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2014 Whitecliffe Graduation

2014 Whitecliffe Graduation

Fifty-seven undergraduate and twenty-four postgraduate students were awarded their Bachelor of Fine Arts and Masters degrees in a graduation ceremony held at the Auckland Town Hall on Friday, November 28. Hera Pierce welcomed graduates, family and friends with a Mihi Whaka Tau, which was followed by speeches from graduate representatives and an opening address from Whitecliffe President Michéle Whitecliffe. The guest speaker was David MacGregor, Founder of MacGregor Media and former Creative... > Read more

2014 Whitecliffe End of Year Exhibitions and Fashion Show

2014 Whitecliffe End of Year Exhibitions and Fashion Show

Whitecliffe recently held its annual End of Year Student Exhibitions, celebrating student artworks and designs from throughout the year. Over three hundred Foundation, Year One, Two, Three and Four students exhibited, drawing hundreds of visitors to our gallery and studio spaces. Commenting on... > Read more

Whitecliffe Signs Pathway Agreement with New Zealand School of Education

Whitecliffe Signs Pathway Agreement with New Zealand School of Education

As an arts and design school with degree and postgraduate level programmes, Whitecliffe also has a legacy of extending our national and international reach by establishing pathway agreements with other arts and design education providers. These agreements offer the opportunity for students who... > Read more

Whitecliffe Faculty Profile: Senior Lecturer Stan Mauger

Whitecliffe Faculty Profile: Senior Lecturer Stan Mauger

Senior Lecturer Stan Mauger will embark on a new phase in his life when he retires from teaching at Whitecliffe at the end of this academic year. Stan has taught Graphic Design at Whitecliffe since 1993, first as Head of Department then as Senior Lecturer from 2004 onwards.  As well as his... > Read more

Whitecliffe Educated: The Student Experience

Whitecliffe Educated: The Student Experience

Fine Arts student Alex Matthews has had a great final year at Whitecliffe. She was Overall Winner at the prestigious Eden Arts Art Schools Awards in August and just exhibited her final installation of works before graduation at our 2014 Whitecliffe End of Year Exhibitions in November. In... > Read more

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

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

The Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design Fashion Design department has been awarded Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia (PMSA) for students’ ongoing participation in Project Matatika 2015. The venture is part of a sustainable fashion project established through Seed to Self,... > Read more

Whitecliffe Educated: The Student Experience

Whitecliffe Educated: The Student Experience

Exploring her own culture has given Fourth Year Photography student Allison Johnston the chance to shape who she is and further discover her identity. Allison mentions that “being away from my country made me realize the importance of my culture. But most of all, I believe that the New... > Read more

Korea Connection

Korea Connection

Jieun (Jennifer) Yang is a former Whitecliffe Korean international student who is now back living in Seoul, working as a designer and book illustrator. In 1996 Jennifer enrolled in the Whitecliffe Foundation Certificate of Arts and Design, after having been first introduced to New Zealand and... > Read more

Whitecliffe Educated: The Student Experience

Whitecliffe Educated: The Student Experience

International student Momo Xie is currently in her third year studying Graphic Design at Whitecliffe. Growing up in Shanghai, China she recalls “my dad was studying fine arts when I was young. He always brought home paintings and drawings that he had done. It made me think that studying art... > Read more

Interview: Nicole Wesseling at New Zealand Fashion Museum

Interview: Nicole Wesseling at New Zealand Fashion Museum

Year Four Fashion Design student Nicole Wesseling was recently selected as part of the New Zealand Fashion Museum’s Elle and the Youthquake exhibition Pop-Up Shop, alongside other new designers. Original designs from Nicole’s collections Zen and Vincent were on display and available... > Read more

Jessica Jay Wins 2014 Newmarket Young Fashion Designer Award

Jessica Jay Wins 2014 Newmarket Young Fashion Designer Award

Jessica Jay, a retail assistant from Wanaka, won Supreme Senior Winner at the 2014 Newmarket Young Fashion Designer Awards for her black and gold evening gown inspired by 1920s Italian designer... > Read more

Whitecliffe Graduates Win 2014 Best Awards

Whitecliffe Graduates Win 2014 Best Awards

Whitecliffe Graphic Design graduates Michelle So and Leah Surynt are winners in the Student Category of the acclaimed 2014 Best Awards. Michelle was awarded a Gold Pin for The New Universal Code... > Read more

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... > 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... > 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... > 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... > 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... > 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... > 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... > 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... > Read more