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

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

Fashion Design students from Pearl Academy in New Delhi have arrived at Whitecliffe today for Winter Fashion School organized by our Continuing Education Department. The 3-week course includes attending workshops within the Whitecliffe Fashion Design Department, lectures with prominent NZ fashion designers, and a chance to explore and travel around New Zealand. This comes as part of a longstanding relationship the Whitecliffe Fashion Design Department has established with Pearl Academy... > 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 ensure that Māori students and staff are appropriately and fully supported and that a kaupapa Māori... > 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: OUT-OF-TOWNERS Open Day on Wednesday 31 May All programmes are presented in the one morning... > 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 Universities and currently comprises of 32 member institutions from 14 European countries. Proposals... > 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 ISTD Eye Witness brief included an interactive installation (presented as part of the Material... > 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 her own sustainable fashion label Maggie Marilyn and has already achieved huge success in the last... > 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 4-night/3-day field trip & marae stay in and around the National Park of Tongariro, on the sacred tribal... > 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

Recent MFA Graduates Win 2017 Molly Morpeth Canaday Awards

Recent MFA Graduates Win 2017 Molly Morpeth Canaday Awards

Whitecliffe MFA very recent graduates (January 2017) Anita Frost and Sam Dollimore are prize winners in the 2017 Molly Morpeth Canaday Awards. Both Sam and Anita were awarded prizes for their... > Read more

Whitecliffe Workshops for Students from Kyung Hee University

Whitecliffe Workshops for Students from Kyung Hee University

Whitecliffe welcomes 21 students from Kyung Hee University in Korea, who will be attending numerous lectures and workshops at Whitecliffe until 10 February. The students, all from the... > Read more

Whitecliffe MFA Graduate Exhibition Opens 25 January 2017

Whitecliffe MFA Graduate Exhibition Opens 25 January 2017

Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design presents the annual Master of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition 25-28 January, showcasing the work of the 2017 year groups. All are welcome to attend the... > Read more

2017 Whitecliffe  Summer Workshops - Enrol Now

2017 Whitecliffe Summer Workshops - Enrol Now

The 2017 Summer Workshops are dedicated to anyone who wants to immerse themselves for a few days in a creative venture, develop new skills and passions and refresh existing ones. Open to any level,... > Read more

2016 Whitecliffe End-of-Year Student Exhibitions and Fashion Show

2016 Whitecliffe End-of-Year Student Exhibitions and Fashion Show

Whitecliffe recently held its annual End-of-Year Student Exhibitions from 4 November - 24 November, showcasing student artworks and designs from throughout the year. Over three hundred Foundation,... > Read more

Congratulations to the 2016 Whitecliffe Graduates!

Congratulations to the 2016 Whitecliffe Graduates!

We are proud to announce that fifty-three undergraduate and twenty-six postgraduate students were awarded Bachelor of Fine Art degrees, Postgraduate diplomas and Masters degrees in a graduation... > Read more