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Whitecliffe student Wins Eden Arts Young Artists Award

Whitecliffe student Wins Eden Arts Young Artists Award

Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design and the Eden Arts Trust are pleased to announce the winner of the 2014 Young Artists Awards held on 6 September. Year Three Photography student Rainer Weston won Overall Winner and Best Photography/Digital Image and received $4,000 in prize money. The judges this year were sculptor Bronwynne Cornish and artist Denys Watkins. The award takes place every September and is open to 16-25 year olds living or studying in the Trust’s designated Mt. Eden... > Read more

Whitecliffe Educated: The Student Experience

Whitecliffe Educated: The Student Experience

Pursuing a career in the arts was always an obvious choice for Year Four Graphic Design student Jeannie Burnside. Right now, Jeannie is looking forward to a trip to New York in 2015 to attend the New York Typography Summer School, as part of the Wikiriwhi Scholarship that she was awarded by... > Read more

Interview: Behind the Scenes at New Zealand Fashion Week

Interview: Behind the Scenes at New Zealand Fashion Week

Year Four Photography student James Black photographed NZFW this year and gained first-hand experience in shooting the high-caliber industry event. Not only did he get to build up his portfolio with images, but he also received great advice from seasoned pros. Portfolio and networking... > Read more

2014 New Zealand Fashion Week

2014 New Zealand Fashion Week

Now in its 14th year, NZ Fashion Week (NZFW) was established in 2001 “enabling our local designers to promote and profile their brand to a national and international audience.” Runway shows have included collections from names such as Trelise Cooper, Stolen Girlfriends Club, Juliette... > Read more

Interview: Coup for Ambitious Graduates

Interview: Coup for Ambitious Graduates

Fine Arts graduates Mark O’Donnell and Daphne Simons participated in an extraordinary opportunity in Sydney, organising a group exhibition featuring “big art dogs” such as Martin Creed, Tom Marioni, Ed Ruscha, and Ronnie Van Hout. Entitled Wingman, the show was on view late... > Read more

2014 Wallace Art Awards

2014 Wallace Art Awards

The 23rd Annual Wallace Art Awards finalists have been announced for 2014. 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 year’s judges are esteemed arts... > Read more

Welcome to Foundation Students

Welcome to Foundation Students

The Whitecliffe Certificate of Arts and Design Foundation programme began on 18 July with thirty-eight aspiring artists and designers. Our eighteen-week certificate programme focuses on developing creative skills in general drawing, painting and design courses, while offering opportunities for... > Read more

Whitecliffe Educated: The Student Experience

Whitecliffe Educated: The Student Experience

“I love designing and making clothes. At Whitecliffe, we are given the freedom to explore our own ideas” says Year Four Fashion Design student Jorge Adrian Alfaro. Jorge was born on the north coast of Peru and grew up in New York City in the late 80’s and early... > Read more

Whitecliffe Students Win Eden Arts Art Schools Award

Whitecliffe Students Win Eden Arts Art Schools Award

Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design and the Eden Arts Trust are delighted to announce the winners of the prestigious annual Eden Arts Art Schools Award held on Thursday 7 August 2014. The Overall Winner was Whitecliffe Year 4 Fine Arts student Alex Matthews, who won $5,000 in prize money. One... > Read more

Mid-year Student Awards

Mid-year Student Awards

Whitecliffe Art and Design BFA departments held Mid-year assessments in June. Thank you to our industry partners who sponsored and presented awards to the following students on their achievements: Fine Arts Gordon Harris Painting Award presented by Graham Harris Year 2 Sylvia... > Read more

Whitecliffe Educated: The Student Experience

Whitecliffe Educated: The Student Experience

This month, we hear from current BFA student Jaimie Waititi: Year Four Fine Arts student Jaimie Waititi comes from Waihau Bay, a small ocean side town on the East Coast of the Bay of Plenty,... > Read more

Whitecliffe Faculty and MFA Graduates to Present at Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Art Educators (ANZAAE) 15-17 July

Whitecliffe Faculty and MFA Graduates to Present at Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Art Educators (ANZAAE) 15-17 July

Whitecliffe faculty and MFA graduates will present on a range of arts education topics at the Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Art Educators (ANZAAE) Conference hosted by Auckland University... > Read more

Steve Carr Solo Exhibition at Dunedin Public Art Gallery

Steve Carr Solo Exhibition at Dunedin Public Art Gallery

Steve Carr, Senior Lecturer at Whitecliffe, recently exhibited Stretching Time, a solo exhibition comprising of three works at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. The show has drawn a huge amount of... > Read more

International Guest of Whitecliffe MFA Programme, David Thomas to Speak at Auckland Art Gallery 16 July

International Guest of Whitecliffe MFA Programme, David Thomas to Speak at Auckland Art Gallery 16 July

Internationally renowned Australian painter, curator and educator, David Thomas has been invited to Whitecliffe as a guest assessor on the MFA programme. Thomas has exhibited extensively and his... > Read more

Seed to Self: Sustainable Fashion Design Project

Seed to Self: Sustainable Fashion Design Project

Whitecliffe Fashion Design department has been selected to pilot an international sustainable fashion design project that will be opened up to other institutions around the world in 2015. The... > Read more

Whitecliffe Fashion Design Students Team Up with Dream Chaser Foundation for The Restyle Project

Whitecliffe Fashion Design Students Team Up with Dream Chaser Foundation for The Restyle Project

The Whitecliffe Fashion Design Department has teamed up with men’s suit company French83 to support the Dream Chaser Foundation, a charity initiative that benefits families of children with... > Read more

One Day Wonder opens at Pearce Gallery 28 July

One Day Wonder opens at Pearce Gallery 28 July

You are invited to exhibition #3 of Pearce Gallery’s annual One Day Wonder project. One Day Wonder is a research initiative with the mandate of providing a research based public forum for... > Read more

2014 Auckland Festival of Photography Participation

2014 Auckland Festival of Photography Participation

The Auckland Festival of Photography opened its 11th edition on May 29th. The festival programme attracts more than 55,000 visitors who attend various events and exhibitions presented all over the... > Read more

ACC – Exciting News for Arts Therapy Graduates

ACC – Exciting News for Arts Therapy Graduates

At a recent Sensitive Claims Advisory Group meeting, ACC announced that they will now accept Australian and New Zealand Arts Therapy Association (ANZATA) as a recognised professional body for arts... > Read more

Whitecliffe MA AT Student Yesim Sokmen Wins Southern District Health Board’s Health Research Excellence Award

Whitecliffe MA AT Student Yesim Sokmen Wins Southern District Health Board’s Health Research Excellence Award

Dunedin-based Whitecliffe Master of Arts in Arts Therapy (MA AT) student Yesim Sokmen has received a Southern District Health Board’s Health Research Excellence Award. She was granted the... > Read more