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Fine Arts Lecturer Awarded 2017 Asia New Zealand Foundation Residency

Fine Arts Lecturer Awarded 2017 Asia New Zealand Foundation Residency

Congratulations to Fine Arts Lecturer Richard Maloy, one of seven New Zealand artists awarded an Asia New Zealand Foundation Residency for 2017. Richard will be living and working at Youkobo Art Space in Tokyo, Japan, developing and making a new body of work.  Image: Richard Maloy As Many Structures As I Can - video still/DVD 45min. Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery. > Read more

Photo Media Dept. Announces Appointment of Lecturer

Photo Media Dept. Announces Appointment of Lecturer

The Photo Media Department are pleased to announce the appointment of Emil McAvoy as new permanent part-time Photo Media lecturer at Whitecliffe College. Emil holds a MFA (First Class Hons) from Elam School of Fine Arts, where his portfolio was focused on historical and image research into... > Read more

HOD Photo Media Premieres Documentary Film

HOD Photo Media Premieres Documentary Film

HOD Photo Media and Filmmaker Becky Nunes introduces the premiere screening of the documentary on the work of artist Ann Shelton, This air is a material. The film is produced and directed by Nunes and is made with the support of Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design and the Chartwell Trust.... > Read more

End-of-Year Exhibitions 2016

End-of-Year Exhibitions 2016

Join us for the Whitecliffe End-of-Year Exhibitions 2016 being held from Friday 4 November - Thursday 24 November. Showcasing artworks and designs from our current FINE ARTS, PHOTO MEDIA, GRAPHIC DESIGN, FOUNDATION CERTIFICATE and MFA programme students. Exhibitions will be held at our... > Read more

Graphic Design Student Wins Jann Medlicott Creative Arts Award

Graphic Design Student Wins Jann Medlicott Creative Arts Award

Year 2 Graphic Design student Kay Tasma was recently presented with the Jann Medlicott Creative Arts Award in Tauranga. "The annual Jann Medlicott Creative Arts Award was established to enable further study in the creative arts. Worth $2000, it is awarded to someone undertaking or... > Read more

Whitecliffe Announces Approval of Three-Year BFA Degree

Whitecliffe Announces Approval of Three-Year BFA Degree

Whitecliffe is proud to announce the approval of a new three-year BFA degree and a one-year BFA (Honours). Starting in 2017, all students enrolling to begin their studies at Whitecliffe in Fine Arts, Photo Media, Fashion Design or Graphic Design within the Bachelor of Fine Arts will be enrolled... > Read more

Tertiary Education Commission Recognizes Whitecliffe

Tertiary Education Commission Recognizes Whitecliffe

The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) has recognized Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design as one of five leading private training establishments (PTE) in New Zealand and has approved Whitecliffe’s three-year investment plan. In the past, the TEC has only ever approved one-year... > Read more

Interview with Collaborative Artists ‘Tiger Murdoch’

Interview with Collaborative Artists ‘Tiger Murdoch’

Whitecliffe lecturers Kelly Pretty and Matt Dowman are working together as artists and grassroots activists, posing confronting questions about social welfare, gentrification, political turmoil and global injustice. Together they form the collective ‘Tiger Murdoch’ referring to the... > Read more

New Exhibition Opens at MFA Project Space

New Exhibition Opens at MFA Project Space

A new exhibition at our MFA project space DEMO (21 Shaddock Street, Eden Terrace) opens this Thursday 20 October at 6pm. All are welcome to attend: Hotel Devon Island is a collaborative exhibition produced and designed by current MFA candidate Hikalu Clarke and BFA Photo Media graduate... > Read more

Whitecliffe Educated: The Student Experience

Whitecliffe Educated: The Student Experience

Chloe (Youngjoo) Kwon is currently a Year 4 Fashion Design student at Whitecliffe. She was born in South Korea in the city of Incheon, west of Seoul. Talking about her birthplace, she says, “among young people, South Korea is famous for K-Pop, K-Drama and its food culture. Also, if you ever... > Read more

Whitecliffe Students and Faculty Win at the Best Design Awards

Whitecliffe Students and Faculty Win at the Best Design Awards

Whitecliffe Graphic Design graduates Brittnee Covich and Caroline Konarkowska received Student category gold and silver awards at the 2016 Best Design Awards. Brittnee was awarded gold for her 2015... > Read more

Anthony Byrt Writes First Book 'This Model World: Travels to the Edge of Contemporary Art'

Anthony Byrt Writes First Book 'This Model World: Travels to the Edge of Contemporary Art'

Whitecliffe MFA Visiting Critic Anthony Byrt recently released his first book, This Model World: Travels to the Edge of Contemporary Art. The book is an individual examination of the art scene in... > Read more

Fashion Design Student Wins Branding Competition

Fashion Design Student Wins Branding Competition

Year 4 student Minxi Chen won an Identity Solutions (IDS) branding package prize worth $500 on 13 September. The branding competition, sponsored by IDS, is open to all Year 4 Fashion Design... > Read more

MFA Student Exhibiting in Tautai Pacific Arts Trust's Travelling Group Exhibition

MFA Student Exhibiting in Tautai Pacific Arts Trust's Travelling Group Exhibition

BFA graduate and MFA candidate Christina Pataialii is currently showing work in the Tautai Pacific Arts Trust tertiary group exhibition at ST PAUL St Gallery, curated by Ane Tonga:... > Read more

Recent Fashion Design Graduate's Success at Paris Fashion Week

Recent Fashion Design Graduate's Success at Paris Fashion Week

We were very proud to see Maggie Hewitt launch her own sustainable fashion label Maggie Marilyn in September 2016. Having graduated from Whitecliffe with a BFA in Fashion Design only ten... > Read more

Master of Arts in Arts Management Graduate Wins 2016 ART Venture Award

Master of Arts in Arts Management Graduate Wins 2016 ART Venture Award

Sharu Delilkan, a recent Master of Arts in Arts Management graduate, is one of twelve creative entrepreneurs awarded a place on ART Venture, the distinguished year-long creative enterprise... > Read more

Photo Media Graduate Awarded at 2016 Eden Arts Young Artists Awards

Photo Media Graduate Awarded at 2016 Eden Arts Young Artists Awards

Rainer Weston, a recent Photo Media graduate, won the Siddell Memorial Award at the 2016 Eden Arts Young Artists Awards. The Siddell Memorial Award was “launched in 2012 and honours the late... > Read more

Whitecliffe Photo Media Department attends  2016 Obscura Festival of Photography, Malaysia

Whitecliffe Photo Media Department attends 2016 Obscura Festival of Photography, Malaysia

Whitecliffe Photo Media Head of Department Becky Nunes and Year 4 student Georgia Periam attended the 2016 Obscura Festival of Photography in George Town, Penang from the 19 – 26 August. The... > Read more

Whitecliffe Finalists - 25th Annual Wallace Art Awards 2016

Whitecliffe Finalists - 25th Annual Wallace Art Awards 2016

Whitecliffe faculty, students and alumni are selected as finalists for the Wallace Art Awards. In total, 371 submissions were received, 88 were selected as finalists. The judging panel includes... > Read more

Whitecliffe Students, Faculty, Alumni Finalists for 2016 Best Design Awards

Whitecliffe Students, Faculty, Alumni Finalists for 2016 Best Design Awards

The Best Design Awards judges' panel has selected the finalists for the 2016 round of awards. In the Student category, recent Whitecliffe graduates Brittnee Covich and Caroline Konarkowska were... > Read more