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Marrie Potter Residency at New Pacific Studios

Marrie Potter Residency at New Pacific Studios

MFA Alumna Marie Potter recently completed a 3-week residency at New Pacific Studios Mt Bruce Kaiparoro, which is set in rural Wairarapa. The studios are a non-profit organisation, with a sister residency in California, which supports emerging and established artists in New Zealand, the North and South Pacific and beyond. Living at the centre’s historic Kaiparoro homestead with four artists in residence including fellow Whitecliffe graduate Denise Batchelor, Marie found the... > Read more

Orientation Lunch 2014

Orientation Lunch 2014

Following a dynamic week of orientation workshops Whitecliffe staff and students celebrated the start of the 2014 academic year with a lively Orientation Lunch on Friday 22nd February, that filled the Pearce Seminar Room and spilled out on to the courtyard. There were seats in the shade and... > Read more

Amber Whitecliffe opens debut boutique

Amber Whitecliffe opens debut boutique

Whitecliffe graduate Amber Whitecliffe is excited to be opening her debut namesake boutique Amber Whitecliffe this month. Located at 323 Parnell Road (next to Chocolate Boutique) the young designer celebrates the opening alongside the launch of her Winter ‘14 collection Candy... > Read more

A month in the Finnish winter!

A month in the Finnish winter!

Graphic Design lecturer Rebecca Steedman left warm summery January days for one of the largest and most international creative residencies in Scandinavia. Plunged into the depths of winter, Rebecca spent the month of February at Arteles, a former school building that was converted to an... > Read more

One Day Wonder 2014 Exhibition

One Day Wonder 2014 Exhibition

Fine Arts Lecturer Jill Sorensen curates the One Day Wonder programme at Pearce Gallery again this year. The first of the shows Single brown femalefeatures work by two recent Unitec graduates, Talia Smith and Leilani Heather. This year’s research question plays off the rumor that... > Read more

Surynt & Chin among Best In Show 2014 graduates

Surynt & Chin among Best In Show 2014 graduates

Congratulations to recent Graphic Design graduates Leah Surynt and Tommy Chin, who were successful in their application to Best in Show 2014 an annual graduate exhibition hosted by Objectspace. In it’s tenth year, the exhibition showcases graduate work in applied arts and design.... > Read more

Bootcamp for Year 2 Fine Arts students

Bootcamp for Year 2 Fine Arts students

Bootcamp is an orientation project for students beginning their studio major in Fine Arts. Working in small groups students take ownership of their new studio spaces through creating an installation utilising all aspects of the space – wall, floor, the three dimensional and durational space... > Read more

Student from The Netherlands at home at Whitecliffe

Student from The Netherlands at home at Whitecliffe

Whitecliffe welcomes German student Nicole Jacob this semester. On a study abroad exchange from Dutch institution ArtEZ, Nicole is here for the first semester to study in the Graphic Design Department in Year 3. This isn’t her first time on New Zealand soil; Nicole spent her early... > Read more

MFA Graduate Exhibition

MFA Graduate Exhibition

Whitecliffe kickstarted the 2014 calendar with an impressive MFA Graduating exhibition at Pearce Gallery. Twelve recent graduates exhibited alongside a handful of fellow MFA students who are mid-way through their studies. See more images from the show here.  Alexa Mickell... > Read more

Matt Ellwood Displays at Big Day Art

Matt Ellwood Displays at Big Day Art

For the Big Day Art, January 2014, Fine Arts Senior Lecturer Matt Ellwood presented the research methodologies behind his recent Smoking Tom Ford series of charcoal drawings. Matt discussed his work whilst it was on display on the large central table in the E H McCormick Research Library. His... > Read more

New Grad Show

New Grad Show

Three recent graduates of Whitecliffe are currently involved in the New Grads Show held at Corbans Estate Arts Centre. On until 2nd March, the show features Photography graduates Annie Puri and... > Read more

Molly Morpeth Canaday Award Winner

Molly Morpeth Canaday Award Winner

Every year, the Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Award attracts interest from artists throughout NZ. This exhibition has grown and become a key event for emerging and established artists in NZ. This... > Read more

Whitecliffe Hosts Top Art Commentator Eleanor Heartney

Whitecliffe Hosts Top Art Commentator Eleanor Heartney

The award winning New York based art writer and critic Eleanor Heartney, delivered a lecture to a packed Auckland Art Gallery Auditorium on Tuesday January 22. Eleanor was in Auckland as a guest of... > Read more

Henry Symonds Exhibits in South Africa

Henry Symonds Exhibits in South Africa

Henry Symonds, Dean of Instruction and Undergraduate Studies, recently created 11 still life paintings and shipped them to his native South Africa for his first solo exhibition in the country for... > Read more

Welcome to 2014 from Michele Whitecliffe

Welcome to 2014 from Michele Whitecliffe

The year has begun with much enthusiasm by all.  Due to the increase in the numbers of undergraduates, Clay Alcock and Christian Wolfgramm (Wolf) have been busy preparing walls for a change to... > Read more

Oliver King Wins Waiheke Art Award

Oliver King Wins Waiheke Art Award

Master of Arts in Arts Management 2013 graduate, Oliver King won the Walker & Hall Waiheke Art Award 2013 under the name “The Vivian” his art gallery in Matakana. The winning... > Read more

End of Year Exhibitions 2013

End of Year Exhibitions 2013

A month of student exhibitions were successfully held at the Balfour Road, St Georges Bay Road and Manukau Studios, with well over 300 students exhibiting, on 7 dates and attracting thousands of... > Read more

Whitecliffe Fashion Show 2013

Whitecliffe Fashion Show 2013

Whitecliffe’s biggest-ever Fashion Show was hosted on Saturday 23rd November at the Viaduct Events Centre. The impressive large-scale production was comprised of 46 designers showcasing 750... > Read more

GRADUATION CEREMONY 2013

GRADUATION CEREMONY 2013

Fifty-four Whitecliffe undergraduate and 27 postgraduate students were awarded their degrees in a capping ceremony held at the Auckland Town Hall on 29th November. Family, friends and invited... > Read more

Current and Former Arts Management Students Celebrate Together

Current and Former Arts Management Students Celebrate Together

To celebrate the last Master of Arts Management seminar for the year, on 24 November, Michele Whitecliffe hosted a function at her home to which current Master of Arts Art Management (MA AM)... > Read more