, advice and information to the... > Read more

2017 Whitecliffe MFA International Guest: Helen Johnson

2017 Whitecliffe MFA International Guest: Helen Johnson

The International Guest and External Examiner for the Whitecliffe Master of Fine Arts (MFA) 2017 July seminar is the Melbourne-based artist Helen Johnson. She will join MFA Faculty Noel Ivanoff, Tanya Eccleston, Glen Snow and our Critic in Residence, Anthony Byrt in facilitating the assessment of... > Read more

Whitecliffe Fine Arts & Photo Media Students Win 2017 Eden Arts Art Schools Awards

Whitecliffe Fine Arts & Photo Media Students Win 2017 Eden Arts Art Schools Awards

We are proud to announce that Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design Year 4 students Clare Gemima (Fine Arts), Bobbie Gray (Fine Arts) and Peng Chen (Photo Media) were all awarded Highly Commended at the 2017 Eden Arts Art Schools Award ceremony held on 29 June, with each student winning a prize... > Read more

Congratulations to the Recent Graduates of the Whitecliffe Certificate Programmes

Congratulations to the Recent Graduates of the Whitecliffe Certificate Programmes

On June 20th, thirty-five students graduated from our Certificate in Arts & Design and Certificate in Digital Media & Design programmes. The top students for the semester were Digital Media & Design student Nanxi Chen and Arts & Design student Sarah Carter. Head of Department... > Read more

Pearl Academy Fashion Design Students at Whitecliffe for Winter Fashion School Programme

Pearl Academy Fashion Design Students at Whitecliffe for Winter Fashion School Programme

Whitecliffe recently welcomed Fashion Design students and faculty from Pearl Academy in New Delhi, India for a three-week International Winter Fashion School programme organized by the Whitecliffe Continuing Education and Fashion Design departments. The 3-week course... > Read more

2017 Wikiriwhi Scholarship Award Finalists & Mentorship Programme Participants Announced

2017 Wikiriwhi Scholarship Award Finalists & Mentorship Programme Participants Announced

President Michèle Whitecliffe has announced the Year 4 finalists for this year's Wikiriwhi Scholarship Award. Two finalists have been selected from each undergraduate degree programme: Fashion Design students Sophie Scally and Bianca Jones, Graphic Design students Rebekah Wilmer-Provan and... > Read more

Recent Fine Arts Graduate Wins Estuary Art and Ecology Prize 2017

Recent Fine Arts Graduate Wins Estuary Art and Ecology Prize 2017

Congratulations to Kohl Tyler-Dunshea, who won First Place and $5,000 for the only art prize in New Zealand “with ecology at its core.” The awards ceremony took place at Uxbridge Arts & Culture - Malcolm Smith Gallery in Howick, Auckland on Saturday 10 June. Whitecliffe Lecturer... > Read more

Whitecliffe Hosts 2017 Eden Arts Art Schools Award

Whitecliffe Hosts 2017 Eden Arts Art Schools Award

Whitecliffe is pleased to host the esteemed Eden Arts Art Schools Award again this year after having first hosted it in 2013. The award was launched by the Eden Arts Trust in 2011, and is now in its seventh year. The annual award brings together Central Auckland’s four major arts... > Read more

Tikanga and Kaupapa Māori at Whitecliffe

Tikanga and Kaupapa Māori at Whitecliffe

Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design is committed to honouring the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and to developing tikanga and kaupapa Māori in the College. Whitecliffe is working to... > Read more

Out of Towners Open Day 31 May

Out of Towners Open Day 31 May

Considering a career in Fine Arts, Photo Media, Fashion Design or Graphic Design? Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design would like to invite you to take part in our upcoming Open Day event:... > Read more

HoD Arts Therapy Amanda Levey to Co-Present at 2017 European Consortium of Arts Therapy Educators Conference

HoD Arts Therapy Amanda Levey to Co-Present at 2017 European Consortium of Arts Therapy Educators Conference

HoD Arts Therapy Amanda Levey has been accepted to co-present a workshop at the 2017 ECArTE (European Consortium of Arts Therapy Educators) conference in Krakow, Poland. ECArTE is a consortium of... > Read more

Graphic Design Graduate Successful in 2016 ISTD Australasian Student Assessments

Graphic Design Graduate Successful in 2016 ISTD Australasian Student Assessments

Recent graduate Harrison Sarsfield passed the 2016 International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD) Australasian Student Assessments for his project What hath god wrought. His response to the... > Read more

Fashion Design Graduate Shortlisted for 2017 Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy Prize

Fashion Design Graduate Shortlisted for 2017 Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy Prize

2015 BFA Fashion Design graduate Maggie Hewitt is shortlisted as one of 21 select designers for the distinguished 2017 Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessey (LVMH) Prize. Maggie is founder and director of... > Read more

Whitecliffe Students Visit Sacred Lands of Ngāti Rangi

Whitecliffe Students Visit Sacred Lands of Ngāti Rangi

2017 saw an exciting start to the academic year for some Year 3 students across all departments. Along with faculty members Becky Nunes and Lynnemaree Patterson, 10 students experienced a... > Read more

MFA Graduate Wins 2017 New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award

MFA Graduate Wins 2017 New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award

Congratulations to Whitecliffe MFA graduate and lecturer Rose Meyer, who won top prize out of 36 finalists at the 2017 New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Awards, held on 17 February in Hamilton.... > Read more

Year 2 Fashion Design Students Collaborate with French83 for The Restyle Project

Year 2 Fashion Design Students Collaborate with French83 for The Restyle Project

Whitecliffe Fashion Design students have once again collaborated with French83 for The Restyle Project. The project now is in its fourth year is an initiative to up-cycle pre-loved suits and shirts... > Read more

Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia Awarded to Whitecliffe Fashion Design Department

Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia Awarded to Whitecliffe Fashion Design Department

The Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design Fashion Design Department has been awarded the Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia (PMSA). Fourteen Whitecliffe Fashion Design students have been... > Read more

2017 Term 1 Short Courses Announced

2017 Term 1 Short Courses Announced

Thinking about developing your skills in art or design? Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design Term 1 Evening Short Courses have been announced. We are offering the following courses... > Read more