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In Memoriam: Lily Simpson

In Memoriam: Lily Simpson

In Memoriam: Lily Simpson Beloved Year 3 Fashion Design student Lily Simpson passed away peacefully after a short illness on 19 June 2016. She was 30 years old. Students, staff and faculty at Whitecliffe are grateful to have had Lily as part of their lives. On Friday, July 22 we celebrated Lily’s life with a luncheon and the sharing of special memories of her time with us. The Fashion Design Faculty had this to say about their talented and spirited student, “Lily will... > Read more

Whitecliffe MFA Graduate wins Glaister Ennor Graduate Art Award

Whitecliffe MFA Graduate wins Glaister Ennor Graduate Art Award

Recent MFA graduate and Whitecliffe lecturer Rose Meyer won the Barfoot and Thompson Award of $3,000 for her work To: Osborne Lane, 2 Kent Street at the 2016 Glaister Ennor Graduate Art Awards. The awards were announced Tuesday, July 20th at Sanderson Contemporary Art in Newmarket. The... > Read more

Harman Grubisa Selected as 2016 Mercedes-Benz Presents Designer

Harman Grubisa Selected as 2016 Mercedes-Benz Presents Designer

Congratulations to our BFA Fashion Design graduates Jessica Grubisa and Madeleine Harman of Harman Grubisa! They have been 'chosen as this year’s Mercedes-Benz Presents designer, the prestigious accolade that recognises the best and buzziest fashion designers here and overseas. The... > Read more

2016 Parkin Drawing Prize Finalists

2016 Parkin Drawing Prize Finalists

The 2016 Parkin Drawing Prize shortlist has been announced! Congratulations to our Whitecliffe staff, students and alumni: Lea-Anne Sheather (MFA graduate) Alex Matthews (BFA graduate & MFA candidate) Molly Timmins (BFA student)  Janet Mazenier (BFA graduate) ... > Read more

Whitecliffe Faculty Finalists of 2016 National Contemporary Art Award

Whitecliffe Faculty Finalists of 2016 National Contemporary Art Award

Judge Misal Adnan Yildiz has selected 34 entries as finalists for this year’s National Contemporary Art Award managed by Waikato Museum. The finalists include Whitecliffe Associate HOD Fine Arts Matt Ellwood, Lecturer Yoon Tae Kim, Tiger Murdoch (Lecturers Matt Dowman & Kelly... > Read more

Graphic Design Students Collaborate with Massey University Students for Exhibition

Graphic Design Students Collaborate with Massey University Students for Exhibition

A selection of typographic installations, publications and posters created by students from Massey University and Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design were presented in an exhibition 'Material Witness' at Whitecliffe's Pearce Gallery Tuesday, 28 June. The work was created in response to... > Read more

Guest Speaker Event: Juan Fernando Herrán

Guest Speaker Event: Juan Fernando Herrán

The International Guest and External Examiner for the Whitecliffe Master of Fine Arts (MFA) 2016 July seminar is the artist and academic Juan Fernando Herrán, from the Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Columbia. Herrán will join MFA Faculty Noel Ivanoff, Tanya Eccleston and our Critic in... > Read more

Whitecliffe Educated: Student Experience

Whitecliffe Educated: Student Experience

Born and raised in Iran, Mahsa Khosravi is in her final year of studying towards her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Whitecliffe. She originally came to New Zealand in 2005 and previously studied science at the University of Auckland. Mahsa first realized at a young age that she could express herself... > Read more

Whitecliffe Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Management 2016 July & September Intake

Whitecliffe Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Management 2016 July & September Intake

Whitecliffe has a July and September intake in 2016 for the Whitecliffe PG Diploma in Arts Management. If you are keen to apply for a place on this programme, and were late with your application for February, or the time is now right, there are places still available for our Term 3 and Term 4... > Read more

Whitecliffe MFA Fashion Sustainability Students Collaborate with Objectspace for Fundraiser

Whitecliffe MFA Fashion Sustainability Students Collaborate with Objectspace for Fundraiser

Masters students Benjamin Farry and Zuzana Kristofova were chosen to participate in a collaborative project with Objectspace and award-winning designer Alan Deare. The objective was to design a silk scarf in celebration of Objectspace’s 12-year history of exhibitions and publications. It... > Read more

Photo Media Student Georgia Periam Winner of 2016 Wikiriwhi Scholarship Award

Photo Media Student Georgia Periam Winner of 2016 Wikiriwhi Scholarship Award

Year Four Photo Media student Georgia Periam is the selected winner of the 2016 Wikiriwhi Scholarship Award. The scholarship was established in 1983 and is awarded annually to a top Whitecliffe... > Read more

Photo Media Students Participating in Future Projections Exhibition

Photo Media Students Participating in Future Projections Exhibition

Year 3 & 4 Whitecliffe Photo Media students are participating in FUTURE PROJECTIONS, a projection of images created by photography students from RMIT (AUS), Parsons - The New School of Design... > Read more

Alumni Wins BE OPEN Young Talent Web Choice Award

Alumni Wins BE OPEN Young Talent Web Choice Award

Recent Graphic Design graduate Caroline Konarkowska is the Web Choice Award winner of the 2016 BE OPEN Young Talent Awards. She wins €2,000 for the award. The first prize of €16,000 was... > Read more

HOD Graphic Design Jonty Valentine Interview with Design Assembly

HOD Graphic Design Jonty Valentine Interview with Design Assembly

Whitecliffe Head of Department Graphic Design - Jonty Valentine is featured on Design Assembly's By Day/By Night 2016 series. In his interview, he talks about about his background, teaching,... > Read more

MFA Fashion Sustainability Students Raise Funds to Attend Youth Fashion Summit

MFA Fashion Sustainability Students Raise Funds to Attend Youth Fashion Summit

    Whitecliffe MFA Fashion Sustainability students Courtney Harper, Benjamin Farry and Sophia Butler are currently in Copenhagen for the Youth Fashion Summit.... > Read more

MFA Graduate Lisa Chandler in Leipzig for Artists' Residency

MFA Graduate Lisa Chandler in Leipzig for Artists' Residency

MFA graduate Lisa Chandler is halfway through her four-month artist residency at the Leizpig International Artist Programme (LIAP) in the Spinnerei, Leipzig, Germany. Leipzig is known... > Read more

HOD Fashion Design Belinda Watt in Remix Magazine

HOD Fashion Design Belinda Watt in Remix Magazine

HOD Fashion Design Belinda Watt featured in the latest issue #89 of Remix Magazine. In the interview by Fiona Connor, Watt talks about her passion for fashion sustainability, her work at... > Read more

MFA Fashion Sustainability Student Featured in Stuff.co.nz

MFA Fashion Sustainability Student Featured in Stuff.co.nz

Whitecliffe MFA Fashion Sustainability student Sophia Butler featured in Stuff.co.nz. She is headed to the Youth Fashion Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark along with a group of other Whitecliffe MFA... > Read more

Caroline Konarkowska Finalist in Be Open Young Talent Awards

Caroline Konarkowska Finalist in Be Open Young Talent Awards

Graphic Design graduate Caroline Konarkowska is one of ten international finalists for the Young Talent Award. You can vote for Caroline in the Web Choice Awards and help her win via the link... > Read more

Harman Grubisa Nominated for The International Woolmark Prize

Harman Grubisa Nominated for The International Woolmark Prize

Fashion Design graduates Jessica Grubisa and Madeleine Harman of fashion label Harman Grubisa are nominated for the prestigious International Woolmark Prize. We wish them the best of luck! > Read more